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Today, it is Saturday, December 4, 2021, 11:57 am. in Southern California.
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Incredibly Beautiful Yosemite: Spectacular Timelapse Video

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.

Yosemite HD from Project Yosemite on Vimeo.

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:

Thanks to Dynamic Perception for their motion controlled dolly and continued support!

Dynamic Perception Website:

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:
Behind The Scenes:
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.



NASA Releases STUNNING Images Movie of Earth

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



Extraordinary Kindnesses… Baby Elephants & Keepers

Precious, vulnerable and fragile, these orphaned baby elephants are lovingly nurtured by their caregivers at the Nairobi Elephant Nursery in Kenya.

Little Orphaned Baby Elephants

Little Orphaned Baby Elephants

Click on the image above to see the slideshow at National Geographic. (Link opens new tab or window)

Baby Elephants Needing and Loving Each Other

Baby Elephants Needing and Loving Each Other


Baby Hummingbird in Hand Being Fed By Mother

A baby hummingbird being held in the hand is being fed by its wild mother. The mother has no fear. The little baby had a soft tissue injury to its wing and was unable to fly. Happily, the injury did heal and the little bird was happily released into the wild by a wildlife care facility. The mother feeds the little one on the ground…


Beavers and Moose Living Together in Harmony

Living together in harmony and symbiosis… with the help of beavers, moose are provided delicious leaves from branches they cannot ordinarily reach. Additionally, beavers provide small ponds and lakes where moose can browse for small aquatic plants. A beautiful video…


Beautiful Sounds of Rain, Thunderstorm, Water Trickling

Slight Summer Rain – Softly gentle with distant thunder. The first video is a high quality rain and soft thunder recording. The other videos feature Amazon Rain Forest Sounds with birds, crickets, water and the soft sounds of Nature. I keep adding to this collection…



Watch the stars rotate above the clouds in this gorgeous panorama of the stunning sky as it moves across the horizon throughout the night. Now you will be able to see how the Earth moves in concert with the stars.

Be sure not to miss a glorious moonbeam as it flashes and dances over the beautiful lake. And then catch a glimpse of a huge and radiant rainbow as it glows for mere seconds and flickers away like a dream. Absolutely stunning vision of the heavens.

For a larger version, click HERE.

Torres del Paine, Patagonia, Chile. Time Lapse photography by Stephanie Guisard.


Live Streaming Video – Barn Owl Babies!

This is a Ustream live streaming video of newly hatched baby owlets being lovingly taken care of by Molly their Mother and McGee their Dad in San Marcos, California. (You may have to wait a few moments for the live feed to appear.)

There’s one egg that hasn’t hatched yet, and Molly has spent all day feeding her newborns. One newborn is off to himself in the right corner. Hope he’s okay! : ) Update: Mumsy just tucked him under
her breast. He’s warm and quiet now. Joy! 😀

Free Webcam Chat at Ustream


QUICK HAITI Links, Resources, Donations

UPDATE: accepts Paypal, Google Checkout and Amazon on behalf of the Haiti children. This makes donating much easier for you. : ) has an extremely high rating with Charity Navigator. 92% goes directly to the children, only 8% for administration. Most of the other charities have higher administration and salary percentage costs.



INTERNATIONAL Person Finder – Haiti Earthquake – The following box provides search and notification links for people looking for and trying to find people in the Haiti Earthquake regions. Below the box are direct links to the most highly recommended legitimate charity links.

For US Citizens – Finding People and Notifying Status

State Dept. Email Haiti-Earthquake@State.Gov 
U.S. or Canada, 888-407-4747. 
Outside U.S. and Canada, 202-501-4444. 
US Embassy’s Consular Task Force 509-2229-8942, 509-2229-8089, 509-2229-8322, or 509-2229-8672.



