Videographer Paul Parker created a fascinating video that displays the flight paths of seagulls against the scenic landscapes of Cornwall, UK, where he is based. In this 2:30 video, the birds ribbon their way through the skies in mesmerising curves and bends.
Parker produced the video using the echo effect in Adobe’s editing software After Effects.
Filming the flight paths of birds gives us the chance to not only appreciate their graceful movements but also study the science behind them, such as why birds fly in V formations.
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