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São Miguel, São Jorge, Pico and Faial.

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AZORES (Portugal) 🇵🇹

Eneko Garcia-Amezaga

The Azores is an archipelago of over 150 islands in the North Atlantic Ocean, grouped into an Eastern, Central, and Western sub-region. A territory and region of Portugal, there are nine main islands in the group, which have a combined population of just under a quarter million but see a multiple of that in terms of annual tourist arrivals. In this drone video by Eneko Garcia-Amezaga, you'll get aerial views of four of the five larges Azores by population São Miguel, São Jorge, Pico and Faial. This video was a DVOW finalist in September, 2019.

Bird's Eye Views of São Miguel Island

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Atlantic Paradise: São Miguel, Azores - Portugal 4K

goncaloafranco

Nicknamed “The Green Island”, São Miguel is the largest and most populous of the islands that make up Azores, the Portuguese archipelago in the North Atlantic Ocean.  The island is known for its volcanic scenery, flora, rich marine life, perfect calderas, and azure lakes.  In this drone video by goncaloafranco, you'll get bird's eye views of some of the island's top sights, including the  Miradouro da Vista Do Rei (Viewpoint Of The King), the Vila Franca islet, Lagoa de Santiago, and more.

Top Spots São Miguel and Pico

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A hidden gem called the Azores

trippiccs

Trippiccs put together this excellent 100 second aerial tour of some of the most well-recognized spots in the Azores Island chain in the North Atlantic Ocean.  Enjoy the views of the Ribeira Quente Waterfall in the east-central part of São Miguel island (:20); the great volcano on the island of Pico (:25); the spectacular crater lakes of Lagoa de Santiago (:30) and Lagoa das Sete Cidades, both back on São Miguel (:60); the tiny islet of Vila Franca off the southern shore of SM (1:10); and more.

DVOW Nominee from the Azores

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Azores Singularity

AeroGrafica

The Azores.  Located in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean, about 1.4k km (around 850 mi.) from mainland Portugal, this Portuguese archipelago is made up of nine volcanic islands. In this Drone Video Award Finalist video, pilot AeroGrafica takes us up above islands' clouds, over the abundant waterfalls, around the steep, jutting cliffs which drop vertically to the ocean.  The video does a great job incorporating some epic selfie type shots which show off the beauty of this natural wonder.  

Aerial Tour of the Azores

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Journey through Azores

NonexistentJay

There is something about this drone video by Nonexistent Jay of Portugal's Azores archipelago that is just amazing.  The deep blue water of the Atlantic Ocean, the volcanic craters, the narrow winding roads, the fog-enshrouded hilltops, the lush green valleys - it just works.  The nine volcanic islands are vestiges of the once-mighty Portuguese Empire; now they operate as a semi-automous region, similar to Madeira, which is an island located closer to the Portuguese mainland.  

Azores' Central Islands

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The Azores: An Aerial Story

din_film

Contributor din_film used a DJI Mavic Air drone to create this stunning teaser for a planned series on Portugal's Azores islands.  The first part of the video features footage from three of the lesser known islands of the North Atlantic Ocean island group: Villa do Corvo (the northernmost Azore), Faial, and Pico, which are situated near the main island of Sao Miguel in the middle of the archipelago.  The video concludes with some epic shots of Flores, which is the westernmost of the main islands.  

Faial Island: Largest of the Central Group

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Aerial Faial Island in the Azores, Portugal

flyingbydaniel

The Azores archipelago in the North Atlantic is actually three groups of islands, sometimes referred to as the East, West, and Central groups.  While the largest of the islands in population is Sao Miguel of the Eastern group, the next four islands are all in the Central group.  In this video, contributor Flyingbydaniel gives us an epic bird's eye view of Faial Island, which is the second largest of the Central group.  It has a population of about 15,000, which is about 1/10 the size of Sao Miguel.

Central Group: São Jorge

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Journey to São Jorge Island in the Azores

flyingbydaniel

Flyingbydaniel created this stunning drone video of São Jorge Island, part of the Azores archipelago which is a semi-autonomous region of Portugal in the North Atlantic.  São Jorge is one of five islands which make up the Central group of the Azores, collectively home to about a third of the quarter million people who call the this semi-automous region of Portugal home.  Sao Jorge has a permanent population of about 10,000, about a fifth that of Terceira, the largest of the Central group islands.  

Sao Miguel: The Green Island

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Sao Miguel Azores from Above

Enrico Pescantini

If you wonder why the Portuguese island of Sao Miguel in the Azores is nicknamed the "Green Island" (Ilha Verde), check out this stunning drone video by top contributor Enrico Pescatini.  Situated in the North Atlantic Ocean, the island is one of the earth's natural wonders.  Sitting near the spot where three major tectonic plates join together, Sao Miguel is home to some of the most geologically unique phenomenon on earth: it's literally covered in lava domes, crater lakes, and active and semi-active volcanoes.  

Western Azores: Flores and Corvo

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Lost in the Ocean: Flores and Corvo Islands

pedrolftavares

Contributor Pedrolftavares created this stunning drone video of the so-called Western Azores, the islands which lie the furthest distance from mainland Portugal.  There are two main islands in the group: Flores and Corvo.  The two islands are not only the most remote of the group, they are also the least populous.  Flores, the larger of the two, has a population of around 4,000.  Corvo, which lies to the north of Flores, has only a tenth as many people.  The video was shot with a DJI Mavic Pro drone. 

