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Parícutin: Cinder Cone Volcano

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Paricutin Volcano

Postandfly

Top contributor Postandfly created this fascinating drone video of one of the geological wonders of Mexico: the Parícutin volcano.  Situated in the state of Michoacán, it's considered the most famous cinder cone volcano in the world.  Cinder cone volcanoes arise from eruptions through a single vent, which is usually part of a larger volcano.  Parícutin came into the world via an eruption that began in 1943 and continued for about nine years, although this type of volcano will not erupt again. This video won DVOW in August, 2019.

Christmas in Mexico City

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Mexico City Christmas

Postandfly

Behold this spectacular drone video of Mexico City, fully decked out for Christmas 2018.  Award winning content contributor and drone pilot Postandfly gives an astounding demonstration of the new DJI Mavic Pro 2 drone to create a stunning bird's eye view of the Mexican capital as it prepares for the holiday.  Most of the video was shot around Zócalo, the main square in the center of the city, where a giant outdoor skating rink becomes part of the cityscape during the holiday season.  

Mexico City Hyperlapse

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HYPERIA - Mexico City the Hypercity

Postandfly

Prepare to be blown away by this spectacular dronelapse of Mexico City, the largest urban center of the Western Hemisphere.  Award winning contributor Postandfly used a DJI Mavic Pro 2 to create an unforgettable timelapsed aerial view of this massive city on the plateau known as the Mexican Valley.  Originally the great Aztec 14th century city called Tenochtitlan, it went on to became the de facto capital of Spain's once-vast overseas empire and today is the financial capital of Latin America.  

Guanajuato: San Miguel de Allende

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San Miguel de Allende - Mavic 2 Pro and Zoom

Postandfly

Award winning contributor and drone pilot used both the Mavic 2 Pro and the Mavic 2 Zoom drones to create this amazing aerial view of  San Miguel de Allende in the state of Guanajuato.  San Miguel is roughly a 3-4 drive northwest from the capital Mexico City.  The site of important struggles between the native population and the Spanish conquistadora's in the 16th century, San Miguel de Allende took the #1 spot for two years running on the T+L list of the world's top 15 cities.

Tilt Shift Video of Guadalajuara

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Tilt Shift Guadalajara Surroundings

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Check out this amazing "tilt shift" drone video of the great Mexican city of Guadalajara.  Capital of the state of Jalisco in Central Mexico, Guadalajara is Mexico's second largest city after Mexico City and one of its greatest cultural centers.  It's the center of a metropolitan area of over 5 million, also the country's second largest.  The city was founded by the Spanish conquistadore Cristóbal de Oñate in 1532 but moved several times before coming to its current location about a decade later.  

Chihuahua's Copper Canyon

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Chepe Express Train - Exploring Copper Canyon

Postandfly

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.

Chihuahuan Desert: Valley of the Monks

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Valley of the Monks

Postandfly

Contributor Postandfly gives us this drone's eye view of some of the most unusual rock formations on the planet.  It's called the Valley of the Monks, and it's in the Chihuahuan Desert, in the Mexican state of the same name.  The extreme conditions of the area turned what would have been ordinary looking sedimentary rocks into fantastically shaped formations.  The valley, which is also called the Valley of the Gods, is one of the most popular outdoor tourist attractions in northern Mexico.  

Monterrey: Mexico's Third City

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Monterrey, Mexico

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Monterrey is the center of the third largest metropolitan area in Mexico (after Mexico City and Guadalajara), and its largest city in the northern part of the country.  It lies in the state of Nuevo Leon, of which it is the administrative capital.  Like most of the cities in the "inverted triangle" of Central Mexico, it is in a mountain valley, in this case of the Sierra Madre Mountains.  Contributor Droneexperience, one of the top drone piloting companies in Mexico, created this amazing aerial tour of their hometown.  

Demo Reel from Jalisco

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Jalisco: Copadoc Reel 2018

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Drone_capodoc created this beautiful drone reel from the Mexican state of Jalisco, mostly shot in its great capital city Guadalajara.  Guadalajara is the center of the second most populous metropolitan area in the country after Mexico City.  A historic city originally founded in the 16th century, it's sprouted more than its share of gleaming skyscrapers and wide freeways, which blend in nicely with its well known churches and public squares.  The video also contains footage of some other spots around the state.

