Photographer Alexandros Maragos Captures the Acropolis During Earth Hour 2017 in Athens (Timelapse Video)

Photographer Alexandros Maragos is well-known for capturing stunning still shots and videos of the natural beauties of Greece. This time, he has created a video called “Acropolis Esper Analysis” (Time-lapse), where he captures the imagery of the Acropolis during Earth Day 2017.

On his blog, Maragos describes the video as a “night timelapse of the entire metropolitan area of Athens, Greece and the Acropolis shot from 8km away during Earth Hour 2017” and it shows in great detail the dimming of the ancient ruins high above the city center of Athens.

Originally started as a “lights-off event” in Sydney, Australia in 2007, Earth Hour is a worldwide movement organized by the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) which occurs in March annually.

The basic purpose of the event is to encourage individuals, communities, households and businesses to turn off all non-essential lights for one hour, from 8:30 to 9:30 pm. The event is symbolic as a means to save energy and demonstrate a commitment to the environment and our planet. More than 7,000 cities participate in the annual event in 172 countries.

This year’s event took place on March 25.