See the Great Barrier Reef from the perspective of a swimming turtle

I’m not saying I’d trade places with this turtle but imagine how wonderful a life this little guy has. He enjoys things slowly, his body is protected by his home which is always attached to his body and he can just dip into the Great Barrier Reef and swim in the ocean whenever he wants to. That sounds like a life… » 7/06/15 6:14pm Yesterday 6:14pm

Seeing waves crash from underneath the ocean is so hypnotizing

Everything about waves crashing—it is water smacking itself—is violent. But that’s because we see it from the surface. Underneath, seeing waves crest and fall is a hypnotizing, almost peaceful phenomenon. The way the sunlight hits the giant water prisim and the way the waves roll on top of you and gently ripples the… » 6/24/15 1:11pm 6/24/15 1:11pm

Stunning full color HD video from the ISS shows life on Earth in motion

This video is taken from space. And yet we can see so much detail on Earth that it’s almost unbelievable. Cars are driving on roads and buildings are moving throughout the day and boats are crawling through rivers, remember this isn’t your run of the mill drone footage, this is all taken from an ultra-HD camera… » 6/18/15 4:57pm 6/18/15 4:57pm

Video: The breathtaking star-like beauty of a giant squid giving birth

If you ever wondered what a giant squid giving birth looks like (why would you think about that?), just look up at the night sky one day. Because watching a female squid lay eggs looks stunningly celestial. Watch as she lays thousands of eggs in the ocean that seem to glow underwater like she’s giving birth to stars. » 6/15/15 9:43am 6/15/15 9:43am

Watch a ball carve beautiful sand art with the secret power of magnets

Bruce Shapiro’s Sisyphus is a magic machine that shows a steel ball rolling around in the sand to create wonderfully intricate sand drawings. The balls are all controlled with magnets but they seem to have a mind of their own. It’s like making a Zen Garden, only with the sorcery of magnets instead of old style rakes. » 6/04/15 10:25am 6/04/15 10:25am

Being inside an ice cave inside a glacier looks absolutely stunning

National Geographic shares this really cool photograph taken by Robbie Shone showing the inside of a glacier. Being inside the ice cave is like being in a sparkly gem stone or something. NatGeo says the explorers in the photo were installing a rope traverse below the surface of Europe’s second largest glacial system,… » 6/02/15 9:04am 6/02/15 9:04am

An entire sea filled with jellyfish is always scarily beautiful

We’ve seen the Jellyfish Lake in Palau before, but man if it’s not one of the most stunning places in the world. There are million of jellyfishes in the water and even when you see this video and know that it’s completely real, your brain automatically forces itself to believe that it’s CGI and fake. » 6/01/15 11:23am 6/01/15 11:23am

Video: The stunning wonder and beauty of Vietnam

Vietnam is one of my favorite places in the world because the country is just beautiful, the food is absolutely fantastic and the people are so kind. I’m also completely biased because that’s where my family is from. But still! Watch this video that tours the wonders of Vietnam and try and say you don’t want to go.… » 5/08/15 10:16am 5/08/15 10:16am

Beautiful moon trail photo reveals a red streak across the sky

Photographer Janne shot this beautiful photo of a moon over the course of 37 minutes. So instead of seeing the ordinary orb we’re used to up there, Janne was able to capture a moon trail that makes our moon look like a red streak across the sky. It’s so stunning that I wish I could see this in real life every night. » 5/07/15 9:16am 5/07/15 9:16am

Video: Stunning art made from simply carving one stick of wood

I don’t even know what to call this. Is it wood carving? Wood shaving? Art? Manipulating nature like no human has ever done before? Whatever it is, it’s beautiful. By carefully shaving the stick down, he can turn the wood into something so incredibly elaborate. It’s almost unbelievable. I mean, seriously, who knew a… » 4/30/15 10:42am 4/30/15 10:42am

The ground looks like a mirror in this stunning time lapse of salt flats

The world is a beautiful place but it’s even more stunning when the ground acts as a mirror and reflects the sky. Here is a beautiful time lapse of the world’s biggest salt flat in Uyuni, Bolivia filmed by Enrique Pacheco. It’s such a perfect reflection that you can’t even tell which side is the sky and which is the… » 4/30/15 9:37am 4/30/15 9:37am

Beautiful short film uses alchemy to tell a touching story about life

The Alchemist’s Letter by Carlos Stevens is a beautifully animated short film about a father’s letter to his son. It’s imaginative and touching and worth the watch just for the visuals alone. The story progresses through a machine that turns memories into gold and you get to see wonderful little worlds pop up in the… » 4/24/15 4:23pm 4/24/15 4:23pm

Staring into the eyes of these bugs is like staring into an alien's soul

I didn’t expect it to be, but staring straight into the eyes of these fascinating bugs is chilling. The clear, close up shots of their heads and the incredible, foreign detail of their eyes and bodies makes them seem like they’re not a part of this world. I mean, you could totally convince me that these are aliens. » 4/24/15 9:13am 4/24/15 9:13am

The most amazing Hubble Space Telescope fly-through yet defies belief

If space traveling the universe had a scenic route, this would be it. It’s a 3D fly-through of the nebula Gum 29 with the stunning star cluster Westerlund 2 in the middle and it’s absolutely gorgeous. The image was taken by the Hubble and shown off for its 25th anniversary. It’s the stuff of dreams. » 4/23/15 6:47pm 4/23/15 6:47pm