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Category: Earth

Great Big Story: The Alien Beauty of Socotra Island

The remote island of Socotra looks like a landscape out of a sci-fi film. Over millions of years, the isolated island in the Arabian Sea has cultivated a unique biodiversity unlike anywhere else on Earth. Twisted dragon’s blood trees and bulbous bottle trees have made Socotra a place of legends, feared by sailors throughout history …

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Star Talk Radio: Bill Nye: No More Ice Ages?

What will the next ice age look like with our warmer global climate? Climatologist Gavin Schmidt recaps some past ice ages, and then gives us a glimpse into the future. Find out how dropping carbon dioxide levels led to our current cycle of ice ages, and how rising levels might change our future expectations. Don’t …

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Howard Hall: Dugong

Busuanga Island is one of the few places where dugongs can still be seen. This video was made possible with the support of the Dugong Dive Center, El Rio y Mar Resort, and the Philippines Department of Tourism. Howard Hall Productions specializes in marine wildlife natural history motion pictures and during the last 25 years, …

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MyLapse: Coral colors

In this video we have tried to show movement and the enormous chromatic beauty of corals, a kind of marine animals that despite being one of the oldest animals on our planet, are mostly unknown. You will discover its stunning beauty, its spectacular colors and the mystery of his movements. To capture these images it …

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ESA: Earth from Space: Alakol Lake

Earth from Space is presented by Kelsea Brennan-Wessels from the ESA Web-TV virtual studios. In the one hundred ninety-ninth edition, explore Kazakhstan’s Alakol Lake. Alakol Lake is a salt lake and receives water periodically from several streams flowing from the Tarbagatai Mountains.  

John Duncan: Wild Scotland

John Duncan spent several months carefully planning and filing the wondrous beauty of Scotland. While he says he was only able to capture a fraction of the beauty Scotland has to offer, this video sure is breathtaking. For my second aerial film, entitled ‘Wild Scotland’, I wanted to showcase some of the wilderness this magnificent …

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Rufus Blackwell: Hyperlapse Saigon

Saigon, known for its French colonial architecture and its bustling streets is a beauty to behold, a rush to experience and a treasure to capture. With the Osmo, you can lose yourself in the moment yet capture it effortlessly thanks to its awesomely stable gimbal and tack-sharp camera. Do it with a hyperlapse to show …

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VSause: How Earth Moves

When, after a long day of running around, you finally find the time to relax in your favorite armchair, nothing seems easier than just sitting still. But have you ever considered how fast you are really moving when it seems you are not moving at all?  

USGS: Kīlauea Volcano In Stunning 4K

Stunning 4K aerial and ground b-roll of the Kīlauea Volcano Halemaʻumaʻu Crater Summit Vent Lava Lake taken between July 24 and July 31, 2016.  

Jansoli: Colors of New York

A fantastic time-lapse short filmed in and about New York, by Jansoli.   Colors of New York When I was in New York for producing timelapse in a cold winter time, I encountered streets bustling with nightlife, non-stopping lights and subways, ferries, stream of people etc. The gigantic city, to me, was a big melting …

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Mike Olbinsk: Monsoon II (4K)

This spectacular time-lapse short film was filmed by Mike Olbinsk, it is the result of a lot of work and many hours spent, as he describes his experience filming it; I’ve been chasing the monsoon in Arizona for about 6-7 years now. This summer was different though. Back in late July, I was wondering why …

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PBS: Space Time | Can We Survive the Destruction of the Earth?

Science fiction author and futurist Neal Stephenson helps Matt determine what humanity needs to do in order to survive the destruction of our own planet.  

TED-Ed: Real life sunken cities

Though people are most familiar with Plato’s fictional Atlantis, many real underwater cities actually exist. Peter Campbell explains how sunken cities are studied by scientists to help us understand the lives of our ancestors, the dynamic nature of our planet, and the impact of each on the other. Check out this article on a real …

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Eunjae Im: Living Colour – Underwater 4K

A sampling video of 4K underwater footage shot on Panasonic GH4. Filmed in Tulamben, Bali in Indonesia, Anilao in Philippines and Maldives. Music licensed through The Music Bed.  

Fortune Magazine: Agriculture Is Thriving on New York City Rooftops

New York City is not necessarily a place you would expect urban agriculture to thrive. Given how valuable space is in New York City, the city’s rooftops are strangely empty.  

Mysterious Purple Orb | Nautilus Live

This unidentified purple orb stumped our scientists onboard. After sampling, it began to unfold to reveal two distinct lobes. It could possibly take years for scientists to definitively determine whether it’s a newly discovered species! UPDATE: We’re still working on a species ID with our science partners at the Harvard Museum of Comparative Zoology, but …

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Konstantin Schreiter: Alpinelapse

Filmed by Konstantin Screiter, this time-lapse short film filmed in Austria is simply stunning. The footage for this short timelapse film was mainly captured in 2014 during a hiking trip in the Alps in Austria (“Lechquellrunde”). Some of the scenes are from 2012 from another hike at the border between Austria and Germany (“Steinernes Meer”). …

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Lila Baghzouz: N O R W A Y

This beautiful short film was shoot by Lila Baghzouz who describes it as follows; 4K Dreamy landscapes from above Norway In April of this year, a couple of adventure-seeking friends and I took off to Norway from LAX. I knew what to expect based on Google images and travel blogs but I also know how …

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Kyle Sullivan: A History of Antarctica

Where Kyle uses pictures to embark on a seven minute quest to befriend a penguin. Seriously, penguins are cool. Kyle Sullivan created this video about the origins of Antarctica, starting with the warm supercontinent Gondwana, where west Antarctica spent time in the Northern Hemisphere and east Antarctica in the tropics. What we know as Antarctica …

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Nicolaus Wegner: Stormscapes 3

Stormscapes 3 is for those that enjoy the visual aspect of our beautifully unique Blue Marble’s fascinating weather, or those wishing to experience elemental nature in some of its most surreal and chaotic forms. Particularly focusing on severe weather located in the northern high plains region (and adjacent ranges) of the USA. This video showcases …

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