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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 largest city in the Western Hemisphere 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.  

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 Travel and Leisure (T+L) list of the world's top 15 cities to visit.

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: 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 (Cascada de Basaseachi) 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.

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.

San Luis Potosi: Tamul Waterfall

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Tamul Waterfall, Mexico

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Prepare to be amazed by this drone video of the Tamul waterfall in central Mexico, compliments of contributor Jelipegomez.  The great falls are 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.

Barranca de Metztitlá BioReserve, Hidalgo

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Metztitlan

Postandfly

Mexico offers a broad range of breathtaking landscapes; fortunately for our AirVuz community, top content creator Postandfly has skillfully captured and shared many of these from above with his drone.  In this impressive DVOW Finalist video, he reveals the seemingly untouched beauty around the municipality of Metztitilán, in the state of Hidalgo in east Mexico.  This area is home to the Barranca de Metzitlán Biosphere Reserve, the states's largest reserve, which contains a variety of ecosystems.

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.  

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.  

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 was born in 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.

Monterrey: Mexico's Third City

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Monterrey, Mexico

thedronexperience

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.

Citlaltépetl: Mexico's Highest Mountain

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Chalenging Hike at Pico de Orizaba (Citlaltépetl)

Nomade World

Contributor and pilot 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's peak stands about 5.6k 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.  

Rock Climbing in Petro Chicao

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Fearless

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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.

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.  Iztaccihuatl is known as the "twin" to the adjacent volcano of 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 peaks 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 in the Sierra de Tepoztlan mountains due south of Mexico City, in the state of Morelos.  At about the 1:10 mark you'll get a great view of one of the top sights here: the  archaelogical excavation called El Tepozteco.  It's believed that the ruins are of an ancient Aztec temple devoted to Tepoztēcatl, who was believed by the Aztecs to be the god of alcoholic beverages. 

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) in the Southwestern USA and northern Mexico.  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.  

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.    

Aerial Tour of Guanajuato

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Guanajuato

Simeon_Pratt

Contributor and drone pilot 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 largest city in 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.

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 in the north-central part of the country.  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.

Outdoor Fun in Hidalgo

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Adventure in Hidalgo. Mexico

jcreynoso

Contributor Jcreynoso created this short but beautiful drone video from the Mexican state of Hidalgo.  The state is situated in east-central Mexico, a bit northeast of the capital city.  Hidalgo's landscape features a mix of mountainous terrain in its west and an eastern portion which runs into the coastal plain of eastern Mexico.  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, southeast of Mexico City.  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 award-winning contributor 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.

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.  

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.

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.  

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.

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.  

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.  

Ballooning San Juan Teotihuacán

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Mavic Air flying amongst Hot Air Balloons in Teotihuacan

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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 which take tourists over the complex.  It's believed that the city of Teotihuacan was likely the largest city in the Western Hemisphere in the first half of the first milennium AD. 

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 great Trans-Mexican Volcanic Belt, a chain of volcanoes which runs roughly east-west through the middle of the country 

Cuatro Cienegas, Coahuila

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Oasis Desert Cuatro Cienegas Coahuila

MORELIA FILMS

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 some of the highest mountains in North America.  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. above sea level. 

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.   

The Landscapes of Coahuila

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Coahuila is life

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Check out this stunning aerial tour of  Coahuila, Mexico.  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, which covers portions of northern Mexico and the southern USA.  The video does a marvelous job of showing the stunning landscapes of one of the least densely populated Mexican states.  

Nuevo León's Mitras Mountains

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Pico Cuauhtemoc

k2team.mty

Contributor and drone pilot K2team.mty put together this beautiful drone video from the mountains of northeastern Mexico.  Pico Cuauhtemoc is the highest peak in the Cerro de las Mitras masif, in the state of Nuevo León.  Its peak elevation is around 2.05k meters or about 6.7k ft. above sea level.  The Mitras are part of the range known as the Sierra Madres Oriental.  These mountains runs down the eastern side of Mexico, parallel to the Sierra Madres Occidental which runs down the country's western side. 

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 its eastern coast.  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, which was founded by the Spanish conquistadors in the early 16th century.  

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 Mountains of Hidalgo

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Sierra del Estado de Hidalgo, México.

Reyes Flores Q.

Here's a beautiful aerial view of the mountains of the Mexican state of Hidlalgo, compliments of contributor Reyes Flores Q.  One of the 31 states of the Mexican federation, Hidalgo lies in the east-central part of the state, northeast of Mexico City.  Its western portion is covered by the Sierra Madre Oriental, a chain which runs down the eastern side of the country, roughly parallel to the eastern (Caribbean Sea) coastline as well as to the Sierra Madre Occidental chain which runs down the western side of the country.  

Vale de Bravo, Lake Avándaro

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VALLE DE BRAVO - EPIC MODE-

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Contributor and drone pilot emotiondrones created this beautiful aerial view of the Mexican town of Valle de Bravo.  The municipality lies on the shore of Lake Avándaro in the State of Mexico, about a two hour drive southwest of the capital.  With stunning natural volcanic scenery, the town is known as a popular getaway destination for the 25+ million who call Mexico City home.  Valle de Bravo has hosted a well-known auto race as well as a giant popular music festival, among other attractions.  

Historic Guanajuato City

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BIENVENIDO A GUANAJUATO CITY, Mexico

AurelBaud

Guanajuato City is the capital of the eponymous state near the geographic center of Mexico.  Situated in a mountain valley, the city was founded in the 16th century by the Spanish, and was closely associated with gold mining.  Guanajuato later played an important role in the struggle for Mexican independence which broke out in the early 19th century.  Later still, it was at the epicenter of the French intervention in Mexico in the mid-19th century.  See the historic city from above in this excellent drone video by AurelBaud.  

Over the State of Aquascalientes

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Aguascalientes, Mexico

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Aguascalientes is a small state in Central Mexico.  It's name translates to "hot springs" in reference to a natural phenomenon which is found here in abundance.  In this drone video by contributor rpj321, you'll get some great aerial views of some of the state's most spectacular sights.  The highlight is the Broken Christ of the Island Shrine, which is located on an island in the Presidente Calles reservoir lake in the municipality of San José de Gracia.  It's one of the five largest statues in all of Mexico.  

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.

Mexico City MP2 Views

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DUOPERIA - Mexico City Contrasts

Postandfly

Award winning contributor Postandfly makes briliant use of his DJI Mavic Pro 2 drone to create this very powerful "aerial story" of Mexico City.  With a metropolitan population of over 20 million, the Mexican capital city presents enormous contrasts: it's home to over a dozen billionaires, many millions who live in cramped apartments or worse, and millions more in countless varieties in between.  In this video, you'll get a great bird's eye perspective on the way in which millions live in the great 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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