This blog is now rarely updated, but remains as an archive of bits and pieces I've collected from around the internet. To see what's caught my eye more recently, find me on twitter.

Tuesday, 15 November 2011

#147; lots of videos, & some other stuff

Wazzup?

The Atlantic has an incredible selection of photos from the National Geographic Photo Contest 2011. Click here to take a look at all the images in their full size - it's a brilliant collection.

A tree enveloped in spiders webs, as spiders fled the floods in Pakistan.
and I love this portrait:
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This is a stunning video of an epic operation by the WWF to relocate Black Rhinos in South Africa. 
Flying Rhinos from Green Renaissance on Vimeo.


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Another amazing video. This super-slow-mo film shows how hummingbirds stay dry in the rain - a deceptively crucial skill when you weigh just a few grams, and the careful balance of hovering is essential to your continued survival. This video shows a hummingbird shaking water off itself like a dog, while hovering. For more detail, click here (Wired).


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Take 5 minutes, click on the HD option, and go fullscreen for this incredible time-lapse view of the earth from space.
Earth | Time Lapse View from Space, Fly Over | NASA, ISS from Michael König on Vimeo.


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Got even more time to waste? Watch this video, showing how the Dutch National Ballet created the awesome TedX Amsterdam poster image:
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Beautifully filmed clips of skyliners. Also, if it's your kind of thing, for one of the most impressive base jumping videos I've seen in a while, click here.
I Believe I can Fly ( flight of the frenchies). Trailer from sebastien montaz-rosset on Vimeo.

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And to end on some fantastic frivolity, a great collection of dweeby-sexy illustrations. "Nerdy Dirty". Fantastic:

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