Iceland, island country located in the North Atlantic Ocean. Lying on the constantly active geologic border between North America and Europe, Iceland is a land of vivid contrasts of climate, geography, and culture. Sparkling glaciers, such as Vatna Glacier (Vatnajökull), Europe’s largest, lie across its ruggedly beautiful mountain ranges; abundant hot geysers provide heat for many of the country’s homes and buildings and allow for hothouse agriculture year-round; and the offshore Gulf Stream provides a surprisingly mild climate for what is one of the northernmost inhabited places on the planet.
Scotland, most northerly of the four parts of the United Kingdom, occupying about one-third of the island of Great Britain. The name Scotland derives from the Latin Scotia, land of the Scots, a Celtic people from Ireland who settled on the west coast of Great Britain about the 5th century CE. The name Caledonia has often been applied to Scotland, especially in poetry. It is derived from Caledonii, the Roman name of a tribe in the northern part of what is now Scotland.
Costa Rica is a rugged, rainforested Central American country with coastlines on the Caribbean and Pacific. Though its capital, San Jose, is home to cultural institutions like the Pre-Columbian Gold Museum, Costa Rica is known for its beaches, volcanoes, and biodiversity. Roughly a quarter of its area is made up of protected jungle, teeming with wildlife including spider monkeys and quetzal birds.
Video timeline: 0:00 intro of costa rica 0:03 Yellow snake curled 0:06 Aerial view of irazu volcano 0:08 Snake python 0:11 Cinematic view of oak tree 0:16 Close up view of iguana 0:22 skydiving in Costa Rica 0:26 nauyaca waterfalls 0:31 galloping horse 0:39 Aerial view of pavon bay 0:46 waterfall rio celeste 0:50 Close up iguana 0:53 Drone view of palm oil 0:58 tree frog 1:01 Trachycephalus 1:04 Montezuma Beach 1:09 Oka tree 1:13 naped snake 1:18 Blue Yellow Macaw 1:23 Green Python 1:28 Rio celeste waterfall 1:35 meanders river 1:45 Bilobatum 1:49 punta banco Beach 1:57 irazu volcano 2:05 Close up view of butterfly 2:08 Corcovado 2:13 Playa Zancudo 2:21 manuel antonio 2:32 Green iguana 2:46 tortoiseshell 2:59 Costa Rica rainforest 3:05 quetzal Bird 3:11 Sloth 3:16 Irazu volcano 3:22 paragliding 3:29 skydiving 3:34 la paz waterfall 3:43 whales 3:50 Coto river Aerial view 4:02 Aerial costarica 4:10 Beautiful parrots 4:18 Forest Frog 4:25 Rain forest 4:29 iguana 4:35 Wild lizard 4:40 flamingos 4:47 capucinus 4:55 Rain forest 5:02 capuchin 5:09 Violetear
First protected in 1864, Yosemite National Park is best known for its waterfalls, but within its nearly 1,200 square miles, you can find deep valleys, grand meadows, ancient giant sequoias, a vast wilderness area, and much more.
Chapters: 0:00 Intro 0:27 Yosemite Falls 1:48 Yosemite Firefall 2:31 Yosemite Valley 4:18 Yosemite Stars View 5:05 Vernal Falls 7:06 Tenaya Lake 8:57 Rafting in Merced River 10:48 Glacier Point Yosemite 12:14 Half Dome 14:36 El Capitan 15:18 Bridalveil Fall 16:35 Mariposa Grove 17:25 Tunnel View 18:04 Taft Point 18:39 Tuolumne Meadows
Poland, country of central Europe. Poland is located at a geographic crossroads that links the forested lands of northwestern Europe to the sea lanes of the Atlantic Ocean and the fertile plains of the Eurasian frontier.
