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There's really nothing like summer in Minnesota.

And Chad Halvorson did a stunning job capturing the state's beauty in a 4 minute, 48-second time-lapse video.

"I love traveling throughout my state and realized that there are a lot of things that we take for granted and not many people stop to look. Take it all in and reflect on life and the natural beauty around us. I had to show people," Halvorson told BringMeTheNews.

He spent four to five months taking all the photos, and spent another month in post processing before he uploaded the video to Vimeo last fall.

Halvorson took more than 8,000 photos all across the state, and his video features some notable Minnesota scenes, including the plains, the Twin Cities and the Iron Range.

His favorite, or the image that stands out to him the most, is the milky way over the lake (pictured above).

"To me that was just pure bliss," Halvorson told BringMeTheNews. "I enjoyed every minute of the three hours it took on that warm July evening."

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