ABC, Telstra drones to capture NYE fireworks from 1000ft

Live-feed from above.  Drones flown by both the ABC and Telstra will add a bird’s-eye view of Sydney’s New Year’s Eve fireworks to TV and online broadcasts tonight. The national broadcaster is touting its live-to-air drone-filmed coverage of the 9pm and midnight fireworks as an “Australian television first”. It plans to send two purpose-built quadcopters […]

UAV Creates 3D Model of Largest Mosque in Turkey

  By GPS World Staff The Sabancı Merkez Mosque in Adana, Turkey, has been inspected and mapped by an unmanned aircraft system and a detailed 3D model created. The work was carried out by SISTEM A.S. (the Turkish distributor of Leica Geosystems), NRJ Engineering and Aibotix. Sabancı Merkez Mosque is the largest in Turkey, with six […]

The Most Beautiful Drone Travel Videos of 2014

  2014 was the year of the aerial drone travel video—here are some of the best of the best By Natasha Geiling – SMITHSONIAN.COM They might have been originally designed for the military, but drones are quickly finding their future in commercial use—from helping conservationists monitor illegal poaching to carrying festive decor in restaurants. They’ve […]

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