The cool trick beetles use to breathe underwater like scuba divers

You see that bubble attached to the beetle? That’s basically an air tank that the beetle uses so that it can breathe underwater. Because they’re so small, they can use water’s surface tension to trap air in bubbles on their body so they can swim under water without having to constantly come up for air. Other beetles… »11/11/15 10:19am11/11/15 10:19am


This wall of clouds creeping over a city is so ominous

If I saw these clouds coming at me like this, I would drop everything, turn around, and start running. It’s absolutely what I envision the end of the world looking like. These shelf clouds popped up and rolled into and over Sydney’s Bondi Beach earlier today and look absolutely terrifying. Nothing really happened but… »11/06/15 6:04pm11/06/15 6:04pm

Beautiful video of blooming flowers makes them look alien

When flowers bloom—over the quick span of a time lapse, at least—they totally look like they’re living, breathing beautiful monsters. The one above looks like a peacock showing his feathers. Or that spraying dinosaur from the old Jurassic Park. Or those piranha plants in Mario. It’s an awesome, almost alien view of… »10/20/15 4:23pm10/20/15 4:23pm

Proof that the sky is both a magical being and a terrifying force of nature

My favorite parts of Mike Olbinski’s Monsoon II isn’t the terrifying bits where the sky turns evil dark monster and decides to pour lightning and strike water down onto the ground but when it dances around like a balletic being and then notices that we’re watching and moves its clouds so it envelopes us all. What a… »10/06/15 7:13pm10/06/15 7:13pm

Time lapse creates a beautiful new world by blending a scene at different times of the day

The same place can look different from day to night. The same scene can give off a completely different vibe if there’s stars above or if the sun is behind. This time lapse merges all the faces of a place together. Julian Tryba, the filmmaker behind this video, filmed multiple time lapses of the same setting at… »10/06/15 2:58pm10/06/15 2:58pm

Video: The natural wonderland of the Redwoods is so soothing

Redwood National & State Parks in northern California is where some of the tallest trees in the world stand and is home to so many different species. More Than Just Parks spent several weeks inside the park capturing the forest and the beaches and the clouds and basically all the beautiful nature that exists there.… »9/22/15 3:44pm9/22/15 3:44pm

Video shows what it looks like when vultures attack a carcass in nature

Here’s a really unique view of what it would be like to be a dead animal in the life cycle of nature. National Geographic dropped off a wildebeest carcass in the Serengeti in Africa and recorded exactly what it looks like to see bugs swarm and vultures fight each other to eat what’s leftover of the carcass. »9/08/15 5:13pm9/08/15 5:13pm

These blooming daisies are so cute they almost look like an animation

Because I’m a human who was once a child that read The Giving Tree and an adult who enjoys Pixar movies, it’s always fun to imagine things to have personalities when they clearly do not. Like these blooming daisies filmed by Neil Bromhall. They burst with such emotion that I first hoped it was some adorable animated… »8/31/15 9:34am8/31/15 9:34am

Video: A totally stunning aerial tour of forests and mountains

I’m a city person. I like buildings and bridges and streets and corners. I like angles and materials and signs and lights. But even I can let my jaw hang throughout this entire video about forests and mountains. The aerial video filmed by Earth Porn Films starts with the greenery of Alberta, Canada and transforms into… »8/18/15 11:36am8/18/15 11:36am

This wet microburst is like the sky turning on a giant faucet

According to the greatest Internet resource, a wet microburst is a “small-scaled downburst” that is “accompanied by significant precipitation”. I think that’s underselling it a bit because man, this wet microburst that popped off in Tucson, Arizona basically looks like the sky decided to drop all of its rain at one… »8/13/15 6:35pm8/13/15 6:35pm

Video: Iceland might be the most magnificent place in the universe

It’s unfair, really. One place shouldn’t be able to stun your eyeballs as much as Iceland does. Its landscape is just unreal, like it’s a physical manifestation of a glitch in the Universe to allow for so many jaw dropping places in one country. Just watch this drone footage of Iceland and try to disagree. »8/10/15 1:33pm8/10/15 1:33pm

I can watch the clouds do crazy magical things forever

Like, wow. Because so many of us are pummeled by light pollution and the daily grind of living in a city away from the clouds up in the sky, we rarely get to see it take the shape of different monsters and beings and creatures. Here’s a short video from Mike Olbinski called The Chase that reveals the clouds for what… »8/05/15 12:25pm8/05/15 12:25pm

Watching Patagonia's sky fill up with clouds is so beautifully ominous

This whole timelapse video, Patagonia 8K by Timestorm Films, is totally worth watching in its entirety just to see the landscapes of southern Chile and Argentina but I especially enjoy the clip right above where the scattered clouds dance and merge together to form a dense layer that completely blocks out the sky. You… »8/03/15 5:57pm8/03/15 5:57pm

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 11:39am7/23/15 11:39am

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 10:43am7/07/15 10:43am