When you think of stunning sunset pictures, oil tankers landing in port are probably not the subject you have in mind. But that’s the thing about drone photography. Take an aerial view and the perspective dramatically shifts. They don’t call it a bird’s eye view for nothing.
Oil tankers – otherwise big, clunky, and ugly in our eyes – float serenely and beautifully in the waters. You can somehow tell they’ve had a busy day. It’s time to rest. As the sun casts its last light and disappears into the horizon, it seems to be calling the tankers home – much like birds flying to their nests at dusk.
Soaring Above the Amazon Rainforest
What can one say about the incredible Amazon rainforest that hasn’t been mentioned yet? So, when words fail me the way they sometimes do, turn to photography instead. We’re all accustomed to seeing videos and images from inside the Amazon Forest, of life unfolding in the heart of the green. But the view from above is just as magnificent, don’t you think?
Densely packed trees give way for nothing, except sunlight to stream in and aerial residents. What lies underneath is magic as all of us know. As one of the world’s largest carbon sinks, the Amazon rainforest is indispensable to existence. To think we were almost at the brink of losing this natural treasure to wildfires.
Love And Light on an Island
If languid and serene were a picture, this would be it. This drone image makes me want to move to a sleepy seaside town immediately and the town here seems perfect. Alter do Chão in Brazil is a quiet town popular with visitors during weekends and holidays.
One can see why! Its star attraction is “Ilha do Amor” or the Island of Love – an island with stunning white sand located right in front of the town. The lighting in this drone image is almost ethereal, illuminating the white sand and everything on it. Even the ocean surrounding the island fades into the background.
Winterscapes in Norway
The Land of The Midnight Sun never disappoints. How can it with a moniker like that? Whether you’re chasing the Northern Lights or exploring fjords, Norway is a drone photographer’s paradise. This image captures the country’s stunning Lofoten Islands in winter. Snow-capped mountains, ice, and the sky form a picturesque backdrop.
You might not see it at first but in the distance lies the quaint fishing village of Reine, known to most people on this side of the hemisphere as “the most beautiful place in the world.” What makes this image stunning is how it captures the hush of winter. Life brims beneath the surface still, even though there’s nothing visibly going on.
Maternal Giants of the Deep
Sighting a humpback whale is probably on most people’s bucket list. Spotting one with a young calf swimming on its back? That would make anyone’s life feel redeemed – as if one could die tomorrow peacefully with no regrets. If a photograph can evoke such emotion, imagine witnessing this in real life.
The bond between mother whales and their calves is legendary, and humpback whales especially so! Calves swim closely alongside their mothers, especially in the early stages of their life. It’s a way to feed on delicious, nutritious fat from mom while staying safe from predators such as killer whales. Mother and calf stay together for about a year until the calf is weaned.