Thanks to Drones, We Can Finally Capture Nature’s Previously Unseen Beauty

Drones have gotten a bad rap. Sure, they can be used for war and crime, but they can also be used to show us what we would never be able to see. Now with the new technology of drones, we are finally allowed to see places in the world that we were never able to see before. Drones can get to points and heights previously inaccessible to humans. But not anymore. Let’s make like birds and see breathtaking photos captured by drones, each one even better than the one before. Enjoy the show!

Eagle Flying Above Bali Barat National Park, Bali, Indonesia

This is a perfect example of how drones have the ability to get to places we would never be able to without this new technology. Look how close it is to the eagle!

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Now we can live vicariously through this footage and say we flew with eagles, in Bali no less!

The Tamul Waterfall in Mexico

This drone was able to get an incredible view of the Tamul Waterfalls. Apparently it’s not a popular tourist site, which is a shame seeing how beautiful it is.

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This is the tallest waterfall of San Luis Potosi, at 340 feet.

You should see all these photos, including the next photo which could never have been seen without a view from above.

The Keukenhof, The Netherlands

This stunning shot is above the tulip fields in the Netherlands. The Dutch actually are very fond of tulips. This place, known as ‘Keukenhof’ by the locals is a cherished place for people from the country as well as visitors.

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Instead of waiting for possibly a helicopter to snatch a photo like this, a drone is a much simpler and also cheaper way to gain access to sights like these.

Polar Bear

How often do you get to see a polar bear on a sheet of ice from above? Trying to get a photo while on the ice is quite dangerous. So flying a drone is much safer. Also, polar bears have been known to attack.

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Polar bears are becoming increasingly aggressive due to the change in climate.

Our next drone photo is another unbelievable sight.

“Entrance to Hell” by Xiaoxioa Liu

This photo is titled “Entrance to Hell” unsurprisingly. With flaming hot lava spewing from this volcano, it would be impossible to get a closer photo than this one.

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But even though a drone is able to capture this image, it’s still important that it doesn’t go too close because it could overheat and potentially malfunction and crash. And that would be a shame!

The Marienburg Castle in Pattensen, Germany

This fairytale castle surrounded by a white forest used to belong to King George V, before him and his family left over 150 years ago.

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The castle was built between 1858 and 1867 by King George V as a birthday present for his wife, Marie of Saxe-Altenburg.

Next is another look at a volcano from above.

Volcano in Reunion Island

Thanks to this drone, it caught a glimpse of what a real erupting volcano looks like from above. And the person controlling the device was at a safe distance.

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This photo captures the belly of the beast in the Reunion Island volcano. The name of the volcano is Piton de la Fornaise and it’s located on the side of the island in the Indian Ocean.

Laguna Beach

This seriously eye-pleasing shot was captured by a GoPro camera and has the capability of shooting aerial views in 4K (super high quality).

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This is Laguna Beach from above, a rather rarely seen view of the famous tourist-filled beach. And the colors are fantastic.

In a beachy mood? The next one is also a beach view.

Life Imitating Art

Sometimes art imitates life and then there are times when life imitates art. Here’s a shot that proves our point. What is seemingly just rows of beach chairs and tiki-style umbrellas, is basically a piece of art when seen from above.

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Funnily enough, no one from this beach, not even the owners and staff know what it looks like from this point of view.

Guarapari in Espírito Santo, Brazil

Guarapari is a coastal town in Brazil and a very popular tourist destination. The beach is known for its high radioactivity level of the sand.

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There’s a 500-mile portion of Brazil’s Atlantic coast that goes from north Rio de Janeiro up to the south of Bahia and the sands of old beaches are naturally radioactive.

Fossil Rock in Dubai

At this site in Dubai, large natural rock formations are full of marine fossils. The area is being turned into a nature reserve for wildlife such as oryx, gazelle and mountain deer.

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This huge fossil rock can be seen from over 25km away. It’s located near Mleiha, an hour away from Sharjah city. Many people hike and camp at Fossil Rock.

Highway 1 in Big Sur, California.

What a view! This is the famous Highway 1 in sunny California which can easily be called the scenic route. While it looks absolutely gorgeous during the day, it seems quite dangerous at night.

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With no lights on the road and guard rails on the side of the road, this highway requires safe drivers only!

The next photo is by far one of the closest you’ll ever get to a volcano.

The Halemaumau Crater in Hawaii

This volcano is in the Kilauea Caldera in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. The crater was 2,530 feet by 2,950 feet before collapsing on May 3, 2018, in which the size doubled.

