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.
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Born in the Hawaiian waters, Aulta makes high-quality timepieces that won't break the bank. The Kainoa is the latest watch in their growing collection and their most ambitious to date. It's versatile enough for your business casual attire but really thrives with a pair of trunks and surfboard thanks to the 44mm stainless steel case's gasket sealed screw down crown, superluminova hand fill and dial markings, and 100 meters of water resistance. Each watch is powered by rock solid Japanese Miyota chronograph movement and finished with a black ballistic nylon strap.
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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.
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.
SimpliSafe teamed up with global design firm IDEO to create a home security experience more beautiful, powerful and intuitive than ever before. Rebuilt from the ground up with new safeguards to create a latticework of protection the new Simplisafe is half the size with double the range. It's also fifty percent louder, five times faster, and the system's wireless Keypad is soft, smooth and wakes with a touch. It's incredibly easy to set up in just a few minutes with no drilling, wiring or tools required and is offered at the same revolutionary price that made SimpliSafe the fastest growing home security company in the nation.
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Created with the benefits of a comfortable, supportive sneaker and the rugged durability of a lightweight hiking boot, Forsake's Range High is one of the most versatile sneakerboots on the market. Each pair of sneakerboots features a waterproof and breathable membrane within a seam-sealed leather upper for protection against any type of weather. The boots also have a Vibram Megagrip outsole with an extra wide footprint that is as well suited for an urban commute as it is for an off-the-grid trail. Available in black and grey or brown and tan and as a low top.
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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.
The world's greatest research and development team might be nature. Of course, it does have billions of years of experience. Keeping this in mind, engineers are now turning to the natural world for inspiration and design solutions in a practice called Biomimicry. Experts Maria O'Farrell and Kevin Beck explain how the plants and animals around have influenced some of techs greatest innovations.
The Northern Lights are undoubtedly one of Mother Nature's most spectacular phenomenons. Seeing the lustrous glow dance over landscapes will never get old. In this stunning 8k time-lapse, More Than Just Parks captures the Aurora Borealis as it makes a grand appearance at Minnesota's Voyageurs National Park.
Storm chaser Mike Olbinski tracked down the monsoons of Arizona for 36 days to bring your this time-lapse of massive rain storms. The final project is made of up 85,000 frames, featuring strong downbursts of rain, building clouds, and loads of lightning. His perspective on these summer storms reminds us just how small we really are.
Behind great black iron gates in Northumberland, England, is the Poison Garden at Alnwick Castle. Around 100 species of plants grow there, and all are fatal to humans. Trevor Jones is the Head Gardener at Alnwick Garden, and dons his protective gear to give a tour of the killer plants in the Poison Garden.
Visiting Yosemite National Park is an amazing experiences. Visiting Yosemite National Park with President Obama is a once in a lifetime experience. For those of you who don't know the POTUS first hand, Oculus and National Geographic are giving you the change to visit El Capitan, the Cathedral Rocks, Mariposa Grove, Yosemite Falls, and the Merced River with Barack as your personal guide during the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service.
The glaciers that made up Glacier National Park in Montana are almost gone. Boasting over 150 ice sheets in 1911, that number has dwindled to approximately 25, and estimates predict that there could be no glaciers at all in 15 years.
If you're living in a major city, you're not experiencing the night's sky like the rest of the world. Comparing San Jose to other areas in California, you can really see the difference. Literally millions of stars versus a few tiny twinkles. The light pollution is real.