This Mesmerizing Animation Consists of Google Earth Satellite Photos

Photographer Páraic McGloughlin took Google Earth satellite photos and strung them together into this extremely fast-paced animation titled Arena. The lines and shapes seen from a bird’s-eye view are used to create movement in the frame.

“It was quite a monotonous process of searching for specific images,” McGloughlin tells PetaPixel. “The animation itself was relatively easy, but the searching took time!”

Here are several animated GIFs from the film provided to PetaPixel by McGloughlin:

“A brief look at the earth from above, based on the shapes we make, the game of life, our playing ground,” McGloughlin writes.