Sao Miguel: Lagoa do Fogo

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Lagoa do Fogo - Azores - Portugal

LostSoul82

Sao Miguel is the largest (by population and land area) of the nine islands which make up the Azores, an Atlantic Ocean island archipelago which is an autonomous region of Portugal.  Sao Miguel lies towards the eastern end of the chain, closer to the mainland of Portugal.  In this video, LostSoul82 used a DJI Mavic Pro drone to create a bird's eye view of Lagoa do Fogo, a crater lake which is part of the island's Água de Pau Massif stratovolcano complex; it's one of the best known sights of the entire archipelago..

Western Group: Flores

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Dreams: Flores Island, Azores

AeroGrafica

Behold this stunning drone video of Flores, one of Portugal's Azores islands, compliments of contributor AeroGrafica.  Flores is the westernmost of the group.  It's a stunningly beautiful place, with an interior full of crater lakes and a coast which is characterized by spectacular cliffs.  Its highest peak, Morro Alto, has an altitude of just over 900 meters (around 3k ft.) above sea level.   With about 4,000 permanent residents, it is far less densely populated than Sao Miguel and Terceira to the east. 

Terceira: Cinco Riberas

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Drone Selfie from the Azores: Cinco Riberas, Terceira

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Contributor Wrenee, aka the Queen of the Dronie, brings her trademark dronie pull out shot to the Azores Islands in the North Atlantic.  This video was taken on the island of Terceira, which is the easternmost of the five so-called Central Islands of the archipelago.  While Terceira has roughly comparable land area to two of the other Central islands, it's by far the largest in population with a bit over 50k residents, second only to Sao Miguel of the Eastern group which has a population of nearly 140k.

Sao Miguel by Phantom 3

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Aerial view of Sao Miguel, Azores Island - Portugal

pedrolftavares

Sao Miguel is the largest island in the Azores, an archipelago controlled by Portugal located about 1,300 km (750 mi) west of mainland Portugal in the Atlantic Ocean.  Sao Miguel is part of the Eastern grouping of islands.  The Azores are volcanic islands which feature a mild climate for such a northerly location and offer much in the way of natural beauty.  Contributor  Pedrolftavares explored the area over three days with his DJI Phantom 3 drone and the resulting film is breathtaking.

São Miguel: King of the Azores

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Paradaise Islands, Acores

Drone mania

Drone Mania created this beautiful drone video of São Miguel Island, the largest of the Azores archipelago in the North Atlantic.  It's the easternmost of the nine main islands of the group, and by far the most populous - roughly half of the roughly 250k residents of the islands live on São Miguel.  Much of the video is shot around the town of Ponta Delgada.  Situated on the south shore of the island, Ponta Delgada is by far the largest city in the Azores, and is the capital of the Azores administrative region.

Drone Views of São Miguel

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The Green Island: São Miguel

MIAPVIDEOS

MIAPVIDEOS created this beautiful drone video of São Miguel, the easternmost and largest of the nine islands which comprise the Portuguese Azores islands in the Atlantic Ocean. The video opens with a shot of a gorgeous rainbow over the island's coastline.  From there you'll get a shot of an almost impossibly beautiful small settlement at the tip of a little promontory.  The video also will take you into the interior of the island, which (like all of these islands) is of volcanic origin.  

Drone Tour of Terceira

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Terceira Island Azores, Portugal

raytweezy

Take a tour of the Portuguese island of Terceiras, compliments of contributor raytweezy.  It's one of the central islands of the Azores group, a semi-autonomous region of Portugal in the North Atlantic.  Less well known than neighboring island Angra do Heroísmo, it's the site of the oldest town in the Azores: Angra do Heroísmo, a port town in the southern part of the island.  The video features some great footage of the town, which was established in the 15th century near the dawn of the Portuguese Empire.

All around the Green Island

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Azores Island - São Miguel - 4K ( DJI MAVIC PRO 2 )

Gabika Travel

Here are some marvelous aerial views of the North Atlantic island of São Miguel Island, compliments of Gabika Travel.  The video features footage from across this spectacular volcanic wonder, the largest of the 18 main islands which make up Azore Islands.  Here are the spots featured: Faro do Arnel, Ilheu da Vila, Salto do Rosal, Salto do Cabrito, Lagoa das Furnas, Castelo Branco, Chá Gorreana, Furnas, and Ponta da Madrugada.  The video was shot using the DJI Mavic Pro 2 drone.  

São Miguel's Legendary Twin Lake

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St Michael Island - Azores

ELGomez

Check out this stunning drone video from the interior of São Miguel, the largest of the Azores group of islands in the North Atlantic Ocean.  The focus of the video is the Lagoon of Seven Cities (Lagoa das Sete Cidades), which is a pair of ecologically separate lakes in the crater of one of the island's (dormant) volcanoes.  The origins of the lake are tied to a local legend in which a princess and her beloved are forbidden to marry by the king; their tears form the two neighboring lakes.  

Azores Cloud Formations

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Another Earth

AeroGrafica

Azores, the autonomous region of Portugal, can be seen from high above in this remarkable, 4K drone video by AeroGrafica. Gaining it’s political autonomy relatively recently (September 4th, 1976), the Azores is a remote, nine-island archipelago with volcanic landscapes and natural geothermal hot springs located around 850 miles (1368 kilometers) away from Portugal’s coast. The UNESCO Biosphere Reserve does, indeed, look like heaven on earth in this incredible aerial peice above the clouds. 

Flores: Portugal's Westernmost Point

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Drifting to the fire

AeroGrafica

Contributor AeroGrafica brings us these marvelous aerial views of the island of Flores, part of the Azores archipelago which is a region of Portugal which lies well off the mainland in the North Atlantic.  Flores is the main island on the western part of the archipelago, which consists of 18 main islands; it actually represents the westernmost point of Portuguese territory anywhere.  Among the highlights of the video are some great shots of the Cascata do Poço do Bacalhau, a waterfall near the parish of Fajã Grande.

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