Take a 4-Minute Escape to the Blissful Serenity of Antarctica | Short Film Showcase

  • Be transported to the seventh continent in this mesmerizing short from Aliscia Young and Richard Sidey.
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    Soar above whales, icebergs, and snowcapped mountains. Nestle next to penguins and seals. Inga Liljestrom's ethereal vocals provide the soundtrack to this incredible journey.
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    Take a 4-Minute Escape to the Blissful Serenity of Antarctica | Short Film Showcase
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Comments • 80

  • Alondra
    Alondra 5 hours ago

    wildlife soothes my soul. can’t believe i cried as i became overwhelmed with emotion. simply beautiful, mesmerizing and relaxing.

  • We Are Not Alone
    We Are Not Alone 6 months ago +3

    We Thank God the Creator of all, for this Awesome and Breath taking, Beauty...

  • Ar Armstrong
    Ar Armstrong 10 months ago

    The last shot of the video is powerful. The glacier is melting because of Global Warming.

  • oddestduck gg
    oddestduck gg 11 months ago

    Just aaaaaaaaaaa so yawn calming

  • Asesh Shrestha
    Asesh Shrestha Year ago

    Wow, the nature is just amazing 😍

  • TheRody1968
    TheRody1968 Year ago

    Just beautiful thank you God for this tresure greetings ffrom Italy Rody

  • Queen Batac
    Queen Batac Year ago

    I was waiting for the jump scare

  • Midnight City
    Midnight City 2 years ago


  • Paul McGorian
    Paul McGorian 2 years ago +1

    Thank you that was beautiful .

  • deavita hunara
    deavita hunara 2 years ago +1

    Behind the scenes pleasee!!

  • Karthik Rugvedi
    Karthik Rugvedi 2 years ago +1

    World is beautiful, enjoy the nature, be happy, life is very small, nothing is permanent...

  • Indraja Salunkhe
    Indraja Salunkhe 2 years ago +4

    really soothing to see wild life. Nature is so pure.

  • Susana Rodriguez
    Susana Rodriguez 2 years ago

    Rather be there than here at N.Y !

  • Petros Kefallinos
    Petros Kefallinos 2 years ago

    1:57 Fibonacci

  • unknown
    unknown 2 years ago

    It's so hot today, I need this!!!

  • MrRobeasca
    MrRobeasca 2 years ago

    Good image quality and all that vut you forget about your sound... it sounds fucking terrible

  • Algem Gulmatico
    Algem Gulmatico 2 years ago +2

    Amazing video.

  • lateblossom
    lateblossom 2 years ago +7

    I'd pay for a whole DVD series of nothing but shots like these.

  • moiraine_damodred
    moiraine_damodred 2 years ago +3

    I cried during this

  • Ralph Bechara
    Ralph Bechara 2 years ago

    Wow what an 8K video..... awesome

  • Extant
    Extant 2 years ago +3

    Man can't conquer Antarctica, so he will melt it away.

  • Witness
    Witness 2 years ago +15

    Felt so good watching that! Beautiful sights & music!!

  • A M
    A M 2 years ago +1

    I am about to graduate with my bachelors in Biology. Does anybody know how to get a job with National Geographic doing field research?

  • C J
    C J 2 years ago +1

    *Amazing video and quote.*

  • •R•A•X•
    •R•A•X• 2 years ago +1

    you wont be seeing these in the future because of global warming.

  • Woodrow W.
    Woodrow W. 2 years ago

    sweet alaskan asparagus tips!!!!! yeeeeehaaaaaa!

