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The Wetlands of Soomaa National Park

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Autumn day in Soomaa National Park, Estonia


In this drone video by Blizzardfoto, you'll get a beautiful look at the wetlands for which Estonia is so well known.  Soomaa National Park is located in the southwestern quadrant of the Baltic country, a bit east of the Gulf of Riga and north of the border with Lithuania.  The park was created in 1993 (shortly after Estonia became an independent country following the dissolution of the USSR) as a means to protect the country's once-extensive wetland areas which had shrunk dramatically over the course of the 20th century.

Winter in Estonia

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Beautiful winter day


Like its fellow countries around the Baltic Sea, Estonia is still heavily wooded.  Its extensive pine forests become seas of white and dark green in the winter months, interspersed with  frozen lakes and streams.  In this drone video by Blizzardfoto, you'll get a beautiful bird's eye view of this winter wonderland.  The video was shot in Viljandi County, which is situated in the southern part of the country along its border with Latvia.  It's one of 15 counties into which the country is divided for administrative purposes.

Lääne County: Puhtu-Laelatu Preserve

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Puhtu-Laelatu Nature Reserve


Blizzardfoto created this beautiful drone video of a nature preserve in the Baltic Sea republic of Estonia.  Puhtu-Laelatu Nature Reserve is situated in Lääne County, the westernmost of the 15 counties into which this small nation is divided.  The reserve is located on the Suur Strait, a body of water which connects the Gulf of Riga to the south with the open Baltic Sea to the north.  The preserve is home to many rare and semi-rare species of flora, such as the Traunstein's dactylorhiza, or narrow-leaved marsh orchid.

Abandoned Trains near Tallinn

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Train Dump [Tallinn-Väike, Tallinn, Estonia]


If you've ever wondered what happens to (some) old trains, check out this FPV video from FPV pilot and contributor Slavachrome.  He took on a "train dump" near the Estonian capital of Tallinn.  What is a "train dump" exactly?  As you'll see from the video, it's several tracks worth of seemingly abandoned rolling stock - locomotives, freight cars, passenger cars, hundred of them in all.  We don't know how they got there or if this is their "final" resting place but it makes for some great FPV content!  

Sunken Prison on the Baltic Sea

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Rummu Estonia Sunken Prison


Top contributor NGreyTravels created this amazing drone video of an abandoned limestone prison quarry in the Baltic republic of Estonia.  It's near a village of the same name in Harju County, in the northwestern part of the country.  The quarry was created in the 1930's to mine a particular type of marble, and during the time when Estonia was under control of the Soviet Union it also became a prison.  Since being flooded and abandoned, the site now attracts the attention of artists, movie makers, and...drone pilots!  

Estonia Drone Tour

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Beautiful ESTONIA 🇪🇪

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Take an aerial tour of Estonia with this beautiful piece by Eneko Garcia-Amezag, who spent 11 days traveling through this Baltic republic.  The video features footage of some of the top sights of the country, including  Estonia: the capital city of Tallinn, Paldiski, Haapsalu, Hiiumaa and Saaremaa Islands, Matsalu National Park, Pärnu, Soomaa National Park, Viljandi, Põltsamaa, Võrtsjärv lake, Otepää, Sangaste, Valga, Võru, Rõuge, Suur Munamägi, and more.

Estonia's Many Islands

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Island Hoppers

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The Baltic Sea republic of Estonia is home to over 2.3k islands.  This includes some larger islands like Saaremaa, which covers 2.7k square km or around 1k square miles.  It's second-largest island (Hiiumaa) is perhaps a third the size.  After that though, the islands become quite small - the next-largest is only about a fifth as large as Hiumaa.  In this drone video by top contributor Jurgis Kreilis / Film Day, you'll get aerial views of some of the country's smaller islands, most of which are uninhabited.  

Folk Music Festival in Viljandi

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Viljandi Folk Music Festival 2018


Check out these aerial views of a well-known folk music festival in Estonia, compliments of contributor Blizzardfoto.  It's called the Viljandi Folk Music Festival, and it's held the last weekend in July in the festival's namesake town. With a population of about 17k, Viljandi is one of the larger towns in south-central Estonia.  The festival generally draws about 25k spectators, and it's one of the largest folk festivals in Europe.  Musical act headliners include some of the top folk groups in Europe.  

Sangaste Castle, Valga County

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One of the most magnificent castles in Baltics! Found near 🇪🇪 Sangaste, Estonia


Sangaste Castle is an important landmark in the Baltic republic of Estonia.  It's located in its namesake town in Valga County, one of the southernmost of the country's 15 counties.  The original castle on the site was built in the early 16th century, when the area was part of the  Bishopric of Dorpat, an entity which ruled over much of what is now southern Estonia in the late Middle Ages.  The current manor house structure was completed in 1883.  It's considered one of the finest examples of Neo-Gothic architecture in the Baltic States.    


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The Lonely Goatherd

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Kabli Beach in Estonia

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Drift ice

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