These Photos Will Make You Want to Drop Everything and Explore the World

Nicholas Roemmelt’s photography is enough to make any person whose day job involves a computer and a desk question his or her life choices. In addition to shooting just plain stunning photos of nature, he sometimes makes us extra envious of his adventures by adding himself or his wife to a jaw-droppingly beautiful… » 5/16/15 7:00pm 5/16/15 7:00pm

Video: The stunning wonder and beauty of Vietnam

Vietnam is one of my favorite places in the world because the country is just beautiful, the food is absolutely fantastic and the people are so kind. I’m also completely biased because that’s where my family is from. But still! Watch this video that tours the wonders of Vietnam and try and say you don’t want to go.… » 5/10/15 8:00pm 5/10/15 8:00pm

Beautiful NASA satellite photos reveal South Korea's seaweed farms

Here’s some awesome shots from NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center showing the intricate puzzle of seaweed farms in South Korea. The fields of seaweed are grown on ropes strung along the southern coast of South Korea around Sisan Island. It makes for a beautiful image when seen from afar. » 5/02/15 7:00pm 5/02/15 7:00pm

Video: Stunning art made from simply carving one stick of wood

I don’t even know what to call this. Is it wood carving? Wood shaving? Art? Manipulating nature like no human has ever done before? Whatever it is, it’s beautiful. By carefully shaving the stick down, he can turn the wood into something so incredibly elaborate. It’s almost unbelievable. I mean, seriously, who knew a… » 4/30/15 12:36pm 4/30/15 12:36pm

The ground looks like a mirror in this stunning time lapse of salt flats

The world is a beautiful place but it’s even more stunning when the ground acts as a mirror and reflects the sky. Here is a beautiful time lapse of the world’s biggest salt flat in Uyuni, Bolivia filmed by Enrique Pacheco. It’s such a perfect reflection that you can’t even tell which side is the sky and which is the… » 4/30/15 9:46am 4/30/15 9:46am

Video: The stunning still beauty of Antarctica

I think heaven on Earth is Antarctica. Or at least, that’s what it looks like to me. It’s so peaceful and serene and beautiful and pure that it looks like an untouched world. Kalle Ljung filmed this view of Antarctica over a 20-day trip and it’s just gorgeous shot after gorgeous shot. The white is so lovely. » 4/27/15 8:40pm 4/27/15 8:40pm

Beautiful short film uses alchemy to tell a touching story about life

The Alchemist’s Letter by Carlos Stevens is a beautifully animated short film about a father’s letter to his son. It’s imaginative and touching and worth the watch just for the visuals alone. The story progresses through a machine that turns memories into gold and you get to see wonderful little worlds pop up in the… » 4/26/15 1:26am 4/26/15 1:26am

Staring into the eyes of these bugs is like staring into an alien's soul

I didn’t expect it to be, but staring straight into the eyes of these fascinating bugs is chilling. The clear, close up shots of their heads and the incredible, foreign detail of their eyes and bodies makes them seem like they’re not a part of this world. I mean, you could totally convince me that these are aliens. » 4/24/15 10:03am 4/24/15 10:03am

The most amazing Hubble Space Telescope fly-through yet defies belief

If space traveling the universe had a scenic route, this would be it. It’s a 3D fly-through of the nebula Gum 29 with the stunning star cluster Westerlund 2 in the middle and it’s absolutely gorgeous. The image was taken by the Hubble and shown off for its 25th anniversary. It’s the stuff of dreams. » 4/23/15 7:20pm 4/23/15 7:20pm

Swimming with a million fish looks like being in a teleportation tunnel

I’m not exactly sure I know what a teleportation tunnel actually is but I’d imagine it would look a lot like this. This being swimming with a million silverside fish in the ocean. It’s beautiful, like traveling through organic warp speed or being a part of a swarm from a sci-fi movie that’s about to swallow you or… » 4/23/15 5:21pm 4/23/15 5:21pm

