This mesmerising aerial timelapse shows the movement of a herd of over 1,000 sheep

Jun 29, 2021

John Aldred

John Aldred is a photographer with over 20 years of experience in the portrait and commercial worlds. He is based in Scotland and has been an early adopter – and occasional beta tester – of almost every digital imaging technology in that time. As well as his creative visual work, John uses 3D printing, electronics and programming to create his own photography and filmmaking tools and consults for a number of brands across the industry.

This mesmerising aerial timelapse shows the movement of a herd of over 1,000 sheep

Jun 29, 2021

John Aldred

John Aldred is a photographer with over 20 years of experience in the portrait and commercial worlds. He is based in Scotland and has been an early adopter – and occasional beta tester – of almost every digital imaging technology in that time. As well as his creative visual work, John uses 3D printing, electronics and programming to create his own photography and filmmaking tools and consults for a number of brands across the industry.

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Aerial timelapses are usually pretty cool and who doesn’t love animals? So, it makes sense to combine the two. And that’s exactly what Israeli drone photographer, Lior Patel did in this timelapse as he spent several months following and filming a large herd of between 1,000 and 1,700 sheep, along with accompanying dogs and humans.

It’s a fascinating and hypnotic video, and very different from most of the others we see blasting across our screens these days – particularly from drones. Seeing the sheep move together as a single cohesive unit is mesmerising. It still amazes me that they all just stick together and follow each other without randomly dispersing in whichever directions they want.

Watch here on Facebook or Vimeo if the embed isn’t working for you!

Lior tells DIYP that the video was created over the span of seven months with the DJI Mavic 2 Pro from between the winter grazing period to summer pasture. He says he was guided on the movements of the herd and the path they were expected to take each day he filmed, which allowed him to plan his flight path ahead of time. The final result is the fascinating and beautiful video above.

If you want to see more of Lior’s work, head on over to his website and follow him on Facebook and Instagram.

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John Aldred

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John Aldred is a photographer with over 20 years of experience in the portrait and commercial worlds. He is based in Scotland and has been an early adopter – and occasional beta tester – of almost every digital imaging technology in that time. As well as his creative visual work, John uses 3D printing, electronics and programming to create his own photography and filmmaking tools and consults for a number of brands across the industry.

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3 responses to “This mesmerising aerial timelapse shows the movement of a herd of over 1,000 sheep”

  1. Walt Avatar
    Walt

    Nice photo of the sheep, John – but no link to the video

    1. udi tirosh Avatar
      udi tirosh

      The video is embedded. Make sure you don’t have Facebook videos blocked

    2. Kaouthia Avatar
      Kaouthia

      Thanks, Walt. I’ve added a link to both the original Facebook post and the Vimeo link for those who can’t see the embed. :)