Rock Climbing in Petro Chicao

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Fearless

1LifeStudios

Rock climbing is an activity that really was made for drones.  Until the advent of drones, filming climbers scaling cliffs and large rock formations was almost impossible - literally there was no way to capture much action with a ground camera or even a helicopter.  Now this is no longer a constraint.  In this video, contributor 1LifeStudios used a drone to create this epic video of a rock climber tackling a complex rock formation called the Spires in the Petro Chicao area of Central Mexico.

Aerial Tour of Guanajuato

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Guanajuato

Simeon_Pratt

Contributor Simeon_Pratt spent three days in the Mexican state of Guanajuato, which is near the exact geographic center of the country.  Guanajuato is situated a bit to the north and west of Mexico City, equidistant from Guadalajara.  Most of the video is from Leon, the capital of Guanajuato and the fourth largest city in the country after Mexico City, Monterrey, and Guadalajara.  The video also features footage from the mountainous countryside surrounding Leon.

Sacred Aztec Volcanoes

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Adventure Hike at Iztaccihuatl - Popocatepetl National Park

Nomade World

Behold this stunning drone video of Iztaccihuatl, one of the most famous of Mexican volcanoes.  It is the "twin" to Popocatepetl.  The two mountains form part of the Valley of Mexico, which is the home of Mexico City,  The two mountains are closely tied to the history of the Aztec tribe which once occupied most of Central Mexico.  The names of the two mountains refer to an Aztec warrior and a princess, although there are several different version of the story that transpired between them.  

Morelos: Village of Tepoztlan

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Tepoztlán: Magical Village

thedronexperience

Contributor Thedroneexperience brings us this epic drone video of Tepoztlán, a small city in Central Mexico.  Tepoztlán is situated due south of Mexico City, in the state of Morelos.  Tepoztlan is best known as the site of an archaelogical excavation called El Tepozteco.  The ruins which were unearthed at El Tepozteco are of an ancient Aztec temple devoted to Tepoztēcatl, who was believed by the Aztecs to be the god of alcoholic beverages. 

Chihuahua: Basaseachic Falls

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Basaseachi Waterfall

Postandfly

Award winning contributor Postandfly created this epic drone video of one of the largest waterfalls in Mexico.  Basaseachic Falls is situated in the north central part of the country, in the state of Chihuahua.  It's a plunge waterfall formed by two separate rivers, the Arroyo del Durazno and the Arroyo de Basaseachic.  With a total drop of 246 meters (807 ft.), it's the second largest waterfall in the country, after Cascada de Piedra Volada, which is also located in Chihuahua.

Tlayacapan: Village in Morelos

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San Jose de los Laureles (Tlayacapan)

Postandfly

Award winning contributor and drone pilot created this epic video of the area around Tlayacapan, a village in central Mexico.  The village is in the state of Morelos, which is situated due south of the national capital in Mexico City.  The village was the filming location for one of the more iconic (and dramatic) scenes in American film: in the 1969 classic Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid starring Paul Newman and Robert Redford, the shootout against the Bolivian army was in fact filmed here.    

Monterrey's Music Festival

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Monterrey's Machaca Fest 2016

thedronexperience

Machaca Fest is an annual music concert at Parque Fundidora in Monterrey, Mexico's second largest city and capital of  the state of Nuevo Leon.  The lineup is eclectic; for example, 2018 saw appearances from indie pop singer Mon Laferte, reggaeton stars Don Omar and J Balvin, and a headlining performance from alt rock band Thirty Seconds to Mars.  Contributor The Drone Experience created this amazing aerial video of the concert in 2016.

Aerial Tour of Hidalgo

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Adventure in Hidalgo. Mexico

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Contributor Jcreynoso created this short but beautiful aerial tour of the Mexican state of Hidalgo.  The state is situated in east-central Mexico, a bit northeast of the capital city.  Like most of the central part of Mexico, Hidalgo is a mountainous state, and its towns in villages primarily lie in valleys.  The video shows the vast breadth of recreational and eco-tourism activities that are available in this beautiful state, which is home to a number of distinctive native cultures.

