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Storm chaser Mike Olbinski captures the Rapture – aka America’s hurricane season – in all its terrifying beauty. 

A Hut at 4000 Feet

Thursday March 16, 2017

This glacier-strapped cabin is making us want to throw our computer out the window and head for the hills.

This may well be the most rustic-looking hut we’ve ever seen. But where on Earth is it? 

It took two years to make this seven-minute, 20-terabyte time-lapse film of the Scandinavian countryside. Our review: worth every second.

Sylvan Huts

Thursday February 16, 2017

Imagining Scandinavia as a toadstool-riddled glade where travellers can rest in sylvan hollows might seem like a gross stereotype. It might also be correct.

Need to drown out the noise of the world? This 10-hour-long recording of a Norwegian icebreaker doing its slow, ASMR-inducing thing should do the trick.

Jumping into the Cave of Swallows

Thursday February 09, 2017

This vertigo-inducing pit – the largest in the world – takes more than a full hour to descend by rope. And much less time if you just fling yourself off.

Long week? This time-lapse footage of lava will help you unwind. 

The Makeshift Homes of Spanish Nomads

Wednesday January 25, 2017

Living off the grid usually means forking out for an expensive modular house and a dozen solar panels. But for this nomadic community in the Spanish mountains, the concept is a lot more basic. Photographer Ben Murphy investigates.

In a small village in China, a group of “spider-men” and women free-climb massive cave walls for medicinal herbs. Just don’t look down.

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