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Eruption at Iceland’s Bardabunga Volcano

When you send two quadcopters with cameras seriously close to a caldera full of exploding lava, something might melt! In this behind-the-scenes promo by drone maker DJI, director Eric Cheng, photographer Ragnar Th. Si...

Full Moon Silhouettes: A full moon rises in real time

This is not a time lapse video. Rising in real time over Wellington, New Zealand, the moon appears huge (and perhaps surprisingly speedy) as it was captured by photographer Mark Gee in January of 2013. In celebration ...

Tokyo roads transform into dazzling tunnels of light

Filmmaker Hiroshi Kondo transforms Tokyo's street lights into pulsing, dazzling, kaleidoscopic tunnels of light in this experimental motion graphics video: Eye Know. Music by Ayako Taniguchi.

In A Flash: Firefly Communication

Fireflies, or lightning bugs, can make warm summer evenings feel magical, but there's more than magic going on behind their bioluminescent light show. For the 2,000 species of fireflies around the globe, their energy-...

Two Triple Lightning Strikes in Chicago

On June 30, 2014, videographer Craig Shimala set up his cameras to capture a derecho, "a widespread, long-lived, straight-line wind storm," as it passed through Chicago. In the speedy time-lapse footage above, you can...

This is NOT timelapse: the Aurora Borealis in real time

This breathtaking video of the Aurora Borealis is not a timelapse video — this is what it looks like in real time. It was filmed in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, Canada by astro-ph...

Albuquerque’s 2013 Balloon Fiesta time lapsed

Watch this Roadtrippers time lapse video of Albuquerque’s 42nd annual International Balloon Fiesta, a nine day event where over 700 balloons take off into the sky. Full screen, HD-ready stuff.  Then watch more...

Giant bubble explosions in slow motion

From Shanks FX and PBS Digital Studios, watch these Giant Bubble Explosions, a DIY tutorial that features 60fps slow motion bubble goodness at night. In the archives: more bubble videos, including a bubble bot, bubbl...

The Leaf-tailed Geckos (Uroplatus) of Madagascar

Enjoy a fascinating, detailed look at the Leaf-tailed Geckos (Uroplatus) of Madagascar and their camouflage capabilities in this video by conservation photographer and biologist Ryan M. Bolto...

TED Ed: The Moon Illusion

Why does the full moon look larger when it’s near the horizon than when it’s high up in the sky? For generations, astronomers, psychologists, brain researchers, and many others ha...

Giant wingtip vortices in the fog as an airplane lands

An invisible but universal phenomena, huge wingtip vortices can be seen in the twisting fog as this airplane lands in Zurich, Switzerland. Wingtip vortices are strong spirals of air that are created when high pressur...

Borrowed Light: The story of one kid’s ambitious plan

Inspired by literature, myth, and the creation of lore, director and animator Olivia Huynh tells this story, Borrowed Light, with great skill. Arae, a kid and the last patron of an abandoned ...

Night Stroll

Night Stroll, animated by Tao Tajima, who filmed the footage near his home in Tokyo, Japan. Music by Ris Paul Ric. via icecreamhater.

The Chandelier Tree: Silver Lake’s twinkling neighborhood gem

Over the course of six years, Adam Tenenbaum turned his Silver Lake, California front yard tree into one that was filled with the warm light of 30 vintage chandeliers. In this short, filmmaker Colin Kennedy...

UnderH2O: Blackwater Drift Dive

From PBS Digital Studios’s UnderH2O team, go on a Blackwater Drift Dive:  The vast, unexplored ocean is filled with wonderful and mysterious creatures. This week, we journey far offshore for a midnight drift...

Sir David Attenborough and chameleons in Madagascar

Sir David Attenborough and chameleons in Madagascar, then and now, a brilliant video that mixes flashbacks from a 1960 television show called Zoo Quest with 2008 color footage shot for the BBC TV series Life in Cold B...

Science on the SPOT: Rendezvous With Horseshoe Crabs

Called living fossils, horseshoe crabs are harmless creatures that have been swimming oceans for a few hundred million years. They predate dinosaurs and are closely related to spiders or scorpions. Every May and June,...

Two months breaking ice (in under five minutes)

Marine scientist and Stanford PhD student Cassandra Brooks narrates a two month long time-lapse view from an ice breaker — a specially-designed ship with “a strengthened hull, an ice-clearing shape, and th...

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