October 23, 2013—After quitting a comfortable day job, photographer Shane Black spent two months on the road shooting time-lapses of some of America’s most beautiful spots. His “Adventure Is Calling” video is the mesmerizing result, made from about 10,000 of the photos he took.
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00:00 – Badlands National Park, South Dakota
00:16 – Yosemite National Park, California
00:26 – Zion National Park, Utah
00:37 – Mount Rainier National Park, Washington
00:44 – Crater Lake National Park, Oregon
01:06 – Monument Valley National Park, Arizona
01:20 – Marysville, Ohio
01:31 – Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming
01:58 – Central Florida
02:03 – Flagstaff, Arizona
02:09 – Bruneau Dunes State Park, Idaho
02:13 – Holbrook, Arizona
02:21 – Marysville, Ohio
02:25 – Monument Valley, Arizona
02:29 – Texas
02:32 – Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming
02:36 – Bandon Beach, Oregon
02:39 – White Sands National Monument, New Mexico
02:43 – Big Sur, California
02:46 – Santa Barbara, California
02:53 – Crater Lake National Park, Oregon
03:26 – Bruneau Dunes State Park, Oregon
03:51 – Zion National Park, Utah
04:03 – Yosemite National Park, California
04:19 – Zion National Park, Utah
04:34 – Monument Valley National Park, Arizona
04:46 – Yosemite National Park, California

PHOTOGRAPHER AND EDITOR: Shane Black (http://www.facebook.com/shaneblackphotography)
MUSIC: “Signaling Through the Flames,” by The American Dollar

The photographer would like to thank Flickr and Coca-Cola for supporting the trip.

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  1. Oh wow i just found this video again. In august on 2016 me and my friend watched this video and it changed our perspective of life we wanted to see more and be out and about experiencing our natural wonders almost 3 years later i have been to 10 national parks 6 states and many memories from those 🙂 thank you to this video!!

  2. Ok , from Shwarzshield's radius theory , where is the black hole from the big bang the whole thing is a black hole and it should be the equivilent the mass of the univerce ??? and suc / blow it all at once constant

  3. These time lapse videos are awesome! The beauty of Nature in motion is just exhilarating… I watch everything on a 40 inch 4K UHD flat screen in the highest definition available. These would be super awesome in 4K! Thanks for the time lapse, love it… Why there are 323 dislikes I have no idea.


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