12/18/2014 07:09 EST | Updated 12/18/2014 07:59 EST

David McColm's Whistler Photography Captures Something Magical (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

"I don't think there's such thing as a perfect photo or a perfect moment — but that hasn't stopped me from going after it."

Those are the words of Whistler-based meteorological photographer David McColm, an engineer who spends most of his time these days capturing the expansive landscape around him.

McColm is featured in the third episode of "The Beyond Series," a Whistler Blackcomb production that highlights the work of local professionals.

McColm specializes in gorgeous time lapses and has photographed everything from Whistler's gorgeous terrain, to its surrounding mountaintops, to the aurora borealis.

"I like seeing the environment, the sky, in a different way," he says in the video. "It kind of brings the universe back into more perspective. You sort of get a sense of, 'We're pretty small here and that's pretty cool.' It's mind-blowing."

See more of his work:

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