Observing and photographing animals and insects is one of the most calming activities I can think of. For me, it’s a step to feeling more connected to nature and the world around me and understanding the local ecosystem better. And when plants and a bee hotel on my balcony help birds or bees, I feel extra happy.
If you have enough space and time, and you’re willing to invest some effort, you can build a pond of your own and help an entire community of plants, animals, and insects. As a reward, you’ll get to observe as it changes with the seasons, you’ll understand how a closed ecosystem works, and not to mention: you’ll get a chance to take countless splendid photos! This is exactly what photographer Stefano Ianiro did, and he recorded the entire process. And I promise you, this is the most calming video you’ll watch all day.