If it's been years since you've been awake early enough to watch a sunrise. If you're a time-lapse nature junkie. If you know how beautiful the sun-kissed Chicago skyline can be. Doubly so if you don't. These are the first few reasons why watching Craig Shimala's Good Morning Chicago should be mandatory. There are at least 30 others.

Shimala recorded a month's worth of sunrises in his hometown with a Canon 7D and an old Canon Rebel, with shots taken every 5 to 10 seconds then stitched together at 60fps. The result? A beautiful, haunting, inspiring medley of Windy City dawns. [NotCot]