Drone pilots are capturing dolphins swimming in the ocean around the world. Watch this compilation by AirVūz of the worlds best aerial films of dolphins. The reel includes dolphins having fun bow riding the waves created by this boat, playing with humpback whales, catching big air surfing in Australia, a superpod of dolphins sharing the water with these kayakers in South Africa, and more. Dolphins love putting on a show for drones!
If you think that dolphins always stay away from the surf line, you'll need to watch this video. Australian contributor and drone pilot Jaimen filmed a large group of dolphins swimming off the shore in Australia. They repeatedly ride the surf in and then break away seconds before getting beached, literally leaping out of the water to do so. This video was a 2017 Drone Video Award Animal Category Nominee. It was filmed in Western Australia, home of some of the world's best dolphin-watching waters.
Filming dolphins was one of those things which just couldn't be done before the age of drones. And as you'll see in this drone by contributor Videosophy, watching dolphins play from an aerial perspective is mesmerizing. His capture of these graceful sea mammals in the waters of Hawaii will delight dolphin lovers of all stripes, showing as it does how social these animals are.
Due to ocean currents and weather patterns, the South African city Cape Town offers a cornucopia of marine mammal life. In this amazing drone video, contributor Naudewasheresuper used a drone to film a pod of hundreds of dolphins swimming near a kayaker in Camp's Bay, part of the waters surrounding Cape Town. This is the spot where the Atlantic and Indian oceans meet and mix, acting a magnet for dolphines. The seeming synchronization of their motion is hynotizing.
TheDroneBooth ventured with a drone over the Pacific waters off Newport Beach, California and did not come back empty-handed. Plying these waters, which are a bit south of Los Angeles in Orange County, he was fortunate enough to run into a pod of 11 humpback whales and countless dolphins, literally hundreds of them. The picture of these sea-mammal cousins frolicking in these beautiful blue waters of Orange County is not to be missed.
Sometimes when you look for whales, you find dolphins. That's the lesson learned by contributor FabianBPhoto. He set off over the Pacific coast of Colombia in search of the larger sea mammals, and to his surprise and delight he stumbled across a group of dolphins playing in the ocean. Shot with a DJI Phantom 4 drone, this aerial film perfectly captures the fun and playful nature of dolphins in the wild.
The two best ways to see dolphins are from above the water and from underwater. In epic video by Offroader 808, he manages to do both. On a dolphin snorking tour in Oahu, he and a friend split the duties - one filmed the dolphins from above with a drone, and the other from beneath the waves. He then stitched the feeds together in post-production, creating this cinematic dual view of these intelligent creatures.
Table Bay is so named because it sits in the shadow of Table Mountain, above Cape Town near the southern tip of South Africa. Due to its location at the border between the Atlantic and Indian Oceans, the area has always sported a diversity of marine life. Contributor Exclusive Aerials flew a DJI Phantom 4 drone over the bay and created this impressive drone film of whales and dolphins passing through these waters during seasonal migration.
Dolphins take the center stage in this epic year-end compilation by top contributor and Jaimen. His creative edit alternates between scenes of dolphins plying the waters of his native Australia with highlights of his other drone footage across Australia and North America. The rhythm of the video - dolphins, British Columbia, dolphins, pink Lake Hillier, dolphins, whales, dolphins,...- is addictive to watch.