People have been taking pictures of beautiful landscapes for hundreds of years. Long before the camera was invented, artists would set up easels and paint sunsets, rivers, hills, and other beautiful landscapes.
Obviously once the camera did come into play everything changed. You no longer had to have an artist's skill to create beautiful images, all you needed to do was point and click.
Drones have revolutionized picture-taking much the same way. Now beautiful landscape photography is being taken to new heights thanks to the high-flying drones.
ABC News tweeted out a video taken from one of their drones that got a lot of attention online. In it you see a sheet of ice slowly rotating in the Presumpscot River in Maine. It looks exactly like the moon and its slow rotation helps the illusion seem even more real.
Drone video shows a huge, almost perfectly-shaped ice disk floating in the Presumpscot River in Westbrook, Maine. The mass of ice that resembles a moon slowly rotates as currents pass in the river. https://t.co/5UOvjC1xcT pic.twitter.com/mmrwzPvw1a— ABC News (@ABC) January 16, 2019
As the cold current passes by the sheet of ice it slowly rotates. ABC added some soft instrumental that makes it seem even more space-like.
Winter is undeniably a beautiful time of year, especially when you don't have to feel the cold temperatures. The video has been seen over 4 million times, and shared by thousands.
One person tried to explain the beautiful phenomenon.
it's a phenomena that occurs as the current goes down one side of the river and Spins back up the other side and reconnects into the original current. All it takes is a little bit of ice to get stuck in the middle where the water is relatively calm and start to form more ice— Kitty ðŸŒŸ (@seachelle323) January 16, 2019
Personally, I don't care much what started it. All I need to know is that I like looking at it.