Since time immemorial, the sky’s been a big deal: it’s fueled creation myths, guided important people like Galileo and Magellan, and now, humans have figured out a way to send robots up there to capture amazing footage. When done right, drone and aerial shots add volumes to a video: they can evoke feelings of awe, layer in new textures and depth, or simply cue the audience into the setting. And the world’s best filmmakers just so happen to be uploading incredible drone videos to Vimeo every day — so we thought it was high time we highlight them.

That’s why I turned to my most aesthetically attuned pals, our curation team, to help compile the playlist below. Hit play, indulge in the sights and experience some of the most incredible videos to come out of our favorite cumulous-filled playground.