BBC uploaded 40 hours of beautiful 'Planet Earth II' bonus footage to YouTube.

Plus, the visual masterpiece might have some health benefits.

BBC's "Planet Earth" series is one of the most visually stunning looks at nature ever captured on film — and now there's a whole lot more of it to watch.

As part of the group's Real Happiness Project, the team over at BBC Earth has uploaded 40 hours of bonus "Planet Earth II" footage. Broken into 10-hour "soundscapes," the videos span the globe, highlighting everything from remote islands to sandy deserts.

Not only is this remarkable nature experience extremely calming, but according to BBC Earth's own research with the University of California, Berkeley, watching it can actually make you feel happier, as well.

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Photojournalist Greta Rybus visited two remote island communities off the northeast coast of Panama in April 2016.

Looking out to the Caribbean. All photos from Greta Rybus, used with permission.

She wanted to go because of a weird reason: Many of the people who lived on these islands were making preparations to leave them.

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Small towns often have a lot of pride in being independent. But it's hard to get more independent than T'au.

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Ta'u is a beautiful island full of tropical forests and amazing beaches. It's part of American Samoa, an unincorporated territory of the United States. But for technically being part of the United States, it's really, really far away.

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