The Last Hallucinogenic Honey Hunter of Nepal

Renan Ozturk and Mark Synnott travel to Nepal with National Geographic to experience the last traditional honey harvest.

You can read the feature article on National Geographic: The Last Death-Defying Honey Hunter of Nepal

A Film By Camp4 Collective + Felt Soul Media

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Hamish and Andy Drive on Empty and Go Way Further Then Expected

Hamish & Andy drove an Audi SQ5 TDI (diesel) on empty to see how long they could go on the highway before coming to a complete stop. You probably don’t want to try this at home, as it’s not very good for your car :)

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One Year of Flying an Airbus A320 Around Europe

An Airbus A320 pilot created this compilation that shows some of the amazing sights he has seen in the past year of flying around Europe (and a bit of Africa).

The pilot adds that all footage was taken during non-critical phases of flights and/or using a mounted GoPro camera and that safety and flying always come first.

For those interested the song is “Outro” by M83.

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Drone Captures Amazing NYE Fireworks Across the Entire City of Lima

Photographer Jeff Cremer flew a drone at an altitude of 200 m (650 ft) over Lima, Peru, capturing all of the fireworks being lit in celebration of the New Year. It’s incredible to see just how many firework displays were occurring across the city as the clock struck midnight.

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Rare Video Footage from 1906 Shows the Amazing Bustle of San Francisco’s Market Street

A Trip Down Market Street‘ was shot on April 14, 1906, just four days before the San Francisco earthquake and fire, to which the negative was nearly lost. It was produced by moving picture photographers the Miles brothers (Harry, Herbert, Earle and Joe). Harry J. Miles hand-cranked the Bell & Howell camera which was placed on the front of a streetcar during filming on Market Street from 8th, in front of the Miles Studios, to the Ferry building.

A few days later the Miles brothers were en route to New York when they heard news of the earthquake. They sent the negative to NY, and returned to San Francisco to discover that their studios were destroyed.

Filmed during the era of silent film, Sound Designer and Engineer Mike Upchurch added sound to enhance the incredible video and immerse viewers into the hustle and bustle of San Francisco’s Market Street at the turn of the 20th century. Upchurch adds:

Automobile sounds are all either Ford Model T, or Model A, which came out later, but which have similarly designed engines, and sound quite close to the various cars shown in the film. The horns are slightly inaccurate as mostly bulb horns were used at the time, but were substituted by the far more recognizable electric “oogaa” horns, which came out a couple years later. The streetcar sounds are actual San Francisco streetcars. Doppler effect was used to align the sounds.

We actually shared an earlier version of this amazing film back in 2015, however this updated version contains new footage and combines the best elements of prints from the Prelinger Archives and Library of Congress.

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To Encourage Slowing Down, This Route 66 Rumble Strip Plays America the Beautiful at 45 MPH

Just east of Albuquerque near the village of Tijeras, New Mexico is a set of rumble strips on the famous Route 66 that will play ‘America the Beautiful’ if you drive over them at 45 mph.

The project was a collaboration between the National Geographic Society and the New Mexico Department of Transportation as part of a series called “Crowd Control”, with the goal of encouraging drivers to slow down.

Route 66, also known as the Will Rogers Highway, the Main Street of America or the Mother Road, was one of the original highways within the U.S. Highway System. Established on November 11, 1926, the highway originally ran from Chicago, Illinois, through Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico, and Arizona before ending at Santa Monica, California, covering a total of 2,448 miles (3,940 km). [source]

Video by Wayalife.com

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2 Years + 300,000 Photos = One Awesome 4K Timelapse Through Europe

Patience is an incredible timelapse compilation by photographer Paul Richardson. The short film was shot over two years of travels through Europe (and a couple other locations around the world) and consists of roughly 300,000 photos. In his YouTube description, Richardson adds:

“Shooting timelapse requires a lot of patience and forward thinking. Some shots took multiple attempts to get the right light, others required whole days just to capture a few seconds of footage. There’s a careful balance of trying to predict the future, and just being determined enough to do everything it takes to get the shot.”
 
For example, the milkyway shot at 1:23 was the result of a four day shoot chasing the milkway in Wales. I stayed up every night, driving around trying to find clear patches in the night sky.. But in four days all I managed to capture was a sequence of 50 images.”

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