Tomorrow is International Biodiversity Day. If there's one single thing you should do...

... You should go outside. Seriously.

And if, for today, you've forgotten how graceful our planet can be, I'd invite you to take a mental break, put some headphones on, and watch these three lovely videos.

Iceland, Eyjafjallajökull - May 1st and 2nd, 2010 from Sean Stiegemeier on Vimeo.

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That fox video is brilliant. I could watch that over and over again.

Fantastic videos! I do wonder as to whether keeping whale sharks in an aquarium is a good idea, though...