Israel-based drone photographer Lior Patel has spent the last seven months following “sheep flow” – hundreds of sheep being herded across grasslands and roadways as fluidly as water. And he has documented the best footage in a fascinating aerial timelapse that has got the internet hooked.

While the drone timelapse is quickly going viral, the video has left the internet divided. For many, the aerial view of the woollies being rounded up is fascinating and relaxing, even zen-like.

But others say they are reminded of maggots with a hive mind as they watch the animals race across the agricultural landscapes and narrow country roads.

You can decide which group you belong to once you see the video. But the organized randomness of the flock will leave you captivated nonetheless.

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