4. Timelapse

Melting ice sheets can sometimes be a difficult concept to get our heads around. Although we know it is happening, the process is too slow for us to see with the naked eye. The 2014 Greenland expedition team took several time-lapse cameras to the Arctic to capture what was happening and help people visualize the impact.

A ‘time-lapse’ is a filming technique that stitches a series of still images together to show change of an object over time. ‘Interval Timer Photography’ is used to tell each camera to take pictures at set intervals for a long period of time.


The team set up four cameras facing the Russell Glacier and the footage they got at the end of their trip showed several weeks of melt and calvings in the space of a few minutes.