Renowned Minnesota photographer Jim Brandenburg has a new project underway: He's posting short videos of nature — most around a minute long — every day.
Brandenburg began on Jan. 1, and plans to continue through the end of 2015.
"A lot of it was stuff that I just shot because I live in a pretty magical place and a lot of neat things happen," Brandenburg told Tom Weber on MPR News. "At one point I had a pack of 19 wolves that I would see almost every day and live with. They didn't know I was there most of the time."
The project is simple, but Brandenburg said he hopes to make a bigger impact on viewers.
"I've always really believed — when it comes to the environment which I feel very strongly about — it's pretty hard to preach it and hit people over the head," he said. "They need to have their own self-transformation. I'm thinking little projects like this can make a difference... Maybe someone that never gets into nature will see something and feel something."
The first video was a time-lapse of a frozen and still Minnesota lake with Northern Lights in the sky above:
A black wolf named Blackie also makes a number of appearances in his videos: