Drone Photos Taken In Mid Air Will Have You Feeling Uneasy

Marc - 18. June 2022
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Each of us sees the world from our distinct vantage points, whether high or low. However, many miss out on the breathtaking perspectives high above our heads. Fortunately, with the emergence of professional and consumer drones, we can now explore a vast array of stunning drone photos. Viewing natural landscapes, cityscapes, endless rows of urban dwellings, and more has become incredibly captivating. Suddenly, witnessing the world through the eyes of a bird has become a reality.

Gorgeous drone photos transport us to new heights, both literally and figuratively. Finally, technology allows people of all backgrounds and statures to experience the beauty of our planet. So sit back, fasten your seatbelt, and let's embark on a brief journey through the sky to witness sights we've never seen before.
A Dangerous Shot
If there's ever a time to worry about your drone batteries running out, it's while filming directly above a group of slumbering alligators.

Recovering that pricey piece of gear won't be easy if it happens!
A Residential Explosion
Usually, once firefighters and police arrive on the scene and close off the street, access to a scene like this is limited.

In this instance, a neighbor who heard a nearby explosion quickly launched their drone, capturing the aftermath. The drone's footage reveals the remains of a suburban home and debris strewn across the neighborhood.
The Size Difference Between a Humpack Whale and a Crocodile
This extraordinary drone footage was captured near Montgomery Reef in Western Australia's Kimberley region, where a crocodile is seen swimming towards a humpback whale drifting at sea.

For context, the humpback whale is approximately 50 feet long.
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War's Path of Destruction
The harsh reality of war and the devastation it leaves behind can be difficult to comprehend. Driven by curiosity, this drone ventured into Syria, revealing the scale of the conflict that brought the city to its knees.

We don't advise flying your drone in restricted and hazardous areas like this, but at least our understanding has improved aftermath.
When Real Estate Footage Goes Wrong
Ever spotted a random drone flying over your neighborhood, only to stop and hover? It can be quite unnerving, especially when you're sunbathing by your pool in a bikini.

This woman quickly grabbed her pool skimmer and tried to bring down the drone from the sky.
Discovering a Stone Giant
Drone footage unveiled this peculiar sight in a field behind an otherwise ordinary neighborhood in Edinburgh, Scotland. The giant sculpture was created by convicted murderer and felon, Jimmy Boyle.

Initially, the statue was 100 feet long, but due to new construction plans, it had to be removed from the area. Now, only the giant's foot remains.
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What Traffic Looks Like In China
China, with a population of approximately 1.4 billion people, is among the most densely populated countries. Consequently, it can become quite congested. You might have thought your daily commute was challenging.

This drone image captures China's rush hour on the Beijing-Hong Kong-Macau Expressway, which features an astounding 50 lanes! It makes our commutes seem like a breeze.
An Abandoned Stadium
The Silverdome, formerly home to the Detroit Lions, was once a legendary stadium that hosted everything from a Super Bowl to numerous other major events.

The Lions departed in 2002, and subsequent plans to repurpose the stadium never materialized, leaving it in a state of disrepair and littered with trash. This drone shot captures the stadium at one of its lowest points.
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Pyramids of Giza
Also known as the Giza Necropolis, the Giza Pyramid complex is located near the city of Cairo, Egypt. The complex consists of the Giza, Khafre, and Menkaure pyramids, all constructed during the Fourth Dynasty.

What's not visible here is the encroaching city surrounding these ancient grounds.
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Barcelona, Spain
In 2009, Barcelona was recognized as one of the world's most successful city brands.

This Spanish city is a significant economic and cultural hub and has recently been dubbed a leading European smart city.
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Way Up High
Featuring a vivid yellow background juxtaposed with a rugged, untamed mountaintop, climbers in noticeable hiking gear stand out against the surrounding landscape.

The entire photo possesses a surreal, otherworldly quality, making the presence of humans all the more striking.
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Pornichet, Pays De La Loire, France
The coastal town of Pornichet in Western France is situated not far from Saint-Nazaire.

Originally a port within a salt-work channel, its harbors are now filled with boats and yachts belonging to friends from near and far.
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Piraeus, Greece
Several cruise liners reveal that Piraeus, Greece, is a coastal city located on the east side of the Saronic Gulf.

This city is the busiest passenger port in Europe and second in the world, serving over 20 million individuals and families annually.
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Morne Pilboro,Haiti
Located east of Jamaica and Cuba and south of The Bahamas, Haiti is home to more than 11 million people.

Interestingly, Haiti is known as the most mountainous country in the Caribbean, as evidenced by this stunning photo.
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Plaza de Armas de Arequipa
As humans, we endeavor to control and shape nature according to our preferences.

