Photographer uses drone to capture amazing footage of protective mother humpback whale and her calf off remote Tongan island

After decades as an underwater wildlife cameraman Darren Rice changed his angle of approach to shoot humpback whales from the sky with a remote-controlled drone off the stunning island of Foa in Tonga’s Ha’apai region. Rice, 47, captured remarkable scenes of the majestic creatures in their natural state from a distance as he controlled the […]

Orcas, Via Drone, for the First Time Ever

By A.J. McCarthy Drones are so hot right now. From peeking inside the mouth of an active volcano to recreating Tatooine pod races, unmanned aerial vehicles are in, and their utility (thankfully) extends far beyond the battlefield. For proof of this, look no further than the Vancouver Aquarium’s use of a custom-built hexacopter to track […]

Mount Jungfrau Birds Eye View by Drone

Nature images by drone

Jungfrau is a mountain in the Bernese Alps of Switzerland. It rises 13,642 feet high. Nine climbers with the outfitting company Mammut reached the peak. Using a drone with a fisheye lens, they captured a photo of themselves, locked arm in arm, around the peak. For more stunning images by Mammut follow this link: http://www.mammut.ch/en/pictures.html

Beautiful Drone Video Captures Rarely Visited Area of Arizona’s Vermilion Cliffs

Filmmaker Tristan Greszko takes us on an aerial journey through the isolated White Pocket of Vermilion Cliffs National Monument By Dana Coen smithsonian.com Located next door to the Grand Canyon, Vermilion Cliffs National Monument is, arguably, one of our nation’s most underappreciated natural marvels. Unlike the tourist-friendly Grand Canyon, which receives an average of 4.6 million visitors […]