Caxantla: Abandoned Hacienda in Puebla

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Caxcantla

Postandfly

The Laguna de Aljojuca is a landmark crater lake in the Aljojuca Municaplity in Puebla, Mexico.  Located at the base of this of crater stands the long-abandoned shell of Cancantla, a once-inviting hacienda, which was beautifully filmed in cinematic style by AirVuz contributer PostandFly.  With sweeping aerials views of the imposing crater-lake and the surrounding plains, this drone video evokes the abandonment seen by the area in recent years.

Citlaltépetl: Mexico's Highest Mountain

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Chalenging Hike at Pico de Orizaba (Citlaltépetl)

Nomade World

Contributor Nomade World used a drone to capture a memorable hike on Pico de Orizaba (Citlaltépetl), otherwise known as the highest mountain in Mexico.  The dormant (but not extinct) volcano is situated on the Trans-Mexican Volcanic belt that defines so much of the geography of the country.  The mountain stands about 5,600 meters (about 18.5k) ft. above sea level, making it the third highest peak in North America.  Orizaba is the world's second most prominent volcanic peak.  

San Luis Potosi: Tamul Waterfall

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Tamul Waterfall, Mexico

jelipegomez

Prepare to be amazed by this drone video of the Tamul waterfall in central Mexico, compliments of contributor Jelipegomez.  It's situated near Ciudad Valles in the state of San Luis Potosí, roughly midway between Mexico City and Monterrey.  It's an extremely wide plunge-type waterfall formed by the convergence of the  Gallinas and Santa Maria Rivers into the Tampaon River.  The falls has a drop of just over 100 meters (340 ft.) and is known for its brilliant torquoise waters.

Winegrowing in Coahuila

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Parras Coahuila

thedronexperience

Thedronexperience created this beautiful drone video of the vineyards of Casa Madero. Recognized as one of the best winegrowing areas in Mexico, this beautiful scenery is located in the heart of Parras, a small city in north central Mexico which is one of the major wine growing areas of the country.  It is situated in the southern part the border state of Coahuila.  Parras Coahuila has now earned a place in literature: it was the setting for All the Pretty Horses (1992), Cormac McCarthy's first novel.

Drone Video of Mexico City Airport

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Mexico City International Airport from Above

Postandfly

Award winning contributor and drone pilot Postandfly collaborated with the Mexico City Airport authorities to create this amazing drone videos of the busiest airport in Latin America.   The airport is served by nearly 50 airlines and typically processes over 100k passengers per day.  A search for a replacement airport is underway.  Please note that this was done in full collaboration with the airport authorities and should NEVER be attempted otherwise.

Xochimilco: District of Mexico City

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Xochimilco

Postandfly

Award winning contributyor Postandfly created this spectacular drone video of a side to Mexico City most never knew existed. Xochimilco is a southern borough of the Federal District, the city's metropolitan administrative region.   Located south of the core city center,  Xochimilco began its life as an independent Aztec city, known for a vast network of canals.  With the growth of the capital city, it became essentially a vast suburb of Mexico City, yet one which has a highly distinctive and visually appealing look.  

El Tajín Ruins, Veracruz

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Mystery of Pyramids El Tajín in Veracruz Mexico

OOO Photography

Top contributor OOO Photography created this stunning drone video of one of Mexico's best-known Pre-Columbian ruins sites.  It's called El Tajín, and it's located near the port city of Veracruz.  The city here was one of the most important in the region from about 600 to 1200 AD.  Best known for its pyramids, it's been a UNESCO World Heritage site since 1992.  Incredibly, it's believed that the ruins were unknown to Europeans until 1785, amost three centuries after Mexico was conquered by Spain.  

San Luis Patosi: Real de Catorce

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REAL DE CATORCE

Postandfly

Award winning contributor Postandfly created this beautiful aerial video of the "ghost town" of Real de Catorce, once one of the great mining towns of Central Mexico.  Situated in the state of San Luis Potosi, it's roughly in the middle of the great triangle formed by Mexico City, Monterrey, and Guadalajara.  The town was founded as a result of a large nearby silver discovery in the late 18th century, and at its height it was one of the biggest sources for the highly silver-dependent Spanish Empire.  

The Mountains of Jalisco

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The Mexican state of Jalisco is amongst the country's most important.  It's home to Mexico's second largest city (Guadalajara) and is considered in some respects the cultural capital of pre-Columbian Mexican culture.  It's also home to some stunning natural scenery, as you'll see in this beautiful drone video by contributor lezoom. It was shot in the Sierra Madre Occidental, a mountain range which runs down western Mexico and forms the border between Jalisco and Nayarit to the west.  

