Aerial Footage Of Sheep Herding in New Zealand Is Mesmerizing

New Zealand is not only famous for its rugby team and magnificent landscapes, but it is also quite popular for the insane number of sheep found there. Did you know that the sheep outnumber humans on a ratio of 6 to 1 in this island nation? The video below shares a stunning sight as hundreds of sheep are herded through the green pastures of New Zealand. It is a stunning country, isn’t it?

This gorgeous clip was recorded by an aerial photographer and qualified pilot called Tim Whittaker. The amazing footage shows hordes of sheep stampeding their way across a field, being rounded up by dogs as they migrate to a new field. I’m sure people in New Zealand think nothing of the event, as it is something they experience and see all the time, but for us, it is quite something to see.


I’m very glad he decided to record this incredible aerial view of the event. The whole thing looks very unreal. I haven’t seen anything like it before. It’s incredible to see the shapes made by the migrating sheep. At one point, it almost looks like they are moving in circles to form one giant circle. In another, they are funneled into another field through a gate, and the funnel shape will just take your breath away.

I’m also amazed that dogs are able to herd the sheep to just the right place. It’s like everyone knows just where to go and just how to get there. It really is amazing to see this. Watch this mind-blowing video below.

Aerial Footage Of Sheep Herding in New Zealand Is Mesmerizing