Discover top Bird's Eye Views of the Southwestern USA



jay worsley

Award winning contributor and drone pilot hails from Phoenix, Arizona in the Southwestern USA.  This epic aerial film showcases the beauty of the western United States, seen from the perspective of a drone.  "Perspective" was a winner at the 2017 AirVuz Drone Video Awards, taking the honor in the Landscapes category.  Prepare to be mesmerized by his "Perspective" of the great American West, one of the most popular videos ever uploaded to AirVuz.


THE VISITOR — A Short Film


What would it look like to land on Mars? This Drone Video of the Week Nominee and Drone Video of the Month Staff Pick by petemaj23 shows us what he imagines a lone astronaut would see and feel. The deserts of southern Utah are the perfect backdrop for his short, experimental narrative, shot with a DJI Mavic Air, about what life would look like on another planet.  This video was picked as a Finalist in the Originality category for the second annual Drone Video Awards.


Aerial over Monument Valley


Monument Valley, which spans the Utah-Arizona border in the Southwestern USA, has some of the most spectacular rock formations in the world.  In this 18 second drone video, you will forget all abouth them.  Watch as contributor Rick Ray Films captures a "cowboy" sitting on his horse overlooking this spectacular expanse of desert in the heart of the great American West.  


Burning Man 2017 from above - 4K

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Burning Man is an annual multiday concert and personal discovery event held in the desert of Nevada in the western USA.  It began in the mid-1980's in San Francisco.  The modern era Burning Man see tens of thousands of attendees, many of whom camp in the desert during the run of the event.  Contributor Memmi used a DJI Inspire 2 drone to fly over the Burning Man grounds, treating us to this amazing aerial video.  



pk productions

In this video, PK Productions flies his DJI Phantom 4 Professional drone over Moab Canyon in southern Utah. The canyon is known for its gigantic rock formations.  The other-worldly look of the canyon, and its resemblance in places to the Grand Canyon, have made it one of the go-to spots for movie shooting locations.  Among the well known movies which had scenes shot in Moab Canyon are Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade and Thelma & Louise.


Sedona, Arizona

Keith Thompson

Getting to the Grand Canyon from Phoenix, Arizona by car is a long haul - almost 375 km (about 220 mi).  For those seeking spectacular rock formations on a day trip from Phoenix, Sedona is a good alternative - it's about half the distance.  As you'll see from this awesome drone video by Keith Thompson, the famous Red Rocks of Sedona are amazing sights, comparable in their own way to the Grand Canyon further north. 


Away from Vegas


Las Vegas, Nevada is one of the world's most improbable cities.  Nothing in the physical environment of southern Nevada would suggest that a city of 2 million would rise there some day.  In this video, top contributor AttilioRuffoPhotography took the opportunity to show this surrounding area.  He gives us some epic aerial footage of nearby Lake Mead, Red Rock Canyon, the Valley of Fire, and Hoover Dam, whose construction during the Depression years was the spark that lit what became modern Las Vegas.


Grand Canyon at Sunset - 4K Drone

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While it isn't the world's largest canyon, the Grand Canyon on the Colorado River in the Southwestern USA state of Arizona will get many votes for being the most visually stunning.  Especially at sunset, and ESPECIALLY when filmed aerially with a drone.  If you have your doubts check out this drone video of one of the most iconic scenes in America.  Thanks to contributor Lexern for serving up this spectacular video.  



60 Seconds

The strangest sight in the great western USA state of Nevada isn't actually in Las Vegas, as you might expect.  Rather it's a spot in the desert where abandoned cars have been "planted" into the ground in various orientations.  Located in Goldfield, NV these "sculptures" are the work of some very creative modern artists.  Contributor 60 Seconds filmed the ICF with a drone to prove that this actually exists! 



John Stinnett

The western USA state of Utah is one of the most varied in terms of landscape.  The northeast corner of the state is in the heart of the Rocky Mountain system - it looks like Colorado.  The southern part of the state couldn't look more different.  Contributor John Stinnett spent a day driving around southern Utah with a DJI Mavic Pro drone, giving us some epic bird's eye views of this very arid and mysterious looking land.


Kasei Vallis


Inspired by a book he read about the colonization of Mars, Peter Franc shot this Drone Video of the Week finalist in the Southwestern USA.  The video was compiled from footage assembled from three states - Arizona, New Mexico, and the southwestern portion of Utah.  Here are found the USA's deepest canyons and gorges, as well as some of its most unusual rock formations.  All are on vivid display in this remarkable drone video, which was shot across several hundred miles/km of the great Southwest.    


Experience the Roosevelt Arizona Dam & Bridge


The Theodore Roosevelt Dam is located in Arizona, in the Southwestern USA.  The dam, which is primarily for irrigation and flood control, was built in the early 1900's.  With a height of over 100 meters (350 ft), the spillway moves up to 4,300 cubic meters of water (150k cu ft) per second.  Contributor RusselKriz85 used a drone to create this amazing aerial video of the structure, which is a  protected landmark.  


Droning America: Las Vegas, NV

Droning America

Las Vegas, located in the desert of Nevada in the Southwestern US, is a most improbable city.  What has sustained the city almost since its beginnings has been legalized gambling, mostly in the form of huge casinos which line the Strip south of downtown.  In this episode of Droning America, hostess Angie Avestruz gives us a bird's eye view of Vegas and the surrounding desert.  


Droning America: Phoenix, AZ

Droning America

In this episode of Droning America, host Angie Avestruz heads to sunny Phoenix, Arizona.  She meets up there with award-winning drone pilot Jay Worsley, who hails from the great city in the American Southwest.  Together they explore the greater Phoenix area and the surrounding desert, capturing the highlights with Jay's DJI Phantom 4 drone.  Highlights include shots of Camelback Mountain, some of the area's famous golf courses, and some great shots of downtown Phoenix.


The Drone Dish: Jay Worsley

The Drone Dish

In this episode of Drone Dish, host Tyler Mason caught up with the award-winning drone pilot Jay Worsley, who traveled from his home in Phoenix to the New York City Drone Film Festival, where one of his entries was a finalist.  Jay's videos of the Southwest's spectacular landscapes are some of the most popular videos on AirVuz; his classic "Perspective" won the "Landscapes" category in the first annual Drone Video Awards, and "Ethos" was selected as a Finalist for the second.  



Adventure in Sedona

Dave Yip

Valley Of The Gods