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The Blythe Intaglios: California's Ancient Ruins?

Ancient Native American Intaglios in Blythe California

JordanB22
JordanB22
338 VŪZ 12 9
23 days ago

If you thought that ancient ruins would be perhaps the one phenemenon that couldn't be found in California, guess again.  Exhibit A is this fascinating drone video by JordanB22 of the Blythe Intaglios, a series of ground inscriptions by pre-Columbian people.  Situated near the eponymously named town in the Colorado Desert east of Los Angeles, the figures are hard to discern other than from an aerial view.  Radiocarbon dating suggests they could date to as long ago as 1000 BC.  

Highlights of Northern California from Above

California 4k . Take a look with me

Thatdroneview
Thatdroneview
17.8k VŪZ 74 64
2 years ago

This drone video by contributor Thatdroneview starts off by exploring the Presidio in San Francisco where the Golden Gate Bridge appears to float above dense Northern California fog. Shot with a DJI Phantom 4 Pro, the video then moves on to other classic Northern California spots like the San Francisco Palace of Fine Arts and the Bixby Bridge on the famed Big Sur coastline.  Prepare to be amazed by the bird's eye views of some of the most iconic sights in America.  

Up and Down the Golden State

"Westbound"

Deniz
Deniz
1.7k VŪZ 34 22
6 months ago

Head west with contributor Deniz to the golden state of California in this beautifully cinematic drone video from a trip to America's Golden State.  He traveled through its northern and southern regions to capture aerial footage of all its great features.  From the prickly cactus-filled deserts, to the famous pier of Santa Monica, to the winding roads of San Francisco, and to the waves of the Pacific, he really captured the true essence of California in this Drone Video of the Week nominee.

Exploring Los Angeles

La La Land // Los Angeles

Marco Hernandez
Marco Hernandez
6.2k VŪZ 45 52
2 years ago

Los Angeles, often synonymous with California, has always been able to hold our collective imaginations captive.  You'll dream a little dream of America's second largest city when you watch this cinematic reel from filmmaker Marco Hernandez. The quick cuts from scenes of the famed Pacific Ocean, to the towering skyscrapers of the downtown district and the hills of Hollywood, to the many amusements offered by Southern California, perfectly capture the lively vibe of the City of Angels.

Drone Tour of San Francisco

DJI Mavic Pro 4k Cinematic Footage | Aerial Visuals of San Francisco

AttilioRuffoPhotography
AttilioRuffoPhotography
11.0k VŪZ 61 47
2 years ago

A great deal of care went into this 4k cinematic drone reel of San Francisco from contributor AttilioRuffoPhotography. He cautiously flew a DJI Mavic Pro drone over the northern California city, capturing its skyline (including the new Salesforce Tower), the famed Golden Gate Bridge, the San Francisco Oakland Bay Bridge, Coit Tower atop Telegraph Hill, Dolores Park, and more.  If you love the City by the Bay, these bird's eye views will delight you! 

Central Coast: Big Sur

Adventure - Big Sur

Dave Yip
Dave Yip
1.6k VŪZ 18 16
3 months ago

Top contributor Dave Yip earned a Drone Video of the Week nomination for this epic drone video of California's Big Sur, a stretch along its central coast.  It runs about 110 km (about 70 mi.) on California Route 1 from Carmel to San Simeon.   It's known as one of the most pristine stretches of coastline anywhere in the developed world; the entire region is home to only about 2,000 residents.  The video features some of the most well known sites along the famous route, including the Bixby Bridge.  

Drone Tour of Northern California

The Best Of Northern California

travispacheco
travispacheco
970 VŪZ 8 14
a month ago

Check out this stunning aerial collage of Northern California, compliments of contributor travispacheco.  The video opens with a spectacular shot of the reconstructed eastern section of the San Francisco–Oakland Bay Bridge, completed in 2013 at a cost of over $6 billion.  Then it transitions to some wonderful footage of the state's rocky Pacific coastline and the famed Pebble Beach golf course.  Then it's on to the Napa Valley wine country and the Sacramento River estuary, ending in the High Sierra's.  

Over the Monterey Peninsula

Monterey California

travispacheco
travispacheco
1.5k VŪZ 14 18
3 months ago

Contributor Travispacheco created this stunning video from the area around the Monterey Peninsula, which lies roughly in the middle of California's Pacific coastline.  Using mostly drone footage, the video features footage of the famed Pebble Beach Golf Course, Spanish Bay, Pacific Grove, and 17 Mile Drive, the road connecting Pebble Beach and Pacific Grove.  The areas shown are considered some of the most beautiful spots in the USA, and have been used to film countless movies and TV shows.

