It's easy to forget about the environment of Grand Theft Auto V as players speed and hustle their way through Los Santos and Blaine County. GTA V's environment and dynamic weather effects are one of the most complete digital environments ever, but players may not notice until their driving into the sunset or getting caught in a rainstorm.

This video from Machinima and directed by Ben Buja takes the characters of GTA V out of the spotlight for awhile and focuses on the backdrop in this amazing time-lapse video. It'll make you want to go on a virtual hike, or at least pick up a virtual hitchhiker and throw them off a cliff, whatever. It’s nature grand!

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[Via Kotaku]