Years ago, drones were used only by the military. Today, anyone can buy a drone. They are used by retailers, hospitals, law enforcement, and at sporting events. Kids and adults use drones in their neighborhoods, parks, and anywhere they want to capture a view from above. This has made it possible for people to capture some pretty amazing photos. Drone captures what no one was supposed to see and things they never expected to see.
Great White Shark
A drone was flying off the coast of Southern California. Mark Romanov and Forrest Galante were flying the drone as part of a documentary about great white sharks. The drone caught an amazing view of two paddleboarders, Jessica and Kelly, with five great white sharks swimming around them. The women were more amazed than scared, and they didn’t realize the amount of adrenaline they had until they left the water.
Gulliver and the Giant
This is a bird’s-eye view of a field in Edinburgh, Scotland. The statute was created by convicted murder and former gangster, Jimmy Boyle while he was serving time in Barlinnie Prison in Glasgow. Over time, the statue fell into disrepair, and the local government wanted to move it to make room for a flood prevention system. Fortunately, this photo will always exist to help us remember.
Traffic In China
There are over 1.4 billion people living in China. As you would expect with this number of people, the traffic is horrible. This is a drone image of the worst traffic jam ever recorded. It is a 50-lane highway near the border with Hong Kong on Bejing, which is called the Macau Expressway. The traffic jam occurred during the week-long Chinese national holiday called “Golden Week.” It lasted 12 days, and motorists moved less than a mile each day.
Fighting a Hammerhead Shark
A drone was flying over Panama City Beach, Florida. At the time, a fisherman had a hammerhead shark on his line. The footage showed him struggling to reel in the fish, even though they weren’t targeting the sharks on that day. Eventually, the fisherman won and got the shark up on the boat.
The Silverdome was once home to the Detroit Lions Football team. It hosted a Super Bowl, the Pope, NBA finals, and an Elvis concert. After the team moved to Ford Field in 2002, the Silverdome was left empty. It was purchased in 2009 to be used as a soccer stadium, but that never happened. Today, it is an empty skeleton that looks eerie and haunted.
Six Flags New Orleans
This amusement park was abandoned in 2005 when Hurricane Katrina struck that August. Since then, plans have been made to redevelop the park, but nothing was ever done. Today, the park is abandoned but is patrolled 24-hours day to keep people out. This is a bird’s-eye view of the abandoned theme park.
This is an amazing shot of Mout Saint-Michel in France’s Normandy region. This place attracts three million visitors every year, and in ancient times, it was the seat of the monastery. During low tide, it was wide open. During high tide, it was defended against invaders in the 8th century.
The Boneyard is located in Tucson, Arizona, and it is where fighter jets go to die. Due to the low humidity in the area, it is the perfect storage place because the metal on the jets won’t corrode. There are over 4,000 aircrafts in the Boneyard, and the parts are worth over $500 million. This is a very rare view.
Hong Kong High Rise
This is a fantastic view of all of the high rises in Hong Kong. Hong Kong has the largest number of skyscrapers in the world. With so many people living in Hong Kong, these high rises are essential for people to live. With all of these buildings in the area, it is shocking that there is still a housing shortage in Hong Kong.
Basilica Of Saint Francis
This is a church in Umbria, Italy, and it can only be seen by a drone. It was built in 1228 and consists of two churches.
Social Weaver Birds
This is a fantastic view of the largest known bird nest in the world. The photo was taken by a photographer using a drone in the Kalahari Desert. It can house hundreds of social weaver birds, and the nests often remain intact for hundreds of years.
The Giant Pink Bunny
This is certainly a strange sight to see on a hillside in Northern Italy. You would never expect to see a giant bunny just laying there. The giant rabbit was 200-feet-long and 20-feet high. The people who created the rabbit installation expected it to remain intact until 2025, but by 2016, it had completely decomposed. Fortunately, we still have photos.
Clown In Cornfield
Scarecrows aren’t strange sights in cornfields; however, when a scarecrow is dressed like a clown, it is a bit disturbing. This is especially true since the great clown scare of 2016.
Christ the Redeemer
Before drones, you could not get a view like this one of Rio de Janeiro’s Christ the Redeemer statue. The statue took nine years to complete, and it is 124.7-feet high and is the third-largest statue of Christ in the world.
After a tropical storm Agatha hit Guatemala City in 2010, a massive sinkhole opened up and swallowed up a three-story factory. It covered an area that was 65-feet in diameter and 300-feet deep. This is an amazing photo of the devastation.
10-Foot Long Crocodile
This giant crocodile was spotted by a drone off the coast of a beach resort on Phuket Island in Thailand. These crocodiles are extremely dangerous to humans. It is believed that this crocodile escaped from a nearby crocodile farm. The idea of putting a crocodile farm so close to a beach resort is crazy.
Hurricane Harvey wreaked havoc on Houston, Texas. This is drone footage taken over the metropolitan area, which shows how damaging the hurricane truly was. It was one of the most damaging and costly hurricanes in the United States, causing $125 worth of damage.
A Terrifying Moment
Whale watching is a very common past time. The people on this boat in Mexico really got lucky when a gray whale swam right up to the boat. Some people on the boat were terrified, while others enjoyed the moment. The fact that it was caught on drone footage is incredible.
This is the Kraken Hole, also known as the Glory Hole. It is located in a California reservoir, and it is a man-made artificial spillway.