Santa Rosa Fire Devastation

California Santa Rosa Fires by Douglas Thron

Douglas Thron
Douglas Thron
6.6k VŪZ 43 20
2 years ago

One of the ironies of the beauty of the great USA state of California is how fragile it all is.  Earthquakes, mudslides, and forest fires regularly visit devastation on the Golden State.  In this video, Douglas Thron used a drone to show the devastation of local homes in the Santa Rosa area, north of San Francisco, from a wildfire which raged out of control for days during the month of October, 2017.  This production was shared by many media outlets across the country. 

The LA Lifestyle

Los Angeles

lucaspinhel
lucaspinhel
170.5k VŪZ 149 63
2 years ago

Contributor Lucas Pinhel is an Instagram phenomenon, with over 200k followers who love his creative videos combining drones,  ground camera, and people.  In this piece, he travels to Los Angeles, California to make one of his signature videos, one that highlights many aspects of living that LA lifestyle. Whether it's playing basketball with buddies, rollerskating on the sidewalks of Venice Beach, or grabbing a bite from In-N-Out, this drone footage is all about the City of Angels.

LA Pro Demo Reel

Angel City Aerials Los Angeles Drone Reel

Matt Dutcher
Matt Dutcher
9.1k VŪZ 38 28
a year ago

Angel City Aerial is one of the top professional drone piloting companies in Southern California.  All the thrilling city action of Los Angeles comes together in this impressive professional aerial reel. This aerial footage company skillfully captured time-lapse shots of the Los Angeles skyline at day and night and from various angles, epic shots of the famed Hollywood sign in the hills northwest of downtown, amazing aerial shots of a tux-clad BMXer, and more sights and sounds of the City of Angels.

La Jolla: The Jewel

La Jolla Beach San Diego

Skyguy
Skyguy
3.0k VŪZ 23 18
a year ago

La Jolla means "The Jewel" in Spanish.  And that it is.  Just a few miles north of San Diego on the Pacific Coast, La Jolla has one of the finest beaches in California.  It has always been extremely popular with popular with surfers, snorkelers, kayakers, and hang gliders who launch from La Jolla's famed cliffs overlooking the beach.  Now drone pilots are discovering this magical spot on the Pacific, as you'll see from this amazing aerial video from contributor Skyguy.

Lake Tahoe by Drone

Tahoe 4K Drone footage

Brad Scott Visuals
Brad Scott Visuals
12.0k VŪZ 71 47
2 years ago

Brad Scott Visuals created this stunning aerial of Lake Tahoe in the Sierra Nevada Mountains, on the border between California and Nevada.  With a surface area of just under 490 square km (around 190 square mi.), it's the largest Alpine lake in North America and the sixth largest by water volume, and it's #2 for maximum depth at 500m (1.6k ft.).  Famously, the lake was used to film a scene at the end of The Godfather: Part II (1974), and nearby Squaw Valley hosted the 1960 Winter Olympics.

Aerial Tour of the Bay Area

iDroneU - Experience San Francisco

iDroneU
iDroneU
3.3k VŪZ 33 18
3 years ago

For a 60 second tour of the proverbial City by the Bay, it's tough to beat this one by iDroneU. With short bursts of epic footage, you will be taken around to see virtually all of the highlights of San Francisco. Watch it for bird's eye views of Lombard Street, the Golden Gate Bridge, the Presidio, the Financial District, the Marina area, and more.  The highlight is probably some amazing overhead shots of Alcatraz, the former prison-island in the middle of San Francisco Bay.  

Around LA with a Drone

La La Land - Los Angeles by 4K drone

evanthomas1
evanthomas1
15.3k VŪZ 80 83
2 years ago

Take an aerial tour of sunny Los Angeles in this beautiful compilation of drone footage of the great Southern California metropolis. From the Pacific Coast to the iconic Hollywood sign in the hills above the city, from the Venice Skate Park to the wealth and fame of Bevery Hills, evanthomas1 takes us around all the sights and sounds of modern Los Angeles.  With its upbeat and energetic feel, this drone video brings a new romantic feeling to the City of Angels.

Drone Tour of the Bay Area

Bay Area By Air

sfdrones
sfdrones
3.1k VŪZ 32 21
3 years ago

Contributor SFDrones put together this epic aerial video of the San Francisco Bay area.  While it's got amazing bird's eye views of the iconic San Francisco skyline, much of the video is shot outside of "the City" as its known to the locals.  It has some amazing aerial shots of the South Bay, including the area around the Dumbarton Bridge (the southernmost of the three bridges which cross the bay, Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara (home of the 49ers football team), and much more.  