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Just looking at the center of this volcano and seeing the bright lava just waiting to erupt is at the same time terribly frightening and incredible.

Ice Falls in Iceland

These ice falls are located in Gooafoss, Iceland. Iceland is mostly green country tons of forest. The name Iceland is quite deceiving actually.

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But still, there are places with ice and snow. Looks like this waterfall was cold enough to freeze half of the rushing water. Swim, anyone?

Ever seen a bunch of basketball courts from above? It’s pretty amazing.

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That’s a lot of basketball courts. Being on the ground, however, wouldn’t do this site justice. Places like these need to be seen from above.

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And especially at night, when the lights of these courts turn on, it’s the perfect moment to capture this type of ambiance.

Madai’in Saleh in the Arabian Desert

This unique photo is from an archeological site in the Arabian Desert. Mada’in Saleh used to be the land of Thamud in the Wadi Al Quran.

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Experts believe that centuries ago, there could have been rivers flowing through this area that was likely a village. It was a trading route between Egypt and Mesopotamia.

The next photo will surely be eye-pleasing to anyone who appreciates clean lines.

Kharkov City in Ukraine

This aerial view of a road in Ukraine is one that would please anyone who likes clean lines and order. This is probably one of the most organized plots of farmlands ever seen.

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And again, without a drone, we never would have known. Isn’t the green so refreshing? Ahhh.

Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls is on the border of Ontario, Canada, and New York, USA. The sheer power of the water from these falls is insane.

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And believe it or not, Niagara Falls has frozen over a few times in history, the most recent time being just this month in 2019.

Let’s fly with vultures, shall? That’s right, you should probably see the next photo.

Flying with Vultures in Ronda, Spain

These are Griffon vultures, birds of prey. Vultures are scavengers that feed on carcasses of dead animals that they find by soaring over open areas, often moving in flocks.

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They make their nests in cliffs because they are undisturbed by humans and they also have access to open areas and dead animals. And this photo shows just how many vultures there are in Spain.

Australia’s Swimmers

This is a perfect drone photo that would never been seen otherwise. Western Australia is full of beautiful landscapes and people love to swim in the wild ocean.

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This photo is one of the contestants from the SkyPixel 2016 Photo Contest. It shows people bravely swimming alongside a hurricane rip, with no idea that a drone was following them.

You have to see the next photo, it’s a rare view of one of the most famous bridges in the world.

The Golden Gate Bridge

This is an angle we never get to see one of the most famous and driven-through bridge in the world.

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When the bridge was officially opened in 1937, it was both the longest and the tallest suspension bridge in the world. The main span was 4,200 feet and a total height of 746 feet.

Les Contamines-Montjoie, France

This drone photo captures a man running in the French Alps. Talk about dedication! Running can definitely create a natural high in general, but running in a place like this is another high altogether.

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If you ever sat on a pristine beach and wondered what creatures are swimming within a few meters of you, you should definitely check out the next photo.

Two Women, Two Stingrays

Yet another example of a moment only to be captured by a drone. These two women lying carelessly on the beach have absolutely no clue that two stingrays are casually swimming so close to the shore.

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Stingrays are on the verge of going extinct and some types are considered dangerous. Swimming above them isn’t ideal as they are known to sting people’s feet and legs.

Long Staircase in Algarve, Portugal

This amazing staircase leads people from the top of the mountain down to the beach. The terrain is very rough and uneven and so walking down without a man-made staircase would be very dangerous.

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The only issue here is after you finally get down to the beautiful beach, you remember that you also have to climb back up!

If you like lions, the next photo is a must-see.

A Suspicious Lion

Not only are people still getting used to drones flying around and taking photos of nature and wildlife, but the animals also have to get used to another strange thing that humans have invented.

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This lion has no idea what is going on, but does it matter? Look at this incredible photo! It’s okay Simba, you’re not in danger.

Drone Photo Winner

Jerome Courtial is a 39-year-old man from France who went to Valensole on a mission to get “an original picture rather than the classic view with the sunset in the background”.

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This photo was chosen as the No.1 winner of Dronestagram’s 2017 awards. Jerome thanked his girlfriend for her patience, as they “waited quite a long time to find the perfect spot.”

“In a Higher Sky”

A Chinese photographer called this photo ‘In a Higher Sky’ which shows the clashes between two environments. It’s part of a collection of photos showing what damage industrial waste can do.

