Time-Lapse Captures the Gorgeous Skies Over the Island of La Palma

There’s been a lot of gear talk today — both serious and comical in nature — so we thought we’d shift gears and share a little bit of inspiration in the form of a gorgeous time-lapse of the night sky over the Canary Islands.

This particular video was created by Daniel López of the website “el Cielo de Canarias.” López’s goal is to capture what he considers “one of the best skies on the planet,” the sky over the Canary Islands:

Islands have some of the best skies on the planet, that coupled with the breathtaking scenery unique to each island makes the Canary Islands a paradise for astronomical observation and tourism.


This particular time-lapse was shot on La Palma, the most north-westerly of the Canary Islands and home of the Roque de los Muchachos Observatory, one of the best in the world. The island’s tallest peaks reach to almost 8,000 ft, and it is known by some as “La Isla Bonita” or “The Beautiful Island” (although it was not the subject of the famous Madonna song by the same name).

You can learn more about what it is you’re looking at and see more of the Canary Islands on López’s website. Otherwise just sit back, make sure you click the full-screen button, and enjoy a stunning time-lapse creation.