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Watch the elegant flow of a sheep herd, seen from the sky above Israel

When it comes to mesmerising animal flock movements, starlings tend to get all the love. But this short video from the Israeli aerial photographer and filmmaker Lior Patel makes the case that, given an overhead view and a bit of a speed nudge, a flock of sheep can be just as captivating. Following the movements of a herd ranging from 1,000 to 1,750 sheep over seven months above the Peace Valley in northern Israel, Patel constructed this compelling video. Seen from a distance and then sped up, the animals trickle across the frame like a fluid substance. The resulting short makes for a small peak into dynamics of herding behaviours, as well as a striking spectacle.

Via Colossal

Director: Lior Patel

26 July 2021

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