Watch a Breathtaking Timelapse of Patagonia in 8K Resolution


Patagonia is a bi-coastal region on the southern tip of South America that includes part of the Andes mountains, glacial lakes, grasslands, and deserts. It's also breathtakingly beautiful. PetaPixel recently shared a timelapse video of the area shot by photographer Martin Heck that provides a tour of the landscape in 8K—the highest possible resolution for digital cinematography. The video was six weeks and around 4690 miles in the making, and the images are absolutely stunning, though you might have issues seeing them as they were intended.

According to Engadget, YouTube added support for 8K videos in 2015, but some have had trouble viewing the ultra high resolution content as not everyone has technology that's up to snuff. Still, even on an inferior display, Heck's footage in 8K provides a beautiful look at a truly magnificent place.

The full resolution video is above, and if all else fails, stepping down to 4K is still an acceptable and worthwhile option.

[h/t PetaPixel]

Images: YouTube