Wow. This photo is definitely a highlight. An enormous whale is calmly following a little boat. It’s true that people generally have little to fear from whales, but being so close to a creature so gigantic is inherently dangerous and unpredictable. Even a little accident could lead to a major tragedy.
If it were me in that boat, we have no doubt that our feelings would be split between excitement and thrill on one hand, and abject fear and panic on the other. But if we survived, it would certainly remain in our memory as one of the greatest experiences of our lives.
When Dogs Attack
Speaking of unexpected candid wildlife shots, here’s one for the ages! It’s not every day you see a different side to dogs. But this one reminds us that as cute and cuddly as they might be, dogs are animals at the end of the day. What’s the story behind th is image?
The operator was piloting his drone along the river when he overflew a dog playing in the water. The dog noticed the drone, and all of a sudden attacked it! That is one scary dog! We wonder if the drone survived the encounter. Judging by the picture, it must have been a real close call. We can only imagine what those jaws and teeth would do to a flimsy little flying toy.
Epic action shot! The crow literally flew right up to a drone in flight to say hello! Look at the expression on its face! Wanna bet the drone pilot was a bit freaked out by the unexpected visit? This crow does not look pleased one bit. And from what one hears about crows; we don’t recommend annoying one either.
There’s probably a valid reason why a group of crows is called a “murder.” But what’s done is done and let’s hope for the best. The fun side of drone photography often involves surprising and candid wildlife shots. There’s not a human being alive who isn’t naturally drawn to such whimsical beauty.
Beautiful Whale Spouting
In the annals of whale photography, this shot is one for the ages. Captured right at the moment of spouting, as sunlight passes through the mist ejected from the whale. It’s one of those moments that makes you grateful for technology. Can you imagine trying to capture a shot like this without a drone?
How would you even do it? Fly around the ocean in a chopper? Dangle precariously from the sides and hope a whale shows up for the perfect shot? Inconceivable, right? Drone photography has really changed the game over the years, and the world is better off for it!
Catching Some Rays
Isn’t tilting at windmills paradigmatic of insanity? Does chilling atop a wind turbine 200 feet in the air count? Sure, maybe he’s a professional doing some sort of maintenance or repair, but still. So, you think you’re calm? Try standing on a wind turbine suspended high in the air calm!
It’s crazy how ideas of what a regular day on the job is can be so wildly different. Come down, friend. Come on down, already. But you must admit it’s a beautifully composed shot. The blue sky and sea, the green fields, the astonishing subject. All of it adds up to an unforgettable although stomach-dropping photograph.