Remember when we watched “Free Willy” in the early ‘90s and all everyone wanted was a pet orca? Bad idea! Willy in the film might’ve been adorable, but how did everyone forget he’s a killer whale? Only one the deadliest predators of the sea?!
This drone image is just a tiny example of how powerful and vicious they can be. It captures the moment when a pod of orcas decided to hunt, kill, and eat a giant whale. That’s right, a giant whale! Far from a pleasant sight, but a valuable document of nature’s fury, and the circle of life.
The Tubbs Fire, Santa Rosa, CA
What a tragedy. When The Tubbs Fire started on Tubbs Lane in Santa Rosa, California in 2017, it quickly burned out of control. The result was more than 5000 buildings destroyed. This drone photo documents several city blocks having been wiped away by the fire. Sadly, 22 people lost their lives in the fire.
It also caused over a billion dollars in damage. On a positive note, thanks to modern technology including drones, it’s possible to enter extremely dangerous areas much more quickly than before in order to plan and implement assistance efforts. If only technology could help prevent fires just as easily.
What a crazy thing to happen right in the middle of a neighborhood. Freaky. We can’t help imagining: what if it was our house that got sucked into the bowels of the earth all of a sudden? How does this happen? Incompetent construction?
Earthquake? Flash flood? Maybe it’s a combination of factors. Either way, it’s horrifying. One minute you’re at home enjoying dinner in front of the TV, and the next moment, your house is a pile of rubble deep in the earth! It is as if the devil himself is dragging everything you own into the depths of hell.
Dolphin in Trouble
What we’re seeing here is apparently a seal desperately trying to escape a shark attack. It’s obviously already seriously injured, so we don’t know whether to feel optimistic that it might've got away. A sad end for a noble creature, but that is the circle of life.
The most effective drone photos are the ones that touch our emotions in some way. And it doesn’t always have to be positive. Life isn’t always about the happy moments after all. It’s alright and sometimes even warranted that art pulls at our heartstrings and elicits tears from time to time. Isn't that the point of it, to make us feel?
A Landing Accident
In this picture, we see the aftermath of a catastrophic accident on a runway. Clearly, something went seriously wrong during the landing, and the plane slid down the embankment. We sure hope nobody was seriously hurt. You know what they say - the chances of a flight crashing are the highest just before takeoff or landing.
How absolutely terrifying! Since the weather seems quite clear, we're going out on a limb and saying that there was a problem with the landing gear. Does anyone know if a plane can be brought back into service after an accident like this?