Milky way is captured in breathtaking footage travelling across night sky above an ancient baobab tree in Botswana
- Stunning time-lapse of the sky was captured in Botswana’s Makgadikgadi Pans
- Wildlife Photographer Will Burrard-Lucas spent almost eight hours filming sky
- Viewers are left stunned by the rotating stars across the ancient tree in Africa
A breathtaking milky way has been captured travelling above an ancient baobab tree in Botswana’s savannah.
The mesmerising scenes in the country’s Makgadikgadi Pans were filmed by British Wildlife photographer Will Burrard-Lucas during a carefully orchestrated time-lapse.
The spellbinding time-lapse footage shot over a period of almost eight hours at ‘The Island of Lost Baobabs’ shows the stars rotating across the night sky.
The mesmerising time-lapse of the milky way above a baobab tree in Botswana’s Makgadikgadi Pans were captured by British Wildlife photographer Will Burrard-Lucas
The stunning time lapse was shot over a period of almost eight hours at ‘The Island of Lost Baobabs’
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In order to capture the fascinating shot Mr Burrard-Lucas had to strategically place his camera in the perfect spot beneath the tree.
He told Storyful: ‘I was pointing (camera) due south and lined the baobab up with the celestial south pole so that it would look like the stars were rotating around the ancient tree due to the rotation of the Earth.
‘The night sky in Africa is absolutely stunning and looking up at the stars on a night like this never ceases to fill me with awe and wonder.’
Wildlife photographer Will Burrard-Lucas had to carefully place his camera in the perfect angle in order to capture the breathtaking scenes
He said: ‘The night sky in Africa is absolutely stunning and looking up at the stars on a night like this never ceases to fill me with awe and wonder’
The talented photographer, who spent part of his childhood in Tanzania with his family, has taken a particular interest in African wildlife in recent years.
After viewing the stunning footage on YouTube one user wrote: ‘That video is a fantastic display of what a wonderful world we live in.’
Baobab trees are usually found in the arid regions of Madagascar, Africa, Australia and Arabia and can reach soaring heights or 98ft.
There are nine known species of trees in the world, however, over recent years climate change has taken its toll on the ancient trees with nine of Africa’s oldest baobab trees having died in the past decade.
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