Video shows forest floor in Canada appearing to breathe

Incredible footage caught on cell phone video appears to show a forest floor in Nova Scotia taking deep breaths.

Cumberland County, Nova Scotia.

Cumberland County, Nova Scotia. Image by Leonora Enking / CC BY-SA 2.0

Brian Nuttall was out for a walk late last month in Apple River when he saw the forest floor beginning to move. Nuttall’s video, which has had over three million views, shows a moss-covered forest floor that heaves as if taking a breath. This isn’t a scene out of Lord of the Rings; what’s actually happening is that a wide network of roots have detached from their moorings in the ground, and each gust of wind that hits the tree canopies shifts the trunks and lifts the roots. Read more: 

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