In the past, aerial footage of quality was reserved for the professionals of the filming industry. Today, life and nature can be captured from the skies in a multitude of angles and perspectives by literally anyone. Anyone with a drone, that is. Footage of wildlife in their natural settings can be shot without intervening or influencing their behaviours. Places which were unapproachable are now within the grasp of a hand. Family videos begin to resemble movie scenes! Here we bring you ten outstanding examples of nature and wildlife videos captured by drones. Sit back, relax and prepare to be amazed!
Pod of Dolphins and Whales off Dana Point and Maui
Captain Dave’s drone captures stunning aerial footage of a dolphin stampede at Dana Point. He encounters a gray whale migration southward in the waters of San Clemente and finishes his astonishing video with a few minutes of touching interaction between a humpback mother whale and her calf.
Aerial Shot of an Active Volcano
The Phantom flies into the crater of the active Yasur Volcano on Tanna island. As it settles it displays magma bursting in the volcanic vents, splashing ashes upwards, creating swirls of smoke in the air. Eruption as close up as it gets!
The Wild Atlantic Way, Ireland from the Sky
Breathtaking panoramic video of mesmerizing Irish landscapes assembled from drone footage. Cliffs, beaches, green fields and mountains of Galway, Mayo, Cork and Donegal counties presented at their best. Those visages of waves meeting the cliffs – iontach (amazing)!
Niagara Falls from a Drone Perspective
The drone elevates and shots skyline above the Niagara Falls. As it approaches, the steady stream of water becomes noticeable – and then – vertical dive of massive strength creating a basin of steam-like foam at the end of the waterfalls.
Nature and Wildlife in Serengeti National Park, Africa
A compilation of shots taken in Serengeti National Park uncovers an undisturbed side of wildlife: landscape overviews along with footage of lone walkers in the savanna, stampedes in different patterns and even a hyena scavenging – drones indeed facilitate new opportunities of exploration.
The Landscape of Iceland
Drone captures exhilarating views of the Nordic island. Jagged mountains leaning towards and reflecting in the perfectly still waters, vast plains mottled with snow and unimaginable dance of the Aurora Borealis – words cannot describe such beauty, but drones can!
Surfing at Sunrise off the Gold Coast, Australia
Phantom films the ever-flowing ocean line while it waits for the sun to rise. As it rises, camera focuses on the restlessness of the waves as they touch the shore and surfing enthusiasts as they tackle the great blue domain of Poseidon.
Bird’s Eye View Of Cape Town
A quadcopter sets off exploring clouds cascading from the top of the Table Mountain, investigating unreachable angles of a shipwreck, catches seals in siesta under the warm sun and an impressing close up of sharks in motion (what a gracious flip!).
Beach in the Bahamas
A day in the Bahamas as if in a movie. Shots of speedboats cutting through the open sea, turquoise waters beneath a shipwreck and a bunch of youth having fun with it all. The background music is fun and the vibes are good!
Compilation of Nature Footage Captured by Drones
Views of inconceivable beauties from the skies (and above the clouds) to the grounds. Who would have thought that even amateurs will be able to reach and capture gifts of the Earth from such perspectives and in such quality! Feast your eyes!