Verdon: The Grand Canyon of Europe
The Dronetrip has graced AirVuz with a stunning bird's eye look Verdon Gorge in southeastern France. The canyon runs up to 700 meters deep (about 2.4k ft) for a length of about 25 km (40 mi) in Alpes-de-Haute-Provence. Formed by a Durance River tributary, it's considered one of the most stunning canyons in Europe if not the world. In this video, Dronetrip's DJI Mavic Pro drone beautifully captures this amazing natural marvel which is sometimes called the Grand Canyon of Europe.
America's Iconic Grand Canyon
The Grand Canyon on the Colorado River in the Southwestern USA state of Arizona is the world's deepest canyon, with a maximum depth of amost 2,000 meters (over 6k ft.). It 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.
Northern Mexico's Copper Canyon
Copper Canyon is one of the great natural treasures of Mexico. Situated in the northwestern state of Chihuahua, it's actually a system of six connected canyons formed by six different rivers which drain the nearby mountains into the Gulf of California. The main canyon is traversed by a railroad, construction of which took over four decades due to the challenging conditions. Award winning contributor PostandFly created this incredible drone video of the magnificent canyon and its train line.
Waimea: Grand Canyon of Hawaii
Gab707 is one of the top first person view (FPV) pilots on earth. He's participated in multiple seasons of the Drone Racing League, and his long-range FPV mountain surfing videos are the stuff of legend. In this video, he tackles one of the world's most famous canyons: Waimea Canyon in Hawaii, sometimes known as the Grand Canyon of the Pacific. Situated on the western side of the island of Kauai, the canyon has a maximum depth of about 900 meters, or around 3k ft.
Sumidero: Great Canyon of Chiapas
Sumidero Canyon is located in southern Mexico in the state of Chiapas, near the base of the Yucatan Peninsula. The canyon's walls are as high as 1,000 meters (about 3.3k ft.). Traditionally considered very remote, in recent years Chiapas has seen significantly higher levels of tourist visitation. Award-winning contributor Postandfly flew his DJI Inspire 1 drone over the canyon to create this mesmerizing aerial view of some of the most spectacular natural scenery in all of Mexico.
Aare Gorge: Canyon of the Alps
Aareschlucht. or Aare Gorge, is one of the biggest canyons in the Alps region. Situated near Bern in the central part of Switerland, it was formed by the glaciation process rather than through the presence of a river. Contributor Jannick_David used a DJI Phantom 4 drone to create this epic aerial video of the massive gorge, which is only about 1.5 km (1 mi) long. The canyon is fully accessible by walkway, and it's one of the top attractions in this part of the country.
Kazakhstan's Charyn Canyon
Contributor BaliDroneProduction ventured far from home to create this amazing drone video of two of the most spectacular areas of Central Asia. Issyk-Kul is a large saline lake in the eastern part of Kyrgyzstan. Almost 180 km (about 110 mi.) long, it's the seventh deepest lake in the world. Charyn Canyon is a 90 km (about 55 mi.) long canyon in the southeastern corner of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan's eastern neighbor. Formed by the river of the same name, it is considered one of the world's great canyons.
Greece's Mighty Vikos Gorge
In this video, contributor and drone pilot Badios takes his "Greece Has Soul" aerial film series to Vikos Gorge, a canyon in the Pindus Mountains of northern Greece's Epirus region. He uses a drone to film Katerina Soldatou twirling on a tightrope over the great chasm, which has a maximum depth of about 500 meters (over 1.5k ft.). While the claim is not universally accepted, Vikos is considered by some to be the "steepest" gorge in the world as measured by the ratio of its depth to its width.
