I stayed many days deep in the Peruvian Amazon, in the biodiverse Madre de Dios region where life is abundant every second of every hour of the day and night. The nights are pitch black and intense with sounds and scents, and only the full moon in a cloudless night will provide rays of light trickling through the dense canopy.

I stayed at the Amazon Research and Conservation Center (ARCC), and it is right by an oxbow lake that provides a wide opening in the jungle, from where you can see the incredible starry sky. Before the moonrise, the amount of stars I could see was simply amazing, and as a timelapse you can really appreciate the light from the sky and fireflies alike.


At the end of the timelapse, you will see the oxbow lake being lit up by the rising moon.


This is a timelapse from another night and angle.