Drones are popular toys nowadays. Being able to fly a camera around allows us to take interesting pictures and amazing footage. But what happens when you record something that terrifies you? Or something that you just can’t explain? Well, you should share it with others so that they can also see.
Don’t Look Down
Scared of heights? This is the place to be. Tianmen Mountain, located in the Hunan Province of China, is around 5,000 feet high, and has a temple at the summit. But how can you get there? The paths you see in the picture were first built with wooden planks – now, sections are made from glass so that visitors can look down.
Mistress Of The Ocean
One day, a drone was flying over the sea, minding its own business. Maybe it was looking for pictures of exotic fish. But what it found was something bizarre and terrifying. The drone captures an image of a shark-maiden of Atlantis. She appears to be relaxing, enjoying a day in the sun. But once she notices the drone, oh boy.
Just A Relaxing Float
Hammerhead sharks are uniquely-shaped carnivorous fish. You can see how they got their name. They are interesting creatures – for example, they are known to swim in groups of up to one hundred. Apart from at night. The drone captures an image of a shark-maiden of Atlantis.
Look at this crazy person. Doesn’t he know that he could fall? Yes he has a rope, but you know what’s even more secure than climbing with a rope? Staying on the ground where it’s safe! This terrifying cliff-face is located in Denmark, and it is a popular one with professional climbers. Why can’t they just stay at home and read a nice book?
Here we see an aerial picture of a lake, and there appears to be a submerged car. It belonged to a 40-year old man from Florida who went missing in 1997. He had phoned his girlfriend to tell her that he would be home soon, but never arrived. He was only found thanks to this picture, taken 22 years later. Nobody knows how this happened.
Don’t Run Backwards
Fancy a game of tennis 1,000 feet up? Let’s hope you have a good aim, cos you won’t be getting any lost balls back anytime soon. This court is situated on a helipad at the top of Burj al Arab in Dubai. Imagine being in a boat, when suddenly a tennis ball falls onto the deck from up in the sky.
At Least There’s No Queue
Pripyat, Ukraine. This city was evacuated in 1986 following the disasterous explosion at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant. People were told to herd light, because they would be allowed back to collect their belongings. That was not true. They were never allowed back, and nobody has been allowed to live there since.
Behold My Power
A demigod stands atop a church. He has just finished laying waste to a city full of sinners, and takes a moment to admire his work. He stands atop a church so that he won’t get smoke in his eyes. They were never allowed back, and nobody has been allowed to live there since.
There’s A Starman
A spaceman, recently arrived on earth, gazes into a pool of lava. What is he going to do next? Does he feel the heat? Does it hurt him? Is it right to be using male pronouns when we don’t even know the first thing about this creature? No, this is actually a human scientist studying an active volcano.
Fee Fi Fo Fum
A giant child or a tiny man? Either way, this is a creepy picture. The child only needs to inhale sharply and the man will become lodged in her nose. How can he be so relaxed when he is just moments away from a sticky end? The man is Saype, an artist, who created a giant fresco using biodegradable paints.
River Of Blood
One man was taking his drone for a spin when he saw a popular river in his area overran by thick red liquid. This definitely sounds like something out of a horror movie. Fearing that the source could be toxic or the result of some disturbing crime, the man called up the city hall to make a complaint about the red liquid.
Do You Believe?
Crop Circles were first reported in the 1860s but didn’t really become a worldwide sensation since the 20th century. This drone caught a crop circle while flying over some crops. Clearing out crops and making such shapes and lines definitely isn’t something that can be done in a day or one night.
At one second a two-story house was standing there and the very next it was blown to bits and pieces of it were shooting all over the neighborhood. Pieces of that house literally flew onto three houses surrounding it. We don’t know the exact reason for such a dramatic explosion but certainly got some attention.
The Face Of War
Someone traveled over to Syria and brought with them their trusty drone. This is one of their many Syrian cities that was absolutely ruined by the war that has been waging over there. I don’t know if anyone lives in that rubble now, but people once did.
Where No Man Has Gone Before
Drones are able to do so many amazing things. They are taking photography to the next level. One of the biggest benefits of using drones is that they allow you to capture photos in areas that are just too risky to send a human photographer. Consider the photo below.
Elephants aren’t only very majestic, they are actually some of the most intelligent creatures to walk the face of the earth. They are up there with dolphins, whales, ravens and pigs. When they aren’t being enslaved by your local circus, these creatures are on the other side of the world.
Group Of Friends
These elephants are out and about looking for some nice plants to bring back to their herd. Sadly, it looks like the land it pretty dry. In the summertime, things can be significantly harder for elephants. Rain doesn’t come as often and things don’t grow.
