“This is one of the most beautiful videos I’ve ever seen.”
“This is one of the most beautiful videos I’ve ever seen.”
Scenery glimmers by, brilliant stars and galaxies of the Milky Way wax and wane, lights flicker as climbers attempt Half Dome. Stunning, mesmerizing, majestic filming set to hauntingly lovely music.
This video is a collaboration between Sheldon Neill and Colin Delehanty. All timelapses were shot on the Canon 5D Mark II with a variety of Canon L and Zeiss CP.2 Lenses.
Project Yosemite Website: http://projectyose.com
Thanks to Dynamic Perception for their motion controlled dolly and continued support!
Dynamic Perception Website: http://dynamicperception.com
Music is “Outro” from the new album Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming by M83.
This whole project has been an amazing experience. The two of us became friends through Vimeo and explored a shared interest in timelapsing Yosemite National Park over an extended period of time. We’d like to expand this idea to other locations and would appreciate any suggestions for a future project.
Contact info: firstname.lastname@example.org
Behind The Scenes: http://vimeo.com/35223326
By Dalton Runberg
Yosemite HD | 2K will be hosted on YouTube shortly. Link coming soon!
Our hearts go out to the family of Markus Praxmarer who lost his life while climbing Half Dome on September 19, 2011.
Incredible Timelapse Movie of Earth As Viewed From the Orbiting Space Station
ISS Flight Over Africa with Milky Way
This video was taken by the crew of Expedition 30 on board the International Space Station. The sequence of shots was taken December 29, 2011 from 20:55:05 to 21:14:09 GMT, on a pass from over central Africa, near southeast Niger, to the South Indian Ocean, southeast of Madagascar. The complete pass is over southern Africa to the ocean, focusing on the lightning flashes from local storms and the Milky Way rising over the horizon.
The Milky Way can be spotted as a hazy band of white light at the beginning of the video. The pass continues southeast toward the Mozambique Channel and Madagascar. The Lovejoy Comet can be seen very faintly near the Milky Way. The pass ends as the sun is rising over the dark ocean.
Video courtesy of the Image Science & Analysis Laboratory, NASA Johnson Space Center
Via the Gateway to Astronaut Photography of Earth eol.jsc.nasa.gov/Videos/CrewEarthObservationsVideos/
More: Extraordinary Video With More Footage and Details On Recovering the Footage From the Badly Damaged Dashboard Camera With Subtitles
Original Video: http://youtu.be/nBeN-FCx0p8
This is probably one of the most extraordinary live Fukishima videos ever captured while tsunami waters engulf the streets of Senda minutes after the devastating 8.9 Japan Earthquake.
In the first minute of this video, you will see the incredible shaking of the street and buildings, almost as if the landscape is on a platform of rubber. The back and forth movement is huge. Buildings sway, cars bounce, streets rise and fall.
One man crouches and reels in an attempt to keep his balance. The video skips to an hour later when the rushing waters hit without warning.
Mr. Muroga, a delivery driver who has a security dashcam installed in his vehicle, was making a delivery through Sendai’s Miyagino-ku when the March 2011 Japan Earthquake struck. Since he was over a kilometer away from the ocean, he and others mistakenly assumed they were safe from any resulting floodwaters.
Out of nowhere, you can see a torrent of rushing water start to rush across the intersection several blocks ahead. One passenger leaps from his car to the right. He doesn’t know where to run.
Suddenly, within seconds, waters rise from behind. Frantic drivers have no time to leave their vehicles and they begin to float. You can see the auto headlights beaming and windshield wipers swishing back and forth while cars, vans and trucks bob and float in the rapidly rising water filled with debris.
If there is ANYTHING amazing and beautiful about this video, it is that Mr. Muroga was able to leap from his vehicle and swam to safety. Within minutes, you can see his vehicle pummeled as it’s swept into a warehouse where it is then crushed and overcome in a wave of metal, water and darkness. At one point while still in his vehicle, Mr. Muroga had briefly hoped the flood waters would recede and he could be saved.
Mr. Muroga wants everyone to see the extraordinary power and devastation of a tidal wave that can overcome a city without warning. He reports that there was no noise, no warning whatsoever. It was truly a silent killer. His message:
Watch the video and see how important it is to leave your vehicle and seek higher ground during a tidal wave. If there are any coastal earthquakes, be aware of tsunamis even if you over a kilometer distant from the sea.
