Photographer Alex Rivest has made a habit of creating beautiful timelapse films. Some are very popular, but others have been seen by only a handful of people. Here are some of my favorites from Rivest's collection; there are more on his Vimeo page.
Scenes of life in Amsterdam, July 2011. My favorites are the water closeups.
Lava in Hawaii
File under: beautiful to look at, glad I wasn't there.
From 2010 in Williamstown, Massachusetts, 30-second exposures.
In Their Light: Star Trails from Five Continents
Hawaii, Maine, Iceland, Ecuador, New Zealand, Massachusetts, California, Stromboli (Italy) and Ghana.
On the South Island of New Zealand. (This one is short.)
Off the West Coast of Java
Volcanoes in slow motion.
Fire, water, and dance music.
The Stars as Viewed from the International Space Station
Rivest is best known for this video, which I've mentioned previously.