Thanks to the advent of Live Streaming on YouTube, nowadays we can have full, unfiltered access to all the glory that is mother nature.
Unlike Seinfeld or The Sopranos, these shows won’t disappoint you in the end. There’s something so deeply rewarding watching a Live Stream, waiting for the main attraction to come and having that patience rewarded.
Take a look at some of our favourite Live Streams that YouTube has to offer:
Dive deep into uncharted territory in the Pacific Ocean, aboard the Okeanos Explorer. This deep-diving watercraft seeks to uncover new baseline information about poorly understood areas in the Pacific, often coming across peculiar (and sometimes spooky) looking aquatic animals. Weather permitting, dives take place between 8 am to 5 pm SST (3 am to 10 am EST).
NASA International Space Station
Sorry to any of you Flat-Earth theorists out there, this might ruin your day. Watch as the International Space Station revolves around Earth, showing off the beauty that is Planet Earth.
Make this your next screensaver! 350,000 gallons of water and over 1,000 animals in this exhibit, it was designed t to represent the famous Blue Corner of the coast of Palau, which is said to be some of the most beautiful and diverse aquatic sites on the planet.
Live Jellyfish Cam
Skipped out on that visit to Ripley’s Aquarium? How about this 24/7 live feed of the Jelly Fish exhibit at the Monterey Bay Aquarium. Take all the photos you want.
Shibuya Scramble Crossing
The Shibuya crossing in Japan is said to be the busiest crossings of the world, let alone Japan. Find some solace after a long day in traffic or on a packed streetcar knowing that you didn’t have to be in this crowd.
Bear Cam Brooks Falls, Alaska
Adorable, but deadly would sum up this incredible live stream. Watch as a family of bears hang out at the Brooks falls in Alaska’s Katmai National Park. The bears here have been known to chase each other, fish and dive off the falls in an epic fashion. Enjoy.
Venice Live Cam
Need a vacation? Transport yourself to the gorgeous Rialto Bridge in Venice, Italy. Not recommended: proposing to your girlfriend while watching this. Maybe wait for the real thing before you pull out the ring.
Great Grey Owl Nest
With a wingspan up to 60 inches, this owl is freaking huge — said to be the largest in all of North America. In this case, you might have to wait a little, but this mother always comes back to it’s nest. Granted it’s a little freaky to have 24/7 access of someone’s home, I don’t know that this Great Grey Owl cares all that much.
The Audubon Puffin Burrow Cam
Shot at the Seal Island National Wildlife Refuge in Maine, watch as the puffins come to make nests, lay eggs and raise their young before heading out and spending time catching dinner at sea.
Great Danes Cam
Puppies. Live puppies. Need I say more? Watch before they grow into full dogs!
Photo courtesy Kevin Gill via Flickr.