Full Moon Silhouettes is a real time video by award-winning photographer Mark Gee of the moon rising over the Mount Victoria Lookout in Wellington, New Zealand.

Mark painstakingly planned the shoot around the phase and cycle of the moon, calculating exactly where it would be and where/when he would need to be in order to compose the shot the way he wanted.

In Mark’s own words: “People had gathered up there this night to get the best view possible of the moon rising. I captured the video from 2.1km away on the other side of the city. It’s something that I’ve been wanting to photograph for a long time now, and a lot of planning and failed attempts had taken place. Finally, during moon rise on the 28th January 2013, everything fell into place and I got my footage.”