Incredible clip shows water flowing upwards because of sea vortex

Forty-one-year-old Samy Jacobsen managed to capture a once-in-a-lifetime shot.

While walking along the cliffs off Suðuroy in the Faroe Islands on Jan. 6, Jacobsen noticed a thin whirlwind of water. Upon further inspection, he realized the water was flowing upwards towards the tops of the cliffs, which is what experts call a "water spout."

The spout is a spiral of pillaring air — similar to a tornado — originating from the water below. The combination of the crashing waves and the wind hitting the side of the cliff is likely what caused it to form.

Watch the stunning footage above to witness the natural marvel.