Watch: A Stunning Time Lapse Of Gunhilde Maersk Gliding Around The World

By Vessels

The seemingly mundane life of the behemoth container ship is far more beautiful than one might think.

The time lapse video below follows one such ship on a day's journey as it navigates through sea and port. In this otherworldly life on the sea, the skies are deceptive: what looks like a sunrise sparkling in the distance turns out to be the bright lights of a port that the ship pulls into. Even the skies and sea do not look of this earth, and seem to belong to some other planet in a strange galaxy.

Some particularly wondrous moments that the container ship bears witness to on this journey are lightning strikes, a sea "highway" made of red and green buoys, and a game of container Tetris.

The 4K-timelapse video represents the movements of container ship Gunhilde Maersk at sea from Ho-Chi Minh, Vietnam to Ningbo, China and the incredible loading sequences at each port.

Source: AtlasObscura