A very pleasing video extension of Xavi Bou’s ‘Ortnitorgraphies’ project, wherein the wheeling, swerving paths of starling murmurations are tracked by motion analysing software. Music by Kristina Dutton.
Previously: Longbirds Are Long
Mesmerising drone footage of thousands of sheep being herded from one paddock to another in Rangitikei, New Zealand.
Canoeing across the Shannon, Sophie Windsor Clive and Liberty Smith find themselves in the right place at the right time for a rare visual treat.
A murmuration consists of thousands of tiny starlings (birds) collectively flying and swirling about. The mesmerizing act is typically seen at the beginning of winter, right before dusk, as the birds look for a place to roost for the night. During the action, birds reach speeds of up to 20 mph.