With aerial drones now available to anybody who wants to buy them, aerial photographers and filmmakers all around the world are using these small yet powerful machines to capture tons of valuable footage, and have been kind enough to share with the rest of us.
We’ve picked our 20 favorite aerial drone videos around the world from 2015 which includes everything from jumping off cliffs in Sudanto petting 40 ft. Whales along the Pacific Ocean. Enjoy!
1. The World’s Most Dangerous Sunbather
A man was captured looking surprised to see a miniature flying friend filming him, but the fact that he’s sunbathing at thousands of feet didn’t seem to phase him…
2. Vanuatu’s Volcano in Full Force
Explorers from National Geographic were lucky enough to capture an active volcano in Vanuatu, and although they lost a few drones in the process, the footage they captured was well worth paying the price…
3. Dolphins to Whales, California to Hawaii.
In this next video, not only do we see a clear stampede of dolphins gliding across the waters of California, but we also take a trip to Hawaii to take a pristine look at the worlds biggest animals…
4. Delve into Dubai
For those who have never had the pleasure of visiting Dubai but want to take a closer look, this footage boasts this fabulous city and the modern architecture that towers above it…
5. Icelandic Lava River
Remember the Lake of Fire? Well, Barcroft TV got closer than ever to the red hot lava river to give you an idea of just how dramatic the event was. Spoiler, it looks pretty amazing!
6. Nubian Pyramids, Sudan
Another stunning piece of footage from the guys at National Geographic overlooking the ancient Nubian pyramids in Sudan, whilst passing camels and some Sudanese civilians…
7. Wildlife of Kenya
The team at Two Wheels Across documented their journey through Africa, specifically Kenya, and the shots in these clips are filmed between Amboseli and the Mara, some truly brilliant drone footage…
8. Snowboarding at Mt. Cheam, British Columbia
In this video, witness some incredible scenery in the North Cascades mountain range of British Columbia, with one very skillful snowboarder for company…
9. Peru and Macchu Picchu
This is one of the best promotional videos you’ll ever see, we guarantee you’ll want to visit Peru after you’ve watched this. Plus, Viventura.com (who filmed the piece) were granted very special permission to film the great Macchu Picchu…
10. The Himalayas at 20,000 ft.
The aerial experts at Teton Gravity Research release some incredible footage of the Himalayas from 20,000 ft. Warning, what you’re about to see is incredible!
11. Kagoshima Islands, Japan
Explore the spectacular landscapes that surround the beautiful Islands in Kogoshima, Japan. A place surrounded by waterfalls, towering greenery and ancient ruins…
12. A Hunting Bear in Kamchatka, Russia
Russian photographer Mikhail Korostelev locked himself in a cage near the Kurilskoe Lake in Kamchatka throughout August to capture close-up photos of bears while they hunted for fish….
13. Fly Fishing in Alaska
Angler’s Alibi posted an incredible piece of footage using their, perfect for those who are lovers of nature, or fishing!
14. Exploring India
This footage taken by Winston Bohl gives us a fresh perspective in to India, from working in rural crop fields to the forever hectic inner city. This video was shot over three weeks and includes footage from New and old Delhi, Agra, Jaipur, Rishikesk, Ganges River and the Chopta Valley…
15. Cliff Jumping in Moab, Jordan.
Ever wanted to know what it feels like to jump off a cliff? This is probably the closest thing you’ll get whilst sat on your computer. Also, take a second to admire the gorgeous mountainous strip that is Moab.
16. Surfing in Tahiti.
Take to the crashing waves of Teahupoo in Tahiti with this impressive piece of footage. Being one of the most powerful and deadly waves on the planet, it’s easy to admire the surfers who are out their doing what they do best…
17. Whales greeting tourists in Mexico
This incredibly detailed footage shows footage of a grey whale mother and her calf greeting tourists in San Ignacio lagoon along the Pacific coast of Baja California, Mexico. Imagine getting this close to a 40 ft. gentle giant!
18. Field of Flowers near Keukenhof, The Netherlands
Explore a range of beautiful flowery fields near the Keukenhof Gardens in The Netherlands, and the arrangements are so perfect that it looks like it could almost be a fake! Stunning footage…
19. Explore Cape Town, South Africa.
During a three week trip around various African locations, Drone Discovery have put together a stunning display allowing us to explore Cape Town in a way like never before. Locations include Clifton Beach, Camps Bay, Table Mountain, Signal Hill, Boulders Beach and Noordhoek Beach…
20. Animals vs Drones Compilation
We have plenty of other amazing videos we could share with you, including trips around Bulgaria, Italy, Canada and the Bahamas, but it’s hard to ignore such a great compilation.
(Via Spider Aerial Filming)