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The photographer commented: “The rapid development of human civilization has brought a series of negative effects. The environment is polluted and the ecology is destroyed. At present, the status quo of pollution on the earth is very harsh.”

Let’s be kind to the earth, shall we?

Normandy Scene

This photo was captured by Thibault Beguet’s drone. He’s a 34-year-old photographer from Rennes, Brittany, and uses drones to take photos and make films for companies and TV agencies.

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He’s here with his girlfriend, Manon. They were looking for a fun and original way to announce that they’re pregnant. They said, “We love Normandy, the sea, and outdoor activities, so we choose naturally to shoot on the beach.”

The next photo is real and not photoshopped!

Tulip Fields in the Netherlands

These are tulip fields near Voorhout in the Netherlands. It was part of National Geographic’s Traveler Photo Contest. It was taken by a drone in April of 2015.

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Although this photo seems to beautiful to be real, we assure you that this was not edited. Nature can be that beautiful.

“Ugo le Marin”

This photograph was taken by the drone belonging to Romain Gaillard. He said he took it very early in the morning. “I had gone to the beach to take some pictures,” he said. “As I watched my children playing on the beach… I had the idea of using the sand as a large sheet of paper.”

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“So my two sons and myself drew a scene related to the sea – on the image you can see my oldest son.” What a cute idea!

Santa Maddalena, Italy

These beautiful green hills are in a village in Santa Maddalena in Italy. If someone were to tell us that this is what a real-life fantasy looks like, we wouldn’t argue. It’s absolutely magical.

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This is probably a perfect place to get an Airbnb. Who wouldn’t want to stay in a real-life fairytale setting?

Suburbs of China

This image shows the rural villages of China. This was taken in Autumn, a season for harvesting fruit.

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The photographer commented: “Autumn season is the season of harvest, full of golden fruit is the earth’s contribution to the hard work of mankind.”

Peace, Spain

Luis Saguar Domingo, the one who took this photo is 24 years old. He said he got the drone as a gift for Christmas and was in Madrid, trying to find the perfect spot to fly his drone.

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Luis says that flying his drone above scenes like this is relaxing. When he took this photo, he said he thought it was “really cool and symmetrical”.

Freewheeling

This is actually an aerial view and not from the side as it may seem. This is really a deceiving shot, an optical illusion of sorts.

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You see a cyclist mounting the side of a skyscraper. It’s still not understood how he did it, but it looks pretty scary! Don’t try this at home, friends!

Lobsters Breeding Farm

Here is a bird’s-eye view of a lobster farm in the province of Phu Yen in Vietnam. There’s a reason for the amazing colors seen in the image.

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The colors are a mix of man-made materials with nature. And the result is an amazing photograph.

Golden Geometry

Javier Del Cerro’s drone caught the amazing symmetry of olive tree groves in Castilla La Mancha, Spain.

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The beautiful gold in this photo is due to the perfect timing, right before sunset, otherwise known as “Magic Hour” because everything looks magical at this time of day.

Not For Those With a Fear of Heights

The climber is only one tiny feature of this image. As brave as he is, that is one steep drop. It’s not clear what he is doing. But it looks like it’s part of his work.

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Workers like him are some of the bravest workers out there. Let’s hope his rope is tied tight!

Yantia, China

This photo shows docks in the Yantian District in China. This photo is part of a series of photos of workers who care for the docks and maintain the surfaces.

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The next photo is truly breathtaking. And one that can only be appreciated from above.

Ducks By the River

Above Vietnam, this drone shot a picture of ducks being raised by local farmers. A massive amount of white ducks are relaxing on the river while the farmer works.

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How many ducks do you think are in this image? 50? 100? 500?

Super Bowl Lights

Leave it to the Super Bowl to make a massive event with fireworks and a light show for everyone to be in awe of.

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It’s really a beautiful image from above.

Two Brave Paddle Boarders

This drone image was taken off the coast of Southern California as part of Mark Romanov and Forrest Galante documentary that explored the relationship between humans and sharks. These two women are seen high-fiving on paddleboards while the silhouette of a great white shark below them.

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At one point, the girls were even surrounded by at least five great white sharks and they weren’t even scared! “It was a once-in-a-lifetime experience to be so close to great whites in their natural habitat. At times, the sharks got so close to my paddleboard that I could see their color, fins, and gills in detail,” Kelly said. “I was so in the moment that I didn’t realize how much adrenaline I had until I was out of the water.”

