UAV footage of Merino sheep in South Africa

Published: 28 March 2024| Version 1 | DOI: 10.17632/nppwbkdf85.1
Rensu Theart,


This datasets comprises aerial footage of Merino sheep captured by a UAV. This dataset includes both image and video data. The video dataset consists of both a development and a testing dataset. The dataset was collected over a period of 11 months in two locations in South Africa at a height of 30 m above ground. A DJI Mavic Air 2 was used for data collection. The onboard camera has a 0.5-inch CMOS sensor with a width of 13.2 mm and the lens has a focal length of 8.8 mm. The images were captured at a resolution of 4000 x 3000 while videos were captured at a resolution of 3840 x 2160 and 1920 x 1080 at 30 fps. The image dataset comprises 125 images, totaling 4848 individual instances of sheep. On the other hand, the video dataset includes a development set with 19 videos (4521 unique frames) and a testing set with 10 videos (3045 unique frames). One video containing 250 frames can be excluded from the dataset due to inconsistencies in data representation and blurry frames.



Stellenbosch University


Sheep, Farm Animal, Aerial Photography, Drone (Aircraft)