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A lightning storm captured in slow motion is like an electric ballet

Even as a little kid who wanted lightning to strike me so I could get superpowers, I’ve always loved seeing the electric bolts get speared down from the clouds. Seeing lightning was always cool, it was the lagging and crackling thunder that was the scary part of any storm. That’s why this video of slow motion… » 7/23/15 11:39am 7/23/15 11:39am

Stunning time lapse video of the sky reveals its staggering beauty

This time lapse video, Edge of Stability by Jeff Boyce, is fantastic. It captures the ferocity and epic scale and beautiful orchestra of the clouds and the sky and the phenomenons that happen up there and it’s just stunning. Taken across 15 US states and Canada, some of the shots look absolutely unreal. » 7/22/15 12:16pm 7/22/15 12:16pm

Proof that summer is just better in California

Here’s a coping theory from a former Californian now suffering through the harshness of weather reality on the East Coast: though summer looks unbeatable in California, the truth is California looks like that year round. So summer isn’t appreciated as much! The rest of the country summers better than you west coast… » 7/08/15 4:55pm 7/08/15 4:55pm

Seeing fog trickle down a cliff is like watching a waterfall of ghosts

I can’t decide what I think this stream of fog looks like more. Is it a waterfall of ghosts diving off a cliff? A river of angels crossing dimensions? A giant snake made of clouds creeping on the Earth? Because the simple explanation of fog trickling down a waterfall isn’t supernatural enough for me. It’s a beautiful… » 7/07/15 10:43am 7/07/15 10:43am

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

Gorgeous 4k footage of a volcano erupting

Whenever I see an epic volcano explosion, such as this one of Volcano Calbuco in Chile exploding for the first time in 40 years, from the comforts of my own home through a glorious time lapse video shot in 4K, I can’t help but wonder about a time without video cameras and the Internet and cities and light pollution… » 6/16/15 10:06am 6/16/15 10:06am

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

Seeing plants naturally explode like bombs is pretty freaking gross

Imagine you’re taking a walk and trying to enjoy Mother Nature for all her beauty when you brush up against a squirting cucumber and have it explode like a bomb and spew its seed and guts all over you like a blown up, shooting fire hydrant. These things are like a ticking time bomb, when they blow they GO. » 6/12/15 6:08pm 6/12/15 6:08pm

Mind bending sculptures in nature make me question my reality

Whoa. Benjamin Ducroz’s Spinning Daggers installation places totally trippy wooden zoetrope sculptures next to trees and the effect is pretty mind melting. It’s really interesting to see nature next to these man made objects that move in ways that are totally unnatural and yet so very natural all at the same time. » 6/11/15 12:17pm 6/11/15 12:17pm

Watch frog eggs turn into tadpoles in this beautiful time lapse

This amazing time lapse shows frog eggs transforming into tadpoles in a mere 30 seconds. The spawn of frogs is so impressive and so sudden and so perfect that it’s easy to forget how complicated it is for Mother Nature to do that beautiful thing where she gives birth to life. Watch it all in the video below by Nipam… » 6/09/15 10:32am 6/09/15 10:32am

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

This San Francisco sunset makes it look like the apocalypse is here

Welcome to our post-apocalyptic world. You can find the last remaining civilization in San Francisco. Or something like that. It's startling how much this simple time lapse of a San Francisco sunset makes it look like nuclear bombs have gone off and destroyed everything we know. But nope, just a normal sunset in the… » 4/02/15 11:45pm 4/02/15 11:45pm