Spectacular Drone Footage Shows How Frozen Siberian Air Makes It Seem As If The Sea Is Boiling

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This spectacular footage captured by a drone shows a rare phenomenon in which the air temperature plunges while the sea remains warm, thus making it appear as if the water is boiling.

The footage was captured in the town of Korsakov, which is located at the southern end of Russia’s largest island of Sakhalin, by amateur filmmaker Eduard Olegovich, 33.

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In an interview with Newsflash, Olegovich said he had been experimenting with drone footage for over 10 years and was delighted that the latest images, where everything fell into place at the right time, had gone viral.

He said: “I noticed that people who use drones have had a lot of publicity of late, but in fact, when used properly, they are a great way of allowing us to look at things in difficult-to-reach places from a different angle.”

He said that the footage itself was taken recently when temperatures suddenly plunged to minus 20 degrees Celsius.

He said: “My windows overlook the bay directly, and I saw this fantastically beautiful phenomenon. Without thinking twice, I took my drones, got into the car and drove to the beach to capture this beautiful spectacle. You can see the result in the video.

Eduard Olegovich, a Russian drone artist, filmed a beautiful weather phenomenon in Sakhalin, Russia, where a thick fog arose on the morning, hiding the dock and cranes of the port city, on 1st January 2021.
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“This weather phenomenon happens when the water temperature is still high and the air temperature drops to minus 20 degrees. This video shows the scale of the fog.”

He said he was delighted that the video was being widely shared, although he said it was a shame that so few people had bothered to credit him for his work.

Local weather services confirmed that temperatures around the time the video was taken were around minus 14 degrees centigrade.


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Story By: Feza Uzay, Sub-Editor: William McGee, Agency:  Newsflash

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