Gulliver the Giant

This image is a tad disturbing, but it doesn’t need to be! It was taken by a drone above a field in Edinburgh, Scotland. The statue, Gulliver the Gentle Giant, was created by convicted murderer and former gangster Jimmy Boyle while he was in the Barlinnie Prison in Glasgow.

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The statue was revealed in 1976 and became a play area favorite among local children. Eventually, the statue was removed in 2011. The local government wanted to replace it with a flood prevention system.

Beijing–Hong Kong–Macau Expressway

China is the world’s most populated country, with more than 1.4 billion people. China is also home to some of the worst traffic jams ever recorded in the world. This drone image was taken over Hong Kong on the Beijing–Hong Kong–Macau Expressway.

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It spans a massive 50-lanes of traffic! This was following the week-long Chinese holiday called “Golden Week.” The worst traffic jam that ever happened in the country was in 2010 and lasted for 12 days!

Hammerhead Shark

This well-timed drone photo was taken over Panama City Beach, Florida where a fisherman caught a hammerhead shark on his line by accident. You can see the fisherman is struggling to reel in the shark.

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The shark was released and unharmed. “We weren’t directly targeting hammerhead sharks but when your line is out there you never know what you’re going to hook into,” one of the fishermen said.

What Once Was the Silverdome

This stadium, known as the Silverdome, used to be home to the Detroit Lions football team before they moved to the new Ford Field in 2002. The Silverdome hosted the Super Bowl, the pope, NBA finals, an Elvis concert, and many other world-class performances.

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The stadium was purchased in 2009 with plans to turn it into a soccer stadium but those plans never materialized. The Silverdome has been gutted and everything sold off.

Six Flags Flooded

This is the abandoned Six Flags theme park in New Orleans East sits. The park has been closed since Hurricane Katrina hit in August 2005. This photo was taken two weeks after the storm while it was still flooded.

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The site is still abandoned and in poor condition. But it’s patrolled 24 hours a day by the New Orleans Police Department since people continually try to break in to get a glimpse of the ghost-town amusement park.

Mont Saint-Michel

This drone photo was part of the ‘Dronestagram’ travel photography contest. Mont Saint-Michel is one of France’s most notable landmarks and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It sits in France’s Normandy region, where more than three million visitors attend annually.

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During low tide, pilgrims come to visit the abbey and during high tide, the island is defensible to invaders. Mont Saint-Michel remained unconquered in the Hundred Years’ War.

The Fighter Jet Cemetery

This is where old US fighter jets go to die. The place has been nicknamed “The Boneyard” and it sits in Tucson, Arizona. The storage and disposal center was constructed after World War II and holds about 4,000 aircrafts, being the largest center of its kind in the world.

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The low humidity in the Southwest is what makes it ideal for storing aircrafts, because the metal doesn’t corrode. On average, the base returns roughly $500 million worth of spare parts to the military, government and other customers.

High-Rise Galore

This impressive photo overlooks the city of Hong Kong. Hong Kong has the largest number of skyscrapers in the world. The sheer amount represents a larger problem with the city’s housing market.

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Hong Kong is the 4th most densely populated area in the world with more than 7 million residents. The housing market has been struggling to keep up with demand for enough living space, it’s only resulted in smaller apartments and higher prices.

Basilica of Saint Francis

This church can only be seen by drones in Umbria, Italy. The church is known as Basilica of Saint Francis of Assisi. The impressive piece of work was built in 1228, way back when.

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The complex has two churches built into a hillside along where there’s a crypt that holds the remains of Saint Francis. Saint Francis lived and died in the town of Assisi and it’s this location that remains one of the most important Christian pilgrimage sites in Italy.

A Giant Moose Head or a Nest?

Although this resembles a giant moose head, it’s actually the largest-known bird nest in the world. This drone photo was taken by a South African photographer in the Kalahari Desert. These nests span 350,000 square miles across much of Botswana, Namibia and South Africa.

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These nests house social weaver birds, which regularly maintain and upkeep their nests, sometimes up to 100 years. The massive nests are made of natural materials like twigs, grass and cotton.

Hase the Giant Pink Bunny

Yes, what you’re seeing in this overhead drone photo is a giant pink rabbit. The installation was made in the Piedmont region of Northern Italy in 2005. The giant rabbit, called Hase, was 200-feet-long and 20-feet-high.

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It was initially thought that the rabbit would remain intact until the year 2025, but by the year 2016, the rabbit decomposed. When the creators were asked why they would put such a thing in the middle of the countryside, they replied by saying it’s art.

