November 19, 2015

WTF? This video makes it look like the forest floor is breathing

Have you ever seen anything quite like this? The ground looking like it’s breathing! This phenomenon occurred in Nova Scotia last month and shows the incredible moment mobile phone footage captured the Earth breathing. Well, it kind of is. You see, it appears to be due to underground tree roots that somehow became disconnected and ‘breathe’ when the wind blows.

‘As I entered a patch of trees spared from clear cutting, I noticed the ground moving’, Brian Nuttall, who took the footage, said in a Facebook post. ‘I believe the larger trees are doomed to blow down but are currently spared, the smaller trees around them help hold each other up, as the wind pushes the trees into one another’.

‘The punishing prevailing winds have taken their toll on the side hill, the roots have loosened and the mossy ground from the once shaded forest floor are giving way, soon to be toppled over’.

Absolutely mind blowing.



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