Sometimes, to truly appreciate a particular aspect of Mother Nature, you’ve got to speed her up a bit. The technology that allows us to do this has been around for decades, but — as evidenced by Discovery’s LIFE series — there are a few new tricks that make it look more stunning than ever before.
After the fold are seven beautiful videos that took a tremendous amount of time, effort, and in some cases, daring on the part of the videographers. Everything from the night sky to the four seasons to the making of a super-tornado are all represented. Take a couple minutes to enjoy what used to be days — and even years — condensed into a few moments.
Arctic Melt Time Lapse from the BBC series The Great Melt
One Year in 90 Seconds
Incredible Forest Time-Lapse Shot From BBC LIFE. (Full one-minute sequence at the 9min mark.)
National Geographic Northern Lights Sequence
Crazy Time Lapse Video of Super Cell Tornadoes from June 2009
Time Lapse of the Milky Way at Hakuba Lake
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About Michael dEstries
Michael has been blogging since 2005 on issues such as sustainability, renewable energy, philanthropy, and healthy living. He regularly contributes to a slew of publications, as well as consulting with companies looking to make an impact using the web and social media. He lives in Ithaca, NY with his family on an apple farm.