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Iguazu: World's Largest Waterfall

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Iguazu Falls from the Air


Iguazu Falls is the largest waterfall system in the world.  It is situated on the Iguazu River in South America, on the border between Brazil and Argentina.   It's not a single falls but rather a complex cataract system comprising 275 drops, with a total height of 82 meters (269 ft.).  In this video by JustinPoore, you will be treated to an aerial tour of this magnificent waterfall system, which is a UNESCO World Heritage site, compliments of AirVuz contributor Justin Poore and his DJI Mavic Pro drone.  

The Mighty Amazon River

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Fabio Knoll

The mighty Amazon River is the king of rivers.  At 6.4k km (4k mi.) in length, it's either #1 or #2 in length depending on definition.  Measured by discharge, it's not even close: the Amazon pumps an average of over 200k cubic meters (over 7 million cubic feet) of water into the Atlantic Ocean every second, roughly 5x its closest competitor.  Award winning contributor and drone pilot Fabio Knoll is a native of Brazil; his aerial video showcasing this spectacular natural resource is magnificent.

Aerial Views of Rio and Sao Paulo

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Dreams of Brazil

Mr. B

Southeastern Brazil is home to the country's two primary urban centers: Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo.  Each is capital of a state with the same name, and the cities are "only" about 435 km (around 250 mi) apart - practically neighbors by the enormous scale of Brazil.  The two cities are a study in contrasts - Rio being the cultural capital of Brazil (as well as its capital city until 1960), Sao Paulo the business capital.  In this video, Mr. B gives us an aerial view of both of these great cities - from the perspective of a drone.  

Fortaleza: Capital of Ceará

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Sunset in the City of Fortaleza, Brazil

Luiz Jr

Contributor and pilot Luiz Jr created this aerial video of his hometown of Fortaleza, Brazil.  Fortaleza is the capital of the state of Ceará in the northeastern region.  Fortaleza is one of the wealthiest cities in northeastern Brazil, and its port one of the busiest in the country.  It's one of the oldest European settlements anywhere in the western Hemisphere, even though it wasn't colonized in earnest by the Portuguese for some time after it was "discovered" initially by the Spanish.

Bahia: Brazil's #4 City

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Reel Hyperlapse Peu Ribeiro 2019

Peu Ribeiro

Checkout this stunning dronelapse of the great Brazilian city of Salvador, compliments of contributor Peu Ribeiro.  Salvador is the capital of the state of Bahia and is the largest city in the Northeast region.  The video features footage from across the city, which is Brazil's fourth-largest and was the original capital of Brazil when it was the jewel of the great Portuguese Empire.  Watch it for some amazing bird's eye views of Salvador's legendary beaches, historic churches, and even the  Itaipava Arena Fonte Nova stadium.   

The Mountains of Brazil by Drone

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Demo Reel: The Mountains of Brazil (2016)


Top content creator and pilot Drone Da Montanha created this beautiful captioned drone video compilation of the most beautiful mountains in Brazil. The mountains featured include some of the largest and most known in this South American country, such as Pico Parana, Pico do Cristal, Pico Bandeira, and others.  At about the 1:00 mark, you'll get a look at Pico da Neblina, near the border with Venezuela. With a maximum elevation of just under 3k meters above sea level (around 9.8k ft.) it's the tallest peak in Brazil.  

Drone Tour of Rio de Janeiro

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Rio De Janeiro Travel Film [4K]


Visiting Rio de Janeiro was high on the travel bucket list of drone pilot and videographer Gavin Beals aka The3Ventures, who flies around the world to make compelling travel videos using drones.  Thank goodness he finally made it to Rio because his aerial footage of the beaches, mountains, and cityscapes of Brazil’s famous seaside city is simply breathtaking.  The capital of Brazil until 1960, Rio was chosen as the host city for the 2016 Summer Olympics, putting the city firmly in the world spotlight.  

