Magic Carpet Media

Magic Carpet Media

The official Magic Carpet Media page. Run by James Woodin

Currently based in the UK

Geminid Meteor Shower 2023 Highlights - Real Time 4k 17/12/2023

I spent the last couple of days chasing the clear sky around the country so that I could shoot the Geminid Meteor Shower. This year it was particularly spectacular due to minimal interference from the moon and I must have seen hundreds of meteors over the 2 peak night. Here is my YouTube video of the highlights!

Geminid Meteor Shower 2023 Highlights - Real Time 4k The Geminid Meteor Shower 2023 was one the best meteor showers of the year. With minimal interference from the moon, up to 150 meteors per hour were seen. Th...


The northern lights over Devon this evening 😍 This is the 4th time I have captured them in Devon this year and there should be plenty more opportunities to capture with the solar maximum coming up in the next year or so!

Photos from Magic Carpet Media's post 12/11/2023

I had an absolutely stunning morning on Dartmoor this morning 😍 I was on the moor just after sunrise and was hoping to catch some Autumn colours in the forest. It didn't disappoint and the early morning lights with the mist rolling in and out was stunning!

Photos from Magic Carpet Media's post 05/11/2023

I managed to capture the northern lights from Devon this evening 😍 There was a lot of cloud around but I managed to get a weather window. The reds colours were nearly overhead and I were just visible to the naked eye at times.


Malaysian Night Skies 😍

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I have been waiting to try this shot for such a long time! I had to wait until the right time of year for the river valley to line up just right with the night sky and last night I finally got the shot 😍 This is the milky way over the River Dart deep into Dartmoor National Park, Devon. This is one of my favourite places on the moor and it was even more special to visit it at night with the bats and owls fluttering about 👌

Perseid Meteor Shower 2023 Highlights- Real Time 4K 13/08/2023

I got some good footage of the Perseid Meteor Shower on Friday night in Devon. It was our only clear night around the peak and I saw at least 80 meteors 😍full video is on YouTube below

Perseid Meteor Shower 2023 Highlights- Real Time 4K The Perseid Meteor Shower 2023 was one the best meteor showers of the year. With minimal interference from the moon, up to 100 meteors per hour were seen. Th...


A misty morning in the Caledonian Pine Forest in the Cairngorms National Park, Scotland 😍 This was a truly magical morning and mist was swirling around the trees, across the lakes and off the mountains. Very glad I got up early to capture this 👌


The Summer Milky Way over an Iconic Devon Waterfall 😍 This is such an incredible place to shoot the night sky. With limited light pollution you can see thousands of stars and the sound of the waterfall is sooooo soothing 👌

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Photos from Magic Carpet Media's post 25/04/2023

These will be my final 2 Images from the one of most amazing nights of photography I have ever had. The northern lights filled the entire northern sky and the only way to represent this was to put them together in 2 Panoramas 😍 I will never forget that night and what an experience it was. Still can't believe I took these images in Devon and not in the Arctic circle!

Photos from Magic Carpet Media's post 24/04/2023

I am still humbled by what I saw last night! Never thought I'd capture the Northern Lights this strongly in South Devon 😍 I could see all the beams and colours to the naked eye and it was the best display of the northern lights I've seen and I've been to Iceland 😂 An unforgettable experience

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Photos from Magic Carpet Media's post 01/01/2023

Did you know Britain has Rainforests? Yes in the wettest, westernmost regions of the British Isles, we have Temperate Rainforests. These forests are now reduced to isolated fragments but used to much more extensive. Nearly every available surface including trees, rocks and the ground is covered in either moss, ferns and other wet loving plants. These rainforests are one of our most precious habitats and we have to protect and expand them! These shots were all taken in Devon, a particular hotspot for Temperate Rainforests but they also found in Cornwall, Western Scotland, Western Wales and Ireland.


A few nights ago I headed up to North Devon to Film the Geminid Meteor Shower 2022 in real time and it was pretty spectacular! I saw so many fireballl meteors and so saw over 100 meteors in total. So worth braving the bitterly cold temperatures and snow. The video was shot in Woolacombe.

The full 4K version of the video can be found on YouTube :

Photos from Magic Carpet Media's post 05/12/2022

A frosty sunrise on an Iron Age Hill Fort In Devon. Cadbury Castle is sat on top of a hill 250m above sea level about 20 minutes from Exeter. It was later encamped by the Parliamentarian forces during the English Civil War under Thomas Fairfax when he laid siege to Bickleigh Castle. The remaining earthworks and ramparts are quite impressive and it's well worth a hike.

Insane UK Thunderstorm 4K - 05/09/2022 08/09/2022

Earlier this week I chased a Thunderstorm all the way across Dorset with UK Weather Chase and it was incredible! Here is some of the best footage of day 😍

Insane UK Thunderstorm 4K - 05/09/2022 An intense line of thunderstorms came up from the channel and hit Dorset on the 5/9/2022. The leading edge of the storm produced the most crazy shelf cloud I...


Wildflower grasslands are an extremely rare habitat across Devon and Britain. They have declined by 97% since the 1930's. This wildflower grassland is in Dartmoor National Park and it's a incredible example of species rich meadow. Absolutely Stunning 😍 This is a short documentary i've recently published about Devon's Wildflower Meadows.

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The full film can be viewed on YouTube here:

Videos (show all)

Geminid Meteor Shower 2022 - In Real Time 4K
Dartmoor Wildflower Meadows
Thunderstorms over South Devon
Butterflies on Dartmoor
Sunset Surfing In Devon
Bats foraging along the river Exe in Exeter.
Early Morning on The Exe Estuary
Spring in Dunsford Woods
Snowboarding Down Windmill Hill
Queenstown Southern Lights
Remarkables Ski Area Time-Lapse
Milky Way Time Lapse with Southern Lights