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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The Grand Canyon. The Rocky Mountains. The Great Lakes. Many of the names of our American natural wonders are ... a little on the nose.

To be fair, back in the day when people were exploring 3.8 million square miles of largely uncharted territory, literally circling the wagons to brainstorm the name of a random mountain or lake probably got old fast. “Well, they’re pretty rocky, ain’t they? Rocky Mountains — boom. Done.”

But in this vast, amazingly diverse land we call the United States, there are still lots of pretty damn strange names of natural features that might make you say, “Hm, maybe I should go to that pretty place with the funny name.”

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It's a fact: Every year, we're spending more and more time looking at our phones.

Estimates indicate that on average Americans spend anywhere from three to five hours on their smartphones every day. That's an astoundingly high number — and the perfect excuse for a little perspective.

There's an extraordinary world buzzing all around us, and we miss so much of it staring endlessly at our tiny screens. You say your busy life won't let you escape to some of our planet's most remarkable places? Not to worry. You can bring those places back home to your phone.

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