  • Mary Aberilla
    Mary Aberilla 2 years ago +4

    So beautiful I hope my grandchildren get to see it before all the beauty is gone thank you so much for this video

  • EyesToSee
    EyesToSee 2 years ago +3


  • Brittany Moneymaker
    Brittany Moneymaker 2 years ago

    This music is giving me Titanic(the movie) feels

  • Tessa Sutherland
    Tessa Sutherland 2 years ago

    What was the cetacean at 1:00? It looked like a killer whale but with weird markings

  • Dodo Tras ALBERT
    Dodo Tras ALBERT 2 years ago +1


  • Cassidy Jiang
    Cassidy Jiang 2 years ago

    so incredibly captivating and absolutely beautiful

  • karenamanda1958
    karenamanda1958 2 years ago +3

    So peacefully beautiful. ❤️

  • Arthur Correia
    Arthur Correia 2 years ago +1

    and to think that even a place not much visited by humans is literally falling apart

  • TheRabaxyka
    TheRabaxyka 2 years ago +2

    simply.. BEAUTIFUL!

  • andres carrillo
    andres carrillo 2 years ago +1

    That was beautiful :')

  • Zom Bee Nature
    Zom Bee Nature 2 years ago

    That just goes to show that one person's 4 minutes of blissful serenity in Antarctica is another person's 4 minutes of icy terror in Antarctica's frigid hell!
    Everyone, please watch my tiny nature videos. There is no talking in them. It is hard to find quiet places to record. Shhh!

  • Edward Gillman
    Edward Gillman 2 years ago +1

    I was in Alaska this summer, and the breaking of glaciers was the saddest thing I ever saw.

    EMILIO WONG 2 years ago +1

    you mean 5 minutes escape

  • AllthatmakesFall
    AllthatmakesFall 2 years ago

    I need some Antarctic ASMR now.

  • John Hembram
    John Hembram 2 years ago

    What happened if I eat uncooked potato?please tell me the answer

    • Shivaprakash Hande
      Shivaprakash Hande 2 years ago

      Sreejan Hembram Then the uncooked potato will be eaten by you!!

  • Tetahydril
    Tetahydril 2 years ago

    The mic should be held into the direction your filming and not into your mouth....

    but I can't complain about the footage, its mesmerizing

  • venkatesh Madligeri
    venkatesh Madligeri 2 years ago

    Wow it's natural beautiful

  • venkatesh Madligeri
    venkatesh Madligeri 2 years ago

    Wow it's natural beautiful

    • H B
      H B 2 years ago

      venkatesh Madligeri show me bobe picz

  • Mohammad Muzzammil
    Mohammad Muzzammil 2 years ago +3

    Beautiful.. How inquisitive choreographer is .. Congrats

  • Phly Is lyfe
    Phly Is lyfe 2 years ago +2

    If you stop eating meat, eggs and or anything from animals. The environment wont be destroyed and the ice would melting from all the methane gas and Antarctica will stay, well the snow will the rocky part will always be there

  • Andrew Sepulveda
    Andrew Sepulveda 2 years ago +3

    This absolutely touched my heart, can't wait to show my grandma (:

  • R6 - FaZe WarBreaker
    R6 - FaZe WarBreaker 2 years ago +3

    Whenever it shows just ice I think off climate change and Donald Trump's idiotic remarks to the matter.

  • Evan Reyne
    Evan Reyne 2 years ago +3

    This is awesome!

  • The Abyss
    The Abyss 2 years ago +11

    Absolutely stunning, its been on my bucket list for a long time! Hope to be able to film there someday and share the experience

  • Domi Nika
    Domi Nika 2 years ago +3

    Truly beautiful.

  • Sri Tharun
    Sri Tharun 2 years ago +1


  • Mohamed Farouk
    Mohamed Farouk 2 years ago +24

    Those who dislike the video must be visually impaired, cos it's impossible to hate such beauty.

  • Aegaeon Max
    Aegaeon Max 2 years ago +2

    OMG.... beauty...

  • Max B
    Max B 2 years ago +3

    wow superb...

  • WW OB
    WW OB 2 years ago +1

    This is us how do we see ourselves?

  • Manuel Martinez
    Manuel Martinez 2 years ago +1

    Just Beautiful !!

  • Julia M
    Julia M 2 years ago +2

    Just Awesome Beauty 👍🍹

  • Chef Rafi's Awesome World

    Blissful and beautiful but also brutal! ❤️Antarctica!

