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Environment => Wonders of Nature => Topic started by: AGelbert on November 01, 2013, 01:17:04 am

Title: Majestic and sometimes Spectacular Scenery
Post by: AGelbert on November 01, 2013, 01:17:04 am
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9d8wWcJLnFI&feature=player_embedded
The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth his handywork.
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Title: Re: Majestic and sometimes Spectacular Scenery
Post by: AGelbert on December 25, 2013, 01:54:31 am
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=thuViaxRd_w&feature=player_embedded
Title: Re: Majestic and sometimes Spectacular Scenery
Post by: AGelbert on July 12, 2014, 09:32:04 pm
Where is the Largest Protected Park on Earth?


The largest protected park on Earth is Greenland‘s Northeast Greenland National Park, which is approximately 357,917 square miles (927,000 square km) or about two times the size of the state of California. It was established in 1974 and contains an estimated 40% of the worldwide population of musk ox. Other animal species that live in Northeast Greenland National Park include walruses, snowy owls, polar bears, and arctic foxes. Due to its Arctic location, the park area barely reaches above freezing temperatures in the summertime, has little sunlight, and is in extreme darkness for around four months of the year.

More about nature reserves:

•Australia’s Great Barrier Reef Marine Park is home to the Great Barrier Reef coral reef, which is the largest living structure in the world.

•The largest marine reserve on Earth is the Chagos Marine Protected Area, located in the British Indian Ocean Territory--it’s around twice the size of the United Kingdom and contains the biggest coral atoll, or circular-shaped coral formation, in the world.

•Greenland’s Northeast Greenland National Park is larger in size than all but 30 countries in the world.

http://www.wisegeek.com/where-is-the-largest-protected-park-on-earth.htm


Title: Re: Majestic and sometimes Spectacular Scenery
Post by: AGelbert on August 01, 2014, 12:20:52 am
HD 162826: Astronomers Discover Second Sun (http://dl3.glitter-graphics.net/pub/465/465823jzy0y15obs.gif) (http://dl3.glitter-graphics.net/pub/465/465823jzy0y15obs.gif)

Astronomers from the United States, Russia and Australia have discovered the first true solar sibling – HD 162826.

D 162826, a star born in the same star cluster as our Sun, is located in the constellation Hercules, about 110 light-years away from Earth. It has a mass about 1.15 times that of the Sun.

The star is not visible to the unaided eye but can be seen with low-power binoculars, not far from Vega.

The astronomers led by Dr Ivan Ramirez from the University of Texas at Austin identified HD 162826 as our Sun’s sibling by following up on 30 possible candidate stars. In addition to chemical analysis, they also analyzed information about orbits of these stars.

Considering both chemistry and orbits narrowed the field of candidates down to one – HD 162826.

“No one knows whether this star hosts any life-bearing planets,” said Dr Ramirez, who reported the discovery in the Astrophysical Journal (arXiv.org version).

Dr Ramirez’s team has ruled out any massive planets orbiting close to the star.

“It’s unlikely that a Jupiter analog orbits the star,” Dr Ramirez said.

However, he and his colleagues do not rule out the presence of smaller terrestrial planets.

“The finding of a single solar sibling is intriguing, but the project has a larger purpose: to create a road map for how to identify solar siblings, in preparation for the flood of data expected soon from surveys such as ESA’s Gaia.”

Gaia will provide accurate distances and proper motions for a billion stars, allowing scientists to search for solar siblings all the way to the center of our Milky Way Galaxy.

“The number of stars that we can study will increase by a factor of 10,000,” Dr Ramirez said.

“Don’t invest a lot of time in analyzing every detail in every star. You can concentrate on certain key chemical elements that are going to be very useful. These elements are ones that vary greatly among stars, which otherwise have very similar chemical compositions. These highly variable chemical elements are largely dependent on where in the Galaxy the star formed.”

“We want to know where we were born. If we can figure out in what part of the Galaxy the Sun formed, we can constrain conditions on the early Solar System. That could help us understand why we are here,” Dr Ramirez said.

Once many more solar siblings have been identified, astronomers will be one step closer to knowing where and how the Sun formed.

