December 27th, 2011
12:00 PM ET

Bakshi: Videos to help you see the world anew

As we approach New Years, publications are spinning out top 10 to top 100 lists at rapid speed. TIME.com has an impressive array of them.  The Awl has put together the 15 most delightful Internet films of 2011.

Two of them struck me; through time-lapse photography, they offer a sense of the scale and wonder of the world. (Both are worth watching in full-screen mode.)

The first is by Terje Sørgjerd and is called "The Mountain." Take a look at 00:32 to see the Milky Way through a sandstorm.

The second piece is "Time Lapse View from Space, Fly Over," edited by Michael König, shot from the International Space Station. As The Awl notes, "König looks down from the heavens while Sørgjerd looks up at them, and both capture things you’ve never seen before—that literally no human has ever seen before."
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  1. j. von hettlingen

    The first piece is much more appealing. It shows the beautiful landscapes on this planet, something we can all relate ourselves to. One feels close to nature and the sky fascinates as it's so remote.
    The second piece shows the earth from above. Everything is so far away and keeping the distance to life and mankind, one feels a bit lost.

    December 27, 2011 at 5:04 pm | Reply
  2. Abdul Khan

    Its beautiful, really amazing. I like the first one the most

    December 30, 2011 at 7:55 pm | Reply
  3. Li meng tao

    Happy new 356 to all

    December 30, 2011 at 11:16 pm | Reply
  4. Ashtin

    WOW! HOW BEAUTIFUL!!! It's something all us living humans, animals, plantes, etc.. share. And we really need to take care of it.

    December 31, 2011 at 12:46 am | Reply
  5. MidnightGarden

    I love this!!! God has made such a beautiful masterpeice in our Earth. This is just another example of how our planet is so important and we need to take care of it.

    December 31, 2011 at 1:13 pm | Reply
  6. Beelzel

    Reminds me of the film "Koyaanisqatsi"

    December 31, 2011 at 4:29 pm | Reply
  7. gecko

    such a small but beautiful bubble that we been having a hard time to share.

    January 1, 2012 at 11:49 am | Reply

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