  • Star Gazer
    Star Gazer 2 years ago

    Take a look.... before it's gone.

  • Jonawi Ng
    Jonawi Ng 2 years ago +6

    That glimpse of rainbow at 2:20 to 2:30 tho

  • Amy Wilson
    Amy Wilson 2 years ago +4

    Superb scenery, a masterful short film

  • Hackeronte
    Hackeronte 2 years ago

    The Border of the world

  • Baklol Master
    Baklol Master 2 years ago

    Let sink all the "humans are the worst" comments! Do you guys know that as matter of fact, we too being a part of nature, our doings can be justified on regards to our own survival. After all, its every species for itself.
    We need to protect ourselves. The rest, nature will do its job!

    • Hebert Ntwadumela
      Hebert Ntwadumela 2 years ago

      You are correct in that our actions are justified, that's why it's so much harder to acccept that we need to fix the damage we've done. The problem is that humans have slowly started to make the world inhospitable for any living thing, including us.

  • Katy Tones
    Katy Tones 2 years ago +2

    ...I cried watching this.

  • nesseiht gnay
    nesseiht gnay 2 years ago +1

    We are going to miss this beautiful planet and the life it has, the way we humans are destroying everything. Every SAD

  • Alexander Lott
    Alexander Lott 2 years ago

    Great vid but whats with the crappy audio

  • Yin Tsang
    Yin Tsang 2 years ago

    This needs Phendrana Drifts soundtrack.

  • ISetYourFaceOnFire
    ISetYourFaceOnFire 2 years ago +15

    Absolutely phenomenal. Attenborough level of filmic quality. Just wish they showed some night time antarctica especially the northern lights.

  • Meru Yale
    Meru Yale 2 years ago

    One of the most beautiful videos I have seen since a long time. This one's just so soothing to the eyes.

  • Chimkinnuggers2888
    Chimkinnuggers2888 2 years ago +11

    Why do u have a dog with downsyndrome as the thumbnail?

    • Clay Mellow
      Clay Mellow 2 years ago +2

      RuggedALAN I was like no they don't and then looked at the thumbnail and proceeded to cry from laughing. Quality comment

  • Ankur Roy
    Ankur Roy 2 years ago +27

    Where is the huge army of White Walkers?

    • yungjoemighty
      yungjoemighty 2 years ago

      Best worst comment ever

    • bluered stone
      bluered stone 2 years ago

      And death comes with it

    • bluered stone
      bluered stone 2 years ago

      While the long winter might be coming in game of thrones, here on earth the long Summer is coming

    • Allday_19
      Allday_19 2 years ago

      Ankur Roy don't worry Jon snow is on his way

    • Lonelyknot
      Lonelyknot 2 years ago +1

      they are not in Antarctica they're at Eastwatch by the Sea

  • JebemTiMater
    JebemTiMater 2 years ago +4

    The graphics are unreal. Beautiful. Just beautiful.

  • Dude
    Dude 2 years ago +8

    5 minutes*

  • Krutarth Ghone
    Krutarth Ghone 2 years ago +9

    one of the best videos i have ever watched
    hats off to film making......

  • Star
    Star 2 years ago

    Its beautiful and I'm glad to be in my warm house as i watch. I can imagine that place is cold af lol

  • Cybermat47
    Cybermat47 2 years ago +1

    The beautiful serenity of the Antarctic... the gentle lapping of the waves against the ice... the shrieks of a Penguin as a Leopard Seal tears out it's living guts and devours them... the light sensation of snow falling... the desperate cries of a Sea Lion as it's body is broken for the amusement of a pair of Orcas...

    • aureus
      aureus 2 years ago +1

      And I scream, " AHH ITS SO COLD GETME OUT OF HERE"

  • Cherish Ireland
    Cherish Ireland 2 years ago +2

    So beautiful and magical!

  • Abimbola and Jose
    Abimbola and Jose 2 years ago +1

    Wishing you all a great week stay happy

  • Grey Graham
    Grey Graham 2 years ago