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Spellbinding Time-Lapses of an African Desert

The stark, untouched beauty of Namibia’s diverse landscapes dazzles in this incredible time-lapse from filmmaker Matthew Hood. Watch the hours melt away as sunny daytime vistas yield to crystal-clear starry skies at night.

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The Short Film Showcase spotlights exceptional short videos created by filmmakers from around the world and selected by National Geographic editors. We look for work that affirms National Geographic's belief in the power of science, exploration, and storytelling to change the world. To submit a film for consideration, please email sfs@natgeo.com. The filmmakers created the content presented, and the opinions expressed are their own, not those of National Geographic Partners.