Drones have revolutionized what's possible when shooting video — while keeping camera operators safe on the ground. What once would have put lives in danger to capture can now be recorded in relative safety as this footage of a recent tornado in Oklahoma shows. This amazing video gets you up close to one of nature's most destructive events.
April 22, 2019 is Earth Day, and PES created one of their trademark animations to celebrate the event — and give a warning about the dangers of marine pollution. Over 800 species are affected by the single-use plastics that litter our oceans and beaches, and making a difference is up to us.
Sir David Attenborough has lent his signature voice to the newly released Netflix nature series Our Planet. Every episode is jam-packed with stunning visuals of the place we call home. But to keep these landscapes and the wildlife that inhabit it intact, humans are going to need to make some changes. In this collaboration with WWF International, the legendary narrator explains how to save our planet.
Dutch director Jan van IJken captured a fellow European grow from one cell into a tadpole — and out into the wild. The amphibious alpine newt is native to central and southern Europe. Watch it complete the beginning of its life cycle in just over six amazing minutes.
Iceland is the real land of fire and ice. While much of the Nordic island is covered in glaciers, it's also filled with active volcanos, thermal springs, and lava fields. To showcase the country's fiery spirit, The Slow Mo Guys head to Strokkur Geyser and capture the sprouting beauty with their Phantom 4K at 1,000 frames-per-second.
British Columbia is a wild, rugged landscape from any angle. But capturing the natural beauty from the ground doesn't do it justice. Utilizing a drone and some ace flying skills, the pros at airblastr got footage of BC that will take your breath away.
It's hard to beat the convenience of K-Cup coffee packs, and the Oxx Coffeeboxx lets you enjoy them wherever you might be. The brewer itself is housed in a dust-proof, water- and impact-resistant shell that can withstand loads of up to 1500 lbs. yet weighs just 12. It can fit mugs up to 8" tall, and has options for 8, 10, and 12 oz cups, with a 30 second pre-heat and 75 second brew time. A 3-foot retractable cord and built-in handle make it easy to tote around, a 2.5L water reservoir lasts all day, and the separate hot water dispenser makes it good for making tea, oatmeal, noodles, and other things, too.
Based in Brooklyn, New York, graphic designer Scott Reinhard combines vintage maps with elevation data to create stunning pieces of art. Reinhard uses a chromogenic process to create each print, which takes traditional color photography development and integrates 3-dimensional data with paper maps for a result that is so visually appealing, you'll be tempted to reach out and feel what looks like 3D texture. The process brings the maps to life, creating a 2D print that is vibrant and detailed giving you a unique work of art that blends history and modern technology. In addition to the topographic maps, Reinhard creates compelling digitally rendered maps and has even adopted his technique to the surface of the moon.
Stefan Forester has been traveling to Greenland for eight years, drawn back over and over again to its otherworldly landscape. As untouched places become more and more rare, Forester made it his mission to capture Greenland's icescape. Forester's captivating footage of the frozen island, shot in 4k, is a testament to the ice-covered beauty of EArth's northern reaches.
Hurricane Florence is about to make landfall in the Carolinas and it's expected to be one of the worst hurricanes to hit the area in decades. The Category 3 storm is packing sustained winds of 125 MPH and its slow speed means it could dump feet of rain if it stalls. The International Space Station caught this terribly beautiful footage of Florence as it makes its way towards the Atlantic coast of the US.
From boiling rivers to expansive lava fields, Iceland is a geothermal wonderland. Its volcanic landscapes will have even the most seasoned adventure in awe. That's exactly what happened to explorer and geothermal scientist Andres Ruzo when he visited the geysers, glaciers, and volcanoes of the Nordic island.
Just over a year ago, Tyler Hulett photographed Hawaii's Kilaeuea volcano. Hulett combined the photographs into a time-lapse of the volcano's slow-motion eruption, which has been going on for over 35 years. The job was dangerous, as the many lava tubes under the surface could collapse without warning. With Kilaeuea now under full eruption and forcing evacuations, Hulett's time-lapse is an up-close look at an active volcano.
If you need to relax, there's no better way to do it than with 10 hours of oceanscapes from BBC Earth. The people who brought you Planet Earth and Blue Planet have compiled 10 uninterrupted hours of life under the sea, with just the natural soundtrack — nothing man-made and just as nature intended.
From fireflies to creatures of the deep, nature of full of natural light. The voice of nature himself David Attenborough narrates as Curiosity Stream travels to the treetops and the bottom of the ocean to explore the mysterious beauty of bioluminescence.
Jon Copley and the BBC team behind Blue Planet did something that's never been done before: Diving over 1000 meters below the waves in Antarctica. In the frigid black water, Copley and his team found a place bursting with life, from tiny krill to the Antarctica sun seastar.
You wait to see the water under the bridge. Then you realize everything you're looking at is underwater. Captured at the Rio de Prata Ecological Recanto in Brazil, this surreal clip shows off the stunningly clear waters of the conserved riparian forest. Worry not for the park — the waters had returned to their normal levels by the end of the day.
