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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 >>

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Incredible Storm Footage Makes It Look Like the Apocalypse Has Arrived

Meteorologists can predict, with surprising accuracy, when a storm will roll through your town. But predicting exactly how severe it will be can still be hit and miss. That’s why it took filmmaker Chad Cowan six years to capture the spectacular timelapses he assembled into this awe-inspiring compilation. Read More >>

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It Took Three Years to Film This Spectacular Timelapse of Hundreds of Blooming Flowers

As a follow-up to his short film entitled Fall that we shared almost five years ago, filmmaker Jamie Scott spent the past three years filming a sequel called Spring, which features incredible timelapse footage of hundreds of flowers blossoming as they usher in warmer weather. Read More >>

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An Airline Pilot Captured This Beautiful Timelapse Footage of the Milky Way

As a passenger on an aeroplane, it’s not easy to shoot footage from your plane’s tiny window. But when you’re the pilot, with a large window to watch the night sky, you it’s possible to capture some amazing aerial footage of the Milky Way. Read More >>

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A New Technique Captures Stunning Timelapse Footage of the Smallest Living Things

Microscopes let us observe some of the smallest objects in our universe, but with limitations when it comes to movements that can take hours, days, even weeks to play out. So a team of Austrian scientists developed new software that allows microscopes to not only track a slowly-moving object, but also capture incredible timelapse footage, speeding up the action. Read More >>

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Melting M&Ms Look Like Exploding Supernovas

Drop a couple of M&Ms in a petri dish filled with water, point a Sony A7R M2 camera at the experiment capturing a 4K timelapse, and what you get is some remarkably beautiful footage of the colourful candy coating melting away. Without the ‘m’ stamped on each candy, you would almost assume this was footage from by a telescope peering deep into space. [Vimeo via PetaPixel] Read More >>

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Watch Japan Fix a Massive Five Lane-Wide Sink Hole in Less Than a Week

You’d assume that when the earth opens up to swallow a big chunk of a crowded city it would take months to fix the damage. But in the Japanese city of Fukuoka, it took repair crews just four days to fix a massive five-lane-wide sinkhole that suddenly appeared last week. Read More >>

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The Northern Lights Look Absolutely Breathtaking in This Timelapse Video

If you’ve never had the opportunity to venture far enough north to take in the northern lights, the filmmakers at More Than Just Parks captured a stunning example of the Aurora Borealis’ majesty over Minnesota’s Voyageurs National Park. These timelapse videos might even be better than the real thing since you don’t even have to put your phone down to watch nature’s most impressive display. [Vimeo] Read More >>

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This Timelapse Makes Fog Look Like the Oceans Flooding the Entire Earth

There’s not enough ice on the Earth’s polar caps to flood the entire planet should global warming turn it all into water. But sea levels will keep rising, and Danny MacRostie’s beautiful timelapse footage of fog rolling over California’s Mount Tamalpais feels like an eery sneak peek of where the world might be headed. Read More >>

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Spectacular Timelapse Footage Makes Storms Look Like Floating Waterfalls

When you’re caught in a downpour, you never stop to think about the scale of the storm that’s soaking you, you’re just trying to stay dry. But through Mike Olbinski’s timelapse camera, we get a rare glimpse of raging storms from a safe distance, revealing their massive scale, but also their limited reach as they pour rain down on the earth. [Mike Olbinski - Monsoon III] Read More >>

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Timelapse Footage of Tornado-Spewing Storms is a Sneak Peek at the Apocalypse

If you didn’t grow up in the American Midwest, you’ve probably never truly experienced the fury of a tornado-spewing summer thunderstorm. Wedding photographer Mike Olbinski spends his spare time chasing those storms, and edited 60,000 frames worth of timelapses into this six-minute montage called Vorticity that will leave you with a new respect for Mother Nature. Read More >>

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Nearly a Million Photographs Were Taken to Make This Unforgettable Timelapse

If you have any hopes of ever creating a timelapse video better than photographer Keith Loutit’s The Lion City II - Majulah, you better start snapping photos soon because it took Keith over three years to capture the nearly one million photographs used to create this incredible video. Read More >>

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Cheer on This 3D-Printed Stop-Motion Baby as it Runs All Over the World

Until today, there really wasn’t a good reason for any sane human to buy a consumer 3D printer. But thanks to animator Eran Amir, the tech has a true and worthy cause: get everybody to use them to 3D print tiny baby sculptures for shooting hilarious timelapse videos of an albino infant sprinting around the world. It should have been so obvious all along. Read More >>