Volcán de Colima

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Colima Fire Volcano

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Here's an amazing view of one of Mexico's most well-known volcanoes, compliments of contributor Dronescolima. Volcán de Colima is situated in the state of Colima in the west-central part of the country.  It's one of the most active volcanoes in the world, having erupted at least 40 times in recorded history.  With a peak elevation of 3.8k meters (about 12.5k ft.), it is situated in the states of Colima and Jalisco.  It's part of the Trans-Mexican Volcanic Belt which runs through the middle of the country.  

Mexico City's Great Volcanoes

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Hiking Popocatépetl & Iztaccihuatl National Park

Nomade World

Nomade World used a drone to record some epic hiking around two of Mexico's most famous volcanoes. Popocatépetl and Iztaccihuatl are neighboring mountains which loom over Mexico City from the south.  They are the country's #2 and #3 highest peaks, respectively, Popocatépetl (which is still active) having an altitude of 5.4k meters (17.8k ft.).  They are possibly the most famous stratovolcanoes in literature; both mountains feature prominently in Malcolm Lowry's 1947 classic Under the Volcano.

The Chihuahuan Desert

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Aguja Inferior

k2team.mty

The Chihuahuan Desert is one of the 15 largest in the world by area.  It's considered to be of the semi-tropical variety, and it covers over 360k square km (about 140k square mi).  The Mexican part of the desert covers a large part of Chihuahua and four other states, and on the USA side it covers much of West Texas as well as portions of New Mexico and Arizona.  In this video by k2team.mty, you'll get a bird's eye view of this magnificent desert in the state of Nueva Leon.  

Ballooning San Juan Teotihuacán

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Mavic Air flying amongst Hot Air Balloons in Teotihuacan

PabloByrne

San Jaun Teotihuacán is an archaeological complex just northeast of Mexico City, Mexico. The once flourishing pre-Columbian city links the famous sites of the Temple of Quetzalcoatl, the Pyramid of the Moon and the Pyramid of the Sun. Drone pilot PabloByrne used his DJI Mavic Air to fly amongst the hot air balloons people can ride to view the monuments in. It’s a stunning location, an interesting angle, and one great video.

Iztaccihuatl: Mexico's Third-Highest Mountain

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Kissing the clouds at Iztaccíhuatl, La mujer domida. 5,320 mts

jcreynoso

Check out this drone video of Mexico's third-highest mountain, compliments of contributor jcreynoso.  Iztaccihuatl is a dormant volcano that sits on the border betwen the states of Mexico and Puebla in Central Mexico.  With a peak elevation of 5.2k meters (about 17.2k ft.), it's the #3 mountain in the country after Pico de Orizaba and Popocatépetl.  All three peaks are part of the Trans-Mexican Volcanic belt which runs roughly east-west through the middle of the country.  

Cuatro Cienegas, Coahuila

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Oasis Desert Cuatro Cienegas Coahuila

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Check out this stunning drone video of an oasis of a desert in northern Mexico, compliments of contributor Morelia Films.  It was filmed in the area around the town of Cuatro Cienegas, which lies in the middle of the state of Coahuila.  Situated in the middle of the great Chihuahuan Desert, the area's wetlands created by its natural springs are so biodiverse that they have been used to study the possibility of life on Mars.  The video features footage both from the town and its surrounding natural treasures. 

Puebla's Volcanic Crater Lakes

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Volcanic Lagoons

Postandfly

Top cpntributor Postandfly created this stunning drone video of the volcanic crater lakes in the Mexican state of Puebla, a bit to the south and east of Mexico City.  The three lagoons featured, in order, are  Alchichica, Laguna de las Minas, and Atexcc.  All three are by-products of the extensive volcanic activity in the area, which forms part of the great volcanic belt which runs through the mid-section of the country.  The footage was captured with the DJI Mavic Pro 2 and Phantom 4 Pro drones.  

Nevada de Toluca: Mexico's #4 Volcano

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Nevado de Toluca

Horacio_rdgz

One of Mexico's most important geographical features is the Trans-Mexican Vocanic Belt, which (as the name suggests) is a line of (mostly active) volcanoes which cuts across the width of the south-central part of the country and is home to its highest mountains.  The fourth-tallest of these mountains, and the subject of this beautiful drone video is Nevado de Toluca.  This now-dormant stratovolcano has a peak elevation of almost 4.7k meters or just over 15.3k ft.  

