Unbelievable Drone Photos

By Jake Schroeder

Drones are now democratized and used by retailers, hospitals, law enforcement, and even sporting events to capture angles that are difficult to access from the ground. But sometimes, drones take unexpected, even completely strange pictures. Here are some amazing images captured by drones.

The appearance of a clown

Date: 2016
Place: Huntsville, Alabama

The appearance of a clown
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Hase the giant pink rabbit

Place: Piedmont, Italy
Name: Yes, this giant rabbit has a name! Say hello to Hase, everyone!

Hase the giant pink rabbit
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Pegasus Grounded

Date: January 13, 2018
Place: Trebizond Airport, Turkey

Pegasus Grounded
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Drones and Divers

Place: Yellow River, China
Fun fact: The man on the picture is 60 years old and went diving over that waterfall to celebrate his birthday.

Drones and Divers
worldtravelling.com

The Guatemalan hole

Place: Guatemala City
Cause: The tropical storm Agatha that hit the region in 2010

The Guatemalan hole
Atlas Obscura

Plane Trees

Photograph: Bruce Campbell
Place: Portland, Oregon

Plane Trees
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Look Behind You!

What happened: A huge whale followed some sailors during 15 minutes.
Aborted danger: The whale was friendly and the sailors didn’t even noticed they were followed!

Look Behind You!
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The Boneyard

Place: Tucson, Arizona
Fun Fact: It’s the largest boneyard of its kind in the world. There are about 4,000 aircrafts there.

The Boneyard
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Gulliver the Gentle Giant

Place: Edinburgh, Scotland
Fun fact: The statue, called Gulliver the Gentle Giant, was created by Jimmy Boyle, a former gangster and convicted murderer, while he served a sentence at Barlinnie Prison in Glasgow.

Gulliver the Gentle Giant
BaoMoi

Please Welcome The Bride And Drone

Category: Best wedding photo ever
Couple goal: Achieved!

Please Welcome The Bride And Drone
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Morrison’s Quarry

Place: Chelsea, Quebec, Canada
Bummer alert: The plane did not crash; it was placed there voluntarily, along with tugs and cars, to make the diving experience more enjoyable for the divers

Morrison’s Quarry
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Bear from the Air

Photograph: Florian Ledoux
Place: Arctic ice caps

Bear from the Air
FLORIAN LEDOUX/SKYPIXEL

Bubbling Up

Place: Iceland
Thanks, drone: This picture couldn’t have been taken without a drone, otherwise the photographer’s life would have been in great danger!

Bubbling Up
worldtravelling.com


Solitary Living

Photograph: Christoph Becker
Place: Atlantic Ocean, between Canada and New York

Solitary Living
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Unlucky for Some

Photograph: Ilya Martyanov
Place: Russia

Unlucky for Some
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Hurricane Harvey

Photograph: MARCUS YAM
Place: Houston, Texas

Hurricane Harvey
Wired


Lombard Street

Photograph: Bryan Dumas
Place: Lombard Street, San Francisco

Lombard Street
BRYAN DUMAS

Californian Catastrophe:

Place: California
What happened: In October 2017, the Tubbs Fire began in California, ravaging more than 5,600 buildings. Nearly 37,000 acres of land were burned, and, tragically, at least 22 people were killed.

Californian Catastrophe:
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Weaving birds

Place: Kalahari Desert
Bummer alert: No, it’s not a giant sculpture of a moose head, but rather the most famous bird’s nest in the world.

Weaving birds
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A silent killer

Place: Phuket Island, Thailand
Where the crocodile came from: He allegedly escaped from a nearby crocodile farm

A silent killer
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The day’s catch

Photograph: Curtis Williams
Place: Panama City Beach, Florida

The day’s catch
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A nightmare in the sky

Place: Hong Kong
Fun fact: This region is where we find the largest number of skyscrapers in the world.

A nightmare in the sky
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Feeding the ducks

Place: Tuy Hoa, Vietnam
Fun fact: Some 30 million ducks are raised each year in the country.

Feeding the ducks
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Mont Saint-Michel

Place: Mont Saint-Michel, Normandy
Context: This photo was taken as part of the “Dronestagramme” travel photography competition by Wanaii Films.

Mont Saint-Michel
independent.co.uk

A New York Christmas

Photograph: Bryan Dumas
Place: Central Park, New York

A New York Christmas
BRYAN DUMAS

Science Fiction?

Photograph: Sam Cossman
Place: Active Marum Crater, Oceania

Science Fiction
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Falling Drones

Photograph: Calin-Andrei Stan
Place: Bogata Forest, Romania

Falling Drones
Falling Drones

Have a good week!

