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.