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Lake Eildon during DROUGHT

littleviking

Lake Eildon is the central feature of the Lake Eildon National Park in the Central Highlands region of Victoria, Australia. The 68,600-acre national park is just 69 miles (111 kilometers) northeast of Melbourne. The lake has experienced several droughts in the last 2 decades, leaving considerable economic hardship for the local community, something that may be experienced again with this drought. See it for yourself in this moving piece of the lake, surrounding vegetation, and even local kangaroos by drone pilot steffshots.

 
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Welcome to Caprock Canyons | DJI Mavic Pro

Feben Earth

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

 
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AV News: Fighting Fire with Drones

AirVūz News

Now more than ever, drones are being used in all kinds of emergency situations by brave men and women around the world. Natural disaster response, accident investigation, crowd control as well as search and rescue for missing persons. Drones are also making their mark as an invaluable tool for firefighters. We talked to New Haven, Connecticut Fire Department Chief Robert Schwartz to hear how drones are helping his team and their cause.

 
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AV News: Drones vs. Poachers

AirVūz News

The Lindbergh Foundation non-profit has teamed up with UAV and Drone Solutions in South Africa to form the Air Shepherd Initiative. Their goal is to battle the poaching crisis in the Kruger National Park and surrounding areas. For more information on how you can help their valiant and effective effort to save Rhinos, Elephants, and other animals, go to www.airshepherd.org.

 
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Mosul

Kelly's Heroes

Mosul is a war torn city of Iraq on the Tigris River. Professional award-winning drone cinematographers Kelly’s Heroes traveled to document Mosul for a Belgian television series. Unfortunately, war is not new to this area: Mosul lies on the ruins of the great Assyrian capital of Nineveh, once the world's largest city.  Its sacking in 612 BC killed thousands and was one of the most consequential events of ancient history. This video is a Finalist in the Drones for Good category in the second annual DVA's. 

 
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I AM FRAGILE

Florian Ledoux

Contributor and drone extraordinaire, Florian Ledoux, does his part to aid in nature conservation by capturing intimate and unseen scenes of marine life to share with the rest of the world.  It is clear in his drone masterpiece, "I Am Fragile", that he approaches his wild subjects like polar bears, narwhals, and walruses with the utmost care and with great consideration for their surroundings. This moving piece is a nominee in the Drones for Good category in the AirVuz Drone Video Awards.

 
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I made the news...and it went worldwide.

Crash Test Dave

These FPV freestyle pilots took a risk when they were out flying one day and noticed someone illegally dumping trash.  Contributor Crash Test Dave and his fellow FPV mate of Hemet FPV chased down the criminal with their quads, captured him in the act, shared the footage, and justice was served.

 
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Environmental Cinematographer demo reel cattle feedlot

Douglas Thron

Contributor Douglas Thron has been known to capture some eye-opening drone footage. This time he highlights the environmental impacts of industrial feedlots by revealing living conditions of the cattle.  He captured the devastatingly expansive and dusty feed yard from a drone and the results are shocking.

 
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"The Pig Preserve" rescued pig sanctuary in Tennessee (hurricane pigs too)

Douglas Thron

Douglas Thron uses his device of choice, the drone, to bring to light the plight of the pig in this aerial documentary about The Pig Preserve in Tennessee, USA.  This animal sanctuary takes in pigs from all walks of life, from hurricane rescue, to factory farms, and to feral living.  The preserve is in the Cumberland Mountains, which run through the middle part of the state.  See these pigs living it up in their new place to call home in this enlightening Drone Video Awards' nominated piece.

 
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Illegal Minery in Peru

Niels Ahmes

South America is of course closely associated with mining, going back to the days of the Spanish conquistadors.  While the continent's gold resources have largely been exhausted, the Andean nation of Peru continues to be one of the world's most important countries for mining.  Unfortunately, some of this activity is performed illegally, at great cost to the environment.  In this video, contributor Niels Ahmes used a drone to expose an illegal mining operation in the Amazon Basin.  

 
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BERGWACHT BERCHTESGADEN // CREW CALL

aeroCircus

Aerial content creators aeroCircus capture the brave men and women who volunteer their time to be on a mountain rescue team in the German Bavarian Alps. Check out the courageous Bergwacht Berchtesgaden Crew on a training mission in this drone film.

 
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AV News: Drone Saves Stranded Mountain Climber

AirVūz News

When Rick Allen started to climb the infamous mountain K2, he thought he had all that he would need to get through the journey alive. What he didn't know was that the elements would take hold and he'd be lost for days. Luckily a random drone pilot was out helping search for him Rick, eventually saving his life. Watch the story for more!

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