Beauty and Destruction from Above
A Netherlands-based visual artist named Marinus has been running his blog, Head Like an Orange, on Tumblr since October 2011. He takes short excerpts of nature footage and loops them to create mesmerizing moments of life through his gifs like these above.
Spectacular Display of the Northern Lights in Norway
It is easy to see why our ancestors were in awe of this magisterial display. Cowering lest they be sucked into the skies, they imagined that what they were seeing were the spirits of the dead; they saw warriors with burning swords, shoals of shimmering fish, the reflections of departed maidens. They felt it was dangerous to be outside.