LA's Silicon Beach

Silicon Beach Surfers - Malibu, CA

sky.shots
sky.shots
5.2k VŪZ 25 14
3 years ago

Although surfing didn't originate in California, it was in the Golden State where an obscure activity which originated in the South Pacific migrated (by way of Hawaii) and became transformed into a mainstream activity seen throughout the world.  The cauldron where this occurred was in the string of beach communities west of Los Angeles from Huntington Beach to Malibu.  Contributor Sky.shots brings us this drone video of surfing in this legendary area, now referred to as Silicon Beach. 

Pebble Beach Mansion Promo

$32M historic luxury estate on Pebble Beach golf course for sale

Douglas Thron
Douglas Thron
2.3k VŪZ 22 13
a year ago

Without doubt, the most flattering view of a $32 million mansion on California's Pacific coast is an aerial one.  Contributor Douglas Thron put together this epic drone video of an extremely high end residential property located on Pebble Beach golf course in northern California.  It's on the southwest-facing side of the Monterey Peninsula, opposite the city of Moneterey.  The bird's eye views of this gem, tucked in close to one of the world's most famous golf courses, is simply spectacular. 

San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge

Golden Gate Bridge

jordanthe
jordanthe
52.3k VŪZ 79 60
2 years ago

The Golden Gate Bridge connects the City of San Francisco with Marin County to its north, at the opening of San Francisco Bay.  It was conceived during the depths of the Great Depression, and at the time of its completion in 1937, it was the longest and tallest suspension span bridge in the world at 1.3k meters (4.2k ft.).  Contributor Jordanthe used a drone to create a memorable aerial view of this bridge, which since its construction has been one of the most iconic sites in the United States.   

California's Redwood Forests

Ascension

Trey Player
Trey Player
2.1k VŪZ 28 24
3 years ago

Contributor Trey Player used a drone to serve up this epic bird's eye view of California's Redwood Forest, just north of San Francisco.  Redwood trees, which are unique to northern California, are part of the sequoia family.  They are not only the world's tallest trees but also the oldest living organisms on earth.  The Redwood Forest has been the scene of some feature movie filmings, notably the speeder bike chase scene in the Star Wars episode Return of the Jedi (1983).  

DVOW Finalist Video of LA

Cali Trippin

Tommy Choi
Tommy Choi
4.9k VŪZ 48 44
a year ago

Contributor Tommy Choi used a drone to make this highly imaginative aerial video of Los Angeles, America's great Second City.  Using a variety of editing techniques, his video shows us the towering skyscrapers of downtown Los Angeles (including the new Wilshire Grand tower, the city's tallest) and the nearby Southern California shoreline from an amazing new perspective.  This video was a finalist for the AirVuz Drone Video of the Week Contest in 2018. 

A Weekend in LA

Los Angeles | 2018

bentleyian11
bentleyian11
1.9k VŪZ 47 52
a year ago

What can you if you have a week in Los Angeles with a drone and a ground camera.  Find out in this epic video by contributor Bentleyian11.  He spent the time compiling this amazing portrait of America's second largest city.  Starting with an epic shot of the famous Hollywood sign, he takes us around the city's great beaches, the skatepark at Venice Beach, Dodger Stadium, and the mansions of Hollywood Hills, interspering some amazing shots of the downtown skyline.  

Mojave Desert: Trona Pinnacles

Mars

panvelvet
panvelvet
1.5k VŪZ 19 22
10 months ago

Panvelvet is one of the more creative artists we have on AirVuz.com, frequently capturing captivating images, then using that powerful imagery to tell an entertaining narrative. This Drone Video of the Week is no exception. It was shot in a number of spots in throughout Southern California, but the focus of the video is the Trona Pinnacles, an other-worldly looking set of rock formations that are part of the California Desert National Conservation Area in the Mojave Desert.

California's Mojave Desert

"The Beauty of Desert"

EUCORP88
EUCORP88
345 VŪZ 13 9
9 months ago

Death Valley is located in the Mojave desert of southeastern California.  It's a land of extremes - the lowest point in the USA, and home of some of the hottest temperatures ever recorded.  In the 1970's, the other-worldly look of the place caught the attention of a filmmaker named George Lucas.  The result was that Death Valley was used as a filming location for the first Star Wars movie, now called Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope.  In this video, EUCORP gives us a bird's eye view of the famous valley.

San Luis Obispo: Carrizo Plain

DRONE CAPTURING SUPERBLOOM IN 4K

Drone One Media
Drone One Media
1.2k VŪZ 19 13
2 years ago

While California isn't generally known for pronounced changes of season, that isn't true throughout the entire state.  For example, the Carrizo Plain near San Luis Obispo in central California sees a pronounced transition to spring, a time when when thousands upon thousands of wildflowers come to life.  In the spring of 2017, heavy winter rainfall caused a so-called "superbloom", which was skillfully captured via drone by contributor Drone One Media.

