You’re innocently flying your drone, taking lovely pictures of the countryside and before you know it…BAM! A hawk swoops in and attacks! Not fair, nature! We mean, we love birds of prey and all, but leave our precious drone alone! The good news?
It didn’t happen to me, but we still understand the sheer panic of trying to keep your drone safe. For now, we get to sit back and enjoy the entertainment value of a bird defending its turf from a flying toy robot. Who won this round? We’re quite sure it was the hawk. But at least we know the drone stayed intact and we got an amazing photograph out of it!
Is there anyone out there so jaded that they fail to get inspired by space exploration? We hope not. Sadly, the space shuttle program is now a thing of the past, but hopefully something bigger and better will be created to replace it. Fun fact: did you know that NASA moves space shuttles on rafts on the water?
We sure didn’t. Seems kind of risky and dangerous to me, since that is one expensive piece of equipment. But we have it on good authority that they know what they’re doing. Still, how much do you suppose it costs to ensure the passage against falling into the sea?
Somebody built a wall to separate a bit of the ocean into a calm swimming pool. The results are both beautiful and electrifying. Tiny waves and ripples make their way inside the pool. If you’ve ever wanted to try open water swimming but held yourself back in fear, this is a good way to dip your toes in it.
What we love the most is the contrast between the stormy sea and the woman calmly floating on her back. What a wonderful touch. The photographer even went a couple of steps further with the awesome drone perspective and the perfectly planned framing.
Whale Spouting Water in Action
This is an outstanding shot of a whale spinning in the water while blowing bubbles to the surface. The drone captured it perfectly for our viewing pleasure. It seems that the whale is performing a maneuver known as a bubble net.
When it spots a school of prey, it surrounds them with bubbles, then lunges up the middle to devour them all! Who knew bubbles – those light balls of air and water - would take on new meaning in the ocean? Turns out that a whale swishing around in circles surrounded by bubbles isn’t putting on a delightful show, it means dinner is served!
Lava has got to be one of the scariest of natural phenomena. Spewing, hot, and forceful, lava is the closest we will ever get to sensing the earth’s heart. She’s alive and well, and let nobody forget that! What makes a photo a guaranteed winner?
One that shows a natural landscape along with some sort of example of the awesome power of nature – especially at such close quarters. And this picture certainly has it all. Well done to the drone pilot. One of the hottest things in nature, it’s hard not to imagine what lava would do to us if we ever got too close. Not that there’s much chance of that, of course. We're keeping our distance.