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 Casper entered the mattress market a few years ago, they changed the mattress industry. And now, after 30 engineering improvements and nearly half a million happy customers, the Casper mattress is more breathable and comfortable than ever. Each mattress is made of multiple layers of foam, including one for support and pressure relief, and one to make sure you sleep cool and comfortable. It's all wrapped up in a durable woven cover, and shipped right to your door in a box that's easy to maneuver into even the smallest homes or apartments. You get 100 nights to try it out and can return it for free if you're not satisfied.
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Leatherman continues to upgrade one of the most trustworthy multi-tools in the world. The Wave Plus features 18 different tools, most of which are utilitarian classics, but adds replaceable, durable wire cutters to the collection. Additionally, the tool features needlenose pliers, regular pliers, an electrical crimper, wire stripper, a regular and a serrated knife, a saw, and spring-action scissors. A small and large bit driver is also included, along with an 8-inch ruler, bottle and can openers, diamond-coated and wood/metal files, and a small and large bit driver. Every feature can be opened with one hand and quite a few of the tools are outside-accessible so you can use them when the multi-tool is folded and closed. The Wave Plus is available in all black with a black nylon Molle carrying sheath so it's ready at a moment's notice.
Length: 4.4" / Weight: 8.5 oz.
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.
All of Leica's cameras are somewhat rugged, but only the Leica X-U was built to thrive in the elements — including underwater. This is evidenced by the dedicated "UW" mode that adjusts the white balance and activates distortion correction for the conditions, and the flash that's placed as close as possible to the subject. Overall, the body is waterproof to 50 feet, in part thanks to a fixed lens, sealed aluminum top plate, and grippy TPE coating. Otherwise, the camera is still recognizable as a Leica, with all the manual controls you'd expect, a reassuring heft, and a slight influence from Audi Design, who collaborated on the project.
Sensor: 16.5-megapixel APS-C / Lens: Summilux 23mm f/1.7 (35mm equivalent) / Focus: Contrast-based AF / Burst: 5fps / Monitor: 3" LCD with 920,000 pixels / Video: 1080p / ISO: 100-12,500 / Body: Aluminum and Plastic with TPE reinforcement
Width: 5.51" / Height: 3.11" / Depth: 3.46" / Weight: 1.4 lbs.
Made in Italy, the Unimatic U1-DN takes cues from some of the most prominent divers ever created. It boasts a matte black dial with Super-Luminova maxi markers and highly visible matching hands. A date disc displayed through the six-hour window blends in with the dial perfectly. The watch has a black, brushed, stainless steel case finished with scratch resistant DLC (diamond-like carbon) coating, while accuracy is ensured due to a Seiko NH35A automatic movement with a 41-hour power reserve. Only 300 were made, and each arrives individually numbered with a black heavy-duty NATO strap and black silicone rubber diving strap.
Diameter: 40mm / Lug width: 22mm / Depth rating: 300 meters
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.
Looking like a backdrop for the next Ridley Scott film, Socotra Island is one of the most isolated land forms on Earth. Within its borders are over 700 species of plant that exist no where else, making its landscape look like something from another plant. The alien beauty of its dragon's blood trees and bulbous bottle trees is now protected by the United Nations.
Microbursts are some of the most dangerous natural phenomena for aircraft. The sudden, powerful downdrafts have been linked to several fatal aircraft crashes in the past, and they can appear without warning. This timelapse of a microburst over Phoenix, Arizona shows how sudden the weather effect can happen.
Just over a decade ago, the Bird's Head Seascape in Indonesia had been decimated by unregulated fishing and poaching. For 12 years, Conservation International has worked with local inhabitants to bring the area back. Now the Bird's Head region is thriving as one of the richest areas of marine biodiversity in the world.
This high-speed footage of a lightning storm shows that it's really a sped-up version of Missile Command. Shot at 7000 frames per second, this incredible footage shows lightning as it marches it's way to the ground.