The exceptional 2-minute version of Jan van IJken’s “The Art of Flying”, a short film about “murmurations”: the mysterious flights of the Common Starling. A must watch!


Watch this exceptional short by documentary photographer and filmmaker, Jan van IJken. This is the 2-minute version, of Jan’s “The Art of Flying” short film about “murmurations”: the mysterious flights of the Common Starling. It is still unknown how the thousands of birds are able to fly in such dense swarms without colliding. Every night the starlings gather at dusk to perform their stunning air show. You can watch the full 7-minute version over on Vimeo On Demand.

Because of the relatively warm winter of 2014/2015, the starlings stayed in the Netherlands instead of migrating southwards. This gave filmmaker Jan van IJken the opportunity to film one of the most spectacular and amazing natural phenomena on earth.”

If you’d like to see more from Jan we’d recommend you subscribe to his Vimeo channel, visit his website or find him on any of these social media channels – Facebook or Twitter.

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Categories: Cinematography