Stunning herding footage ewe have to see to believe video

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Hawke's Bay photographer Tim Whittaker's drone footage of sheep being herded

Captivating aerial footage of sheep being herded on a Hawke's Bay farm has attracted international attention.

Photographer Tim Whittaker used a drone to film the sheep being moved from one paddock to another on a farm off the Napier-Taihape Road.

Whittaker said he was the only video drone operator in Hawke's Bay to be certified by the Civil Aviation Authority, and he took the footage while carrying out an assignment for industry marketing agency Beef & Lamb NZ.

A new perspective on sheep farming.

A new perspective on sheep farming.

"The original brief was to get stills but I just thought [the sheep make] crazy patterns from the sky, so I may as well just run some video while we're doing it."

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Whittaker supplied the footage to an international photo agency and it was picked up by The Daily Telegraph newspaper in Britain, which posted it on its Facebook page, describing it as "stunning" and "mesmerising".

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