Eerie Scare Clown

You might remember the clown scare of 2016 when hundreds of creepy clown sightings were seen across the United States and Canada. This strange drone photo was captured over a field in Huntsville, Alabama.

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Many were convinced that the clown sightings were practical jokes or even promotional acts for the 2017 release of the movie “It,” but some communities were really terrified by these incidents. Even McDonald’s announced that Ronald McDonald would be keeping a low profile to distance themselves from the acts.

Christ the Redeemer

This is a rarely-seen perspective of Rio de Janeiro’s Christ the Redeemer statue which is located on top of the 2,329-foot-high Corcovado Mountain in Brazil. The statue is 124.7 feet tall and it took nine years to complete.

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It’s the third-largest statue of Christ in the world, after Bolivia’s Cristo de la Concordia and Poland’s Christ the King. Christ the Redeemer is, however, the world’s largest art deco statue. It even gets struck by lightning several times a year! And in 2014, one of the statue’s fingers broke due to a strike.

Guatemalan Sinkhole

This aerial photo shows a sinkhole that opened up in Guatemala City after a tropical storm, Agatha, hit the region in 2010. It ended up swallowing a three-story factory. The sinkhole happened because of the storm as well as the Pacaya Volcano eruption and leakage from sewer pipes.

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The sinkhole was approximately 65 feet in diameter and 300 feet deep. Sinkholes are becoming more frequent and an unpredictable phenomenon in Guatemala City. And it’s partly due to the lax city zoning laws and building codes.

A Lone Soldier

This three-meter-long crocodile was spotted on the coast of a beach resort on Phuket Island, Thailand. The saltwater crocodile and Nile crocodile are the most dangerous, and they’re responsible for hundreds of deaths in parts of Southeast Asia and Africa.

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News reports stated that the crocodile in this photo probably escaped from a nearby crocodile farm. The question then is why put a crocodile farm next to a beach?

Morrison’s Quarry

This image is of a sunken aircraft in Morrison’s Quarry, in Chelsea, Quebec. It’s a 25-minute drive from Ottawa yet you’ll feel like you’re in a completely different country. There is some beautifully clear water, perfect for scuba diving…and finding sunken planes.

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Apart from this plane, there are also tugboats and cars at the bottom of the quarry. Rumor has it that all of the items were placed there to spark more interest for the divers. But who knows. Either way, it’s pretty cool.

Camel Crossing

No this isn’t an animated picture. Photographer Abdullah Alnassar used his drone to capture a flock of camels passing through the sand dunes of Saudi Arabia. Their shadows create a dramatic mirror effect that adds wonders to the photo’s composition and color.

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Arabian camels, or dromedaries, are one-humped camels that live the deserts of Saudi Arabia and other parts of the Persian Gulf. They’ve been around for over 3,500 years and can carry large loads, being parts of what is commonly called caravans.

Staten Island Boat Graveyard

Believe it or not, in New York City, there’s a boat graveyard hiding in plain sight. The location is known to locals as the Staten Island boat graveyard, just off the northern shore of the region. The scrapyard was established in the 1930s.

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It was used as a salvage yard, where boats were dissembled and sold for parts. Today, there are around 100 vessels just decomposing. The destination has become a photographer’s dream, especially drone photographers.

The Mir Mine in Siberia

This aerial drone image was taken in Siberia. What you see is the Mir mine, which is the first developed and largest diamond mine in the former Soviet Union. This mine is still one of the largest excavated holes in the world.

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It was discovered in 1955 by Soviet geologists. The lead geologist, Yuri Khabardin, was awarded the Lenin Prize, which is one of the highest awards in the Soviet Union. This mine used to produce 10,000,000 carats per year.

Pegasus Airline Flight 8622

This rare and remarkable sight was captured by a drone in Trabzon, Turkish. Pegasus Airlines Flight 8622 was making a domestic flight from Ankara to Trabzon when it ran off the left side of the runway, slid down a cliff and nearly fell into the Black Sea.

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The airport investigation declared that the accident was due to an engine failure. The aircraft was heavily damaged, and the right engine fell into the sea. There were 168 passengers aboard but luckily no one was injured.

The Lotus Temple in India

Situated in New Delhi, India this building is better known as The Lotus Temple and it serves as the center of the Bahai’I faith. This aerial drone shot was captured by photographer Amos Chapple-Rex. The building that was designed to look like a blossoming lotus flower, is surrounded by nine clear pools and gardens.

