These photos of cities from 10,000 feet in the air are so glorious

Magical. Vincent LaForet’s stunning photo series of cities all over the world at 10,000 feet are exactly just that: magical. It lets you see cities as you’ve never seen them before. Colorful and bright and in the clouds. In extreme detail but also in its entirety. Jaw-popping, eye-dropping, the world we’ve created… »11/11/15 7:15pm11/11/15 7:15pm


Enchanting video reveals the secret beauty of Iran

Stanislas Giroux, the guy who filmed this video, puts it quite simply: this is the video he would like to show people when they ask him why the heck would he want to go to Iran. And after watching it, I kind of want to go with him. The beauty of the country and the intricate details of its culture is absolutely worth… »10/29/15 7:00pm10/29/15 7:00pm

This is the most beautiful post-apocalyptic vision of Earth ever

Post-apocalyptic and beautiful are words that I’ve never put in a sentence together until I saw this short film. It takes the exuberant beauty of the ancient temples of Myanmar and incorporates stunning futuristic spaceships to them. That combination creates such gorgeous landscapes that I wish they existed for real. »10/28/15 3:57pm10/28/15 3:57pm

Amazing video turns Apollo Archive photos to life with truly stunning 3D effects

This is just awesome. Stop reading and start watching the video below. Tom Kucy used 3D effects and motion to bring the recently released photos from NASA’s Apollo Archive to life. The photos that document the most amazing feats of human history now feel like they’re moving videos. It is so completely awe-inspiring. »10/12/15 9:56pm10/12/15 9:56pm

Proof that the sky is both a magical being and a terrifying force of nature

My favorite parts of Mike Olbinski’s Monsoon II isn’t the terrifying bits where the sky turns evil dark monster and decides to pour lightning and strike water down onto the ground but when it dances around like a balletic being and then notices that we’re watching and moves its clouds so it envelopes us all. What a… »10/07/15 2:00am10/07/15 2:00am

Time lapse creates a beautiful new world by blending a scene at different times of the day

The same place can look different from day to night. The same scene can give off a completely different vibe if there’s stars above or if the sun is behind. This time lapse merges all the faces of a place together. Julian Tryba, the filmmaker behind this video, filmed multiple time lapses of the same setting at… »10/06/15 4:46pm10/06/15 4:46pm

Video: A portrait of beautiful Southeast Asia

If you ever find yourself with an itch to leave your desk job and like, never come back, I highly recommend disappearing away into Southeast Asia. It’s such a stunning place with so many different cultures and landscapes and wonderful food and to properly do it right, you need to be leaving something behind with out a… »10/04/15 11:01am10/04/15 11:01am

Stunning footage of lightning in a volcanic ash cloud in Patagonia

BBC posted this truly stunning footage of a volcanic ash cloud just bursting with lightning and it’s totally staggering to see. It’s a violent phenomenon but in the picturesque setting of Patagonia, it almost looks like a painting that’s been animated. The burst of bolts almost looks fake. »9/30/15 7:10pm9/30/15 7:10pm

Totally spectacular flyover through the Veil Nebula

The Hubble Space Telescope took a new image of the Veil Nebula, a supernova remnant from a star that exploded 8,000 years ago, and made this truly spectacular flyover visualization of the beautiful ripple in space that you can see below. In the 3D visualization, red is sulfur, green is hydrogen and blue is oxygen. »9/24/15 11:50am9/24/15 11:50am

Making a crystal chandelier is such a beautifully complicated process

Making and bending and shaping crystal into what you want it to be looks like so much fun. The piping hot crystal (which is made from a mixture of silica sand, lead, potash and other ingredients) is heavier and more sparkling than glass and glows this vibrant hue that doesn’t look like it’s from this planet. Here is… »9/23/15 5:35pm9/23/15 5:35pm

Video: The natural wonderland of the Redwoods is so soothing

Redwood National & State Parks in northern California is where some of the tallest trees in the world stand and is home to so many different species. More Than Just Parks spent several weeks inside the park capturing the forest and the beaches and the clouds and basically all the beautiful nature that exists there.… »9/22/15 10:30pm9/22/15 10:30pm

Biking through Bali is like exploring a wonderland

Called Surfing Trails, you would think this beautiful video about Bali is about, well, surfing. But nope! It’s a biking video that travels through the wonderland that is Bali, exploring trails on volcanoes and cuts through the forest and jumps through the hills. It’s a lovely exploration of the island. »9/11/15 1:41pm9/11/15 1:41pm

Surfing has never looked more majestic than in this drone video

The waves of Teahupo’o in Tahiti are so lovely that surfing them is the only way to truly appreciate them. Or, well, I guess watching other people surf through this drone video is a pretty damn good way to see its majestic beauty too. Brent Bielmann and Eric Sterman shot this drone video for Surfing Magazine and it… »9/03/15 2:00am9/03/15 2:00am

A container ship traveling around the ocean at night is one of the most beautiful things

I literally gasped in disbelief when I first saw this timelapse by Toby Smith of the Gunhilde Maersk at sea. It goes from Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam to Ningbo, China and the night scenes are unbelievable. The skies are salted with glittery stars and the lights of the port cities paint the horizon in a sort of… »9/02/15 10:44pm9/02/15 10:44pm

These blooming daisies are so cute they almost look like an animation

Because I’m a human who was once a child that read The Giving Tree and an adult who enjoys Pixar movies, it’s always fun to imagine things to have personalities when they clearly do not. Like these blooming daisies filmed by Neil Bromhall. They burst with such emotion that I first hoped it was some adorable animated… »8/31/15 11:00am8/31/15 11:00am

Trippy hyperlapse of Los Angeles captures its unique beauty

Los Angeles is too big and unwieldy to be considered a real city, especially since the only aspect of city life is the collective 5 mph spurts on the freeway during rush hour. Not to mention that its machine is responsible for so much that is awful in mainstream culture (celebrities! plastic surgery! excess!) that you… »8/21/15 2:00am8/21/15 2:00am