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DVOW Winner in the Wadi Rum Desert, Jordan

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E L E M E N T S - Jordan 4K Aerial

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Top AirVuz contributor Ghadir Shaar, a Finalist for the Drone Video Awards for his video from the United Arab Emirates, created this DVOW winning piece from a different Middle Eastern country: Jordan. Created in collaboration with the Jordan Tourism Board, the video opens with footage from the other-worldly Wadi Rum Desert. Other highlights include the Citadel of Amman at the :47 mark, the shores of the Dead Sea (:55), the great Petra ruins complex in the Arabah Valley (1:30), the amphitheater ruins at Jerash (1:42), and more.  

Chile's Atacama Desert

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Sandboarding in Death Valley, Chile's Atacama Desert

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Enjoy an exciting ride down the sand dunes of Chile's Atacama Desert, courtesy of AirVuz contributor and drone pilot Airpica.  He and his friends packed their sandboards and headed to the driest desert on the planet, where the soil is so remarkably similar to that on Mars that it as been the backdrop for  the television series "Space Odyssey".  Airpica's exciting footage makes for an out-of-this-world experience and a worthy nominee for the Drone Video of the Week contest in September, 2018.

Desert Compilation Video

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Deserts from Above

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Deserts cover 1/3 of the earth’s land surface area. There are four distinct types of deserts on earth. Subtropical deserts - very hot and dry in the summer and cooler but still dry in the winter. Coastal deserts - cool to warm areas with long, warm summers and cool winters. Semi-arid deserts - long, dry summers and cold winters with low rain or snowfall. Cold deserts - very dry and cold year-round Drone pilots from around the world have long been attracted to the barren beauty and mystery of deserts.

The Desert of the UAE

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In Search of Elysium: Aerial UAE in 4K

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Created over a 10 month period, this short film by Ghadir Shaar is meant to show off the United Arab Emirates and all the country has to offer. See the UAE's sharp, rugged mountains and endless, sandy deserts, its sprawling city of Dubai with its world-renowned architecture (as well as the world's tallest skyscraper), camels, deserted towns, and stunning sunrises.  This video was AirVuz Drone Video of the Week, December Week 2 and is now a Drone Video Awards' Nature & Landscape nominee.

DVOW Nominee in the Gobi Desert, Mongolia

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Come to Mongolia

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The massive desert that covers southern Mongolia can be seen in this exciting, 4K drone video by contributor BaBi. The Gobi Desert is bound by the Altai Mountains, the Mongolian steppes to the north, the Taklamakan Desert to the west, the Hexi Corridor and Tibetan Plateau to the southwest and North China Plain to the southeast. It has a rich history, being part of the Mongol Empire and the home of several important cities along the Silk Road. This video was a Drone Video of the Week nominee in May, 2019.

Namib Desert, Namibia

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The Mighty Namib Desert

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The west coast of the African nation Namibia is covered by the Namib Desert, which runs the length of the country's Atlantic coast. In this video, contributor and pilot Elevated Perspectives International gives us a bird's eye view of the mighty desert and includes footage of Sossusvlei, Cape Cross and Spitzkoppe.  The desert, which has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage site, was the primary shooting location for the movie Mad Max: Fury Road (1999), the fourth installment of the series.

Oasis in Egypt's Great Western Desert

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The Siwa Oasis in Egypt's Great Western Desert

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Conributor and drone pilot Etch created this marvelous bird's eye view of Siwa Oasis in Egypt's great Western Desert, a part of the great Sahara.  It's located just a few km/mi from the country's border with neighboring Libya to the west.  The desert here is considered the most remote part of Egypt, North Africa's largest country in terms of population.   The oasis was named for a famous oracle and was once known as Oasis of Amun Ra.  It's believed that the area was settled in the tenth millennium BC.  

India's Thar Desert

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Adventures in India's Thar Desert

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While India is perhaps most closely associated with gigantic mountains and wide rivers, it's also home to one of the world's largest deserts.  The Thar Desert, sometimes known as the Great Indian Desert, covers 200k square km (just over 75k square mi.), most of which is in the northwestern Indian state of Rajasthan.  It's one of the world's top 20 deserts in area, and the most populated.  In this video, you'll get an aerial tour of this magnificent desert, compliements of contributor Miapvideos.

