The most surprising photos taken by drones
A selection of incredible shots where the talent of the drone pilot is combined with a fair amount of luck: an eagle mid-flight, a trip to the heart of a firework display, a herd of hippos, a flash of lightning, a lion ready to attack...
The Most Surprising Photos Taken by Drones
This is a breathtaking photo. Imagine the reaction of the drone pilot when he saw a shark swimming a few feet away from two swimmers...
'Basilica on a bed of clouds'
This beautiful photo was taken by the talented Italian photographer Francesco Cattuto. He made a series of drone photographs that you can find on his website.
Here, the top of the Basilica of Saint Francis of Assisi seems to be placed on the clouds.
'A ship anthill'
Francesco Cattuto has taken many aerial photos, including this one taken in La Maddalena, in Sardinia.
'Front row to the fireworks'
It's hard to know what this is a photo of.
It's actually fireworks shot from the inside of the display. In this video, relayed by the GoPro account itself, you'll discover a new way to enjoy a firework display.
'Snowy river by the forest'
Michael B. Rasmussen won the award in the Nature and Wildlife category of the 3rd International UAV Photography Competitionn organised by dronestagram.
'Come down and I'll get you'
Bachir Moukarzel posts many photos taken with a drone on his Instagram account.
The photo of this lion created a buzz and allowed him to participate in many contests.
'Hungry hungry hippos'
Thanks to this photo, a user known as 'zekedrone' won first prize in the fifth International Drone Photography Contest.
'It was by far the highlight of my trip to Tanzania. I was a VIP guest at that giant hippo rally.'
'Flying over the volcano'
Jonathan Payet of DroneCopters took this photo during an eruption of the Piton de la Fournaise volcano on Reunion Island.
'The camel caravan'
Nearly a million camels live in Australia. Photographer Todd Kennedy captured this moment with his drone on Cable Beach.
'At the speed of lightning'
A bit of luck and a lot of talent were needed for this amazing photo of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, taken at the perfect moment.
'Dolphin Traffic Jam'
'The Great Wall of China at 360 degrees'
Produced by the Airpano project, this 360-degree panorama of the Great Wall of China will make your head spin.
'Star Wars Drone Race'
You dreamed of it, and they did it!
Airgonay, a French association, organised a drone race in the woods. All this while 'pimping' their drones Star Wars style.
Crashes, falls, drones overtaking each other... the footage is unbelievable.
'A porno shot with a drone'
Porn or art? Drone Boning is considered to be the first porn movie shot with a drone.
With natural sets and the actors out in nature, the video is stunning.