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I. Ramirez et al. 2014. Elemental Abundances of Solar Sibling Candidates. ApJ, accepted for publication; arXiv: 1405.1723
http://www.sci-news.com/astronomy/science-hd162826-second-sun-01919.html

Title: Re: Majestic and sometimes Spectacular Scenery
Post by: AGelbert on August 21, 2014, 11:54:37 pm
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EkfRUNTOJKo&feature=player_embedded
Title: The beauty of a drop of water on a waxy leaf
Post by: AGelbert on September 04, 2014, 12:54:54 am
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Title: Poignant, truthful and spectacular "Nature is Speaking" Series
Post by: AGelbert on October 06, 2014, 11:11:43 pm
Poignant, truthful and spectacular "Nature is Speaking" Series
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WmVLcj-XKnM&feature=player_embedded

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3e66bnuxV2A&feature=player_embedded
Title: More "Nature is SPEAKING" series
Post by: AGelbert on October 06, 2014, 11:17:19 pm
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dor4XvjA8Wo&feature=player_embedded
Title: "Just" water.....
Post by: AGelbert on October 06, 2014, 11:21:44 pm
"Just" water....
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fwV9OYeGN88&feature=player_embedded
Title: Re: Majestic and sometimes Spectacular Scenery
Post by: AGelbert on October 07, 2014, 01:18:04 am
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JQxYzuHI2lY&feature=player_embedded
Take the Pledge.
Title: Re: Majestic and sometimes Spectacular Scenery
Post by: AGelbert on November 15, 2014, 08:51:23 pm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6v2L2UGZJAM&feature=player_embedded
Breathtaking scenery!  (http://www.pic4ever.com/images/computer3.gif)
Title: Re: Majestic and sometimes Spectacular Scenery
Post by: AGelbert on November 21, 2014, 01:11:55 am
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BERbQwrtit4&feature=player_embedded
Dedicated to Richard L. (Dick) Proenneke  1916-2003

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"Distance is relative. A trip on this lake takes me about 3 hours to canoe 8 and half miles if I don't have a wind to fight. With a motor on the canoe I could make it in less than an hour. But a motor's noise stills the sound of the wilderness. 
Dick Proenneke

Title: Re: Majestic and sometimes Spectacular Scenery
Post by: AGelbert on December 13, 2014, 12:59:58 pm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-HhXOz0EsP0&feature=player_embedded
From Davy Jones' Locker to the largest know cave in the world (it's in Viet Nam) to the 9,000 ft high lost world that inspired Arthur Conan Doyle's novel to some amazing and unique life forms like a huge meat eating PLANT  :o  ;D and chemotrophic life forms, video proof that this planet has many wonders yet to be revealed to human eyes.  (http://dl5.glitter-graphics.net/pub/3328/3328805eipbi6o30e.gif)
Title: Re: Majestic and sometimes Spectacular Scenery
Post by: AGelbert on December 17, 2014, 10:03:01 pm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PYs5zyM9zk8&feature=player_embedded
Title: Re: Majestic and sometimes Spectacular Scenery
Post by: AGelbert on December 17, 2014, 10:16:54 pm
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lcL678AASFc&feature=player_embedded
World's Most Beautiful Waterfalls.
Title: Re: Majestic and sometimes Spectacular Scenery
Post by: AGelbert on December 18, 2014, 08:13:39 pm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tq75nkjL6a8&feature=player_embedded
America's Beautiful West
Title: Re: Majestic and sometimes Spectacular Scenery
Post by: AGelbert on December 27, 2014, 02:18:29 am
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EPyl1LgNtoQ&feature=player_embedded
View From Space: Countries and Coastlines
Title: Re: Majestic and sometimes Spectacular Scenery
Post by: AGelbert on December 27, 2014, 02:26:12 am
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FG0fTKAqZ5g&feature=player_embedded
More earth from space. The Northern lights are far out!  :o I actually made out some GREEN colored landscape in Mexico or possibly Central America. See if you can spot it.  8)
Title: Re: Majestic and sometimes Spectacular Scenery
Post by: AGelbert on April 05, 2015, 07:49:15 pm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6pxRHBw-k8M&feature=player_embedded
Title: Re: Majestic and sometimes Spectacular Scenery
Post by: AGelbert on April 11, 2015, 02:48:59 pm
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A spectacular display of the Aurora Borealis (Northern Lights) overhead in the Brooks Range of Alaska, deep in the Gates of the Arctic National Park.