Stunning elevator ride up One World Trade Center shows 515 years of NYC

Beautiful. Breathtaking. Tragic. Saddening. Historic. The new One World Trade Center’s observatory has elevators that display a 515-year visual timeline of New York City’s skyline and it’s an incredible view. Like if you were in a glass elevator and watching history unfold right before your eyes. » 4/20/15 4:49pm 4/20/15 4:49pm

Short film of NYC is so stunning that it looks like photos coming alive

This stunning short, Moments by Tim Sessler and Cameron Michael, is so beautifully shot in slow motion that the footage almost look more like still photographs with a few moving parts. Each scene is like a photo that lives on its own. It's so much more stunning than a normal video that it can appear surreal at times. » 4/20/15 1:00am 4/20/15 1:00am

Beautiful drone footage shows the endless color of flower fields

Flower fields are such a wonderful place to spend an entire day or stumble upon happenstance or purposely get lost in. The colors are breathtaking, the rows are perfectly manicured and it feels like it totally shouldn't exist. Here is drone footage of the Keukenhof Gardens in The Netherlands. » 4/19/15 10:31pm 4/19/15 10:31pm

This collection of slow motion scenes is so stunning it stops time

Paul Wex's Interrupt is an absolutely beautiful look into people and life in southeast Asia. It's filmed entirely in slow motion with a vintage 35mm OM Zuiko lens on a Canon 5D Mk3 and the footage of random daily life is peaceful and serene and stunning and unreal. Its like the video has stopped time to showcase life. » 4/15/15 11:34am 4/15/15 11:34am

The stunning beauty of diving into a deep dark abyss inside the ocean

Wow, just wow. It's breathtaking (literally, if you try to hold your breath like the free diver in this video) to watch free diver Guillaume Néry just fall into a dark abyss in the ocean. It's like he's getting sucked in and will never resurface because he's exploring unknown worlds hidden underneath our planet. » 4/15/15 12:17am 4/15/15 12:17am

This time lapse of the Sun is just jaw dropping

Michael König's Sun is a spectacular time lapse compilation of our star from the Solar Dynamics Observatory from 2011 to 2015. It includes fantastic clips of solar activity, coronal rain, plasma eruptions, planet flybys, eclipses and more in jaw dropping clarity that you feel like it's alive, in an omnipotent God-like… » 4/08/15 12:26pm 4/08/15 12:26pm

This is the most beautiful ski run I've ever seen

There have been other great alpine ski runs. More epic, difficult, or far more dangerous but this one, by the World Champion alpine skier Marcel Hirscher, is the prettiest and most colorful I've ever seen—and it's environmentally friendly. They claim they only used 100% natural materials to make the color effects. » 4/02/15 9:00pm 4/02/15 9:00pm

Unreal photographs of tunnels look like portals into the underworld

I love the mystery of Robert Burn's underground tunnel photography. They look like portals into another world, entrances to alien homes and haunting, unused gateways leftover from a different time. But they're just photographs of tunnels in Milwaukee, Wisconsin that have been perfectly lit and captured to heighten… » 4/02/15 4:52pm 4/02/15 4:52pm

Stunning photographs capture day and night of Shanghai and Hong Kong

These time-slice photographs of Shanghai and Hong Kong are beautifully unreal. In each photo, photographer Dan Marker-Moore captures an entire day of those amazing cities from one vantage point. You see day shift into night, sunlight giving way for city lights and it all adds up for photos that looks absolutely… » 4/01/15 6:09pm 4/01/15 6:09pm

I want to spend an eternal summer on this sailboat

This is Salt, the newest yacht concept by Lujac Desautel. It is a sailboat. It has a clean design. It is very pretty. It is not my ideal sailboat—I like classic lines—but it is the kind of ship that I imagine Steve Jobs would have wanted instead of the horror he actually got. I would happily live in it forever. » 3/06/15 4:18pm 3/06/15 4:18pm