Beautiful time-lapse taken just outside Berlin and in the studio by German photographer Thomas Knauer. The film shows a selection of growing and flowering plants that Knauer describes as "landscape photography alternating with time-lapse photography." The ice crystals forming on the surface was filmed inside the studio under controlled conditions as "it requires the correct temperature, the optimum humidity and a slight movement of air which distributes the humidity, so that the crystalline structures grow."
Unfortunately the time when the territory of present-day Germany was covered with impenetrable forests is over. Today cultural landscapes, dense population and agriculture dominate. The remaining forests are mostly productive forests, intended for timber harvesting. But there are places, islands in the landscape, which look like proper forest.