04.11.11 by Jeff

Murmuration

A collection of starlings is called a murmuration. This one was captured by Liberty Smith and Sophie Windsor. Incredible.

Murmuration on the River Shannon in Ireland

Watch the video below!


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Jeff
Jeff Hamada is the Founder and Editor of Booooooom. He lives and works in Vancouver.



  • made me cry

    • its overwhelming! nature is so beautiful! i can watch these kinds of videos all day and still find them amazing

      • Rain

        Yet so many believe that it simply just came about despite how much it amazes and pleases us.

  • WOAH!

  • laura

    I almost cried as well, these are one of the most amazing occurrences in nature

  • Ben Y

    Shivers all around my body. Just wow.

  • It’s just a Wow!

  • Harriet

    i got goosebumps all over me!! amazing!

  • That’s amazing, glad they weren’t bees! : )

  • im in shock

  • Lucas

    The nosie that the birds make is much interesting than the fuking music.

    THX for the video…

  • ADE

    Anyone know the song? really fitting

    • believe the comments on vimeo tell you the song

      • ADE

        thanks!

  • Amazing! i guess the video is better coz of the overcast weather, i think had the whether been little bright, the still would have simple looked even better.. what do you think?

  • wow its nice

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  • Patricia

    This is fantastic, thanks so much. I could do without the music. I mean, could we observe nature as it is, without ascribing any quality, in this case sound? Thanks again. Best wishes.

    • Ya i feel the same way i wish it was just the sounds of the lake

  • Teshka

    I have seen a few murmurations and this is brilliant. Must have been a really special moment.





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