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Florida's Salt Marshes

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Salt Marshes ~ Florida 2018

PeterBloch

The interior of Florida was once almost entirely covered in wetlands and marshes.  In fact, much of the interior of the southern part of the state was uninhabitable until relatively recently due to the problems of mosquito-borne infections.  Effective insect control and air conditioning solved one problem but created another - the wetlands have shrunk alarmingly due to population pressure.  In this video, PeterBloch gives us an aerial view of some salt marshlands near Tampa, in the west-central part of the Sunshine State.  

Mangrove Swamp in Southern Mexico

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La Ventanilla

Postandfly

Award-winning contributor Postandfly shot this amazing drone video of La Ventanilla, a small community in the state of Oaxaxa on Mexico's southern Pacific coast.  The village and surrounding beach area has become a major center for eco-tourism.  In the video you'll see why.  Most of it was shot in a mangrove swamp, only a short distance from the ocean but literally a world apart.  The star is a 4 meter (13 foot) one-eyed crocodile, who apparently takes no offense from the hovering drone.  

Florida's Everglades

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Everglades National Park - Florida

Tapp Channel

Florida's Everglades is one of the world's most well known wetlands.  As the Everglades came under pressure from the explosive growth of the Florida population, it became one of the first areas which became the subject of intense concern from the emerging worldwide environmental movement.  Contributor Tapp Channel used a DJI Phantom drone combined with ground footage to give us this look at an important and endangered resource, which covers almost 1.5 million acres in the south-central part of the state.

Wetlands of Latvia

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Bird Migrants in Latvia's Wetlands

Eaglewood Pictures

With some of the world's most pristine wetlands, Latvia becomes a veritable sea of birds during certain months.  The Baltic republic becomes a key stopover point when they fly from north to south in the spring, and again when the pattern reverses itself in the fall.  It's an awesome sight, complementing the stunning natural beauty of this small nation.  Using a DJI Phantom 4 Pro drone, contributor Eaglewood Films created an amazing video of the seemingly endless stream of migratory birds.

Turkey's Sultan Reedy National Park

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Sultan Reedy National Park, Central Anatolia

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Contributor Pascha created this amazing drone video of Sultan Reedy National Park in the middle of Turkey.  It's located in the Kayseri province, which is situated on the great Central Anatolian Plain which covers much of central Turkey.  Unusually, the marshes of the park are a combination of saltwater and freshwater varieties.  Home to many varieties of flora and fauna (notably including a large bird population), the area was turned into a national park by the Turkish government in 2006.  

Estonia's Soomaa National Park

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Autumn day in Soomaa National Park, Estonia

Blizzardfoto

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.

The Wetlands of Maine, USA

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Reverie Above a Maine Pond

PeterBloch

The USA's New England is home to some of the country's most important wetlands.  Away from the urban centers on the coast, you'll find sizeable areas of marshes, bogs, and swamps.  Some of the best wetland areas are in Maine, which is the largest (by area) and most rural of the New England states.  In this drone video by PeterBloch, you'll get a great bird's eye view of a pond which is surrounded by a quaking bog.  These Maine wetlands are critical to the healthy functioning of the eco-system of the entire region.  

Wetland Bird Sanctuary in Central Turkey

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Dance of the Flamingos: Turkey's Wetlands

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While Turkey may be best known for its great cities, mountains, and beaches, it's also home to some of the world's most important wetlands.  The country has over 300 designated wetland areas, more than any country in Europe or western Asia.  These marshy areas perform critical environmental functions, not least as sancturaries for the country's massive bird population.  In this drone video by Secoko, you'll get an aerial view of a flock of flamingoes frolicking in the wetlands of Central Anatolia.  

Forested Wetlands of Northwestern Turkey

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Turkey's Floodplain Forest

CHTmedya

Check out this video from a beautiful forested wetland in the far northwestern reaches of Turkey.  The İğneada Floodplain Forests National Park is situated in the Kırklareli Province, which is on the western (European) side of the Marmara Region of northwestern Turkey.  It's located near the Bulgarian border, in the foothills of the Strandzha mountain range.  The park was established to protect the fragile ecosystem of the area, which includes forests, various types of wetlands, as well as sand dunes.  

Cranberry Bogs of Ontario

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Lucid Dreaming: Fall in Ontario

elnaz555

The province of Ontario is home to some of Canada's largest westlands.  They cover much of the central and northern part of the province, where bogs and marshy areas abound amidst thousands of lakes and millions of acres of pristine forests.  In this drone video by Elnaz555, you'll get a bird's eye view of one of Ontario's cranberry bogs, which put wetlands areas to agricultural use.  It's near the town of Muskoka Lakes, an area of Ontario's "cottage country" located a two hour drive north of Toronto.  

Lagoons of Northern Tunisia

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Flying with Flamingos

thevmaker

Contributor Thevmaker created this stunning drone video of a wetland area on the eastern shore of Cape Bon in Tunisia, North Africa.  The Cape extends out from the mainland in a northeasterly direction like a finger pointed at Sicily in Italy.  On its eastern side is the town of Korba, whose lagoons are home to some of the finest bird populations in the region.  In the video, you'll get an epic aerial view of the lagoons as well as a large flock of flamingos who depend on the wetland for survival.  

Scotland's Rannoch Moor

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Rannoch Moor, December 2018

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Moors are a type of wetland which can occur both in the upland and lowland areas of Scotland.  In this video by contributor and drone pilot LKDWN, you'll get a drone's eye view of Rannoch Moor, one of Scotland's famous moorlands.  It is situated to the west of Loch Rannoch in Perth & Kinross, one of the Scottish council areas in the central part of the country.  Like many wetlands, the area is prized in part for its wildlife.  Famously, the moor is the sole natural habitat for the Rannoch-rush flowering plant.

Saeftinghe: Swampy Netherlands

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Drowned Land of Saeftinghe, Netherlands

XL Creations

XL Creations created this marvelous drone video of Saeftinghe, a famous swampy area of the Netherlands.  Saeftinghe was a 13th century town in the Zeeland Province.  During the 80 Years War for the independence of the Netherlands, the area was flooded by desperate Dutch soldiers.  Despite numerous attempts to reclaim it, the area has remained a swamp and in fact is now protected as such.  It's now known as the Drowned Land of Saeftinghe. 

Marshy Wetlands of Dalyan, Turkey

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Dalyan Turkey Aerial @ Hyperdrone

yucelozel

Dalyan is amongst the top natural treasures of Turkey.  Located in the Muğla Province in the southwestern parts of the country, between Marmaris and Fethiye (among Turkey's best-known beach towns) Dalyan is home to a vast wetland area just interior from the Aegean coastline.  As is often the case with coastal wetlands, it's a haven for numerous bird species, and considered one of the best bird-watching destinations.  You can see this area and its many attractions in this drone video by yucelozel.  

Mangroves of the Andaman Islands

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Local Transport in Rivers of India

PixelDo.Com

Indian's Andaman Islands, located far to the east of the mainland, are home to some of the world's most well known mangrove forests.  Mangroves are trees which can thrive in the brackish and saline waters of river estuaries.  Contributor PixelDo.com created this remarkable drone video of some of the watercraft which ply these wetland areas.  The video was shot on a journey from one of the small outlying islands to Rangat, a small town on the interior of the main island.  

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