DVOW Nominee in Caprock Canyons
Check out this stunning drone video from northern Texas, compliments of contributor Feben Earth. The video was shot at the Caprock Canyons, on the Texas Panhandle near Amarillo. Most of the canyons are part of Caprock Canyons State Park and Trailway, the third largest of the Texas state parks. Shot with a DJI Mavic Pro drone, the video was undertaken to promote the Love Your Texas Campaign in coordination with Texas State Parks and Wildlife. This video, was a DVOW nominee in May 2019
Iceland's Fjaðrárgljúfur Canyon
Known as the Queen of the Dronie, contributor and drone pilot Wrenee brings us this epic shot from a well known canyon in Iceland. Fjaðrárgljúfur Canyon was formed by glaciation; the Fjaðrá River, which runs through its bottom, did not actually create it. Located in the southeastern part of the island, the canyon has a maximum depth of 100 meters (330 ft.) and is about two km (1.2 mi.) long. It is easily accessible from Iceland's Ring Road, and is a short drive from some of the country's best known waterfalls.
Kemalye: Turkey's Dark Canyon
Although it goes by different names, Turkey's Kemalye Canyon is definitely on the top five lists of many of the world's canyon-rankers. Carved out by a major subsidiary of the Euphrates River (one of the ancient world's most important waterways), the canyon runs through a portion of Turkey's Eastern Anatolia region. Alp Karagule filmed this marvel by drone. When you watching this aerial video, you will appreciate the meaning of its name, which translates to "Dark Canyon".
Namibia's Fish River Canyon
Contributor and drone pilot Rikk08 created this amazing aerial mini-tour of Namibia in southern Africa. In addition to some amazing shots of the Namib Desert and the beautiful Atlantic seashore, the first part of the video will give you a very rare look at one of the world's most well known canyons. Fish River Canyon is in the southern part of the country, along the South African border. Carved by the river bearing the same name, with a maximum depth of 550 meters (over 1.8k ft.) it's the deepest gorge in Africa.
Peru's Lost Canyon
Check out this spectacular drone video of a canyon in a remote region of southern Peru, compliments of contributor 14tooth Films. The Lost Canyon (El Cañon de los Perdidos) is located in a desert area in the department (state) of Ica, which lies about 2/3 of the way down the length of Peru, between the departments of Lima (to the north) and Arequipa (to the south). Shot with a DJI Mavic Pro drone, the video beautifully captures the magnificent, other-worldly landscape in and around the canyon.
England's Cheddar Gorge
Joshua Paul Gardner takes us on an aerial tour of Cheddar Gorge, one of the most spectacular natural sites in the United Kingdom. Formed by Ice Age glacial runoff, it's a limestone canyon in Somerset, not far from the Bristol Channel in Southwestern England. It's not only the largest canyon in the United Kingdom but the discovery site of some of its oldest human remains: it was in one of the gorge's caves that Cheddar Man, the oldest intact skeleton ever found on Great Britain, was found.
Bicaz Gorge, Romania
Contributor ChrisCross created this stunning drone video of a massive gorge in the Moldavia region of northeastern Romania. Bicaz Gorge (Cheile Bicazului) was created by the Bicaz River, which eventually flows into the Danube and thence to the Black Sea. One of the most popular rock climbing sites in Europe, it is situated near the border with the neighboring region Transylvania to the west. The great canyon is now part of the Cheile Bicazului-Hășmaș National Park.
Tara: Europe's Deepest Canyon
VanSleepers created this epic aerial of Montenegro's Tara Canyon, the deepest river gorge in Europe. Cut by the eponymous river, it's situated in the northern part of this Balkan country, in parts forming the border with Bosnia and Herzegovina. The maximum depth of the canyon is an incredible 1.3k meters (about 4.3k ft.), making it the deepest canyon in Europe and one of the deepest in the world. The Montenegrin part of the canyon is within a national park and is one of the country's biggest tourist destinations.
Chicaomoca Canyon, Colombia
The Chicamocha Canyon was created by the Chicamocha River in north central Colombia, in the Santander and Boyaca provinces. With a maximum depth of 2k meters (about 6k ft) Chicamocha Canyon is the second deepest canyon in the world after the Grand Canyon. Contributor Scienceoftravel used a DJI Mavic Pro drone to create an amazing aerial view of this spectacular piece of South American geology, one of Colombia's top tourist attractions.
