What do octopuses dream of? Dr. David Scheel, professor of marine biology at Alaska Pacific University in Anchorage, raised a day octopus in his home. Named Heidi, Scheel and his daughter Laurel documented Heidi seemingly dreaming, with eyes closed and an amazing display of camouflage. Octopus: Making Contact premieres October 2, 2019 on PBS.
The plantless, cold, pitch-black environment of the deep ocean is one of the most inhospitable places on the planet — but even in these conditions, there are creatures that thrive. From sea snails to gigantic shrimp, even the most extreme conditions on Earth are home to life — and the refuse of human society.
The natural beauty of Iceland has captivated humans since the first settler arrived there in 874 AD. From the beaches to lava fields, mountains, and glaciers, Iceland is home some of the most stunning terrain on the planet, and this two-minute exploration shows some of the island's best features.
Roughly halfway between Scotland and Iceland are the Faroe Islands. Windy and cold with rugged terrain, the 540 square-mile islands are home to around 50,000 people — and 70,000 mountain sheep. Sverri Steinholm is the son of a shepherd and a pastor with a love of running in the stunning landscape he calls home.
Mother Nature can be beautiful but she also has a wrath like no other. Storm chaser Mike Olbinski captures her rage throughout the plains in this over seven-minute time-lapse of intense supercell formations.
Palawan in the Philippines archipelago has been repeated voted one of the most beautiful islands on Earth. To display its perfection, Little Big World gives a tiny tour of its turquoise seas and limestone peaks.
Filming your personal highlight reel just got even easier with the most versatile GoPro yet. Packing three cameras in one, the new MAX allows for immersive 360-degree snowboard runs, next-level vlogging, and traditional Hero-style surf videos with unbreakable stabilization. At the same time, six mics deliver mesmerizing audio for their best sound to date. Choose between four digital lenses to capture the perfect shot and get point and click panoramas — no panning necessary.
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MAX, GoPro's latest 360-degree camera, promises to be far more versatile — and easier to use — than its predecessor. It's billed as three cameras in one: a traditional HERO style single lens, a front-screened vlogging option, and an immersive spherical mode. It offers Max HyperSmooth video stabilization and in-camera stitching with the ability to reframe 360 content in the GoPro app. MAX also has four digital lenses — including Max SuperView, the company's widest ever — and six mics that give it shotgun-mic performance. And it's highly compact, with a body that's waterproof to 16 feet and that has built-in folding mounts for connecting to the wide range of GoPro accessories.
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Iceland is home to 269 named glaciers of almost every type cataloged by science, making up 11% of the island's surface. Videographer Allan Su captured the otherworldly beauty of these glaciers from the air via these breathtaking aerial shots.
Being a turtle isn't so bad — when you're getting fed a truckload of fish. The Fish Whisperer strapped a GoPro to the reptile and captured a turtle-eye-view of its habitat and pond friends.
The world's smallest McDonald's just opened — but isn't for humans. Officially dubbed McHive, it's actually for bees. The project started in Sweden when the fast-food chain started putting beehives on their roofs to help support dwindling colonies. Now, the trend is starting to spread, with some restaurants even adding bee-friendly plants to their grass areas. Creative agency NORD DDB gets in on the action by building this miniature McDonald's replica, complete with a bee-sized fly-thru and teeny tiny arches.
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.
Nixon watches are no strangers to the water. The California-based brand has created a line of boardsport timepieces for riding the water's surface, but the Descender is going to new depths. The watch starts with the classic dive aesthetic and updates it with a custom stainless steel case. A shark tooth-knurling on the crown is placed at the 9 o'clock for added comfort while in action and a unidirectional rotating bezel operates as a countdown timer. Powered by an accurate Swiss-made movement, the watch is water-resistant up to 300 meters.
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Cameras, smart locks, entry and motion sensors — the Simplisafe Home Security System keeps you covered the inside out. Its collection of devices doesn't just alert you of an intruder, they also have 24/7 Professional Monitoring that contacts to the police. They provide eyewitness accounts including the invader's whereabouts, if they're armed, and what they're up to, resulting in a dispatch that is 3.5 times faster. But their security isn't only about intruders. The system can also protect your home from other threats like fires, carbon monoxide, and water damage.
As seen in Uncrate Issue 04.
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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.
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.
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.