A Wonderful and Beautiful Story Ending
An extraordinary and beautiful, touching story to watch. This young whale is caught in an impossible tangle of nets. Her fins are pins to her side and her breathing is terribly difficult and labored. She is dying a prolonged and terrifying death. A small boat finds her, and the men work desperately against the clock try and save her.
The men radio for help, but none is forthcoming. They take matters into their own hands. Time is running out. The young whale grows more increasingly desperate, frightened and exhausted. But, he contains herself with extraordinary patience as the men work feverishly to cut the nets with one, small knife. It is difficult and laborious work.
At last! The whale is free. He cannot contain herself. He jumps and leaps for joy for over an hour before the small boat that saves him. Her ecstasy is boundless. It seems he is showing them his incredible happiness, relief, gratitude.
The men finally must say good bye. They are deeply moved and touched. This story will stay with them for the rest of their lives. They are forever changed.
The Great Whale Conservancy (GWC) is a joint program of two premier projects of the Earth Island Institute: the International Marine Mammal Project and the Campaign to Safeguard America’s Waters.
When you befriend your horse, he (or she : ) will do anything for you. He will be loyal to you for his whole life, loving you. This extraordinary video shows you the magic of love and friendship, and what is possible with utter kindness and patience. Horses, all animals have such heart and compassion to feel and truly love.
“If only people could get along as well as these three…”
This is an amazing video of a rottweiler dog, tabby cat and white rat who ride upon each other in the streets of Santa Barbara with their owner. According to an email, this video was taken by the mayor of Santa Barbara as a holiday promotion.
More information at: http://bestpeacesign.com. “Contributions gratefully accepted… To all of those who have done so, thank you so much, it makes a huge difference for us. Peace.”
This is a particular moving image depicting the devastating consequences of war. I do not have the details about this particular image, only that it caused great grief when i first saw it in an email. But then, any pictures of dead children are devastating in scope.
Evidently this soldier is deeply moved by the death of this little baby. He will never forget this little child and this moment will likely haunt him for the rest of his days. He seems to be a soldier of great love, caring and courage. Hopefully he will go on to find a truly hopeful and peaceful way to reconcile the things he has born witness to.
The baby is so completely innocent in all of this. One day laughing, smiling, patting little hands together, the next day terrified, killed, then held in a bloody blanket by a stranger. But the stranger weeps for him or her… as do we all.
If anyone has any details about this image, please let me know.
Thanks to Kitt for sending : )
This is an absolutely extraordinary picture… A little infant macaque is “taken under the wing” by a white pigeon on China’s Neilingding Island in Guangdong Province.
Evidently, this little 12 week old baby monkey was separated from its mother and faced certain death until rescued by a refuge worker.
The story is that the baby was inconsolable until he was befriended and nurtured by the white pigeon, another resident of the shelter. It seems the pigeon understood the baby needed him or her.
They have become inseparable friends. The image was shot by Jianbin Huo of China, a photojournalist. Hopefully, the two will be allowed to spend as much time as possible together.
Macaque monkeys are very intelligent, sensitive and loving. They hold lifetime memories of family and tribe. This little baby may hold love and memories forever for his little friend.
More About Special Monkeys
This is a very beautiful book that chronicles the story of a special troop of Japanese Snow Monkeys as they live and play in a winter wonderland amidst hot springs in the mountains.
This book will touch you, make you laugh and steal your heart away as your see the imagery in full, large and intimate display and read about the monkeys as they dance in the snow, play with snowballs, bask in the sun, splash in the water and snuggle close together to keep warm and meticulously groom each other.
What is so especially captivating is their human-like qualities. They seem to have similar family dynamics with human emotions and expressions. This book captures such rare moments that will be unforgettable.
The adorable monkeys dance in the snow & bask in the sun. They climb & swing from trees. They chew leaves & joyfully play with snowballs, while the babies cuddle in their mother’s arms and nurse. They splash in the water and meticulously groom each other.
The generous array of pictures is absolutely stunning. Mitsuaki Iwago and Hideko Iwago, the authors, have captured the story, elements and photographs in an astounding display of color, pathos and beauty. As you progress through the book, it’s almost as if you’re there, living amongst a group of friends.
Included are details, notes, information in depth about the lifestyle, distribution, habits and living arrangements of these amazing creatures.