A Herd of Reindeer Create a Defensive Cyclone With Their Bodies When an Arrow Flies Overhead

Reindeer Cyclone

In a whorling clip narrated by Ewan McGregor from the PBS/BBC series Wild Way of the Vikings, a herd of magnificent reindeer creates a giant swirling cyclone with their bodies when an arrow flies overhead. This unique coordinated maneuver is used to confuse and scare off predators together.

See how a herd of reindeer move together like a swirling cyclone as a form of defense.

Filmmaker Andrei Golovnev also captured incredible footage of a reindeer cyclone on the Kola Peninsula in Russia that’s located in the Arctic Circle.

via Science Girl