The Bough and the Stars

This short video (28 sec) follows the path of the milky way as it seems to circle a baobab tree in Botswana’s Makgadikgadi Pan. Wildlife photographer Will Burrard-Lucas captured this mesmerising sight. Do yourself a favor and enlarge the video to full screen and turn up the volume: sink into the dark, silence, and enormity of our solar system as well as the beauty of these ancient tree giants. Find out more about the baobab tree, and how they are being affected by climate change in this National Public Radio article.