The Hypnotizing Beauty of Birds in Flight


December 16, 2017

By Yoav Shai

“The art of flying” is a short film by Dutch documentary photographer and filmmaker Jan van IJken about ‘murmurations’, the hypnotizing mysterious flights of the Common Sterling.

In this short 2 minute preview of the film, we can see the constantly evolving patterns the dense swarm of thousands and thousands of birds make while in flight, along with the overwhelming sounds so many birds make.

f you want to see the full-length 7-minute film, you can pay a small fee and watch it at

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