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Aerial Tour of the Azores

Journey through Azores

NonexistentJay
NonexistentJay
5.8k VŪZ 50 20
a year ago

There is something about this drone video by Nonexistent Jay of the Azores 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 Portugal's once-great colonial empire; now they operate as a semi-autonomous region, similar to Madeira which is an island located closer to the Portuguese mainland.  

DVOW Nominee from the Azores

Azores singularity

AeroGrafica
AeroGrafica
1.4k VŪZ 28 26
7 months ago

Located in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean, 850 miles from mainland Portugal, this Portuguese archipelago is made up of nine volcanic islands. Drone pilot AeroGrafica takes us up above the clouds, over the abundant waterfalls, around the steep, jutting cliffs and to the wide ocean. This Drone Video of the Week Nominee does an excellent job showing the beauty of these islands, the remnants of a Portuguese overseas empire which was once the largest in the world. 

Faial Island: Largest of the Central Group

Aerial Faial Island in the Azores, Portugal

flyingbydaniel
flyingbydaniel
1.0k VŪZ 20 12
a year ago

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

The Jorney to the São Jorge Island in the Azores

flyingbydaniel
flyingbydaniel
887 VŪZ 14 10
8 months ago

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 Azores home.  Sao Jorge has a population of about 10,000, about a fifth that of Terceira, the largest of the Central group islands.  

Western Azores: Flores and Corvo

Lost in the Ocean - Flores and Corvo islands, Azores with DJI MavicPro

pedrolftavares
pedrolftavares
523 VŪZ 16 10
10 months ago

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

Lagoa do Fogo - Azores - Portugal

LostSoul82
LostSoul82
2.1k VŪZ 25 19
2 years ago

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.

Azores' Central Islands

The Azores - Aerial Story

din_film
din_film
885 VŪZ 10 14
4 months ago

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 group: Villa do Corvo (the northernmost Azore) and Faial and Pico, which are situated near the better known Sao Miguel in the middle of the archipelago.  The video concludes with some epic shots of Flores, which lies just to the south of Villa do Corvo.

Western Group: Flores

Dreams

AeroGrafica
AeroGrafica
958 VŪZ 17 16
8 months ago

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

Cinco Riberas, Terceira Island, Azores dronie drone selfie

wrenee
wrenee
1.1k VŪZ 32 15
a year ago

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 5,000, second only to Sao Miguel of the Eastern group. 

Sao Miguel by Phantom 3

Aerial view of Sao Miguel, Azores Island - Portugal

pedrolftavares
pedrolftavares
3.5k VŪZ 55 38
2 years ago

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

Paradaise Island Açores

Drone mania
Drone mania
172 VŪZ 13 7
2 years ago

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

The Green Island: São Miguel,

MIAPVIDEOS
MIAPVIDEOS
111 VŪZ 9 6
4 months ago

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

Terceira Island Azores, Portugal

raytweezy
raytweezy
225 VŪZ 10 8
a year ago

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.

Mavic Air Views of the Azores

The Azores - Açores

BakerNasser
BakerNasser
182 VŪZ 7 8
5 months ago

Contributor BakerNasser used a DJI Mavic Air drone to create this marvelous aerial video from the Azores, the chain of Portuguese islands which lie about 1.35k km (around 850 mi.) west of the Portuguese mainland in the Atlantic Ocean.  The video opens with what is probably the most well recognized spot in the archipelago: the Lagoa do Fogo.  It's a crater lake within the Água de Pau volcanic massif in the center of São Miguel, the largest and most populous of the Azores.  

São Miguel's Legendary Twin Lake

St Michael Island - Azores

10213802792519267
10213802792519267
649 VŪZ 8 12
3 months ago

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.  

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