  1. Text "HAITI" to "90999" $10 donated to Red Cross to help with relief efforts, charged to cell bill.
  2. Text "HAITI" to 20222 $10 donated to Clinton Foundation’s Haiti Relief Fund, charged to cell bill.
  3. Canadians: Text "HAITI" to 20222 $5 donated through Clinton Giustra Sustainable Growth Initiative –  100% directed to Haiti relief

Top Rated Best Use of Donations – Checked through Charity Navigator & Other Monitoring Services

  1. American Red Cross International Response Fund
  3. The International Rescue Group
  4. International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies
  5. Mercy Corps Haiti Earthquake Fund
  6. Partners in Health
  7. UN World Food Programme
  8. InterAction


  1. Message Board For Family, Friends Of Missing Persons In Haiti
  2. Action Against Hunger
  3. CARE
  4. Beyond Borders
  5. International Medical Corps
  6. Oxfam International
  7. Samaritan’s Purse International Relief

Best way to help is with donations. Clothes and other items are extremely expensive and difficult to sort and ship over.



A visually stunning trip through the known universe by the American Museum of Natural History. You never knew how small the Earth is, how beautiful, how singular and alone.

Another visual stunning trip through the Universe is the introductory scene from the movie, “Contact” with Jody Foster and Matthew McConaughey. A Must Buy movie, by the way…

From Youtube:

“The Known Universe takes viewers from the Himalayas through our atmosphere and the inky black of space to the afterglow of the Big Bang. Every star, planet, and quasar seen in the film is possible because of the world’s most complete four-dimensional map of the universe, the Digital Universe Atlas that is maintained and updated by astrophysicists at the American Museum of Natural History. The new film, created by the Museum, is part of an exhibition, Visions of the Cosmos: From the Milky Ocean to an Evolving Universe, at the Rubin Museum of Art in Manhattan through May 2010.”

"Data: Digital Universe, American Museum of Natural History…

Visualization Software: Uniview by SCISS

Director: Carter Emmart
Curator: Ben R. Oppenheimer
Producer: Michael Hoffman
Executive Producer: Ro Kinzler
Co-Executive Producer: Martin Brauen
Manager, Digital Universe Atlas: Brian Abbott

Music: Suke Cerulo

For more information visit
Category:  Science & Technology"


Tanja Askani WOLVES

The most amazing photographs… Tanja Askani takes the most wonderful photos of animals… She loves them with her whole heart, and it shows. She is able to capture their inner and outer beauty with such artfulness. Animals love her back, dearly. It is as if they have an understanding.

Wolves are magnificent, beautiful creatures
capable of great, enduring love.

Amazing and Wonderful Wolves…Wolves can love with great passion and intensity, broken hearted and inconsolable when they lose one another. They are devoted parents, uncles, aunts and grandparents to the cubs.

They can be extremely sweet to one another, playful and teasing, gentle and yet firm in their discipline. Some have observed that they excel as parents, beyond and above their human counterparts.

They hunt only when hungry, kill quickly, and will catch and eat mice if need be.

We do not know the wolf anymore. We came to fear them through fictional literature of the past.


More Wondrousness: (Tanja’s Blog)
Tanya’s Piglets

Tanja’s pictures make me cry… Thank you Suzie!




These blog globs are growing. There’s more of them, and they’re getting bigger. If you are unlucky enough to get caught and swim inside their soupier members, their slime doesn’t wash off. The thick mucasoid globs are more solid, white gelatinous collection of germy bacterial infested soup. Gross!

These mucus sea blobs are growing in the ocean. Some are huge.

More Information

“But the new study found that Mediterranean mucilages harbor bacteria and viruses, including potentially deadly E. coli, Danovaro said. Those pathogens threaten human swimmers as well as fish and other sea creatures, according to the report, published September 16 in the journal PloS One. ”

“The noxious masses can also trap animals, coating their gills and suffocating them, Danovaro said.

And the biggest blobs can sink to the bottom, acting like a huge blanket that smothers life on the seafloor.

Mucilages Going Global?

Mucilages aren’t a concern for just the Mediterranean, Danovaro added. Recent studies tentatively suggest that mucus may be spreading throughout oceans from the North Sea (map) to Australia, perhaps because of rising temperatures, he said.

“It’s a good example [of what will happen if] we don’t do something to stop climate warming,” Danovaro said. “There are consequences [if] we continue to deny the scientific evidence.”

Beyond warm temperatures, it’s still not exactly clear what drives the blobs’ formation, Scripps’ Azam pointed out. For instance, no one knows why the dead marine matter in the blobs doesn’t decompose.

Giant, Mucus-Like Sea Blobs on the Rise, Pose Danger…giant-sea-mucus-blobs_2.html