‘Into the Cave of Wonders’ is a short film by LovetheFrame that recounts the last one million years of a majestic cave’s existence.
Burning Man is not the only man made wonder in Nevada’s Black Rock Desert. Seeker Stories presents a story about a man made oasis which sprung from an industrial mining accident on the edge of the vast desert. The gorgeous landmark is known as Fly Geyser and came to being when an electrical power company dug a little too deep and released water filled with sulfuric minerals. Overtime, the water attracted an algae that feeds on the minerals and turned the natural build up of limestone into vibrantly colored mounds.
The Smithsonian’s YouTube channel has some really great videos but this is one of my favorites. Time-lapse footage captures the humorous process by way many plants, including the ‘squirting cucumber’, spread their seeds.
A gem from the fine journalists at CNN…”Zookeepers at a zoo in Japan say an 18-year-old gorilla named Shabani has become popular with young women.”
Each summer, Leif Haugen lives in a tiny cabin in the Flathead National Forest of northwestern Montana, where he serves as the fire lookout for the forest. His amenities are few. There is no running water or electricity in the cabin that serves as his home and office. He spends his days sitting in solitary watching for any signs of a fire, quickly responding to the occasional outbreak. Brian Bolster’s film ‘The Outlook’ follows Leif through his time on up on the mountain documenting the nuances of his crucial role while also featuring the beautiful views and vast nature that surrounds him.
Ryan Deboodt recently posted an awe inspiring video of the world’s largest cave, Hang Son Doong. Hang Son Doong is located in Vietnam, and translates to “Mountain River cave”. Deboobt used multiple cameras including a GoPro and a DJI Phantom drone, to capture the serious awesomeness of this cave. Enjoy the stunning views, we certainly did. Happy Tuesday from The Ironicle.