Mighty Moab Canyon, Utah
Moab Canyon is actually a series of canyons and related geological marvels created by the Colorado River in southern Utah. Named after the biblical area of Moab in Jordan, the area around Moab Canyon has become a huge magnet for outdoors-seekers of many stripes, ranging from rock climbers to Jeep drivers, as well as for big-budget movie makers. In this video, you'll get an aerial look at marvelous Moab shot on an EVO drone, produced by its maker Autel Robotics.
Bolivia's Colorful Palca Canyon
Bolivia's Palca Canyon is located near the capital city La Paz in the west central portion of this South American country. The canyon is known for its stunning, multicolored rock formations. Contributor JTurner flew his DJI Mavic Pro drone around this expansive canyon, providing us with a spectacular aerial tour of a little seen area of this landlocked nation. The canyon is located just a short distance east of Lake Titicaca, another top natural site in the Andes Mountains region.
Taroko Canyon, Taiwan
Taroko Canyon is one of the best known natural sites in Taiwan. It lies in a national park which sits in several counties in the west-central part of the island. It is sometimes referred to as Marble Gorge, in reference to the large supply of marble in the area. The area was originally designated as a national park by occupying Japan in the 1930's; when the island was taken over by the Chinese Nationalists in the late 1940's the park status was abolished, and subsequently reinstated in the 1980's.
Utah's American Fork Canyon
American Fork Canyon lies in the Wasatch Mountains of northern Utah in the western United States, a range which constitutes the western edge of the Rocky Mountain range. The canyon was created by the American Fork River, which runs through the bottom of the great gorge before discharging in Utah Lake. Contributor Dewey Drone created this amazing aerial video of the canyon, which is home to the Timpanogos Cave National Monument. It's also a popular hiking spot.
Columbia Gorge: Pacific Northwest Treasure
Contributor Dirka was one of the first drone pilots to gain a large following on Instagram; he currently has well over 200k fans. He is a professional photographer and his drone videos reflect that background. In this video, he sets up a group drone selfie flying backwards over the Columbia River Gorge in America's Pacific Northwest. The pull-out provides an epic view of the mighty canyon carved by one of North America's largest rivers, which divides the states of Oregon and Washington.
Idaho's Snake River Canyon
The Snake River Canyon is one of the most famous gorges in North America. Carved by the Snake River, the canyon reaches a maximum depth of 150 meters (400 ft.) and is as wide as 400 meters (about 1.3k ft.) over its roughly 80 km (5 mi.) length. Famously, the canyon was the site of one of the 20th century's greatest stunt attempts: Evil Kneivel tried to jump the gorge with his Skycycle X-2 rocket powered "motorcycle" in 1974; the jump failed when the parachute inadvertently deployed.
Capertee: World's Widest Canyon?
While canyons are generally noted for their depth, there is something to being the world's widest canyon. While there's no universal agreement on this point, it's generally believed that this title belongs to Capertee Canyon in southeastern Australia. Located in the interior of New South Wales about a two hour drive from Sydney, the canyon follows the Capertee River. Tim Harris created this drone video of the canyon (sometimes referred to as a valley) which is also noted for its bird life.
Spain's Mont Rebei Gorge
Voted the top outdoor attraction in Sant Esteve de la Sarga on Trip Advisor, Mont-rebei Gorge is a sight to behold. It's located in the Province of Lleida in the Catalonia region of northeastern Spain. The area is a bit inland from the Mediterranean in an area of foothills sometimes referred to as the Pre-Pyrenees. Pilot Clouds Trip shows us his adventure kayaking and hiking through this magnificent canyon, replete with incredible rock formations. Don't miss the group dronie at 1:25!
Brazil's Canyons do Sul
Contributor 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 northeastern 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. The canyon is one of the more prominent spots in Southern Brazil that are attracting the interest of adventure-oriented travelers around the world.
New Zealand's Karangahake Gorge
Contributor theStyleJungle created this amazing drone video of one of the most spectacular sights of New Zealand. The Karangahake Gorge is situated on the Coromandel Peninsula on the North Island. It offers some of the best hiking in New Zealand, particularly the Windows Walk, which passes through old gold mining areas and over a suspension bridge. The canyon was formed by the Ohinemuri River, which is a tributary of the Waihou River, one of the main waterways on the North Island.