The Great Chihuahuan Desert

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Aguja Inferior

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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.  

Sahara Desert in Libya

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Majestic Desert of Akakus

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Contributor and pilot Naim sh brings us this amazing drone video of some spectacular rock formations in the Libyan desert.  The Acacus Mountains begin at Ghat in the country's southwestern corner (near the Algerian border) and extend northward, forming part of the Sahara Desert.  The rock formations you'll see in the video host some of the world's most well known pre-historic cave art.   With paintings that are as old as 14 millennia, the area has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage site. 

The Sahara Desert in Algeria

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Djanet Tassili N'ajjer Vue du Ciel

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Contributor Tarik Kiko Mavic Pro used a DJI Mavic Pro drone to create this magnificent drone video from the Sahara Desert in Algeria.  Tassili n'Ajjer ("Plateau of the Rivers") is a national park in the southeastern part of this vast country in North Africa, not far from the border with Libya.  In addition to its spectacular natural scenery, the park is home to some well known pre-historic rock art, some of which is up to 12,000 years old.  The park has been designated as a UNESCO World Heritage site.

Resort in the Empty Quarter, UAE

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Qasar Al Sarab

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Qasar Al Sahab is a five star resort in the heart of the Middle Eastern desert.  It's in the United Arab Emirates, not far from the city of Dubai.  Top contributor Fabio Knoll created a stunning drone video of the recenly built resort.  The property is situated at the edge of the Empty Quarter, which covers roughly the southern third of the Arabian Peninsula and is the largest uninterrupted area of desert in the entire world.  This area achieved a degree of fame by appearing as the planet Jakku in Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015).

Kenya's Chalbi Desert

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Kenya on Air - Marsabit County

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Contributor and pilot Maurice Mbui is creating a series of drone videos showing off the great African nation of Kenya.  In this segment, he put together a stunning aerial tour of Marsabit County in the north central part of the country.  This is desert country (the Chalbi Desert) for the most part, punctuated with magnificent volcanoes and crater lakes.  The gigantic county covers over a territory of 65k square km (about 25k square miles) and is inhabited by fewer than 300,000 people as of 2018.  

Iran's Mesr Desert

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IRAN - The magical desert of Mesr 4K

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New AirVuz contributor ART 4 FACT used a DJI Mavic Air to create this beautiful aerial video from the vastness of central Iran.  It was filmed in the area known as the Mesr Desert, which is located in the Isfahan Province in the north-central part of this giant Middle Eastern country.  This area is sparsely populated, to say the least - the surrounding (and gigantic) Khur and Biabanak County has only a few thousand families in residence.  It's believed to be the least-populous county in the country.  

Jordan's Wadi Rum Desert

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VISIT JORDAN

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Top contributor and drone pilot Chris Borg put together this amazing trip reel from the Middle Eastern country of Jordan.  Two of the main areas featured have become famous as filming locations.  The first is the Wadi Rum Desert, located in the southern part of the country, which was used for Lawrence of Arabia (1962) and later the 2015 edition of the Star Wars series.  The other is the ancient city of Petra, which has been featured in numerous movies, most famously Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989).

FPV in the Arabian Desert

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Saudi Arabia - Johnny FPV

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Top first person view (FPV) pilot and drone racer JohnnyFPV, who travels the world making FPV freestyle videos, created this magnificent video from Mada'in Saleh, an archaelogical site in northwestern Saudi Arabia .  With full permission from the requisite authorities, he gives us a unique view of one of the most iconic desert landscapes from the vantage of a quad-mounted GoPro. This was the Winning video in the 2nd Annual Drone Video Awards in the Cinematic FPV category and was FPV Video of the Year.

Death Valley: Mojave Desert

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Death Valley: The Beauty of the Desert

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Death Valley is located in the Mojave desert of southeastern California.  It's a land of extremes - the lowest point in the USA, and home of some of the hottest temperatures ever recorded.  In the 1970's, the other-worldly look of the place caught the attention of a filmmaker named George Lucas.  The result was that Death Valley was used as a filming location for the first Star Wars movie, now called Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope.  In this video, EUCORP gives us a bird's eye view of the famous valley.

