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Clouds Over Mount Fuji

A spectacular video purportedly showing clouds rolling over Japan's Mount Fuji was digitally created from a still photograph.

Published May 1, 2017

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A video shows clouds rolling over Mount Fuji.

In April 2017, a video appeared, purportedly showing clouds rolling over the peak of Japan's Mount Fuji from a passing airplane:

This is not a real video, but a piece of media created by altering a still photograph originally taken by Elvinardy Darwin (Instagram user @vinoverdrive) on 11 March 2016:

Although we have not uncovered who created the viral "video" of clouds rolling over Mount Fuji from this image, it was likely created with a piece of software similar to Plotagraph Pro, which turns still photographs into looping gifs.


Cade, DL.   "This Software Can Turn Any Single JPEG Into an Animated GIF."     PetaPixel.   29 July 2016.

Dan Evon is a former writer for Snopes.