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It was designed by Iranian-American architect Furiburz Sabha. Over 3.5 million visitors arrive each year, making it one of the most visited sites in the world. The project took 10 years to finish and has been deemed, “one of the most remarkable achievements of our time, proving that the drive and vision of spirit can achieve miracles.”

After Hurricane Harvey

This is a powerful photo that shows the destruction and flooding after Hurricane Harvey in the Houston metropolitan area. Tons of drones were used in the wake of that storm in order to assess damage to homes, roads, bridges, power lines, oil and gas facilities as well as office buildings.

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Hurricane Harvey caused $125 billion in damage, due to flooding, making it one of the most costly hurricanes on record in the United States, along with Hurricane Katrina in 2005. Hundreds of thousands of houses were flooded, taking around 30,000 people out of their home and prompting 17,000 rescues.

The Tubbs Fire

The Tubbs Fire was one of the worst and most destructive fires in California’s history. The fire started in October of 2017, destroying 5,643 structures and causing around $1.3 billion worth of damage.

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This drone image captures only a small portion of the massive ruin caused by the flames. After a year-long investigation, they found that the fire was a result of the failure of a private electrical system.

The High Skies of Dubai

This striking drone image overlooks the towering skyline of Dubai. Dubai is the largest and most populated city in the United Arab Emirates. It’s known as a global city and a major business center in the Middle East.

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The city is also one of the most expensive cities in the Middle East. It’s home to the tallest building in the world, the Burj Khalifa, which took five years to build and cost $1.5 billion.

Big Fish in the Sea

This is another example of how drone images can give us a glimpse into sights we just can’t see otherwise. This is a shark surrounded by a school of fish, who clearly know not to get too close.

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We can safely assume that a few of these unfortunate fish got eaten, but that’s nature’s hierarchy. All fish snatching aside, it’s a beautiful shot isn’t it?

The Kraken Hole

The Kraken Hole is also known as the Glory Hole, some say this drone footage is a hoax, but it’s actually a real thing. What it is, is a human-made artificial spillway built in a Californian reservoir.

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If you didn’t know that its purpose is to prevent flooding, you would think you spotted a vortex. It’s just a really cool and scary looking version of a dam. It serves the same purpose. But this version is a lot more fun.

No Fear of Heights Here

This man certainly doesn’t have a fear of heights. Based on this picture, it’s not really apparent how long he’s been sitting up there on that windmill. A few minutes? A few hours?

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And this man is taking the drone footage by himself, as casual as can be. While also getting a tan. This is definitely a sight you don’t see every day. Both from our perspective as well as his!

Too Close for Comfort

Whale watching is something many only dream of experiencing, and getting this close to a whale is something very few people get to do. This group of people are visiting Mexico and definitely hit the jackpot.

Too Close for Comfort

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If you think this is amazing, check out this story of a whale researcher that literally got saved by a whale. Her story is nothing short of incredible!

Running with a Broom

It turns out this girl was sun-bathing on a roof and noticed this drone flying above her. Naturally, she got up and tried to chase it with a broom. Because that’s the natural thing to do. Right?

Running with a Broom

Source: science-a2z.com

People think that rooftops are safe in terms of privacy, but that’s no longer the case with drones pretty much everywhere now. So if you’re looking some private spots to tan, you’re going to have to keep looking.

Deep Diving

Diving off a waterfall looks like one of the most terrifying stunts anyone can pull. This drone image shows Guinness World Record holder Di Huanran diving into the water head on. While the act itself is scary as heck, this image makes it look so serene and peaceful.

Deep Diving

Source: SkyPixel

“He is over sixty, he is the world record holder for the Guinness waterfall diving. In China’s famous spout of the Yellow River and the great falls of the water tower in Heilongjiang province, he surprised the world with his leap,” the photographer of the photo said.

Central Park in The Winter

The sheer size of New York City’s Central Park can be seen with an image like this. And in the winter, it looks a lot more deplete than it normally is. It even resembles something of a ghost town.

Central Park in The Winter

Source: Bryan Duma

This drone captured Central Park when it was covered in snow and became a winter wonderland in the middle of this concrete jungle. Let’s just be glad they put a park in the concrete madness that is New York.

Can You Spot Them?

Though they blend in the background, there are two people with their arms up in the air standing at the top of this clock tower in Ostrava, Czech Republic. Can you see them? It actually looks like a wedding photo!

Can You Spot Them?

Source: Dronestagram

Whether or not his drone image captured them on purpose or on accident, it makes for a great shot. This couple is definitely going to want to get this one framed and put on their wall for their future kids to see!

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