Israeli photographer and drone-operator Lior Patel became an overnight sensation after posting time-lapsed videos of sheep on social media with over 100,000 views in a matter of hours.
Patel used a drone to fly over a farm in Peace Valley, Yokneam in Northern Israel.
"I left the house, came back a couple of hours later, and I seriously thought that something was wrong with the computer. Facebook went mad," said Patel, who took up personal projects like this over the past year.
Drone photographer Lior Patel followed a herd of sheep for several months, as the herd was shepherded to its summer pasture. Entrancing and relaxing. pic.twitter.com/2VyAFtwYnZ— Arieh Kovler (@ariehkovler) June 26, 2021
"Every time you go to nature you see a random flock of sheep and I always wondered how it looked from above."
"I started doing research--where can I find a mega herd?"
"It's like 1,700 at its peak."
Not expecting online fame, the photographer from Haifi, Israel says he is "too old to go viral."
"I'm embarrassed by the entire thing. I'm enjoying the ride, but it's overwhelming. I get emails from everywhere in the world asking to do interviews and stuff."
"It's nice, it's fun, but it will pass, I know."