High winds blew dozens of tents across the sky and rocked them like kites, the spectacle being compared to everything from graduation caps to a Quidditch match.
Camper Genshiro shared a clip of the mind-blowing footage on his TikTok account, @yaseigenshiro, along with other violent scenes.
Genshiro is believed to be camping in the Wugong Mountains, China, known for their extreme wind speeds.
The adventurer uploaded the clip on Sunday, captioned: “Dear the f ****** wind. My tent has gone.”
It shows more than 30 tents whirling through the air, having been thrown into the sky by the elements. The portable houses revolve ethereally above the campers, who scatter the side of the hill, looking up in disbelief.
The video has racked up nearly 850,000 views since it was shared and can be viewed here as people have claimed the view reminded them of movies, while also making nature jokes.
Kled82 admitted, “I thought, wow, what a weird place for a graduation party.”
Baristacat joked, “Just another day at the Quidditch World Cup.”
Okay, Curlsoncurlsoncurls wrote: “Harry Potter Quidditch Cup Vibes.”
While Succulentdandelion said, “And that’s why Muggles aren’t supposed to play with magic.”
The trio refer to the Harry Potter films, which see the characters playing a popular sport, Quidditch, on brooms, strolling through a virtual arena.
While Chickenwithattitude wrote, “The first 2 seconds I was like wow these kites are going to get tangled.”
Although Lambdasaurus joked, “You should seek shelter as quickly as possible, tents only turn like this when they have spotted prey.”
As Solairesunknight said, “See the majestic wild tent in its natural surroundings, it glides between thermal vents to save energy while pacing the earth below. “
Although some left more serious comments, as Rainishamy asked, “Were there air mattresses in there? Suitcases ? Sleeping bags? Pillows? Who leaves their tent empty?
Wifemademegetthis advised: “In areas of strong wind the tent poles will not hold the tent to the ground (too weak). This is why I place large boulders in the corners.”
Ahead of the viral clip, Genshiro shared more videos of their tents battered by the elements.
“What is your most memorable camping experience? They asked, alongside a video of a handful of orange tents almost crushed by the wind.
One camper is visibly struggling with what looks like a layer of soil, with wet, gray weather, with a breeze so fierce you can hear it on the microphone.
A video shared shortly after showed a windswept campsite, with a sea of tents disfigured and warped after being crushed by the elements.
“I love camping in this kind of weather,” Genshiro joked.
Another video showed a person battling the elements solo, as they attempted to navigate scenes in front of a breathtaking view.
But the wind almost knocks them down, as their clothes are almost swollen from the strong winds. Genshiro captioned it: “I almost ripped off the clothes. Would you like to explore?
The high winds atop the mountain are well documented, with a Reddit thread shared earlier this year to don the Nextf level ****** sharing similar clips.
Mr. Boneless Pizza shared a video, captioned: “The insane wind speeds over the Wugong Mountains in China.”
The video, voted over 13,000 times, shows people sheltering from the gales, crouching on the ground.
News week contacted Genshiro for comment.