It has recently come to our attention that those magical moving photographs from "Harry Potter" actually exist. In real life.
They are called landscape GIFs, and they're the most awesome way to see some of your favorite places in motion (as opposed to puppies or Phoebe from "Friends," as GIFs most often depict).
If this landscape GIF business gets any more advanced, travel might soon cease to be necessary. Observe how GIFs bring these destinations to life!
Multnomah Falls, Oregon
San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge
Iguazu Falls, Brazil and Argentina
The Grand Canal in Venice, Italy
For extended clips of landscape-y glory, watch these exquisite time lapse videos of Toronto, San Francisco, Paris, Venice, and even Tokyo in slo-mode.
And if all those moving pictures aren't enough, visit the still versions of these fabulous places in the slideshow below.