Video timeline: 0:00 intro 0:15 Green field in Sułoszowa 0:23 Wooden house cover by the ice 0:34 Tatra mountains 0:40 Odra river 0:45 Krakow Traffic 0:50 Warsaw at night 1:29 Castle ruins 1:33 Rocky mountain 1:43 Field in Sułoszowa 1:51 Stare miasto 2:02 Castle ruins 2:13 Krzyżtopór Castle 2:23 Turbines 2:30 Warsaw at night 2:44 Castle ruins 2:58 Pieskowa skala 3:06 Wawel castle 2:14 Green mountain 3:18 Old castle 3:28 warsaw time-lapse 3:33 Culture and Science 3:44 Nowy castle 3:53 Krakow 4:08 Poland warsaw 4:34 Odra river 4:51 Night warsaw 4:55 Tatra mountain 5:04 Zakopane 5:15 Turbine 5:26 Kazimierz Dolny 5:36 Old castle 5:46 Clock Tower 5:56 Wawel royal castle 6:06 Renaissance castle 6:17 Stare miasto 6:27 Stare miasto 6:43 Capital of poland 6:55 Modern downtown 7:05 Clock Tower 7:17 Krakow 7:27 Krakow 7:37 Aerial View 7:47 Skyscrapers 7:58 Clock Tower 8:07 Turbine 8:19 Nowy wisnicz 8:29 Castle 8:40 Wroclaw 8:52 Poland at night 9:13 Royal castle 9:32 Clock Tower 9:52 Skyscraper 10:04 Clock Tower
Now bounded by seven nations, Poland has waxed and waned over the centuries, buffeted by the forces of regional history. In the early Middle Ages, Poland’s small principalities and townships were subjugated by successive waves of invaders, from Germans and Balts to Mongols.
In the mid-1500s, united Poland was the largest state in Europe and perhaps the continent’s most powerful nation. Yet two and a half centuries later, during the Partitions of Poland (1772–1918), it disappeared, parceled out among the contending empires of Russia, Prussia, and Austria.
Taiwan, officially the Republic of China (ROC),is a country in East Asia, at the junction of the East and South China Seas in the northwestern Pacific Ocean, with the People’s Republic of China (PRC) to the northwest, Japan to the northeast, and the Philippines to the south. The territories controlled by the ROC consist of 168 islands,[j] with a combined area of 36,193 square kilometres (13,974 sq mi). The main island of Taiwan, also known as Formosa, has an area of 35,808 square kilometres (13,826 sq mi), with mountain ranges dominating the eastern two-thirds and plains in the western third, where its highly urbanisedpopulation is concentrated. The capital, Taipei, forms along with New Taipei City and Keelung the largest metropolitan area of Taiwan. Other major cities include Kaohsiung, Taichung, Tainan, and Taoyuan. With around 23.9 million inhabitants, Taiwan is among the most densely populated countries in the world.
- “Tier Drops,” by Lisa Owens Viani.
Regulations and apportioning that were set up 100 years ago are under pressure as the Colorado River shrinks. As climate change accelerates and record-breaking drought worsens, cities, tribes, and industries must prepare for a future with less water. (Online August 10)
It’s past time to get real about the Southwest’s hardest-working river.
About 40 million people rely on the Colorado River as it flows from Wyoming to Mexico. But overuse and climate change have contributed to its reservoirs drying up at such a rapid rate that the probability of disastrous disruptions to the deliveries of water and hydroelectric power across the Southwest have become increasingly likely. Now the seven states that depend on the river must negotiate major cuts in water use by mid-August or have them imposed by the federal government.
Those cuts are merely the beginning as the region struggles to adapt to an increasingly arid West. The rules for operating the river’s shrinking reservoirs expire in 2026, and those seven states must forge a new agreement on water use for farmers, businesses and cities.
Mountains Song – is my latest short drone film. In this film the main subject are mountains of all sizes tall and short, with clouds and fog as a complimentary. I also wanted to experiment a bit with a post production and grading. I was inspired by Ansel Adams black and white contrasty landscape photos and wanted to create similar imagery, but with in a video. To my big surprise I found almost no b&w drone films, so I wanted to fix tat.
The subdued atmospheric sound from Ryan Taubet in my opinion compliments the airy scenery.
Filmed and Edited by: Vadim Sherbakov
Seattle, a city on Puget Sound in the Pacific Northwest, is surrounded by water, mountains and evergreen forests, and contains thousands of acres of parkland. Washington State’s largest city, it’s home to a large tech industry, with Microsoft and Amazon headquartered in its metropolitan area. The futuristic Space Needle, a 1962 World’s Fair legacy, is its most iconic landmark.
Finland is a Northern European nation bordering Sweden, Norway and Russia. Its capital, Helsinki, occupies a peninsula and surrounding islands in the Baltic Sea. Helsinki is home to the 18th-century sea fortress Suomenlinna, the fashionable Design District and diverse museums. The Northern Lights can be seen from the country’s Arctic Lapland province, a vast wilderness with national parks and ski resorts.