Yet, we navigate our own creations in inefficient and meandering paths without a second thought.
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Ilha da Madeira
Interestingly, this drone photo of a mountain ravine in Portugal resembles a traditional, colored topographical map.

Green hues represent lower elevations at the base of the ravine, while yellows, oranges, and reds progressively ascend to the highest elevations.
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French Alps Wonderland
This picturesque winter scene, reminiscent of a Christmas postcard, is situated at the base of one of the mountains belonging to the Alps mountain range.

The freshly coated evergreens create the impression of a serene morning following a blizzard.
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Glogau is a charming little town in southwestern Poland, one of the country's oldest.

Though the town may not have the towering stature of some of the world's most famous cities, its lights shine brightly throughout the night.
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Ljubljana, Slovenia
Ljubljana, the capital of Slovenia, has been the country's economic, political, and cultural center since its independence in 1991.

As seen in the photo, the city is divided by several beautiful waterways that create distinct geographic districts.
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Rolling Clouds Sunset
Occasionally, you encounter a sight so intimate and idyllic that its location should remain undisclosed.

These hidden paradises offer moments of pure tranquility, reserved for your eyes only.
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Newport Beach, California
Newport Beach, California, is renowned for its expansive and immensely popular maritime harbor, visible just beyond the pier and shoreline.

The coastal city also boasts the "Wedge," a stretch of oceanfront with consistently large waves, perfect for surfing enthusiasts.
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Corniglia, Liguria, Italy
Corniglia, nestled in northern Italy, has a population of merely 150. To access the village, one must climb 382 steps (or use a vehicle).

However, to capture an almost flawless sunset with a drone, one need not ascend those steps.
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Cotton Candy Mountains
While up close, these mountains may be steep and perilous, from an aerial perspective at sunset, they evoke a sense of serenity and appreciation for nature's beauty.
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Prienai is situated in Lithuania, but this face appears to originate from another realm – one of bewilderment or despair.

Nonetheless, when observed from above, it brings a smile to our faces. It's a sight you won't encounter on the ground.
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Images like this make it clear why in Europe, Iceland has the lowest population density – 364,000 people spread across 40,000 square miles.

The island remains volcanically active, with its interior landscapes consisting of lava fields, glaciers, mountains, and sand.
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British Parking
The British take pride in their clean lines – not a single car is parked inappropriately or out of alignment.

With vibrant shades of red, silver, blue, and black, this lively photo demonstrates the British certainly know how to park.
A Curious Lion
It's rare for a photographer to get this close to a lion in its natural habitat, but that's where a drone proves invaluable.

This curious lion was intrigued by the flying drone and approached for an up-close and personal, picture-perfect shot.
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Lake Tahoe
A picture can sometimes speak a thousand words. Captured above Lake Tahoe in Sierra, Nevada, the colors, shapes, and mystique of this image evoke countless thoughts.

Overall, it's an exceptional display of aquatic beauty.
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Fântânele-Cogealac Wind Farm
Amidst the picturesque rolling hills of crops stands the Fântânele-Cogealac Wind Farm in Romania – Europe's largest onshore renewable energy farm.

Nearly 240 General Electric wind turbines dot the landscape.
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We may construct our impressive machinery, but when maintenance is neglected and left to rust, Mother Earth reclaims what has always been hers.
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La Jolla, CA
Stretching along the Pacific Ocean coastline for seven miles, La Jolla, California, is nestled within the city of San Diego, California.

The stunning coastal and hilly area is particularly breathtaking when viewed from the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, as seen here.
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Ubud, Bali, Indonesia
Though Indonesia consists of over 17 thousand islands, it takes only one to create an unforgettable vacation experience.

In fact, a personal pool and private home might be all you need...
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Alvor, Algarve, Portugal
Portugal, one of the oldest nation-states in Europe, has endured invasions and wars throughout its history.

Today, it ranks highly in terms of democracy, peacefulness, social progress, and prosperity.
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With over 8 million people living in just over 300 square miles, New York City is the most densely populated city in the US.

Whether viewed from the street or by air (via drone), NYC is considered the financial, media, and cultural capital of the world.
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Captured on one of the more than 7,600 islands of the Philippines, this country of countless islands has a rich volcanic history but lacks lush tropical rainforests.

We recommend exploring, as the islands are home to the world's second-largest gold deposits.
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Guyam Island
Located nearly 500 miles southeast of Manila, Guyam Island lies in the Philippine Sea.

Measuring only 210 ft by 276 ft, the teardrop-shaped island is best suited as a brief stop for island-hopping adventures.
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Fairbanks, Alaska
Fairbanks, with a population of nearly 100,000, has the second-largest population in Alaska.

The remote woods seen here may host military training, dog mushing, and captivating views of the northern lights.