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Christmas in Mexico City

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Mexico City Christmas

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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.  

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.

Guanajuato: San Miguel de Allende

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San Miguel de Allende - Mavic 2 Pro and Zoom

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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.

Sacred Aztec Volcanoes

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Adventure Hike at Iztaccihuatl - Popocatepetl National Park

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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.  

Citlaltépetl: Mexico's Highest Mountain

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Chalenging Hike at Pico de Orizaba (Citlaltépetl)

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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.  

Morelos: Village of Tepoztlan

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Tepoztlán: Magical Village

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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. 

Puebla's Volcanic Crater Lakes

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Volcanic Lagoons

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Top contributor 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.  

The Port City of Veracruz

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The Port of Veracruz

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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.  

Tlayacapan: Village in Morelos

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San Jose de los Laureles (Tlayacapan)

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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.    

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.

Outdoor Fun in Hidalgo

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Adventure in Hidalgo. Mexico

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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.

Xochimilco: District of Mexico City

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Xochimilco

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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.  

Aerial Tour of Guanajuato

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Guanajuato

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AirVuz 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.

Barranca de Metztitlá BioReserve, Hidalgo

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Metztitlan

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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.

Mexico City's Great Volcanoes

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Hiking Popocatépetl & Iztaccihuatl National Park

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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.

Caxantla: Abandoned Hacienda in Puebla

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Caxcantla

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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 and drone pilot 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.

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.  

The Mountains of Jalisco

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montañas 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 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.), the mountain sits on the border between the states of Colima and Jalisco.  It's part of the Trans-Mexican Volcanic Belt which runs through the middle of the country.  

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

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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 

Teotihuacan: Ancient Mesoamerican City

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Vuelo sobre Teotihuacan

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Check out this fantastic drone video of the ruins of an ancient city in Mexico, compliments of AirVuz contributor abner433.  Teotihuacan is located in the Valley of Mexico, about 40 km (around 25 mi.) northeast of Mexico City.  Known for its pyramids, the city is over 2,000 years old.  During much of the first millennium, it's believed that Teotihuacan was the largest city in the Western Hemisphere.  The main ruins of the city are a series of Pyramids, the largest of which (the Pyramid of the Sun) dates to about 100 AD.    

Parícutin: Cinder Cone Volcano

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Paricutin Volcano

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Top contributor Postandfly created this fascinating drone video of one of the geological wonders of Mexico: the Parícutin volcano.  Located in the state of Michoacán, it's one of the world's most famous cinder cone volcanoes, a subtype which arises from eruptions through a single vent that's 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.

El Tajín Ruins, Veracruz

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Mystery of Pyramids El Tajín in Veracruz Mexico

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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.  

Above Nevada de Toluca/Xinantecatl

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Nevado de Toluca “Xinantecatl” Mexico

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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.   

Nevada de Toluca: Mexico's #4 Volcano

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Nevado de Toluca

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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. 

The Mountains of Hidalgo

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Sierra del Estado de Hidalgo, México.

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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.  

Running on Pico de Orizaba

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Santiago Carsolio - Capítulo 3: Citlaltépetl

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Check out this drone video from Mexico's highest mountain, compliments of AirVuz contributor Timelapse Mexico.  He filmed a runner on Citlaltépetl (Pico de Orizaba), a dormant stratovolcano at the eastern end of the Trans-Mexican Volcanic Belt, on the border between the states of Veracruz and Puebla.  With a peak elevation of 5.6k meters above sea level (18.5k ft.), it's the highest mountain in Mexico and the third-highest in North America; only Alaska's Mt. Denali (McKinley) and Canada's Mt. Logan are higher.   

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.  

Xalapa:Veracruz Capital under Quarantine

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Quedate en Casa

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Contributor and drone pilot Carlos_Detrip brings us this excellent drone video of the southern Mexican city Xalapa with its streets nearly empty due to the Covid-19 pandemic in the Spring of 2020.  Located due east of Mexico City, it's the capital of the state of Veracruz as well as its second-largest city.   Barely populated before the Spanish conquest of Mexico, Xalapa went on to become an important trading center.  The video features excellent footage of the city's most well-known landmark, the 17th century Xalapa Cathedral.  

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.  

"Macromural" in Pachuca

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Pachuca Mexico

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Top contributor NGreyTravels created this beautiful 30 second aerial view of one of the most colorful sights of Mexico.  It's a "macromural" and it's located near the city of Pachuca in Central Mexico.  Pachuca is the largest city and capital of the state of Hidalgo.  Like much of this part of Mexico, it was closely tied to the mining industry until relatively recently.  The city is now a major cultural center, and its macromural (located in the suburb of Palmitas) is one of its major attractions.  

Drone Tour of Guanajuato State

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Trip on Guanajuato, Mexico.

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Take an aerial tour of some of the top sights of the Mexican state of Guanajuato, compliments of contributor and drone pilot telluz21.  Located near the geographic center of the country, Guanajuato is one of Mexico's most culturally significant states.  The video features footage of the Parish Church of the city of San Miguel de Allende; La Valenciana Church, near the site of the largest silver find in Mexico; the "Old Town" of the state capital city of Guanajuato City; and more.  

Aerial Dancers in Cuetzalan, Pueblo

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Cuetzalan and the voladores (Dance of the Flyers)

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Cuetzalan is a very old town in the Sierra Norte region of Mexico's state of Pueblo, in the northeastern part of the country.  One of its attractions is the Dance of the Flyers (Danza de los Voladores), an aerial ritual which dancers move about a 30 meter tall pole (100 ft.).  The ceremony has roots as a fertility and rain dance dating to Pre-Columbian times.  Now recognized as a UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage "site", you can see the ritual from a bird's eye in this drone video by top contributor Postandfly.

Popocatepetl Dronelapse

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Dronelapse of an Active Volcano in Mexico

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Popocatepetl is Mexico's most famous volcano. Still active, the mountain is situated near the eastern end of the great volcanic belt that runs on a roughly east-west axis through Central Mexico. With its peak at an elevation of just over 5.4k meters above sea level (about 17.8k ft.), its base sits in the states of Puebla, Morelos, and Mexico. Check out Popocatepetl by drone in this fantastic timelapse video from new AirVuz contributor and pilot enriquebarquet. This video was a DVOW finalist in April 2020.

Running on Iztaccihuatl

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Santiago Carsolio - Capítulo 1: Iztaccihuatl

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For a first upload to AirVuz, new contributor and pilot Timelapse Mexico brings us this fantastic drone video from a famous volcano in Mexico.  He filmed a runner tackling Iztaccihuatl, which sits on the border between the states of Mexico and Puebla in the south-central part of the country.  The inactive volcano has a summit elevation of about 5.23k meters above sea level (around 17.2k ft.), making it the country's third-highest peak after Orizaba and Popocatépetl.  It's visible much of the year from  Mexico City.

Running on Nevado de Teluca

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Santiago Carsolio - Capítulo 2: Xinantécatl

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Check out this drone video of a runner on one of Mexico's highest volcanoes, compliments of AirVuz contributor Timelapse Mexico.  The runner was filmed on Xinantécatl (Nevado de Toluca), about 80 km (50 mi.) west of Mexico City.  Part of the great volcanic belt which crosses Central Mexico, it's the fourth-highest Mexican peak, after  Pico de Orizaba, Popocatépetl and Iztaccíhuatl.   An inactive stratovolcano, its summit sits at an elevation of about 4.7k meters above sea level (about 15.35k ft.).  

Mexico City Hyperlapse

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HYPERIA - Mexico City the Hypercity

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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.  

Profile of Postandfly

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The Drone Dish: Postandfly

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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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