A thousand illuminated drones were sent into the night sky for a hi-tech take on China's Lantern Festival on Tuesday.
The machines created shapes including a pelican, a lantern, and letters spelling out "Happy Lantern Festival" in the southern city of Haikou.
The drones, deployed by a Chinese unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) firm EHang Egret, created different 3D formations including a pelican, a lantern and Chinese characters spelling out "Happy Lantern Festival" in the port city of Haikou.
EHang first made headlines in 2016 when it unveiled a passenger drone concept which it said would retail for up to $300,000.
The company broke the Guinness World Record in 2018 for the most drones flown simultaneously in a 13-minute flight that involved 1,374 drones spread over 1km.
The Lantern Festival marked the end of Chinese New Year celebrations.