Place: Hong Kong border, Beijing-Hong Kong-Macau highway
Fun fact: The worst traffic jam ever recorded there happened in 2010 and lasted 12 days, with some motorists only able to travel less than one mile per day.

Have a good week!
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The Silverdome

Place: Silverdome, Detroit
Fun fact: This now decrepit and abandoned stadium has already hosted the Super Bowl, a pope, the NBA final, an Elvis concert and dozens of other world-class shows during its heyday.

The Silverdome
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The Redeeming Christ

Place: Mount Corcovado, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Fun fact: The statue, which measures 124.7 feet high, took 9 years to build.

The Redeeming Christ
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Six Flags Theme Park in New Orleans

Place: New Orleans
What happened: This Six Flags theme park has been closed since Hurricane Katrina hit in August 2005.

Six Flags Theme Park in New Orleans
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Basilica of St. Francis

Place: Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi, Umbria, Italy
Did you know: The basilica has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2000.

Basilica of St. Francis
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Staten Island Boat Cemetery

Place: Staten Island Boat Cemetery, New York
Did you know: Founded in the 1930s, The Arthur Kill Ship Graveyard was used to place ships damaged during World War II.

Staten Island Boat Cemetery
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Drones of Dubai

Place: Dubai
Did you know: Dubai has created one of the most spectacular city skylines on the planet.

Drones of Dubai
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Country Colors

Photograph: Anders Andersson
Place: Netherlands

Country Colors
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Mir Mine, Siberia

Place: Mir mine, Siberian tundra
Fun fact: This is the largest excavated mine in the world. The diamond deposits were discovered in 1955 by a team of Soviet geologists.

Mir Mine, Siberia
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Frozen Rivers

Photograph: Max Foster
Place: Delta River, Iceland

Frozen Rivers
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El Nino – Bad Boy

Photograph: Duncan Sinfield
Place: California

El Nino – Bad Boy
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Fascinating Fortifications

Photograph: Amos Chapple
Place: Fort Bourtange, Holland

Fascinating Fortifications
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A Reckless Man

Place: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Fun Fact: The summit of the Morro dos Cabritos where this man is located is at an altitude of 1,257 feet.

A Reckless Man
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World Cup Finale

Photograph: Svetlin Marinov
Place: Maracanã Stadium‎, ‎Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

World Cup Finale
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As The Crow Flies

Photograph: Dendi Pratama
Place: Bali Barat National Park, Indonesia

As The Crow Flies
Dendi Pratama

Lonely Predator

Photograph: Bachir Moukarzel
Thought: One cannot help but wonder what this lion was thinking when he saw the drone above him!

Lonely Predator
Corriere

Frightening Lightning

Photograph: Pete DeMarco
Place: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Frightening Lightning
Dronestagram

Kraken Hole

Place: Lake Berryessa, California
Fun Fact: Also known as “The Glory Hole”, it is in fact a unique spillway that is activated when the water level is too high. At that point, the water flows down this huge spillway to Putah Creek, about 100 feet below.

Kraken Hole
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Bath Time

Photograph: Martin Sanchez
Place: Tanzania

Bath Time
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Time To Trim

Photograph: Jerome Courtial
Place: France

Time To Trim
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All The Roads

Photograph: Bryan Dumas
Place: Atlanta, United States

All The Roads
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Winter Sports

Photograph: Jacek Deneka
Place: Ski Racing Festival “Bieg Piastów” competition, Poland

Winter Sports
Drone Awards

Big Buddha

Place: Ushiku, Japan
Fun Fact: This statue is 120 meters high and was built to commemorate the birth of the co-founder of “True Pure Land School”, Shinran. It is one of the three tallest statues in the world.
 

Big Buddha
The Travel

Wandering Field

Photograph: Mauro Pagliai
Place: Italy

Wandering Field
The Travel

Overcoming The Fog

Place: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Did You Know: The Burj Khalifa, a building 828 metres high, is the tallest building in the world.

Overcoming The Fog
Dronestagram

Water Lilies

Place: Mekong Delta, Vietnam
Did You Know: The water lilies of the Mekong Delta, especially the wild ones, are generally white, but for economic benefits, some plant dark pink ones.

Water Lilies
My Modern Met

School Yard

Photograph: Tomas Van Houtryve
Place: El Dorado County, California

School Yard
PC World

Bird Nest

Photograph: James Junda
Place: Frenchtown, Montana

Bird Nest
PC World

Cat Island

Place: Unknown
Dreaming: We’re not sure if this place actually exists, but it would be great, wouldn’t it?

Cat Island
No Film School


A Sad, Apocalyptic Sight

Photograph: Hussein Malla
Place: Seaport of Beirut, Lebanon

A Sad, Apocalyptic Sight
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