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Category Archive: Earth

‘Rush’ is a Cool Cityscape Short

‘Rush’ by Vimeo user Awhelin is a cityscape and traffic timelapse shot in Seoul, London, Taipei, Mumbai, Kolkata, Jaipur and Bangkok. This is some fantastic footage.

A Gift from Rome. Timelapse & Hyperlapse. Italy. Vatican

The “Eternal City” of Rome is the largest open-air museum in all of Europe with dozens of must-see, photogenic sites. This short film by Kirill Neiezhmakov is filmed using both time-lapse and hyper-lapse photography, enjoy.

‘The Problem of the Wilderness’

‘The Problem of the Wilderness’ by filmmaker Tom Welsh gives us a glimpse of the raw beauty and wilderness of Alaska. The name of the short film was inspired by American forester, writer and wilderness activist Bob Marshall. The Problem of the Wilderness – Bob Marshall, 1930 It is well to reflect that the wilderness …

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Stunning Aerial Photography in ‘AUSTRALIA – The Eagle Eye’

This short film by Wild Pacific Media is simply stunning. It is a journey across Australia from an eagle’s perspective. Featuring animals and landscapes from the deserts to the ocean, including The Kimberley, Arnhem Land, The Pilbara, Cairns to Cape York and a handful of Western Australian Deserts.  

Short film ‘Last Light’ is the story of Los Angeles

The short film ‘Last Light’ by Colin Rich is some simply stunning photography. It is, according to Rich, the story of Los Angeles bearing the brunt of a tempest and the clarity that comes after the storm.  

NASA’s Vantage Point Over Earth

This cool animation shows us many of NASA’s fleet of Earth-observing spacecraft’s, that measure aspects of the environment that touch the lives of every person around the world. They study everything from the air we breathe, to rain and snow that provide water for agriculture and communities, to natural disasters such as droughts and floods, …

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Nikon in Space: Time-lapse view of the world

Nikon’s history in Space began with the Nikon Photomic FTN, a modified Nikon F camera that was used aboard the Apollo 15 in 1971 and Nikon cameras have been aboard every manned space flight since. This film, edited by SmugMug Films, is a compiled time-lapse video using thousands of still images. The bright flashes are …

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Lights of Human Activity Shine in NASA’s Image of Earth at Night

NASA has released an updated composite picture of how the Earth looks at night. Now, it is never night at the same time across the globe, but if it would be, this is how it would look. This nighttime look at our home planet, dubbed the Black Marble, provides researchers with a unique perspective of …

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The Environmental Challenges of MegaCities – Professor Carolyn Roberts

Faced with escalating population pressure and new construction technologies, western architects are designing cities in the skies, and under the sea. If built, these will sit alongside older metropolitan areas such as London, Tokyo and Shanghai, where more and more people are squeezing into built-up areas. The era of megacities is already with us, and …

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Cambridge University: Drones help scientists study Guatemalan volcanoes

A team of volcanologists and engineers from the Universities of Cambridge and Bristol has collected measurements from directly within volcanic clouds, together with visual and thermal images of inaccessible volcano peaks at Volcán de Fuego and Volcán de Pacaya in Guatemala.  

Harvard University: Keith Ellenbogen | Ocean Photography

Keith Ellenbogen is an award-winning underwater photographer with a focus on environmental conservation. Ellenbogen showcases his beautiful and compelling ocean-based wildlife images in this talk at the Harvard University, including his recent exploratory work using high-speed photography and 360-degree immersive camera systems.  

Cyclone Debbie from the ISS

The cyclone named ‘Debbie’ move in over the east coast of Australia today. It has been upgraded to a category 4 hurricane/cyclone on the five-point scale. It’s a real powerhouse in other words. It is massive and this is particularly clear when you see it from above in the below clip from the International Space …

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ESA: Earth from Space | Rome

Rome and its surroundings are pictured in this image from the Copernicus Sentinel-2A satellite, captured on 17 January 2016. The Tiber River snakes down from the north, and is surrounded by agricultural fields in the upper right before entering the city. It then makes its way west, entering into the Mediterranean Sea at the town …

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The Economist: The deep ocean is the final frontier on planet Earth

The ocean covers 70% of our planet. The deep-sea floor is a realm that is largely unexplored, but cutting-edge technology is enabling a new generation of aquanauts to go deeper than ever before.  

ESA: Mapping Earth’s lithospheric magnetic field

Earth’s magnetic field extends from the Earth’s iron interior out into space, where it meets the solar wind, a stream of charged particles emanating from the Sun, whose charged particles would otherwise strip away the ozone layer that protects the Earth from harmful ultraviolet radiation. After three years of collecting data, the highest resolution map …

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BBC: Planet Earth II | Life as a City Fox 360°

Through the eyes of an urban fox, can you find food, spot the hazards, and track down a mate in a bustling city at night?  

NASA: Jeff’s Earth | A Hi-Def Video of Earth From Space

NASA astronaut Jeff Williams captured this ultra high definition video of our pale blue dot from orbit in the International Space Station. Jeff describes his experience on the ISS and the view of Earth from space, as simply stunning.  

Michael Shainblum: RISE

Michael Shainblum filmed this astonishing aerial short-film in the state of Oregon in the U.S. Capturing the beautiful natural wonders of nature, he describes his experience filming it: RISE is my first aerial short video which showcases the diverse landscape of Oregon from a new perspective. As a landscape photographer/filmmaker, Oregon is a compositional wonderland …

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Tim Kellner: Arctic

I think over again my small adventures, my fears Those small ones that seemed so big. For all the vital things I had to get and to reach. And yet there is only one great thing, The only thing, To live to see the great day that dawns And the light that fills the world. …

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Australian Antarctic Division: Rare glimpse into Antarctic underwater world

An underwater robot has captured a rare glimpse beneath the Antarctic sea ice, revealing a thriving, colourful world filled with coconut-shaped sponges, dandelion-like worms, pink encrusting algae and spidery starfish. The footage was recorded on a camera attached to a Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) deployed by Australian Antarctic Division scientists under the sea ice at …

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