KENNEBEC, S.D. - The northern lights are a rare sight for many, but Randy Halverson has made a career out of photographing it and other celestial sights.
Halverson is a farmer by day, but at night uses a camera to take hundreds of still photos of the night sky. He then stitches hours worth of photos together to make stunning time-lapse sequences.
"At a normal rate you don't notice how the earth is just rotating and it looks like the stars are moving across the sky," Halverson said. "It just speeds up everything so much than you're used to seeing."
Halverson started a stock footage business in the 90s selling pictures of storms.
He wanted to try something new and gave time-lapse a try.
His images are popular on TV stations, websites and online, giving many a new appreciation of South Dakota and its landscape.
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