Drones have given us a greater understanding of the world, thanks to its capability to provide information from the remotest corners of the world where human inhabitation is impossible. In fact, drone photography has caught on in a big way, and it’s being used to capture moments from disaster zones, sporting events, concerts, nature and so much more. There are also some funny moments captured on quadcopters that is sure to bring a smile on your face.
To get a glimpse of the power of drones, we have compiled a list of the coolest drone videos for you.
Dolphin Stampede and Whales:
This jaw-dropping footage of a mega-pod of thousands of dolphins stampeding off the coast of Dana Point in California gives a rare glimpse into the life of dolphins. Also in this video, is a heartwarming close-up of a new humpback whale snuggling with its mother.
Dji Phantom flies into volcano:
This drone was sent straight into the Yasur volcano on the island of Tanna in the Pacific nation of Vanavatu. This volcano has been erupting continuously for eight centuries, so this drone brought back some spectacular images of this phenomenon to give geologists a better understanding of what’s going on here.
Angry ram takes down a drone and its owner:
In this hilarious video, a confused ram uses its horns to take down a drone hovering over it. The owner also has a close escape as he was knocked down into a bush by the raging ram.
Aerial video of tornado damage in Vilonia and West Pulaski county in Arkansas:
A tornado struck near Little Rock, Arkansas on April 27, 2014. This drone video shows the images of the disaster, including a heartbreaking footage of a home that was wiped off its foundation. Such videos can greatly help with rehabilitation and emergency response systems.
Beijing from above:
In this drone video, Trey Ratcliff caught an aerial view of Beijing with his drone. However, he was detained by the police as drones are forbidden in the Chinese capital. He was later released and was allowed to keep the video because it gives a fresh perspective of Beijing and the everyday life here.
Drone’s eye view of Burning Man 2013:
Once a year, artists come together to create Black Rock City, a temporary city on Nevada’s Black Rock Desert. The incredible creativity and energy of this event was captured by drones to give an idea of what 70,000 people can do together.
Postcards from Pripyat, Chernobyl:
A city called Pripyat was evacuated in 1986 due to the Chernobyl nuclear disaster. Almost three decades later, Danny Cook of CBS TV visited this place. The video footage he filmed using drones showed how the city had frozen in time, allowing nature to take over much of the city’s open spaces.
Koh Yao Noi:
Philip Bloom went to a Thai island called Koh Yao Noi near Phuket to showcase the beauty of this island to the rest of the world. This enchanting video is different from other drone videos as it’s shot very close to the ground to give a whole new perspective to viewers.
Drone hits groom in the head:
Drone videos like this are sure to give you a hearty laugh. During a couple’s bridal shoot, the drone hit the groom’s head and knocked them down to the ground, right when he was about to kiss his bride-to-be!
OK Go – I won’t let you down:
This rock band called OK Go used a drone camera to capture the entire dance sequence performed using umbrellas, Honda unicycles and school girls. The camera starts inside a building and zooms out into the air to provide the most entertaining dance ever. No wonder it’s one of the coolest drone videos at more than 28 million views on YouTube.
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