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Category Archive: Earth: Wonders

‘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.  

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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Jonas Høholt: Jutland

Filmed by resident Dane Jonas Høholt, this beautiful short-film about Jutland, the large peninsula in his native Denmark, is simply called “Jutland”. Høholt describes it as follows: Shaped during the previous ice age, the Danish peninsula Jutland offers very diverse landscapes – smoothed by the ice in the west and very hilly in the east. …

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Mr. Ben Brown: ARCTIC – Visual Vibes

Check out this amazing video of Ben Brown’s trip to the Arctic. Ben hitchhiked with the Admiral Makarov, an icebreaker owned by Russian shipping line FESCO. It is to provide pilotage of vessels with containers, general and national economic cargo to the ports and port-points of Chukotka and the Northern Sea Route (NSR) in the …

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BBC: Planet Earth II: Official Extended Trailer

10 years ago Planet Earth changed our view of the world. Now we take you closer than ever before. This is life in all its wonder. This is Planet Earth II. A decade ago, the landmark television series Planet Earth redefined natural history filmmaking, giving us the ultimate portrait of life on Earth. Planet Earth …

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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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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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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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Fjordlapse: 4K Fjordlapse Norway

The Norwegian fjords always brings something special to the table. These timelapses are all recorded in the western part of Norway, where the mighty fjords Geirangerfjord, Hjörundfjord, and Storfjord sits quietly and waits for anone who wants to seek something else than watching the latest show on TV.

National Geographic: Are These the World’s Most Magical Places?

According to National Geographic this is perhaps the most beautiful places on Earth, do you agree? From colorful mountains to a “Sea of Stars,” watch to see some of nature’s majestic sites explained.

Great Big Story: Deep Underground, the Coolest Club in Lebanon

Jeita Grotto is the largest cave in Lebanon and the main water source for Beirut. While only a small portion of it is open to the public, a select group gets to explore its mysterious depths. Founded in 1951, the Spéléo Club du Liban is the oldest caving club in the Middle East. Every week, …

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Jermaín Odremán: Salto Angel | The World’s Highest Waterfall

This drone footage of Angel Falls in Venezuela is truly breattaking. Angel Falls is the world’s highest uninterrupted waterfall, 979 meters tall, it is indeed stunning to see the water makes its way down the side of the mountain and disappear into the mystery below.  

NASA: Stunning Aurora Borealis from Space in Ultra-High Definition (4K)

NASA Television’s newest offering, NASA TV UHD, brings ultra-high definition video to a new level with the kind of imagery only the world’s leader in space exploration could provide. Harmonic produced this show exclusively for NASA TV UHD, using time-lapses shot from the International Space Station, showing both the Aurora Borealis and Aurora Australis phenomena …

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Ryan Deboodt: Tham Khoun Xe

Shot during a two day kayaking trip, this film takes you on a journey through Tham Khoun Xe on the Xe Bang Fai River. Tham Khoun Xe is a river cave carved by the mighty Xe Bang Fai River and is located in Hin Nam No National Protected Area in central Laos. At 7 km …

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Riku Karjalainen: FINLAND | Timelapse

Riku Karjalainen filmed this beautiful short film in Finland. He describes the film below. Today I’m privileged to share with you the Finland I got to experience. I’ve witnessed the diversity and immense beauty of this land from the very north all the way to the southern parts, yet every time I set off I’m …

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John Duncan: Wild Scotland

Wild Scotland is a stunning short film about the wilderness of Scotland. He describes the film below. For my second aerial film, entitled ‘Wild Scotland’, I wanted to showcase some of the wilderness this magnificent country has to offer. From the Highlands and Islands on the west coast to John O’Groats and North Berwick on …

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TED: Deep Under the Earth’s Surface, Discovering Beauty and Science | Francesco Sauro

Cave explorer and geologist Francesco Sauro travels to the hidden continent under our feet, surveying deep, dark places inside the earth that humans have never been able to reach before. In the spectacular tepuis of South America, he finds new minerals and insects that have evolved in isolation, and he uses his knowledge of these …

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