Drones Catching Gazelle
Rarely can any mere man walk up to a gazelle and take pictures of one. You just can’t get into a gazelle’s face. These creatures don’t have a lot of courage and will begin to run at the slightest sound. If you step on a twig while approaching one, you’ll capture a blur on your picture.
Two Predators Working Together
The sperm whale is one of the biggest mammals on the planet, it not the biggest. Just seeing the corpse of one drifting in the ocean is quite an amazing sight. Some other very large creatures are sharks and crocodiles.
Words can hardly express how amazing this photo is. This is the Sagrat Cor Church in Barcelona, Spain. It’s perched high up on a hill in the city, and this photographer managed to hit the site when a fine mist was swirling around the façade.
Distant Planet Or Actual Aerial Photo?
This is another example of just how alien an aerial photo can look to us. In what appears to be a beautiful painting, award-winning drone photographer Max Foster was able to capture the Delta River in Iceland from around 1,500 feet.
India’s Poverty Epidemic In One Photo
This image shows Dharavi, one of India’s largest slums. While the country is home to more billionaires than any other in the world, it also has a serious poverty epidemic. The slum pictured below is estimated to house a million residents.
Love From Above
This drone managed to capture in one shot both the majesty of the ocean and the intimacy of a wedding proposal. The minimalist composition of the shot is key here with the couple’s deep feelings mirrored in the deep blue waters becoming waves cresting on the beach at the feet of the lovers.
The Most Heavily Populated City In The Western Hemisphere
This incredible aerial photo shows a portion of Mexico City. With 21 million people crammed within its borders, Mexico City is the most heavily populated city in the Western Hemisphere and holds the crown for being the biggest city in the world.
A Home In The Clouds
Many of us can relate to wanting to live in a place where you don’t have many neighbors. This Georgian Monk takes that concept to a whole new level! Imagine having to walk down that hill to go to the restroom. It’d be quite the challenge.
Humans accomplish some pretty amazing feats, and drone technology is allowing us to capture some of those feats like never before. Take the photo below, for instance. That’s a picture that would have been virtually impossible to capture even ten years.
The monk in Georgia had a pretty good handle on isolation, but whoever lives in this little house in the middle of Alexandria Bay, which lies between Canada and New York, is serious about keeping solicitors away! You’ll need a boat or some amazing swimming ability to catch them.
When most of us think of abandoned, dilapidated buildings we probably don’t picture anything that could be even remotely called photogenic. However, some places are more beautiful without humans around than with. This picture is a testament to that.
A Stunning Waterfall
Waterfalls are an obvious choice when it comes for subjects to photograph using drones. There are plenty of amazing options to pick from all over the world, but Norway’s Mardalsfossen—one of the highest waterfalls in Europe—is one of the most gorgeous on the planet.
For years, many outdoor photographers have traveled to the far corners of the world to capture images of polar bears (sometimes putting themselves at great risk to capture a shot!). Now, drone technology allows photographers to capture images like the one below.
Saudi Arabian Traffic Jam
This spectacular image was captured with a drone piloted by Abdullah Alnassar high above the red dunes in Saudi Arabia. The white camels pictured below are likely trekking through the desert in search of water or a some shade.
A Sea Of Ducks
Many Asian farmers raise thousands of ducks so they can harvest their meat and feathers—their main source of income. This drone was able to capture this incredible shot of a farmer in Vietnam crossing his property as the ducks part for him.
If you thought that the only thing you’d see in Iceland is ice you’d be sorely mistaken! This drone image shows just how gorgeous the country’s landscape actually is. It looks like something straight out of the Lord of The Rings series.
This photo is an absolutely stunning view of a highway in Romania. It winds its way through a gorgeous forest. The drone pilot must have captured the image during the peak time in Autumn, because the red, orange, and golden leaves are picture-perfect (pun fully intended!).
Even NASA is using drone technology in the newest rovers they’re building to put on the surface of Mars. While the image below may look like a captured photo of a highway running across the surface of the Red Planet, it’s actually a remote highway in Arizona.
It can be tricky to capture really epic shots in heavily populated urban areas. In the U.S., Federal Aviation rules limit much of the flying that can be done in major cities. As you can imagine, drones can cause some accidents and be distracting.
They Work Hard For The Money
Talk about an image that only a drone could capture! These folks make their living by rappelling down the sides of skyscrapers and cleaning windows. Now their normally lonely workday is captured forever in this amazing photo.
Painting Or Photo?
