Nature's a beautiful thing. But as David Attenborough has shown us, some of its greater subtleties - seasons changing, flowers blooming, ice cracking - are made all the more impressive with a helping hand from technology.
Which is where time lapse videos come in. Dedicated photographers and video artists capture the magnificence of changing landscapes by taking thousands of photos and patiently splicing them together. A heartstring-pulling soundtrack helps too.
We've compiled our favourite time lapse videos in the gallery below, from the midnight sun in Iceland to London's busiest streets. Have we missed out a favourite? Let us know in the comments below!
Midnight Sun Iceland
ICELANDIA - Time-lapse Visuals from 64° North
Time Lapse From Space - Literally. The Journey Home.
Landscapes: Volume Two
SF to Paris in Two Minutes
My London - Time Lapse