A drone shot of a boat-shaped bridge with a boat sailing past underneath? That’s quite meta! What we especially love is how the picture draws you in bit by bit, unveiling things as you go. At first glance, it seemed as if we were looking at a boat to begin with; a big yellow boat cruising calmly through the waters.
Such is the clever play on perspective. But a second glance reveals cars. Is this boat a ferry? Seems rather fancy for a ferry. Peer into the photo even more and that’s when you see a small boat zipping past. Layer upon layer of revelations. All in all, what a stunning shot! The view really is better from above.
Smoke and Mirrors
Is this a drone shot of glaciers or an abstract painting? We're stumped, and in the best way. The way the photo is composed makes it seem like glaciers dance in veils of vapor and smoke. As if they’re taking a deep breath, exhaling centuries of memory into the open sky.
Stunning and also a bit heartbreaking given how fragile our glaciers are. These magnificent icy sentinels are disappearing rapidly each year, and with it, a vital part of the earth’s story. Pretty soon, all we might be left with are memories, wispy and fleeting the way this glacier already appears in this image.
Gazing Into the Heart of the Earth
We're glad for this aerial view because can you imagine walking through forests and not knowing there’s a giant gaping hole ahead? This here is what they call a doline – a kind of funnel-shaped depression in the ground. But geographical terms just don’t cut it for this chasm that seems to go into the depths of the earth.
The doline is reportedly 666 meters deep and located at Xiaozhai village in Chongqing, China. This breathtaking chasm is one of the world’s largest sinkholes. We have so many questions. What lies beneath? Where does it go? Somehow we're torn between wanting to rappel down and wanting to continue being alive.
If you’re the kind who thrives on a crowd’s energy, this might not work. For the rest of us, this drone image makes crowded spaces both bearable and beautiful. You can sense the common purpose, the subtle order in chaos. The best part? You don’t even have to be there.
Party on the Interstate
Ask any drone photographer about long exposure and they’ll tell you it boils down to the right equipment, location, and painstakingly setting up once the sun goes down. Oh, and the most important element - a LOT of waiting around! But the results, as we can see here, are worth everything.
Who knew that traffic – the bane of our everyday lives – could look so beautiful? Only drones can make the mundane and infuriating seem like technicolor art in motion. It takes skill though, and a truckload of passion and patience. Artists truly go the extra mile for that one breakthrough moment.