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Watch This Human Inkjet Printer Create a Portrait in 300 Hours With 3 Million Hand-Drawn Dots

There are a lot of reasons to be impressed with David Bayo’s beautiful Astrée portrait created using a painstaking stipple technique. But what’s more staggering to me than hand-drawing 3 million individual dots is somehow finding enough spare time to dedicate 300 hours to a single work of art. I can’t even find the time to do laundry. Read More >>

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Watching Lake Ice Slowly Pile Up on Shore Is a Soothing Reminder That Spring Is Coming Soon

Those of us who experience the cold of winter have definitely had our fill of snow and frigid temperatures. There is beauty to be found when the thermometer drops below freezing, like the sights and sounds of lake ice cracking and piling up on the shore, but it’s mostly soothing as a reminder that spring will soon be here. Read More >>

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Watching a Keyboard Melt Away in Acetone Is Equal Parts Disgusting and Satisfying

No matter what you do for a living, there’s a very good chance that at least some part of your job involves pecking away at a computer keyboard. That’s not going to change anytime soon, but watching a plastic keyboard melt away in a pool of acetone at least provides some cathartic satisfaction. Read More >>

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This Artist Drawing an Incredibly Detailed Mechanical Crab Is Like a Human Printer

Watching this timelapse footage of artist Steeven Salvat drawing a cutaway illustration of a mechanical crab, revealing its impossible inner workings on one side, will make you marvel at his patience and incredibly steady hand. If the art thing doesn’t work out, Salvat could easily find work as a surgeon. Read More >>

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This Two-Month Timelapse Gives You a Free Front Row Seat on a Mediterranean Cruise

Even a heavily discounted ocean cruise is still going to cost you a few hundred dollars, which is money you don’t have to spend thanks to Fran Garcia, who mounted a GoPro camera to the freighter he was working on as it sailed back and forth across the Mediterranean Sea. Read More >>

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This Timelapse of Canada Is Proof That the Country Isn’t Always Buried in Snow

Florian Nick spent six weeks traveling over 3,400 miles across the western provinces of Canada, waking up at the crack of dawn to point his camera at sunrises, and hiking up mountains to capture awe-inspiring vistas. The result is a three-and-a-half minute short film called Alive that’s full of so much colour and detail it almost looks like a painting that’s come to life. Read More >>

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Watch Seattle Evolve and Grow in This Epic Three-Year Timelapse Shot From the Space Needle

Most timelapses condense a few hours or days into bite-size videos that make the world appear to fly by in fast-forward. But Ricardo Martin Brualla has created an aerial timelapse of Seattle that shows the city growing and evolving over three full years—and he didn’t even have to set up a camera himself. Read More >>

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Explore 130 Years of National Geographic Covers in Just Two Minutes

One of the last magazines that’s still worth reading in print form, National Geographic has featured some fascinating stories over the years, but most of us likely pore over each issue to marvel at the photography. First published way back in 1888, the magazine celebrates its 130th birthday in 2018 and is kicking off the festivities with this fantastic timelapse of all its past covers. Read More >>

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This Spectacular Stargazing Video Makes Me Want to Move Far Away From Big City Lights

Sure, the restaurants are great. But the bright lights of a big city mean that at night you can rarely see more than a few stars in the sky, and these stunning timelapses of the galaxy overhead will make you realise the spectacular show you’re missing every evening. Read More >>

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Watch the Grand Canyon Fill With Clouds in This Timelapse of a Rare Weather Phenomenon

Clouds form when warm, humid air rises into the cooler atmosphere, and all that water vapour condenses into tiny floating water droplets. But sometimes that process can be inverted, like when cold air trapped in the Grand Canyon causes it to fill with clouds as warm air passes over the massive gorge. And sometimes, that phenomenon can be absolutely stunning. Read More >>

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The Rocky Mountains Painted With Autumn Colours Are a Treat For Your Eyes

Shot on location at the Rocky Mountain National Park, the latest timelapse from More Than Just Parks captures the beauty of the iconic mountain range through all four seasons. But the highlight is undoubtedly when the stunning colours of autumn arrive, turning the park into a living painting. Read More >>

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This Month-Long Timelapse of Life at Sea Makes Me Want to Sail the World

There are certainly some downsides to working aboard a massive container ship that criss-crosses the world’s oceans for months at a time. But through the lens of JeffHK’s timelapse camera, it’s hard to imagine a more soothing and relaxing career choice than roaming the open sea. Read More >>

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This Timelapse Turns LA’s Nightmarish Traffic Into the City’s Most Beautiful Feature

Beverly Hills, Hollywood, Santa Monica; all great reasons to visit Los Angeles that are unfortunately overshadowed by the city’s overwhelming traffic and perpetually-gridlocked highways. But through the lens of Ralph & Randy’s timelapse cameras, LA’s traffic nightmare somehow looks like best reason to head to the West Coast. Read More >>

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Breathtaking Timelapses Turn Massive Stormfronts Into Swirling Masterpieces

It might seem like photographer Mike Olbinski is always at the right place at the right time to capture Mother Nature’s fury. But for his latest film, Pursuit, he actually spent three months driving across 10 US states to capture this amazing timelapse footage, chasing storms and weather patterns for over 28,000 miles. Read More >>

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Stunning Timelapse of Rolling Clouds Looks Like Someone Flipped the Ocean Upside Down

He’s been chasing storms for eight years, but filmmaker Mike Olbinski called this event—a sunset that blasted a rare display of rolling undulatus asperatus clouds with an amazing lightshow of colors—“one of the most incredible scenes [he’s] witnessed.” The resulting 4K timelapse is one you’re going to want to watch in fullscreen. Read More >>