Five of the best! The world in fast forward...

Stunning time lapse videos of landscapes and skies from across the globe.

Time lapses capture so much. They can give us a much clearer understanding of nature from the way clouds scurry across our skies to the many different colours brought to a scene by a crisp sunset.

They're certainly addictive and always relaxing to watch.

We've selected five videos which show nature at its most stunning.

So scroll down this page, then sit back, relax and enjoy these beautiful scenes...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

First we have a fantastic selection covering beautiful landscapes, rising and falling tides, 'speed' growing mushrooms and much more...

 

 

 

This looks like a daylight video but is actually shot at night and shows the moon setting. What looks like shooting stars are actually aircraft flying overhead. No music here but the pictures do the talking...

 

 

 

This video features a series of artistic shots with sunrises, night skies, clouds, lakes and mountains...

 

 

 

This is a short video with no music but watch the amazing way the clouds move in a huge wave...

 

 

 

Someone braved the cold here to depict a year on Antarctica. The results of their hard work are magnificent images of the icy wilderness, the hovering sun and light displays in the sky. The best shots are towards the end...