Many other beautiful photos at link: (http://www.freesmileys.org/emoticons/emoticon-object-102.gif)

http://www.artinnaturephotography.com/wordpress/
Title: Re: Majestic and sometimes Spectacular Scenery
Post by: AGelbert on June 10, 2015, 02:58:41 pm
The View From Space: Dynamic Spring Weather in North Atlantic Waters
Press Release - Posted by Keith Cowing Source: NASA
Posted May 28, 2015 10:06 AM


Physical oceanographers will sometimes point out that the ocean has weather and seasons, much like the atmosphere.

Masses of water with different temperatures, salinities, and nutrient levels clash and mix like warm and cold fronts in the air. Different plant-like species"phytoplankton"bloom, spread, and die back with the different conditions. Ocean currents swirl in turbulent fronts and eddies"much like tornadoes and hurricanes, though far more productive than destructive.

Springtime in the North Atlantic Ocean is a time of great change, turbulence, and productivity. Increasing sunlight, nutrient runoff from land and upwelling from the deep, and changeable atmospheric weather all conspire to color the ocean surface with interesting patterns.

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©NASA North America download large image (4 MB, JPEG, 3994x3395) (at link)

The composite image above shows the northwest Atlantic Ocean on May 14, 2015, with the New England and Canadian Maritimes in the background. The image was constructed from data acquired by the Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) sensor on the Suomi NPP satellite.

On the left side of the image, several circular patterns are traced out by the light green phytoplankton near the surface. These rings are likely eddies that have spun off of the Gulf Stream, which turns east toward Europe in this region.

The underwater plateau known as Georges Bank is also made visible (indirectly) by the plankton. The Labrador Current and the Gulf Stream meet in this area, and the relatively shallow water promotes an abundant crop of phytoplankton, marine plants, shellfish, finfish, and marine mammals, all the way up the food chain. The bank is marked by bright swirls of color in the image.

Patches and swirls of phytoplankton continue to the north and east from the bank, indicating regions where there are significant nutrients near the surface and other water conditions that promote blooms. Though it is very difficult to identify the genus and species of phytoplankton from a satellite, researchers working from ships in the North Atlantic confirmed that at least some of the phytoplankton blooming in May were diatoms, including Guinardia delicatula.

The Gulf of Maine and Georges Bank have historically been some of the most productive fishing grounds on the planet. Overfishing and pollution brought significant declines in the late 20th century, though regulation and changes in fishing practices may now restore some of the abundance in the local waters. Researchers from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, North Carolina State University, and NOAA have been regularly monitoring the region with ship-based studies, ocean models, and automated, moored instruments in order to keep track of phytoplankton and algae species, particularly those that lead to toxic algae blooms.

Related Reading

NASA Earth Observatory (2011, March 2) Ocean Crossroads.

NASA Earth Observatory (2011, February 17) As the Seasons Change, Will the Plankton?

NASA Earth Observatory (2010, July 13) What are Phytoplankton?

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (2015, May 11) Gulf of Maine Red Tide Bloom Expected to Be Similar to Past Three Years. Accessed May 25, 2015.

American Museum of Natural History (no date) The Sorry Story of Georges Bank. Accessed May 25, 2015.

NASA image by Norman Kuring, NASA Ocean Color group. Caption by Mike Carlowicz, with image interpretation from Norman Kuring (NASA) and Dennis McGillicuddy, Don Anderson, and Heidi Sosik (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution).


http://spaceref.com/onorbit/the-view-from-space-dynamic-spring-weather-in-north-atlantic-waters.html
Title: Re: Majestic and sometimes Spectacular Scenery
Post by: AGelbert on November 04, 2015, 12:41:36 am
  (http://www.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/3-301014182902.gif) Behold, the Spectacular Sun.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6tmbeLTHC_0&feature=player_embedded


