Ridiculous Traffic Jams in China Make for Eye-Popping Aerial Photos

Want to shoot some abstract, eye-popping aerial footage? Just bring a camera drone to one of China’s busiest roadways when there’s a major traffic jam.

The video above shows drone footage and photos during an insane traffic jam outside Beijing, China, this past week.

Thousands upon thousands of cars were stuck at a point in the G4 Beijing-Hong Kong-Macau Expressway where the 50-lane road suddenly merges into 20 lanes.

Here’s an aerial photo of the scene that was tweeted by People’s Daily, the official newspaper of the Chinese Communist Party:

Aerial drone photos of the traffic have been published far and wide this week:

The jam happens during one of China’s busiest tourist periods, the week-long National Day celebration in which millions of tourists take trips around the country. It looks like the perfect scene for a multi-million-dollar Andreas Gursky fine art photo.