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Fly over a herd of reindeer near Kautokeino, Norway, and watch how the patterns of reindeer (and people) shift around in the snow. This footage was shot by Norwegian photographer Jan Helmer Olsen using a hexacopter drone.
In the archives: get an up close look at a life with reindeer in this clip from Aatsinki: The Story of Arctic Cowboys.
via Viral Viral Videos.
Update via Colossal: “Ivanov confirms from his home in St. Petersburg that the video is indeed genuine (non digital) and was filmed through a microscope with a ‘lot of effort and patience.’”
Read more about the science behind the snowflake’s formation at io9.
From The New York Times, Olympics 2014: The Science of Snowmaking:
Machines make snow the same way nature does, by freezing water droplets. But they do it a few feet above the ground, rather than in the much colder conditions high in the atmosphere. Snowmaking machines employ a few thermodynamic tricks to help, but at times there is a limit to what physics can do…
…a droplet may not freeze entirely during the few seconds it takes to fall to the ground — what snowmakers call hang time.
“We’re basically making eggs,” Mr. Moulton said — icy shells around still-liquid centers.
A tender fairy tale about discovery and growing up, this is The Silence Beneath the Bark, Le silence sous l’écorce (2010), by Joanna Lurie. Read more about the film here.
Lurie’s previously featured work, Partir (Leaving), explores similar themes.
And on that note, be sure to watch the film short Premier Automne by French animation studio Je Regarde.