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Title: Re: Majestic and sometimes Spectacular Scenery
Post by: AGelbert on November 11, 2015, 01:20:21 am
https://youtu.be/MJk4uTiCiCM
THE ARCTIC

Great Beluga whale underwater scenes! Watch two polar bears discuss Nietzsche's territorial imperative (http://www.pic4ever.com/images/3ztzsjm.gif)  ;D. Enjoy the Northern Lights.  (http://www.pic4ever.com/images/8.gif)

I liked this video because there is ZERO narration (http://www.coh2.org/images/Smileys/huhsign.gif). All you hear are the sounds of the wind, waves, ice and the animals in the film. Enjoy!  (http://www.pic4ever.com/images/128fs318181.gif)

If you want to watch Polar Bears or a host of other animals live in different parts of the world, go to the link below:

http://explore.org/live-cams/player/polar-bear-lodge-cam
Title: Re: Majestic and sometimes Spectacular Scenery
Post by: AGelbert on January 16, 2016, 08:12:50 pm

Planetarium. Explore The Sky From Your Desk.
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Submitted by rob.schifreen | Last update on 14th January, 2016 - 5:49am

If you'd like to explore the sky but you don't have access to a powerful telescope, then this free online planetarium is arguably the next best thing.  It's all web-based so there's nothing to download or install.  Just head to http://neave.com/planetarium/ and enter your location, to start exploring the constellations and planets. (http://www.freesmileys.org/emoticons/emoticon-object-077.gif)


And unlike a conventional telescope, this web-based one can transport you to anywhere in the world.  There's no need to start from the viewpoint of your actual current location if you don't want to.  (http://www.freesmileys.org/emoticons/emoticon-object-081.gif)

http://www.techsupportalert.com/content/planetarium-explore-sky-your-desk.htm
Title: Re: Majestic and sometimes Spectacular Scenery
Post by: AGelbert on February 22, 2016, 06:31:59 pm
Stunning time-lapse will make you see the heavens in a whole new light (video)
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http://www.treehugger.com/natural-sciences/stunning-time-lapse-film-will-make-you-see-heavens-whole-new-light.html
Title: Re: Majestic and sometimes Spectacular Scenery
Post by: AGelbert on August 28, 2016, 03:20:35 pm
AG put up the trailer to this film on his newz channel, and it turns out the full movie is available on YouTube.  Beautiful visuals from what I have watched so far.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jqxENMKaeCU&feature=player_embedded

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Title: Re: Majestic and sometimes Spectacular Scenery
Post by: AGelbert on April 08, 2017, 08:25:06 pm
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Title: Re: Majestic and sometimes Spectacular Scenery
Post by: AGelbert on September 17, 2017, 07:37:37 pm
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Green: Vegetation on Our Planet (http://www.pic4ever.com/images/earthhug.gif)

https://youtu.be/6gUnXpBMfyI

Jun 19, 2013

Although 75% of the planet is a relatively unchanging ocean of blue, the remaining 25% of Earth's surface is a dynamic green. Data from the NASA/NOAA Suomi NPP satellite is able to detect these subtle differences in greenness. The resources on this page highlight our ever-changing planet, using highly detailed vegetation index data from the satellite, developed by scientists at NOAA. The darkest green areas are the lushest in vegetation, while the pale colors are sparse in vegetation cover either due to snow, drought, rock, or urban areas. Satellite data from April 2012 to April 2013 was used to generate these animations and images.
    
Terms of Use:   Please credit NASA/NOAA

https://www.nnvl.noaa.gov/MediaDetail2.php?MediaID=1362&MediaTypeID=3&ResourceID=104772
Title: Re: Majestic and sometimes Spectacular Scenery
Post by: AGelbert on September 17, 2017, 07:52:46 pm
EARTH FROM SPACE: Like You've Never Seen Before (2160p 4K 60fps)

2,049,482 views

https://youtu.be/n4IhCSMkADc

DOCUMENTARY TUBE

Published on Jun 27, 2015

This HD video shows the planet Earth from space in various time lapse orbital paths with the relaxing classical music of Beethoven. Travel around the Earth across the skies, viewing cites and countries all over the world by day and night from the USA to Australia.

