This Timelapse of Dubai Is the Dubai of Timelapses

Remember when timelapses first started hitting the internet? Simple sunsets over the word's greatest cities were enough to enthrall. This over-the-top time lapse of Dubai is a perfect reflection of its very subject: opulent, excessive, awe-inducing. » 2/16/15 2:45pm 2/16/15 2:45pm

This Timelapse Shot in 10K Resolution Is Fantastically Bonkers 

4K? That's so last year. 8K? Yesterday's news. This timelapse video was shot in an astonishing 10K resolution using an 80 megapixel camera. The level of detail in these gorgeous shots is mind-boggling. » 2/11/15 1:30pm 2/11/15 1:30pm

Using Twitter, Flickr, and More To Crowdsource a Wildlife Timelapse

In September of 2013, a giant wildfire dubbed the "Morgan Fire" burned through Mount Diablo State Park in California. It left thousands of acres of bush and forest charred, but researchers at URS have embraced the opportunity to study how the local ecosystem responds and recovers from the disaster, using crowdsourced… » 5/19/14 4:00pm 5/19/14 4:00pm

Every Weird-Looking Tree Should Get A Beautiful Time Lapse Like This

The Yucca brevifolia, or Joshua tree, only grows in the southwest U.S., mostly in the Mojave Desert, so a lot of people don't even know about the spike-y and pipecleaner-y weirdo. » 11/24/13 5:21pm 11/24/13 5:21pm

Whoa, These Sci-Fi Laser-Shooting Telescopes Are Gloriously Real

Observatories don't just gaze into the endless starry abyss above our heads; sometimes that's not enough. Sometimes they shoot righteous 40-watt lasers into the great beyond too. Obviously it looks awesome, and this stellar timelapse showcases exactly how awesome. (Spoilers: very awesome.) » 10/05/13 1:00pm 10/05/13 1:00pm

Explore the Ghostly Cityscapes of North Korea In this Creepy Timelapse

Want to visit North Korea? No? Well the Koryo Group—the world's leading DPRK travel specialist—aims to change your mind with this timelapse. Is it working? » 10/03/13 2:40pm 10/03/13 2:40pm

Watch a DIY Synthesizer Get Built From Scratch in this Absurd Timelapse

Building a synthesizer is a lot of work. It seems pretty safe to assume, but if you had any doubts, just watch this one come together from scratch like the behemoth of circuit boards it is. » 9/30/13 11:02am 9/30/13 11:02am

It Took Two Years to Get This Fog-Filled San Francisco Timelapse Right

The early morning when the whole city is still sleeping and the sky is changing from black to pink to orange to blue is the best part of the day. For his short movie, Adrift, filmmaker Simon Christen spent two years getting up before the sun to capture a timelapse video of the fog rolling in over the San Francisco Bay. » 7/02/13 11:17am 7/02/13 11:17am

The Only Thing Better Than a Fireworks Show Is a Fireworks Competition

There's something wonderful about watching things blow up in sparkly, colorful explosions. You might even have your own little display over the holiday weekend. But this explosive timelapse video of the massive annual International Fireworks Competition in Da Nang, Vietnam will make your backyard show look puny by… » 5/23/13 3:24pm 5/23/13 3:24pm

Watch This Annular Eclipse Send a Stunning Halo of Fire Across the Sky

There's nothing quite like a total eclipse (of the heart), but an annular eclipse is a close second. Especially if you're into rings of fire. And after you watch this incredible video from one that took place in Pilbara, Australia last weekend, you'll be a fan. » 5/15/13 2:20pm 5/15/13 2:20pm

This Simple Device Makes Glorious Timelapses Easy—Even at Night

If the term intervalometer leaves you scratching your head, but you have the perfect idea for the next viral timelapse video, Brinno's here to help. The company's new TLC200 Pro makes creating timelapses as easy as using a point-and-shoot camera. And thanks to a relatively large, extra-sensitive 1/3-inch sensor, it… » 5/13/13 11:04am 5/13/13 11:04am

See the Last 20 Years of the Whole World in the Biggest Timelapse Yet

Google Earth wasn't around until about 2005, but with the power of archival satellite footage, Google's whipped up the most comprehensive timelapse known to man, covering the past 20 years of Earth. The ultimate, beautiful conclusion of this little project? Dope GIFs. » 5/09/13 10:01am 5/09/13 10:01am

Ride Along With an Icebreaker's Two Month Journey In Just Five Minutes

You wouldn't think that anyone would ever refer to Antarctica as being beautiful, would you? After all, it's just a massive expanse of ice and snow, right? Well, somehow marine scientist Cassandra Brooks found a way to make it stunning with this gorgeous two-month time-lapse captured aboard the icebreaker Nathaniel… » 5/06/13 1:50pm 5/06/13 1:50pm

Bury Yourself Under This Avalanche Of Winter Storm Nemo Timelapses

Winter storm Nemo's triumphant entrance has come and gone by this point, and there's no shortage of documentation to show for it. After all, any aspiring snowpocalypse worth its (road) salt inspires an army of time timelapses that speed the storm's once fluttering bounty into a straight-up dump. Here are a couple of… » 2/09/13 9:00pm 2/09/13 9:00pm

Stunning Time-Lapse of One World Trade Center Construction

This remarkable footage of One World Trade Center is a moving document of the colossal construction endeavor. Work on the mammoth building began nearly six years ago. » 4/26/12 2:20pm 4/26/12 2:20pm

How Those Beautiful Time-Lapses Are Made

Eric Kessler of Kessler Crane hosted Timefest 2011, an event that brought top photographers around the country to showcase the gadgets, inventions, contraptions, small dollies, little engines, joysticks, controllers, wheels, iPhone apps, beer, secret locations and anything else you can think of that goes into a… » 8/25/11 12:40pm 8/25/11 12:40pm

GigaPan's "Time Machine", a Way To Pan and Zoom Gigapixel Timelapses

GigaPan, if you recall, is that incredible technology that stitches together hundreds of photos into a single, ultra-high-resolution image which you can zoom in and out of to view minuscule details. Now, GigaPan has updated their project so you're zooming in and out of moving pictures—timelapses. So you're not only… » 4/22/11 3:00am 4/22/11 3:00am