What is time-lapse photography and how does it work? In this video, you will find out more about time-lapse photography with outdoor shooter Ian Plant, who takes you to the Falkland Islands to photograph King Penguins. Ian uses his Canon 5DSR camera, which has a built-in feature that enables the camera to automatically assemble the time-lapse. He sets up his wide angle lens to make an exposure of the penguin colony every two seconds and programmed to make a total of 900 exposures. The result is a fascinating time-lapse movie with a running time of 30 seconds. For photographers using cameras without a built-in time lapse feature, see our helpful guide on how to shoot time-lapse sequences.