Bahia Demo Reel

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Bahia Drones - Reel 2017

Bahia Drones

AirVuz contributor Bahia Drones is one of the top drone piloting companies in Brazil. Operating out of Bahia (Brazil's fourth largest state by population), their work spans the width of Brazil.  This is their 2017 highlight reel, which gives an idea of the scope of their commercial drone work.  Created using several drone models, the video includes beaches, cities, people - all the sights and sounds of Brazil, particularly in the state of Bahia, the largest state in the country's Northeast region.  

Recife: Brazil's Fourth-Largest City

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Recife, an aerial tour of ground zero and historic center


For a first upload to AirVuz, new contributor acaetano brings us this beautiful drone video of the great Brazlian port city of Recife.  Capital of the State of Pernambuco, Recife is the center of the country's fourth-largest metropolitan area after Sao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, and Brasilia.  One of the oldest cities in Brazil, it was founded by the Portuguese in the 1530's as the first slave port in the Americas.  Nowadays, it's known for its beautiful beaches, extensive canal system, modern seaport, and important historical sites.  

Ouro Preto: Mining City in SE Brazil

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Ouro Preto, Brazil: City of Gold


Contributor and drone pilot AlexBolt brings us this amazing drone video of Ouro Preto, a city which was the center of the Brazilian Gold Rush which began in the late 17th century and resulted in 800 tons of gold being extracted.  It's situated in the state of Minas Gerais, an interior state in southeastern Brazil.   Ouro Preto was a colonial mining town located in the Serra do Espinhaço mountains.  The state capital until the founding of the city of Belo Horizonte, the city of Ouro Preto has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Rio Grande du Sul: Fortaleza Canyon

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Canyons do Sul

Drone in Art

Contributor and pilot Drone in Art create this spectacular aerial video of Fortaleza Canyon in Brazil.  Not to be confused with the city of the same name in the northeastern part of Brazil, Fortaleza Canyon is situated near the southern end of the country, in the state of Rio Grande du Sul.  The canyon is part of the Serra Geral National Park.  Fortaleza Canyon is one of the more prominent spots in Southern Brazil that are attracting the interest of adventure-oriented travelers and eco-tourists around the world.  

The Amazon Rainforest

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Amazon Rainforest

Cristian Dimitrius

The Amazon Rainforest is an immense area, covering 5.5 million square km (2.1 million square mi) of territory in South America.  Roughly 60% of the rainforest is situated in Brazil, with the balance spread around eight other countries.  In this stunning drone video, contributor Cristian Dimitrius give us an aerial tour of portions of this irreplaceable natural resource in Brazil and French Guyana.  The Amazon River is the world's largest source of freshwater apart from the Arctic icecaps.  

State of RJ: Rural Brazil

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A Day on the Farm - Sumidouro, RJ, BRAZIL

Thierry Paris

Top contributor Thierry Paris used a DJI Phantom 3 Professional drone to give us this beautiful look at the rural side of Brazil's state of Rio de Janeiro, the third largest of the country's 26 states by population.  The town of Sumidouro is well in the interior of the state, lying north-northeast from the provincial capital city Rio de Janeiro.  Thierry's "day on the farm" provides some amazing bird's eye views of this part of the state of RJ, an area of spectacular mountains, waterfalls, alpine valleys, and horses.  

Carnaval in Minas Gerais

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Celebrating Carnaval in Belo Horizonte

rg drones

While the Carnival celebration is closely associated with Rio de Janeiro, it is exuberantly celebrated throughout Brazil.  In this drone video, contributor RG Drones was able to capture the Carnival celebrations in the city of Belo Horizonte, the third largest city of the officially recognized region of Southeastern Brazil after Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo.  Belo Horizonte is the capital of the state of Minas Gerais, which is the country's second most-populous after the state of Sao Paulo.

Outdoor Adventures in Brazil

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Somewhere in Brazil


For three-fourths of the year, the eastern coast of Brazil provides the perfect setting for kite surfing, offering up the wind, sun, beaches and waves that kite surfers crave.  Enthusiasts from all over the world travel there explicitly for it, including the adventurous drone pilot Isabelle Fabre. Here, she combined her two passions of kite surfing and droning to create a fun and thrilling video taken from the sky.  Enjoy the bird's eye views from some of the most epic spots in South America! 