Precision and polish collide with Gerber's latest EDC knife. The Fastball is made in Portland, Oregon with a utiliarian Warncliffe steel blade with a light, stone-washed finish and an aircraft-grade aluminum handle. Each knife employs Gerber's B.O.S.S. Tech, where balls of stainless steel leverage a ball-bearing system, for smooth, consistent deployment ever time. The folding knife also has an easy-off liner lock, three-position pocket clip, and the blade measures 3 inches with an overall length of 7.1".
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Inspired by 1940s styled leather bags, this heirloom quality zippered briefcase is perfect for business and travel. The Counselor is made from leather that is tanned and finished in Italy where it's dyed and hot stuffed with oils and waxes creating a natural, transparent leather that's soft and built to last for generations. Each bag has a spacious expandable interior with tobacco suede lining with a centrally located laptop pocket and an adjustable shoulder strap pad stuffed with leather that forms to your shoulder. Understated and timeless, the Counselor is backed by a lifetime warranty — even though there's a great chance it outlives you.
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Apple is celebrating the Chinese New Year with this Peter Chan-directed short. Shot entirely on an iPhone X, the seven-minute film documents a train attendant's journey from Nanning to Harbin to see her son. The trip takes her six days and the reunion only lasts a mere three minutes. While the film will give you all the feels with its message to make every moment count, it also showcases the smartphone's impressive capabilities.
During filming for Blue Planet II, the team took a submarine over 2300 feet to the ocean to see what happens when a dead whale corpse hits bottom. They found massive six-gill sharks feeding on the carcass, fighting with each other for the meal. The sharks were so aggressive that they thought the sub was competition — and started aggressively hitting the ship.
Denali is the highest mountain peak in North America and the heart of the Denali National Park and Preserve. The landscape around it is full of forests, glaciers, and kettle lakes. It's pretty spectacular on its own, but capture it in 4K, and you'll start booking your trip to Alaska before the video is over.
When you're chasing storms, nothing is guaranteed. Mike Olbinski knows this firsthand. After missing a supercell left him sitting on the side of the road ready to give it up, Mike pushed on — and caught some of the best storm footage of Spring 2017.
Emerging supercells are some of the most mesmerizing forces of nature and this compilation is no exception. For the last six years, photographer Chad Cowan chased storms around the Great Plains to capture some of Mother Nature's most intense thunderstorms, allowing you to just sit back and enjoy from behind your safe, dry computer screen.
It's a split second in time that goes on forever. Armand Dijcks and Australian photographer Ray Collins collaborated to create this rolling wave from just seven photographs. Called a cinemagraph, the process combines photos to create an animated sequence. Check out more of their work here.
From sunrise to sunset, light cascades across the mountains, forests, and coastline of the Pacific Northwest. But most of this light remains invisible to the human eye. Using infrared converted cameras, Sam Forencicht captures the glow we can't see, turning the lush hues of the Oregon landscape into a cool palette of fluorescent blue, white, and pink.
In the frozen Arctic of Norway is the Svalbard Global Seed Vault. One of the most important places in the world, the Seed Vault contains over 880,000 varieties of seeds and serves as a failsafe against the decline of biodiversity on our planet. Scientist Cary Fowler goes inside the vault and explains why biodiversity is important, and the strain put on our environment by technology and population.
What started as an adventure in Alaska became an opportunity to tell the story of Alaska's disappearing glaciers. When Raphael Rogers finally got to put a boot on Exit Glacier, it was visibly melting. A chance meeting on the trail introduced them to glacier guide Rick Brown, who was able to give them a first-person account of the glacier's recession over the last decade and a half.
Photographer Tom Welsh wanted time away from the technology and work of this modern life. He found it in a New Year's trip to Alaska. Traveling north from Anchorage by rail, 4x4, and aircraft, Tom ditched his heavy photographic rig for something more pared-down to document his trip. Check out more of Alaska on Tom's Instagram.
It may be barren and cold on top, but beneath the waters of Antarctica, a rainbow of colors awaits. The Australian Antarctic Division captured the footage while measuring the effect of ocean acidification and climate change on Antarctic marine life.
Forget those quiet, campy scenes of snowmen and the Eiffel Tower in a flurry of snowflakes. Artists Walter Martin and Paloma Muñoz create snow globes whose scenes capture the surreal, strange, and macabre, putting a modern twist on a classic nicknack.
Getting one million Christmas trees off 8,000 acres and to customers — with only a few weeks to do it — is a massive job. Mark Arkills, of Holiday Tree Farms in Oregon, has been doing this for over thirty years. Mark let's you in on how the largest Christmas tree farm in the world gets all those trees out with a special piece of equipment — a helicopter.
It's been ten years since the release of the BBC's epic Planet Earth documentary series. From the special first-time-on-film moments to the unforgettable narration by Sir David Attenborough, Planet Earth remains the nature documentary against which all others are judged. For the ten year celebration, the BBC got together some of the best of the nature and science YouTube community to share their favorite moments.