8 Million Flower Petals Rain Down On A Village In Costa Rica


However, most associations of eruptions have to do with the volcanic kind, hot, fiery magma oozing down the sides of charcoal-colored volcanic rock – I’m sure you’re somewhat familiar with the phenomenon.

But what about an eruption of flowers? Yes, flowers, as in vibrant and colorful petals raining down upon the earth.

It sounds absurd, impossible even, but the inhabitants of a small village in Costa Rica had this amazing concept become a reality when several millions of flower petals fell from the sky to settle upon their town.

It was thanks to the popular electronic company, Sony, that such a surreal experience was made possible. The company chose to use an eruption of flower petals in an ad campaign to promote their new line of 4K ultra high-definition television sets.


Their goal was to demonstrate the new televisions’ sharp screen displays and their proficient color capabilities. I’d say their attempt at making a captivating video to exhibit amazing visual capabilities was successful, as this video is simply outstanding.

Even before any of the vibrant petals are shown, the ad opens on the amazing scenery of Costa Rica; thin wispy clouds part to reveal rolling hills and mountains, covered in lush green foliage, and the opening of what looks to be some sort of a volcanic dome is centered on the screen.

Right from the get go, there’s already an element of surrealism. The video only grows more astounding as it proceeds, showing viewers the millions of flowers filling a volcano as they start to move and shift, even bubble up as if about to boil over. It’s not long before the flowers shoot into the sky and the “eruption” commences.


It really is an outstanding sight to see such brilliantly colored flower petals shoot into the sky, resembling some form of a vibrant multi-colored fire spit instead of the orange, red, and yellow hues that typically emerge from a volcano.

The millions of petals travel far, tumbling across the ground, moving through streams, being caught up in the wind, and settling upon the town, creating a fantastic, beautifully colored, Costa Rican landscape. There isn’t anything else like it.

Sony’s ad certainly required a lot of work to create such an amazing display. The video was commissioned by the McCann advertising agency, and photographer Rick Meek took photos of the entire spectacle. It took an astonishing 8 million petals to create the magnificent effects, weighing an impressive total of 3.5 tons and taking Sony’s creative team and residents of the village over 2 weeks to gather.


All the petals were either from real flowers or made from biodegradable materials, so there was no negative effect on the environment. The British special effects team for the campaign also brought in wind machines to help create the effects and carry the flowers through the area.

Admittedly, some special effects were added to the video, but the director, Jaron Albertin, does assure us that as much of the video is as real as possible.

While it would have been even more outstanding for such a spectacle to have occurred naturally, Sony’s video is truly breathtaking. They created astounding effects and colorful displays with the ad that are beyond imagination.




  1. Jene Wertz says:

    Love these! Are any for sale?

  2. Michelle says:

    Breathtaking! Love ❤ So very beautiful!!

  3. Anonymous says:

    in Michigan goes across the sky horizontally not vertically.

  4. Andrea says:

    Amazing photos.

  5. Anonymous says:

    I love how your click image is form #cosmos on Fox and you didn’t even bother to hide the watermark you used to make it look like the probe took the photos from IN the Jupiter atmosphere.

    • Cleo Cat says:

      yep, thought the same thing. pretty obvious, but still the article did surprisingly have some interesting details.

  6. Mark Bracken says:


  7. Marilyn Kinsella says:

    Learn something new everyday. Never heard of these – fascinating, beautiful, inspiring and downright awesome.

  8. Halina Biernacki says:

    Yes, these are stunning pic’s …. however, due to the development “doctoring” technology … how much of this is real?

  9. Lill ashakara says:

    Amazing, beautiful. Thank you, it made my day.

  10. Anonymous says:

    Thanks Miles Hebert for such amazing photos and making my day just a little more enriched. I have not seen these mice before, learn something new every day! Thanks, Miles!

  11. Angie says:

    Hi I have seen a photo of a field mouse sleeping in a purple tulip b,4 on FB. So cute I love these photos of these little miceys. It must be a lovely experience for you to see nature at its finest. And to capture such an event. With your eyes through your camera. Envy. From Angie ☺

  12. scott says:

    Beautiful. Who painted them?

  13. Wanda says:

    Churning storms make it look like the tie dye planet

  14. Anonymous says:

    and were not united with universe hahaha

  15. Anonymous says:

    That’s some beautiful fake bullshit right there.

  16. Lyn Hoffmann says:

    Yhese are NOT fake – we see clouds just like these in Australia – just because some people haven’t aactually seen them, does not mean they are fake, becaue they are NOT!

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