Category Education
Title: Re: Majestic and sometimes Spectacular Scenery
Post by: AGelbert on December 23, 2017, 11:09:19 pm
Agelbert NOTE: Enjoy this documentary. Toward the end, the beauty of the multi-colored shades of blue, naturally sculpted ice in ice caves is shown, plus a drone is used to film the inside of ice caves never before seen by human eyes. (http://www.clker.com/cliparts/c/8/f/8/11949865511933397169thumbs_up_nathan_eady_01.svg.hi.png)

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Hidden In America | Alaska Disaster | Documentary

https://youtu.be/bP4gerIfYbo

Hidden in America

Published on Apr 4, 2016


Title: Re: Majestic and sometimes Spectacular Scenery
Post by: AGelbert on January 06, 2018, 01:41:43 pm
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KAGUYA (SELENE) taking "Full Earth-rise" by HDTV on Apr. 5, 2008.

https://youtu.be/H1KWtG66lEQ

Aspect ratio 16:9 and HD quality in English narration. (C)JAXA/NHK

Great lunar surface pictures and spectacular 3D realisitc animation of the solar system can be viewed in the video below:

Title: Re: Majestic and sometimes Spectacular Scenery
Post by: AGelbert on April 05, 2018, 07:05:15 pm
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Rare Yosemite Falls Rainbow🌈

https://youtu.be/J9qJDTuJeHo

Uploaded on Apr 3, 2018

Take the first rays of morning light, mix with high wind and California’s Yosemite Falls and what do you get? Answer: cascading rainbow mist. 🌞

Footage courtesy Greg Harlow at gregharlowmedia.com and on Instagram @gregharlowmedia

Title: Re: Majestic and sometimes Spectacular Scenery
Post by: AGelbert on June 09, 2018, 02:14:46 pm
How Is Lebanon Different from Other Middle Eastern Countries?


Many people have the wrong idea about Lebanon. Yes, this country located along the Mediterranean Sea is part of the Middle East, but you won't find any camels or desert-dwelling nomadic tribes there. In fact, the country that 4.5 million Lebanese call home is the only Middle Eastern nation without a desert within its borders. Instead, there are mountains, fertile valleys that produce fruits and vegetables (much like California), and, when it gets cold enough, there is snow, especially at higher elevations.

A country like no other:

Summers are long, hot, and humid in Lebanon, and the winters are typically cold and wet. You could take a refreshing dip in the sea in the morning and hit the ski slopes in the afternoon.

Christians are welcome in Lebanon and amount to about 40 percent of the population.

Relics from the Roman Empire abound, including the tallest Roman columns found anywhere in the world.

http://www.wisegeek.com/how-is-lebanon-different-from-other-middle-eastern-countries.htm




Rise Above Lebanon (Full Version)
308,978 views


https://youtu.be/coIXMyWzpAU

Two Wheels Across

Published on Feb 5, 2016

Commissioned by the Lebanese Ministry of Tourism, We spent 5 summer months filming Lebanon from Above, including its rural, urban, cultural touristic and historical location, as well as the amazing number of festivals.

The idea was to show Lebanon's beauty, diversity and wealth from another angle (above), in order to encourage and promote international and domestic tourism.

My main personal goal is to remind us all that Lebanon is not all about problems, political turmoil, trash...etc but is first and foremost a country that has so much to offer on such a small portion of land, and is still, in spite of everything, truly beautiful.

Maybe by seeing this video, people who lost sight of what Lebanon truly is, will have newfound optimism and strength to participate in steering the country in the right direction, to understand that it is their country to love and protect.

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We filmed from mid June to early November and covered Mount Lebanon, Beirut, Southern Lebanon, the Bekaa, Baalbek and North Lebanon.

We received amazing support from the Ministry of Tourism, as well as the Ministry of Culture, the Ministry of Defense, the Lebanese Air Force and the Lebanese Army Intelligence.

From the beginning, a social media campaign was created on Instagram, under @riseabovelebanon, which yielded a lot of interest and followers, reaching an organic 12,000 followers so far.

The book, also titled "Rise Above Lebanon", was released on 2 December 2015. it is a hardcover photography book of the highest standard, with 200 pages of images of Lebanon from Above and is available in all major bookshops in Lebanon.

