Beautiful Scenery, from Above and Below

Patryk Kizny, Robert Paluch and Fabian Weber put together a timelapse view of the Swiss Alps titled Altissimo. It is utterly gorgeous. However, the music detracts a bit – European tastes just seem different from mine. Scott Bailey felt the same way, so he put put together a new version with a more classical flavor:

NASA has been releasing large numbers of photographs from the international space station at their Gateway to Astronaut Photography of Earth site. James Drake took some 600 of these are created an animated fly-over of the planet:

Not to be outdone, Félix Pharand put together images of the auroras (both northern and southern) into this time lapse:

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  • Jing-Reed

    Yes, I too much prefer the Scott Bailey version of ‘Altissimo’ with the Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 5 musical background. Of course all musical preference is very subjective and personal. But when showing the magnificence of the Alps it is difficult to go wrong with Beethoven. . . .

  • Francesco

    why didn’t you like the music?

  • Glen S

    Gorgeous. Thanks for sharing.

  • UrsaMinor

    Who says godless nature ain’t grand?

  • Erik

    So, Beethoven isn’t “European taste”?

    • Bodhisvaha


      I have to lean in favor of the original music. I don’t like the idea of tampering with someone’s piece like that, especially since the credits still show The Cinematic Orchestra for the music.