Video: One of the last magazines that's still worth reading in print form, National Geographic has featured some fascinating stories over the years, but most of us likely pour through each issue to marvel at the photography. First published way back in 1888, the magazine celebrates its 130th birthday in 2018 and is kicking off the festivities with this fantastic timelapse of all its past covers.
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Video: Looking for a good reason to justify spending thousands of dollars on a gigantic 8K TV? Look no further than storm chaser Mike Olbinski's latest timelapse, Breathe. It isn't only the first to be edited in full, eye-slapping 8K resolution, it's also been edited in black and white, making the brewing storms Olbinski captured feel especially unsettling.
Clouds form when warm, humid air rises into the cooler atmosphere, and all that water vapour condenses into tiny floating water droplets. But sometimes that process can be inverted, like when cold air trapped in the Grand Canyon causes it to fill with clouds as warm air passes over the massive gorge. And sometimes, that phenomenon can be absolutely stunning.
Let's face it - if there's a pro photographer in your life, they already know what they need, and what they want. But if you've got a loved one whose Instagram is starting to look a little more polished than usual (and it's not because they are stealing stock photos), these gifts might be just what they've been hoping for.
Video: There's no denying that a massive bolt of electricity streaking hundreds of kilometres across the sky is one of Mother Nature's most impressive demos. But when seen through the lens of Dustin Farrell's high-speed camera, lightning becomes even more phenomenal as it slowly zig-zags its way from the clouds to the earth below.
Last weekend Kotaku went around Supanova Brisbane with a Huawei Mate 10, which one reader won! This weekend, they're doing Supanova Adelaide and have another phone to give away - and you don't have to be at Supanova Adelaide to win.
Video: Through the lens of a talented photographer, familiar scenes can be turned on their heads, fooling your eyes into seeing something completely different. In this video, it looks as though Lars Leber captured the ocean as waves churned up a blanket of sea foam, but in reality it's a long timelapse of clouds slowly rolling through Colorado Springs.
Video: Your typical New York timelapse follows the city as it progresses from the sunlit day, to the twinkling windows of skyscrapers at night, and right on through until morning when the sun rises back into the sky. But filmmaker Julian Tryba throws that timeline out the window, with this bizarre timelapse of the Big Apple where night and day intermingle.
Video: Sometimes a unique camera move can produce fascinating footage without the need for special effects or weeks of post-production. For its short film, Low Earth Orbit, Visual Suspect, a Hong Kong-based video production company, simply had a camera drone fly in a giant orbit to capture dizzying aerial footage of Folegandros island in Greece.
Smartphones have revolutionised the way we take pictures and record our lives -- it's hard to remember a time when we didn't always have a camera with us. For all their convenience though, and all the smartphone camera improvements we've seen in the last few years, the dedicated camera isn't dead yet.
The Natural History Museum of London has announced the winners of the 2017 Wildlife Photographer of the Year Competition. Highlights of this year include bioluminescent termite mounds, hoards of giant spider crabs, a juvenile gorilla lounging on the forest floor -- and an absolutely heartbreaking image of a poached black rhino.
A crane left parked in front of a sugar factory for months in Baltimore, Maryland, prevented photographer Paul Frederiksen from getting the exact shot he wanted. He had assumed that using Photoshop to erase the obtrusive crane was all but impossible, until Denyer, a UK-based photographer, performed a photo-editing miracle.
Budget cuts, privatization, and drastically shrinking protected areas are just a few of the ways the current administration is threatening the country's national park system. If you're not convinced these are terrible ideas, filmmaker Taylor Grey's remarkable timelapse footage of Denali, and other parks, will make you realise these ares are truly national treasures.
Take a moment before you reshare that hilarious or terrifying image on your favourite social media channel of choice -- is it, in fact, as authentic as it first appears? From political scenes to shark invasions, the web is rife with fake photos thanks to easy-to-use image editing tools and gullible viewers. Here's how to make sure you don't get caught out.
Can you really split a bullet with a sword? The Slow Mo Guys tested the logistics of such a feat, but using a safer approach that involved a giant super-sharp knife and a pellet gun firing tiny projectiles to minimise any undesired results -- like one of them getting hit, or their incredibly expensive slo-mo camera getting destroyed.