The video, of a duration of 5 minutes was released by Live Love Lebanon and the Ministry of Tourism on 4 February 2016 and immediately went viral, with over about 2 million views as well as over 40,000 shares, 12,000 likes and hundreds of comments (99% of which are positive).

The result is this video of 5 Minutes.

Producer: Two Wheels Across
Director/DOP: Christian Ghammachi
Editing: Sebastien Leclercq
Colour Grading: Belal Hibri(Rez Visual)
Music and Sound Design: Karim Khneisser


Lebanon is gorgeous, sunny, snowy, maddening, inspiring, irresistible... You have to watch this  (http://cliparts.co/cliparts/Big/Egq/BigEgqBMT.png)

35,818 views

https://youtu.be/UcXyFYJ-kDU

Saba Roumanos

Published on Aug 10, 2013

Guide To Lebanon:

Lebanon offers plenty: from ancient Roman ruins, to well preserved castles, limestone caves, historic Churches and Mosques, beautiful beaches nestled in the Mediterranean Sea, Restaurants, world renown Lebanese cuisine, nonstop nightlife and discotheques, to mountainous ski resorts.

Qadisha, one of the deepest and most beautiful valleys in Lebanon, is indeed a world a part. At the bottom of this wild steep-sided gorge runs the Qadisha River whose source is in the Qadisha Grotto at the foot of the Cedars. And above the famous Cedar grove stands Qornet el Sawda, Lebanon's highest peak. This is truly Heaven on Earth.

- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tourism_...
- http://www.safarilebanon.com/
- http://www.beirutnightlife.com/lifest...



Title: Valley of The God in Auyuittuq National Park, Baffin Island, Canada
Post by: AGelbert on February 02, 2020, 05:31:31 pm
Agelbert NOTE: The Valley of the God is now a rather cold and inhospitable place located at the boundary of the arctic circle on Baffin Island, Canada. I believe this is one of those rare places that, due to rapidly increasing temperatures throughout the year, will have thriving vegetation soon. There will still be the problem of the long, though much milder, winters with almost no sunlight, but due to the much higher CO2 content of Hothouse Earth, humans might be able to survive there by growing food crops and storing the surplus for winter consumption. If they can make use of geothermal energy for power, they could grow crops with artificial light in greenhouses during the winter months. If you are young and adventurous, check out the real estate on Baffin Island. I'll stay right here in Vermont, because I am neither.   

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Gizmo's Freeware: Wallpaper of the Week: The Valley Of The God, Baffin Island (https://www.techsupportalert.com/content/wallpaper-week-valley-god-baffin-island.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+gizmosbest+%28Gizmo%27s+Best-ever+Freeware%29)

This is a photo of the Valley of The God in Auyuittuq National Park, Baffin Island, Canada. The rocky valley winds down the center of the image while shark tooth shaped mountains rise on either side of the valley floor. Mount Thor is visible in the distance. Light illuminates the clouds with touches of gold against a blue sky. Overall tones are browns and greys with some ochre and white snow on higher elevations. The photo was taken by Will Christiansen (SKYFOLK). More of his work can be seen in this Medium post or you can download the Baffin Island Expedition theme from the Microsoft Store.
https://www.techsupportalert.com/content/wallpaper-week-valley-god-baffin-island.htm
Title: Pursuit - A 4K storm time-lapse film
Post by: AGelbert on March 14, 2020, 10:15:07 pm
Pursuit - A 4K storm time-lapse film (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/1/3-210818163125-1675148.gif) (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/1/3-120818180835-1626482.gif)
1,413,940 views•Jul 25, 2017


https://youtu.be/oagszCmJLpU

Mike Olbinski
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On June 12th,  I broke down into tears. Minutes earlier, I had been outside my truck, leaning against it, head buried in my arms, frustration and failure washing over me. I wanted to quit. I got back in the car and as I drove, the pain got the better of me and the tears came.

This past spring was a tough one. Supercell structure and beautiful tornadoes had been very hard to come by. In fact, the tornado in the opening of this film was the only good one I saw this entire year. I had been on the road longer than ever before. Driven more miles. I was away from my family for 12 straight days at one point, and when I got home, I had to tell them I was going back out 24 hours later for June 12th.  It was just too good to pass up. It promised to be a day that I could get everything I had been hoping for this spring and I had no choice. My wife understood, even though I knew she wished I stayed home. And I wished it too.