The Landscapes of Coahuila

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Coahuila is life

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Check out this absolutely stunning aerial tour of the Mexican state of Coahuila.  One of the 31 states which make up the Mexican federation, Coahuila is located near the northeastern corner of the country.  With a long border with the US state of Texas, Coahuila is largely covered by the great Chihuahuan Desert, the third largest desert in the Western Hemisphere.  The video does a marvelous job of showing the stunning landscapes of one of the least densely populated Mexican states.  

The Mountains of Nueva Leon

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Pico Morteros

k2team.mty

Here's an amazing drone video from the mountains near the Mexican city of Monterrey, compliments of contributor k2team.mty.  Located in the state of Nueva Leon, the mountains here form part of the Sierra Madre Oriental.  This range runs roughly diagonally down the eastern part of Mexico, approximately in parallel with the Sierra Madre Occidental chain which runs down the country's western side.  The city of Monterrey, Mexico's third-largest, lies in a valley created by these mountains.  

The Port City of Veracruz

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The Port of Veracruz

Postandfly

The Port of Veracuz lies in the Mexican city of the same name on Gulf of Mexico, just west of the Yucatan Peninsula.  It's the third largest port in Mexico as well as the largest on the east side of the country.  In 1914, the United States and Mexico fought a mini-war here, during the course of which USA forces fought for and then occupied the city for seven months.  Award winning contributor Postandfly used a drone to create an amazing aerial view of this important historical seaport.

High Rise in Guadalajara

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The Landmark Guadalajara

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Contributor drone_copadoc used a drone to create this amazing video of a new high rise construction in Guadalajara, Mexico.  The Landmark Guadalajara is a mixed-used development in the Puerta de Hierro neighborhood of the city.  With 250k square feet of leasable space, it's one of the largest developments in the city.  Guadalajara is the capital of the Jalisco state of west-central Mexico, and is the center of the second largest metro area in the country after the capital, Mexico City.

Nueva Leon's La Huasteca

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Ballet performance in the mountains of Mexico, Parque La Huasteca

OOO Photography

If you want to see an example of the cinematic power of drones to create peope-focused content in scenic environments, check out this drone video by OOO Photography.  He filmed a ballet dancer in a park in the mountains of northern Mexico.  The setting is the La Huasteca climbing park outside of Monterrey, in the state of Nueva Leon.  The most amazing footage captures the dancer on a small point at the edge of a rock ledge set against the backdrop of the magnificent Sierra Madre Mountains.

Above Nevada de Toluca/Xinantecatl

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Nevado de Toluca “Xinantecatl” Mexico

Nomade World

South-central Mexico is home to some of the world's most famous volcanic peaks.  One of them is Nevada de Toluca, known as Xinantecatl to the native peoples.  Located about 80 km (around 50 mi.) west of Mexico city, it's the fourth-highest mountain in Mexico after Pico de Orizaba, Popocatépetl and Iztaccíhuatl (all of which are part of the same volcanic belt).  The stratovolcano has a peak elevation of about 4.7k meters, or around 15.35k ft. It's now part of a national park.   

Smog in Mexico City

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Duoperia: After Mexico City

Postandfly

This is the third in the "trilogy" of Mexico City compiled by award winning contributor Postandfly.  Like the two videos which proceeded it, it takes a balanced view of this gigantic metropolis of over 20 million souls.  It opens with some shots which show off the city's impressive skyline yet also highlight the terrible smog which often hangs over it.  As it shows both sides of this great city, one thing is consistent: Postandfly has captured some of the most amazing aerial footage of the Western Hemisphere's largest city.

Profile of Postandfly

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The Drone Dish: Postandfly

The Drone Dish

Tarsicio Sañudo, aka Postandfly, has created more than 90 drone videos of his native Mexico, which have garnered numerous awards and honors.  His epic videos of top sights like Mexico City, Acapulco, and Oaxaca can be found throughout the Mexico collections on AirVuz.  In this episode of the Drone Dish, host Tyler Mason speaks with him about his passion for drones and his epic aerial videos of Mexico, one of which was one of the first winners of the AirVuz Drone Video of the Week contest. 

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