This beautiful aerial shot is so surreal it could be a Monet painting. It’s amazing that someone was able to take a picture at just the right moment. The photo was taken in the Mekong Delta of Vietnam and took second place in an important photography contest.
Not All Is As It Seems
The photo below appears to show a family sitting in a boat in the middle of a desert landscape. However, this drone actually captured a picture of a family sitting in a boat on an actual lake. The setting is Burke Lake in Virginia.
An amazing example of architecture and landscaping, this image captures a Dutch fort, located in a small town in the eastern part of Holland. The fort is no longer in use, so the site has been turned into a historical museum.
The Lotus Temple
India is a treasure trove of architectural marvels. The image below was captured by a drone hovering around the Lotus Temple in a remote part of Delhi. While you initially see the amazing building, you will later notice the heavy amount of smog in the air.
The town pictured below is Santa Maddalena in Italy. It’s hard to pick which part is the most beautiful. The sun shining on mountains in the distant is practically divine while the colorful landscape around the small town is almost too much to handle.
The Dead Sea Isn’t Dead Yet
Have you ever seen water this blue? Tzvika Stein is a drone photographer based out of Tel Aviv, and we can thank him for the beautiful photo below. What your looking at is the one and only Dead Sea in the south of Israel.
Another Amazing Waterfall
When two major river systems meet, the result is sure to be of epic proportions. That’s certainly the case for the Gallinas and Santa Maria Rivers in Mexico. The result of their converging is a 900-foot-wide waterfall known as Cascada de Tamul.
Speaking Of Wonders Of The World
The Taj Mahal in India is one of the world’s Seven Great Wonders. It’s no surprise that drone photographers flock to the area to capture never-before-seen views of the architectural landmark. From this view you can really see how beautiful and big it is.
Aerial photography isn’t anything new by any means—helicopters have been used for many years to capture aerial images. However, helicopters are limited by how low they can fly and how close they can get to certain objects.
A Unique Perspective
Drones have given us the opportunity to see unknown things for the first time, but they’ve also given us the opportunity to see famous things in a new way. Take, for instance, the earthwork sculpture called Spiral Jetty.
Blue Lobster Farms Of Vietnam
This aerial photo captures a perfect example of Mother Nature and Man working side-by-side. The photo was taken over the beautiful turquoise waters of Vietnam’s Phu Yen province, which is home to many lobster breeding farms.
Flirting With Danger
While whales aren’t known to eat humans, given the difference in size we can imagine that whale crushing that tiny diver and not even noticing. We can’t help but wonder if that man knew he was so close to one of the biggest mammals on the planet.
Gang Of Hippos
Nobody could have capture a photo like this before modern times. Perhaps it could have been captured with a helicopter, but the erratic sound would have definitely killed their peaceful vibes and would have sent them swimming away.
This lion is not only the king of the jungle, but also the king of deception. As dangerous as lions are, this one manages to look absolutely adorable. It kind of makes you wonder if he will ever pounce upon its prey or is just interested in cuddling in the grass. Either way, this lion puts Simba to shame!
Eye of the Peacock
This incredible water formation happened entirely by accident. This magnificent shot from Iceland shows what looks like a colorful eye of Mother Nature when she sheds a river of tears.
This brilliant drone photo was snapped in Bagan, Myanmar by Witold Ziomek. The ancient architecture backed by the hot air balloons in the backdrop is absolutely stunning.
Rome By Night
Rome is a magical city full of history and activities. But it is at night that its most famous site shines the brightest. It is the Coliseum that is the star of the city, but seeing it from a drone’s eye view is a real treat.
An unfortunate incident caused this semi to tip over and spill a bunch of dirt on the side of the road. The consequences were likely very dire, but the effect of the different shades of brown makes for a nice photograph.
This is an incredible bird’s eye view of the Norwegian Lofoten islands, where football is a way of life. The picture was taken in a village called Henningsville, where the population is no more than 500.
A Rainbow on the Ice
This brilliant photo was snapped at Yellowstone Park in the United States. It shows the way in which the hot sulfur goes around the snow creating such picturesque trails.
Is it France?
This photograph is a part of a series of pictures showing the damage that industrial waste has done to the scenery. Although exhibiting waves of beautiful color, these aerial photographs actually demonstrate the damage mankind has done to the world we live in.
A Diamond in the Rough
This brilliantly simple photo shows a dancer performing in a courtyard in Shanghai, China. The multiple shades of black and gray are highly effective in their contrast against the red dress.