I knew right where I wanted to be that day. But this year I struggled with confidence in trusting my instincts. Maybe it was because the lack of good storms this spring made me question my skills, or maybe it was something else inside of me. Whatever the case, I let myself get twisted and unsure, and found myself 80 miles away from where I had wanted to be when the tornadoes started to drop and the best structure of the year materialized in the sky. The photos from Twitter and Facebook started to roll in and I knew I had missed everything.

It may not be easy to understand why, but when you work as hard as I did this spring, a moment like that can break you.  I felt like I let my wife down. But mostly I let myself down. I forgot who I was and that's not me. Or it shouldn't have been me. I failed myself.  And it seemed like the easy choice to just give up and head for home.

But I didn't. I'm not sure why, but the pain slowly began to subside. I realized it was only 4pm and the storms were still ongoing. Maybe if I could get in front of them the day could be saved. Ninety minutes later, I got out ahead and saw some of the best structure I'd seen all spring and a lightning show that was so incredible it's one of the very last clips of this film.

And that's why this film is called "Pursuit." Because you can't give up. Keep chasing, keep pursuing. Whatever it is. That's the only way to get what you want.

I learned something about myself on June 12th which carried over to the final few days of chasing this spring. I trusted myself again and those days were incredibly rewarding. This was who I'd been all along but had forgotten. I can't wait for next year.

The work on this film began on March 28th and ended June 29th. There were 27 total days of actual chasing and many more for traveling. I drove across 10 states and put over 28,000 new miles on the ol' 4Runner. I snapped over 90,000 time-lapse frames. I saw the most incredible mammatus displays, the best nighttime lightning and structure I've ever seen, a tornado birth caught on time-lapse and a display of undulatus asperatus that blew my mind. Wall clouds, massive cores, supercell structures, shelf clouds...it ended up being an amazing season and I'm so incredibly proud of the footage in this film. It wasn't the best year in storm chasing history...but I got to chase storms and share it with you guys. All worth it.

I wanted to do something new this year, so I worked with composer Peter Nanasi to develop a custom track for Pursuit. I'm super excited about it and loved the process of exchanging ideas and building the song as the editing of the film progressed. I am so thankful to Peter for what he came up with, I'm in love with this track!

The time away from my family turned out to be over a month all told. I'm always and continually blessed by a wife who supports what I do and backs me completely. But not only do I have her to thank this spring, but also her parents who hung around for a good chunk of May and early June, to help out wherever needed, watch the kids, run errands and generally be there for Jina. I don't have enough words to convey how appreciative I am for them being around while I was gone.

I think that's about it. I could write a lot more, but I'd rather you watch the film and hopefully have a taste of what I saw this spring. There is nothing quite like strong inflow winds, the smell of rain and the crack of thunder. I miss being out there already.

I hope you enjoy and I'll do my best to answer any questions in the comments below!

Technical Details:

I used two Canon 5DSR's along with a Canon 11-24mm, 35mm, 50mm, 135mm and Sigma Art 50mm. Manfrotto tripods. The final product was edited in Lightroom with LR Timelapse, After Effects and Premiere Pro
Category Science & Technology
Title: FLYING OVER NORWAY ✨
Post by: AGelbert on April 14, 2020, 02:08:59 pm
FLYING OVER NORWAY ✨ (4K UHD) 1HR Ambient Drone Film
12,222,904 views•Apr 25, 2018

https://youtu.be/ftlvreFtA2A

NORWAY LOCATIONS SHOWN: Lofoten, Nustjord, Flakstad, Ramberg, Bidge to Torvoya, Ytresand Beach, Björnsand, Mærvollspollen, Unstad, Grunnførfjorden sandbanks, Henningsvær, Vikjorden, Lødingen, Rørvikstranda, Straumen. Filmed by Stefan Zimmerman on the DJI Phantom 4 Pro Drone.



