Filmmaker Samuel Orr took 40,000 still images from his front window in a forest cabin to show how nature changes day by day over the course of a year. It’s a stunning and soothing result.

The Guardian wrote that the filmmaker was working on a few documentaries of the nature in Indiana, US. He then moved to a remote cabin in the middle of the forest, writing:

“I had two neighbors, both out of sight and several hundred yards away, and it felt like a kind of wilderness retreat (although there was a lightly traveled country road that passed by below the house). I’d often look out the window and see turkeys, deer, flying squirrels, vultures, possums, huge orb weaving spiders, and a dizzying array of songbirds and woodpeckers. I was able to film many of these subjects for the documentary series, including some that nested on or near the house.”

He set up his Nikon coolpix 5400 camera on a tripod, “instructing” it to take a picture every 10 seconds for 16 months. Accompanied by original music by Johnny Ripper, the video also features animal sounds. As you watch this video, you’ll hear “the songs and calls of hundreds of migratory songbirds, spring peepers and tree frogs, cicadas, turkeys, coyotes, elk and wolves (native elk and wolves were wiped out in Indiana decades earlier, so these sounds harken back to an earlier time).”

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