The mountains of Lofoten

The stunning peaks of The Lofoten Islands in Norway are the focus of a short film by Michael Fletcher, who captured their rugged glory by drone throughout the midnattssol, or midnight sun.

This natural phenomenon takes place over several weeks in the summer, when the sun appears to never go below the horizon. The Earth's axis is angled sunward towards the north Arctic, creating a magical effect of a combined sunset and sunrise. 

View more films of majestic landscapes on the National Geographic Short Film Showcase channel.

Meet Tanya the Hut Warden

We came across this joyous short film via the ever-inspirational Smith Journal. It follows a few days in the life of Tanya, a hut warden in South Island, New Zealand, who loves all things outdoors. When not guiding tourists through the forest, she spends much of her time cleaning, maintaining a rat trap and having fun, all of which looks and sounds pretty good to us.

Japanese Bamboo Art at The Met

Works from one of the finest private collections of Japanese baskets and bamboo sculpture, many never before seen in public, are the focus of an exhibition at The Met Museum. Collected by long-time New York residents Diane and Arthur Abbey, the objects date from the 19th century to the present and are due to enter the museum's collection. Find out more on the exhibition website and view an installation time lapse video below.