Sierra Nevada's: Donner Pass

Sierra Snow Fighters on Donner Pass

AerialKelly
AerialKelly
323 VŪZ 7 9
a year ago

California's Donner Pass is the key passageway through the Sierra Nevada Mountains; it was the route for the famous Central Pacific railroad and later for I-80.  It's one of the snowiest places in the USA, with an average of over 10 meters (over 400 inches) of snowfall every year. Without snow removal, much of Northern California would be "snowed in".  In this drone video from AerialKelly, you'll see the snowfighters of the Union Pacific (successor to the CP) as they battle to clear the rails after a big snow. 

Lighthouse of Big Sur

Point Sur Lighthouse short version

jayxlamar
jayxlamar
303 VŪZ 8 7
6 months ago

Contributor Jayxlamar created this beautiful drone video of one of the most well recognized lighthouses on the USA's Pacific Coast.  Point Sur Lighthouse is situated near the southern end of the famous Big Sur coastline in Monterey, California, a 2-3 hour drive south of the Bay Area.  Built in 1889, it stands about 80 meters 9around 270 ft.) above sea level on the Point Sur Peninsula.  Point Sur is the only lighthouse of this type in California which is open to the public.  

Marin County: Muir Woods

Fog Over Muir Woods at Sunset!

trosencrantz
trosencrantz
1.2k VŪZ 9 14
8 months ago

Muir Woods is one of the great natural treasures of the San Francisco Bay area. It's an area of old growth redwood forests near Mt. Tamalpais in Marin County, north of the Golden Gate Bridge.  The main area of the woods was donated to the US government from a private citizen, and later converted to a national monument by President Theodore Roosevelt.  In this video from Trosencrantz, you'll get a bird's eye view of the fog-enshrouded ancient forest.

Pigeon Point Lighthouse

Light House

stilmotionpicture
stilmotionpicture
2.3k VŪZ 33 26
2 years ago

Stillmotionpicture created this stunning drone video of one of California's most famous lighthouses.  Pigeon Point Lighthouse is situated on the Pacific coast between Santa Cruz and San Francisco, in San Mateo County.  It was built in 1871.  At 35 meters (around 115 ft.), it's tied for being California's tallest lighthouse.  The location of this lighthouse was particularly important as a navigational aid for ships on coastal routes from the south headed for San Francisco Bay.

Climbing Mt. Whitney

CONQUERING A GRANITE GOLIATH - Summiting Mount Whitney

Christopher R. Abbey
Christopher R. Abbey
1.3k VŪZ 17 16
10 months ago

Christopher Abbey used a drone to record an epic trip to popular Mt. Whitney in California. It's part of the Sierra Nevada chain of mountains which run down a portion of eastern part of the Golden State.  With a peak elevation of 4.5k meters (around 14.4k ft.), Mt. Whitney is the tallest mountain in the chain, in the state of California, and in the continental United States.  The perfectly shaped peak was first scaled in 1873, following a series of failed attempts.  Its eastern face wasn't conquered until 1931.

The Mojave Desert's Giant Rock

Giant Rock

tglass0000
tglass0000
112 VŪZ 9 4
2 months ago

There are big rocks and then there are BIG rocks.  This one is definitely the latter.  It's called Giant Rock, and there is no false advertising here.  Situated in California's Mojave Desert, it was believed to be the largest freestanding boulder in the world.  The past tense is due to the fact that a large chunk of it broke off in 2000, enough to dethrone its position as the World's Biggest Rock.  Contributor and drone pilot tglass0000 brings us this beautiful aerial view of Giant Rock, which stands seven stories tall.  

Donner Party's Winter Camp

Donner Lake, Ca🎬🚀

A2films
A2films
213 VŪZ 8 8
a year ago

A2Films created this beautiful drone video of Donner Lake in Northern California. The lake is situated on the eastern slopes of the Sierra Nevada Mountains, just a few minutes drive northwest of Lake Tahoe. The lake was the setting for one of the most horrific American pioneer stories: the Donner Party's ill-fated expedition to California.  They reached what is now Donner Pass in late 1846 but were trapped for four months with virtually no food; the half that survived did so by eating the dead.

Winter in Lake Tahoe

Lake Tahoe - Winter 2018 - 2019

LakeTahoeDrone
LakeTahoeDrone
372 VŪZ 14 9
2 months ago

Host of the 1960 Winter Olympics, Lake Tahoe is a vacation destination for people around the country. The Olympics were located in the Squaw Valley on the California side of the lake, however Lake Tahoe straddles Cali and Nevada. It is known for its beaches, ski resorts, and the multiple state parks that surround the freshwater lake. Aerial cinematographers that know it best, LakeTahoeDrone, shot this bird’s-eye-view, 4K video during the record snowfall season, winter 2018-2019.

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