The Mountains of Southern Brazil

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Serra do Rio do Rastro - Dream Route


How does this sound for fun - driving supercars through hairpin turns through the mountains of southern Brazil(!)  In this remarkable drone video, contributor and drone pilot Wind View Drone was able to aerially film a supercar drive through the extremely windy roads of Serra do Rio.  Brazil's largest mountain range, the Serra do Rio is situated in the state of Santa Catarina.  Santa Catarina is the next-to-southernmost of the country's 26 states; the only state to its south is Rio Grande do Sul.

Curitiba: Capital of Paraná

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Above My City: Curitiba, Brazil


Check out this beautiful drone video of an important city in Southern Brazil, compliments of contributor BielPilot.  Curitiba is the capital and largest city of the state of Paraná, one of the three states which makes up the Southern Region of Brazil.  It's the center of a metropolitan area of about 3.5 million people, the seventh largest in the country as of 2018.  The city sits on a plateau well away from the state's Atlantic coastline. The largest city in Southern Brazil, it's also one of the most developed in the country.   

Rio Grande du Sul :Caracol Waterfall

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Caracol Waterfall

Luiz Gerbase

Luiz Gerbase flew a drone over one of the most well known waterfalls in Brazil to create this amazing video.  Caracol Waterfall is near the town of Canela, in the Brazil's southernmost state Rio Grande do Sul.  The waterfall is formed by the Caracol river, and it features a vertical drop of about 130 meters (around 425 feet).  It's an increasingly popular spot for an ever-growing ecotourism business in Southern Brazil, a region which is also home to the mammoth Iguazu Falls, the world's largest waterfall. 

Santa Catarina Island

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Brazil's Santa Catarina Island with DJI Phantom 4


Contributor and pilot Willian used a DJI Phantom 4 drone to create this beautiful aerial tour of the area around Florianópolis, which occupies much of the island of Santa Catarina in Southern Brazil.  Most of the video is shot in the less densely populated parts of the island, such as Ilha Campeche, Praia Matadeiro, Armação, and Lagoinha do Leste.  The island of Santa Catarina, part of the state of the same name (one of the three which make up the Southern Brazil region), now connects to the mainland via two bridges.  

Cabo Frio: Islands of Brazil

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Islands of Brazil

Daniel Molina

Contributor and drone pilot Daniel Molina took this beautiful drone video of some islands off the coast of Southeastern Brazil in the state of Rio de Janeiro.   Despite its long Atlantic coastline, Brazil has comparatively few islands - far fewer than Venezuela, for example.  In this video, you'll see one of the main concentrations of islands, around Cabo Frio.  Cabo Frio is a medium sized city located on a cape (peninsula) of the same name, a bit to the east of the state's capital (and by far largest city) Rio de Janeiro.  

Espirito Santo: Greater Vitória

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Vila Velha Aerial View II - O último dia de 2016


The state of Espírito Santo is by far the smallest of the four states that make up the Southeastern Region of Brazil.  Of the roughly 4 million people who live here, about half live in the Greater Vitória area.  This metropolitan area includes the cities of Cariacica, Fundão, Guarapari, Serra, Vitória, Vila Velha, and Viana, all of which sit on the estuary of the Santa Maria da Vitória River.  In this drone video by ARdrone, you'll get a bird's eye view of Vila Velha as well as the larger urban area of which it is part. 

Giant Dam in Sao Paulo State

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Represa Ltupararanga Votorantim Sao Paolo


Blessed with massive rivers, the huge and largely industrialized country of Brazil relies on hydropower for an astounding three quarters of its electricity supply.  That's more than any other major country.  Not surprisingly, giant hydropower projects on major rivers represent some of the most important infrastructure assets in the country.  In this video, contributor Sparkers used a drone to aerially film one of these projects, the Represa Itupararanga Votorantim dam in the state of Sao Paulo. 

Praia do Forte: Beach of Bahia

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Praia do Forte, Eastern Brazil Coast


Brazil's Praia do Forte is one of the most popular beach areas in the state of Bahia, one of the states in Brazil's Northeast Region  This beach, located a bit north of the state capital Salvador, has everything for a beach destination: from epic waves for surfing, to whale watching, to snorkeling and beach town exploring. Contributor imoveisbrasilbahia created this beautiful drone video of Praia do Forte, recently named as one of the top beaches in South America in a survey by the Travel Channel.  

