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As soon as cameras got small enough to ride along with drones, the internet quickly filled with amazing aerial footage shot by pros and amateurs alike. But in addition to a camera-equipped drone, filmmaker Ian Montgomery used a second quadcopter carrying a bright spotlight to capture these eerie videos of what barely looks like Earth.

The fact that The Dying of the Light appears to have been filmed miles from civilization where there’s absolutely no light pollution certainly helped set the mood for this short film. And without any recognizable objects to help your mind determine the scale, it’s hard to tell if some of these rock formations are just a few yards tall, or tower hundreds of feet in the air.

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