Mariton: Snow Time Lapse

February 2, 2016

by Tim Burris, Preserve Manager

Dan Barringer’s blog post featuring his trail cam photos reminded me that I hadn’t checked my camera for awhile. Dan’s shows how a little snow can really change the landscape.


First, a photo before the storm.

When I checked my photos I saw another dramatic change. With warm weather, the snow shrank in the woods.  The following photos show the snow compaction in a time lapse.  The deer are different, but they are standing in the same place, so you can watch the snow dissolve before your eyes.  I brightened the night photos to make details a little easier to see.

This was the first photo on the trail after the snow storm.  It was taken at 1:30 a.m. January 25.  That was about 24 hours after the snow storm stopped.  Notice how deep the snow is on the buck’s hocks.

The above photo was taken before midnight on January 27.  Close to 72 hours after the other photo.

This last photo was taken at 4:30 p.m. on January 29.