Bird flight paths

Posted to Data Art  |  Tags: ,  |  Nathan Yau

Dennis Hlynsky, an artist and a professor at the Rhode Island School of Design, recorded videos of flying birds and in post-processing shows previous flight positions for less than a second. The results are beautiful. It’s like the video version of long-exposure photography.

This is just one video in the series. Also see this, this, and this. [via Colossal]

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