Clouds Over Mount Fuji

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

  • Published 1 May 2017
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Claim

A video shows clouds rolling over Mount Fuji.

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Origin

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.