Luis Saguar Domingo, a young man from Spain, received his drone as a holiday gift. He was in Madrid looking for a nice place to fly the new drone. He feels relaxed when flying the drone simply because of all the beautiful landscapes he’s able to see from an incredible perspective.
Don’t Jump in
This is a sinkhole that appeared in Guatemala City just after the city was hit by Agatha, the tropical storm. This all happened back in 2010, and took a three-story factory with it. There are numerous factors that can contribute to the appearance of sinkholes, but pretty much all experts agree that it is not always due to natural causes.
How to Save a Life
Fly your drone over Morrison’s Quarry in Quebec to feel like you’ve landed in a tropical resort. The plane isn’t the only thing you’ll find in these waters, there are also numerous tugboats and cars. There are numerous factors that can contribute to the appearance of sinkholes, but pretty much all experts agree that it is not always due to natural causes.
Caught in the Act
More and more people choose to sunbathe on a rooftop as a great way to catch some fresh air and some rays for your skin. However, it quickly turns into a bad day when somebody decides to take a drone up there and film what is going on. This nice lady in the photo gives us a great idea of how to get rid of unwelcome guests.
China is the world’s most populous country with over 1.4 billion people. And that title brings a lot of trouble in different shapes and forms for the country and the citizens themselves. It is no secret that they have the worst traffic jams in the world, as proven by these fifty lanes that are filled to the brim with cars.
The park was closed during the preparations for Hurricane Katrina back in 2005, but nobody expected that it would close for good on that sad August month. This particular drone photo captured the park just two weeks after the hurricane when it was still underwater.
What Happens in Tuscon
What happens to the air pilots’ equipment that served its purpose? Those get their final resting spot at “The Boneyard” in Tucson, Arizona. It is a storage center that has been around since the end of the Second World War. It currently stores several thousand different types of military airplanes which makes it the largest in the world to do so.
View From the Top
The Hong Kong skyscrapers are without a doubt beautiful to look at, but they present a huge problem for the citizens of Hong Kong due to the challenges to get an affordable place in the housing market. It currently stores several thousand different types of military airplanes which makes it the largest in the world to do so.
Birds are Nesting
This is the largest-known bird nest on Earth. If you wanted to snap a photo like this one, you would need a drone, obviously. However, you would also need access to the Kalahari Desert, which the South African photographer, responsible for the shot, had. There are hundreds of social weaver birds living in this particular nest.
The Kraken Hole
We are looking at the Kraken Hole from a drone’s perspective. It is not, however, a natural occurrence but rather a man-made one. It is an artificial spillway that was built on the grounds of a Californian reservoir. If you did not know what the backstory to this hole is, you might think that you have just stumbled upon a vortex of some kind.
To Staten Island
The Staten Island boat graveyard and has been there since the 1930s. It was supposed to be a simple salvage yard, where boats would be brought in to be disassembled and the useful parts sold on. It was not turning much profit so they decided that it was not worth it and abandoned the whole idea.
Africa’s Ultimate Danger
While there is no denying that hippos are amazing creatures, they are also the most dangerous in all of Africa. When thinking about the most dangerous animal in Africa, most would likely place a lion or gorilla in the front of the list, but that isn’t true at all. When it comes to animals behind the most human deaths, the hippos take the cake.
These two friends are certainly enjoying themselves as they paddle their surfboards around the deep blue sea. Their mood is light unmistakenly light-hearted as they are giving themselves a high five. That said, their moods would change quickly if they could see who was watching them from below.
Farmer’s Heroic Moment
What we’re seeing now is drone footage of one heroic farmer’s attempt to prevent a raging fire from spreading and save his crops. As you know, farmers were pretty darn hard for their crops and a bad season could be the difference between eating steak for dinner or just slurping on a bowl of cabbage water soup.
Clown In A Cornfield
Cornfields don’t have the best reputation in the world. They are often associated with horror movies, UFO encounters and even cult sacrifice. Cornfields are large, remote and can be quite scary if you get lost in one. There have been many a tale of both children and adults getting lost in these fields and never coming out alive.
One really has to question what this world has come to when a pig can’t even get a drink of water these days without a crocodile swooping up out of the water and grabbing him for lunch. Sadly, there is a lot that we don’t know here.
A Shark And His Lunch
This drone just happened to be in the right place at the right time. What are the chances that they’d be flying over the sea just a shark was about to settle into a meal? Looks like whatever he got his claws into were pretty big.
This man just got his drone off the ground and just as it was gaining speed and crossing a path, this bike did an amazing jump and flew right into the drone. This did not end well, as the drone broke on impact and fell to the floor and was out of commission.