Title: TURTLE PARADISE 4K Undersea Ambient Nature 🐢🌞
Post by: AGelbert on April 14, 2020, 02:16:40 pm
TURTLE PARADISE 4K Undersea Ambient Nature 🐢🌞

https://youtu.be/VReCpkav3RY

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BUY @ https://www.naturerelaxation.com/prod... | WATCH ON-DEMAND (No Watermark or Ads) @ https://watch.naturerelaxation.com/ne... | ABOUT: Leave your worries from the world above behind and dive into a vibrant undersea world inhabited by the iconic sea turtles, for 2 full hours of Nature Relaxation. Captured by filmmaker collaborators Tilo & Yvonne Kühnast, Turtle Paradise features hundreds of unique real-time video scenes captured from around the Caribbean, paired with gentle underwater sounds & calming music for deep relaxation by Jason Stephenson. LINKS/CREDITS:

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Title: Tropical 🌴 Islands From Above - beautiful scenery! 🌞
Post by: AGelbert on April 14, 2020, 02:29:34 pm
8 HOUR DRONE FILM: "🌴 Islands From Above" 🌞 4K + Music by Nature Relaxation™ (Ambient AppleTV Style)
73,235 views•Premiered Apr 5, 2020

https://youtu.be/b7Cl7S0pLRw

WATCH NOW ON-DEMAND (No Ads/Watermarks) @ https://watch.naturerelaxation.com/fe... | BUY/DOWNLOAD @ https://www.naturerelaxation.com/prod... | ABOUT: Soar over some of the world's most stunningly beautiful and vibrant tropical islands Nature Relaxation™ style with this new full 8 hour dynamic film compilation. Paired with soothing music by The Cynic Project, "Islands of Above" offers an aerial journey over the islands of Fiji, Kauai, Oahu, Maui and Bermuda in stunning 4K ultra high resolution. It's a tropical island lover's' dream come true! The 8 hour length is designed for all-day playback, and is a seamless compilation of the below films (click below for links to them in 4K).  Edited, filmed & produced by David Huting with additional cinematography by Noel Thomas (Bermuda). LIST FILMS INCLUDED:

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Title: Flying over 🌴 Puerto Rico 🌞
Post by: AGelbert on April 14, 2020, 03:15:52 pm
Agelbert NOTE: A long time ago I was an Air Taxi Pilot (http://yoursmiles.org/psmile/pilot/p0504.gif) in Puerto Rico (http://dl7.glitter-graphics.net/pub/2046/2046807qoer9uc27q.gif). The scenery in the video below is quite familiar to me (http://www.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/3-141113185047.png). When I had no passengers, I would occasionally fly low over empty beaches (buzzing people was, and still is, a NO NO) and some spectacular 🌊 wave action (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/1/3-120818180835-1626482.gif) offshore. Pilots see a lot of natural beauty that most groundpounders never get a chance to see. This video brought back fond memories of lots of flying fun! (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/1/3-250718204746.gif) ENJOY!  (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/3-280917164227.png)

Stunning 4K Drone Footage of 🌴 Puerto Rico | Travel + Leisure
48,057 views•Aug 26, 2016

https://youtu.be/_h5mz7ytxc8

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As if we needed another reason to visit Puerto Rico. This drone footage proves that there truly is no bad angle of this Caribbean island.
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Category Travel & Events
Title: Beautiful Beachs of Yabucoa, 🌴 Puerto Rico 🌞
Post by: AGelbert on April 14, 2020, 04:04:57 pm
4K Beautiful Relaxation Video - Yabucoa, 🌴 Puerto Rico (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/3-280917145106.png)
3,110 views•Feb 18, 2019

https://youtu.be/73AZjraZ_Q4

Puerto Rico Relaxation Channel
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A relaxing video shot at the east coast of Puerto Rico on the beaches of Yabucoa. Shot at playa "El Morillo in Yabucoa". In one of the shots you can see the smal island of Vieques.

Category Travel & Events
Title: Re: Majestic and sometimes Spectacular Scenery
Post by: AGelbert on June 27, 2021, 11:41:57 am
7 HOUR 4K DRONE FILM: "Earth from Above" + Music by Nature Relaxation™

https://youtu.be/lM02vNMRRB0