Category Archives: Wilderness

View: Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest, California

“Sunday Morning” takes us to the Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest – trees that date back thousands of years – at Inyo National Forest in California’s White Mountains. Videographer: Lee McEachern.

Timelapse Views: Arctic Winter In Finland (4K)

Filmed and Edited by: Riku Karjalainen

The Winter I Knew is a film about the harsh and yet so beautiful season, that is significantly changing due to climate change. As the Arctic environment is losing its defining features like snow and the cold, cold-adapted animal species are losing their natural habitat and we humans living in the Arctic are losing an essential part of who we are.

In my complementary film, The Winter I Knew – the Story, I share my journey making the main feature and my thoughts on this loss. Coming tomorrow, Monday 22.11.2021. Stay tuned!

Timelapse and video material from this film is available for licensing in 8K and 4K resolutions. Contact me for inquiries: riku@rikukarjalainen.com
All the clips will be updated on my site, stockfootage.fi, in the coming week.

Soundtrack “Nocturne in Paris” by Tony Anderson.

Views: Sequoia National Park In California (4K)

Sequoia National Park is an American national park in the southern  Sierra Nevada east of Visalia, California. The park was established on September 25, 1890, to protect 404,064 acres  of forested mountainous terrain. Encompassing a vertical relief of nearly 13,000 feet (4,000 m), the park contains the highest point in the contiguous United StatesMount Whitney, at 14,505 feet (4,421 m) above sea level. The park is south of, and contiguous with, Kings Canyon National Park; both parks are administered by the National Park Service together as the Sequoia and Kings Canyon National ParksUNESCO designated the areas as Sequoia-Kings Canyon Biosphere Reserve in 1976.[3]

The park is notable for its giant sequoia trees, including the General Sherman tree, the largest tree on Earth by volume. The General Sherman tree grows in the Giant Forest, which contains five of the ten largest trees in the world. The Giant Forest is connected by the Generals Highway to Kings Canyon National Park’s General Grant Grove, home of the General Grant tree among other giant sequoias.

Nature Timelapse Views: ‘The Green Reapers’ Of The Plant World (8K Video)

-N- Uprising ‘The Green Reapers’ is an experimental film mixing 8K insect videos and 8K carnivorous plant hatching timelapses. The film presents rare phenomena from the miniature world of insects. A butterfly in the process of being born, plants in the process of growing, Carnivorous plants in the process of hunting. It is a work of 4 months of patience.

All insects captured by the plants have been released.

Music: Alexis Dehimi

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Director: Thomas Blanchard
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Views: Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada (4K)

A designated UNESCO World Heritage site, Banff is also Canada’s oldest national park and one of its most popular. Encompassing 6,641 square kilometer of pristine alpine wilderness, the park sits in the heart of the Canadian Rockies and is home to some of North America’s most spectacular scenery. Emerald lakes, snowcapped peaks, waterfalls, glaciers and rich forest provide the backdrop to a wealth of wildlife.

Banff National Park is Canada’s oldest national park, established in 1885. Located in Alberta’s Rocky Mountains, 110–180 kilometres west of Calgary, Banff encompasses 6,641 square kilometres of mountainous terrain, with many glaciers and ice fields, dense coniferous forest, and alpine landscapes.

Views: An Osprey Hunts Trout In Yellowstone

Driving Views: Sawtooth Scenic Byway, Idaho (4K)

The Sawtooth Scenic Byway is packed with jaw-dropping views. Beginning in Shoshone, the southern leg of the byway showcases Idaho’s volcanic landscapes. The route then rolls north through agricultural land to the mountain towns of Bellevue, Hailey, Ketchum, and Sun Valley. The northern portion of the byway ends in Stanley. Ready to start planning your next adventure?

Start exploring at: https://visitidaho.org/things-to-do/r…

Conservation: Protecting Chile’s Araucaria Forests

The monkey puzzle tree is one of the oldest tree species in the world, dating back to the dinosaur age. Climate change and deforestation endanger them, but in areas inhabited by indigenous peoples in Chile, their numbers are increasing.

Araucaria araucana is an evergreen tree growing to 1–1.5 m in diameter and 30–40 m in height. It is native to central and southern Chile and western Argentina. Araucaria araucana is the hardiest species in the conifer genus Araucaria.