Video: A Journey to Antarctica

Antarctica is the most remote destinations on the planet, so most of us never get a chance to go there. But in December of 2014 and January of 2015, filmmaker Kalle Ljung traveled to the frozen continent, and captured some amazing footage from his journey. The 8-minute video below is a compilation of his work that gives us a glimpse of the breathtaking landscapes that can be found there. Ljung…



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Video: Underwater Explorers Encounter Rare Sperm Whale

While operating a Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) in the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of Louisiana, a team of underwater explorers had an unexpected encounter with a sperm whale. The
magnificent creature circled the ROV several times before moving on, while cameras aboard the unmanned craft recorded the experience. The video below shares that footage, along with the very excited voices of the…



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Video: Earth Porn Vol. 3 – The Alberta Badlands

In this latest edition of the Earth Porn video series we travel to the Badlands of Alberta, Canada where we see landscapes that are starkly beautiful in their simple settings. Ariel footage takes us through a series of open flatlands and canyons, giving us a bird’s eye view of the countryside, which is awe inspiring with its diversity and complexity. This short clip is mesmerizing in so many…



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Video: A Photographic Adventure Through Norway

The Arctic north of Norway is the subject of this video, which was shot in February of this year. It does a wonderful job of bringing the landscapes and communities of that part of the world to life through stunning timelapse images. This is a place where winters are long, and harsh, but the scenery is breathtakingly beautiful too. The four minute video captures the spirit of the Norwegian north…



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Video: Exploring Antelope Canyon in Arizona

Arizona’s Antelope Canyon is one of those iconic places that you’ve probably seen before, but just didn’t know it. It has been the subject of many beautiful photos, with the twisting corridors of the slot canyon helping to create some remarkable images to say the least. In this video we delve deep into that landscape, wandering the narrow passages of the canyon where light and shadow play off the…



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Himalaya Spring 2015: A Train Tunnel Under Everest, News From Annapurna, and More

The climbing teams continue to make their way to Everest Base Camp, with some large groups expected to arrive there this weekend. As we wait for them to get settled, and begin their first training sessions and acclimatization rotations, there is still plenty of things to report on, including some mountaineering stories that are making a splash with the mainstream media.

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Video: Climbing Brutal Routes in Moab

This beautiful video comes our way courtesy of my friends over at EpicTV. It follows rock climber Pat Kingsbury as he travels to Moab, Utah to take on some incredibly tough big wide crack routes in January. The climbing is difficult, the landscapes are beautiful, and the entire short film is great to look at. It also gives us a great sense of why Moab is such a popular place for climbers. There…



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North Pole 2015: Flights Resume To Barneo, North Pole Skier Evacuated

The weather has improved somewhat around the Barneo Ice Camp, allowing some flights to resume to the temporary Arctic base at long last. Meanwhile, the first team of skiers has reached the North Pole, even as another group waits patiently to begin.

Russian AN-72 aircraft have resumed their regular supply runs to the base, which is located at 89ÂșN in the Arctic Ocean. Yesterday some much needed…



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Video: Introducing the New DJI Phantom 3 Drone

Yesterday DJI, the leader in consumer drone production, introduced a new product to their line-up that I’m sure will be of interest to more than a few of you. The Phantom 3 brings a host of new features including better navigational features for both indoor and outdoor flights, built-in wireless video streaming to the remote, the option of broadcasting live video to YouTube, and an optional…



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Himalaya Spring 2015: Dozens of Climbers Taking Ill in the Khumbu

The 2015 spring climbing season in the Himalaya is off to an inauspicious start. Not only has the weather been dicey for much of the early going, but now we have reports that an unusually high number of climbers are taking ill on the trek to Everest Base Camp alone. While that trek does involve some altitude, it is nothing like what they will face when they reach the mountain themselves, begging…



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