A photographer shares video footage showing a herd of deer enjoying a blissful rest under Japan's cherry blossom trees. And people all over the world absolutely love the scene.
If you're looking for something wholesome to cheer you up, this spectacle might be just the thing for you.
Due to the current pandemic crisis, most of us can't travel. We can at least enjoy travels through the beautiful photos and videos people share online.
Recently, a Japanese photographer shared stunning footage from Nara Park. The video is now making rounds on the internet.
The video showcases a tranquil scene with Sika deer lying among the pink-blossomed trees in the park.
The photographer told Bored Panda:
"The pandemic is exhausting the hearts of people all over the world. I hope this video makes people around the world feel at ease."
Famous for its temples and free-roaming Sika Deer, Nara Park is a popular destination for tourists in Japan.
During the Sakura (cherry blossom) season, visitors flock to the park to marvel at the blooming trees. And to mingle with deer.
According to Japanese media, more than two million people visit Nara Prefecture every year. This year, due to the ongoing global pandemic, Nara Park has been unusually empty.
Well, without humans, at least.
And with the park strangely calm and quiet, the Sika Deer are relaxing all alone under cascading cherry blossoms.
This scene is so beautiful that it almost doesn't look real.
The Sika deer were considered sacred. However, they lost this status after World War ll.
After watching this ethereal scene, it's not hard to imagine them as divine creatures.
These animals are also considered natural treasures and are cherished and protected.
According to the Japan Guide, the Nara Park deer are 'easy to tame.'
Some deer have even learned to bow to humans as a way of asking to be fed.
Wildlife experts advise visitors against teasing the animals with food to avoid them getting aggressive.
The photographer shared the video and pictures on social media, encouraging people to visit the park. That's as soon as the threat of the coronavirus ends.
Inside the park, visitors can buy Deer crackers as a treat for the graceful animals.
Aren't these photos stunning?
Just watching these animals lounging amongst the delicate, pink blossoms feels incredibly soothing and like a balm for the soul.