RJ's Ilha Grande Island

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Ilha Grande - DJI Phantom 4 (4k)

Daniel Molina

Using a DJI Phantom 4 drone, pilot Daniel Molina captured stunning footage of Brazil’s Ilha Grande, a beautiful island off the coast of Brazil.  It's situated in the state of Rio Grande, a bit to the west of the capital city Rio de Janeiro.  For many years, the island was used as a leper colony, and was off-limits for development.  More recently, it's developed a significant amount of tourist traffic.   As you'll see in the video, this island offers the chance to swim in crystal-blue waters on white sand beaches.

Kiteboarding the Lagoons of Piaui

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Kiteboarding in a Tropical Mangrove Lagoon


While Brazil's long Atlantic coastline does not have many large island of note, portions of it are dotted with tropical mangroves and lagoons.  These semi-protected waters are perfect for aquatic activities like kiteboarding.  Witness this beautiful drone video by Nuculeus.  It was shot in one of these lagoon area in the state of Piauí.  Located in northern Brazil, Piauí is a large state with a very short coastline.  It's one of the nine states which make up Brazil's official Northeast Region.

Minas Gerais: Belo Horizonte

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Belo Horizonte at 120: A Tribute to Our City

rg drones

Rg Drones created this spectacular aerial view of the 120th anniversary of one of the youngest cities in Brazil.  Belo Horizonte is the capital of the state of Minas Gerais in southeastern Brazil, the second largest state in the country.  Belo Horizonte is the sixth largest city in Brazil, and its metropolitan area is the third largest after Rio and Sao Paulo.  The city as it exists today was built as part of a plan for a new state capital to replace the gold mining town Ouro Preto, which lies to its southeast.  

Waterfall in Tocantins

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Cachoeira da Velha e Prainhas, Jalapão - Tocantins - Brasil


Here's an amazing drone video edit of a waterfall in the region of Jalapão deep in the interior of Brazil.  Jalapão is part of the state of Tocantins, the newest Brazilian state.  The state was created in the late 1980's when the northern half of lobbied to separate itself from the state of Goiás.  Though smaller than Goiás, it's still enormous, covering over 275k square km (about 107k sq. mi.) around the geographic center of this gigantic South American country.

Florianopolis to Copacabana Beach

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BRAZIL VIBES : from Florianopolis to Copacabana Beach, Rio !

Let's Fly Production

In this drone video compilation piece by contributor and pilot Let's Fly Productions, you'll be treated to aerial views of some of the most famous beach spots in Brazil.  First you'll see the beaches of Florianopolis, the second largest city in the state of Santa Catarina and considered the best beach destination in Southern Brazil.  Then you'll head north to the island of Ilha Grande in the state of Rio de Janeiro, finishing up at the legendary Copacabana Beach in the great city of Rio de Janeiro itself.  

Profile of Fabio Knoll

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The Drone Dish: Fabio Knoll

The Drone Dish

Like many great aerial cinematographers Fabio Knoll first started flying drones when he was hired to work on a popular TV show in his home country, Brazil. He says he likes using drone shots as establishing shots and that he loves using his UAV to capture the experience of a location. With videos from Singapore, Turkey, Brazil, Jordan, his "Singapore" video was chosen as a Finalist for the first Drone Video Awards.  Check out this episode of The Drone Dish to hear more about Fabio's aerial passion.

Brazil Compilation Video

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Brazil - A Vibrant New World 🇧🇷

AirVūz Social

Brazil is the fifth largest country in the world, both in terms of population and land area. Home to some of the world's largest tropical rainforests, stunning mountains, teeming cities, famous beaches, and countless sites of cultural interest, this giant South American country does not lack for amazing places to capture by drone. With over a thousand drone videos of Brazil on the site, the AirVuz staff put together this compilation of some of the best clips, ranging from Rio de Janeiro to Iguazu Falls.