The Empty Quarter: Largest Contiguous Desert

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Rub Al Khali, the Empty Quarter

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Rub' al Khali or Liwa Desert (also known as the Empty Quarter) is the largest contiguous sand desert in the world.  Part of the Arabian Desert, it covers much of the Arabian Peninsula, including most of the United Arab Emirates.  The UAE portion of the desert became much more well known following its appearance as the dusty world of Jakku in Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015), the first of the Star Wars Sequel Trilogy.  In this video, you'll get an epic bird's eye view of Planet Jakku, courtesy of content creator and drone pilot Verano47.

Israel's Negev Desert

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Daylight: Hike on "Big Crater" in the Negev Desert

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The desert areas of southern Israel are home to some of the world's most unusual rock formations.  One of these is the HaMakhtesh HaGadol ("Big Crater") in the Negev Desert, near the southern extent of the country.  It's actually not a volcanic crater but rather a makhtesh, a landform which is caused by unusual erosion patterns and which is almost unknown outside of southern Israel and the Sinai Peninsula.  In this video, Ori Feldman used a DJI Mavic Pro drone to create an epic aerial video of a hike on this amazing formation.

The Sonoran Desert

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Sonoran Desert: Saguaro Forest to Owl Head

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The United States and Mexico share two deserts, both of which are amongst the world's 15 largest: the Chihuahuan and Sonoran Deserts both straddle the two countries' long border.  The Sonoran covers about 300k square km (around 120k square mi.) in the states of California, Arizona, and New Mexico on the USA (northern) side and the states of Sonora and Baja California on the Mexico (southern) side.  In this drone video by contributor and pilot AZGeek, you'll get a look at the Sonoran Desert just northwest of Tucson in Arizona.  

Desert in Australia's Northern Territories

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Episode 6 - Desert Australien

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The continent-nation of Australia is covered in deserts; named ones cover almost 1.4 million square km (over 500k square mi.); taken together as a single desert it would be the fourth largest in the world and the second largest (after the Sahara) not counting the polar deserts.  Most of the country's desert areas are to be found in the state of Western Australia, South Australia, and the Northern Territories.  In this video by Falconskytech, you'll get a bird's eye view of a desert area in the Northern Territories.  

The Canary Islands' Desert Dunes

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Gran Canaria: The Desert

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Contributor Hamed.razzaghi created this memorable drone video of a spot on Gran Canaria in Spain's Canary Islands. Maspaloma is a town on the southern coast of the island, which lies in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean archipelago.  It is surrounded by an arid area of other-worldly beauty.  Moviegoers may see some familiar territory here; the Maspaloma sand dunes were used to film the 2010 blockbuster action movie Clash of the Titans, which grossed nearly a half billion dollars at the box office.

Burning Man: Desert Music Festival

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Burning Man 2017 from Above

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Burning Man is an annual multiday concert and personal discovery event held in the desert of Nevada in the western United States.  The event began as a modest affair in the mid-1980's in San Francisco, switching to a desert location the next decade.  The modern era Burning Man see tens of thousands of attendees, many of whom camp in the desert during the run of the event.  Contributor and pilot Memmi used a DJI Inspire 2 drone to fly over the Burning Man grounds, treating us to this amazing aerial video.  

Camels of the Sahara, Tunisia

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Morning Commute in Tunisia

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Top contributor Bbloss put this video together from his trip to the North African country Tunisia.  No matter how many drone videos you've seen, you probably haven't seen many from a camel-borne pilot.  That's what you'll get here; most of the video was shot riding a (two hump) camel on the Mediterranean coastline, where the Sahara desert goes right up to the sea.  The video wraps up with a beautiful sunset shot of a hilltop town somewhere in the vast Sahara desert, which covers most of the country's land area.

Israel's Judean Desert

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Secrets of the Judaean Desert

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The Judean Desert runs parallel to the Dead Sea in the southeastern part of Israel, south of Jerusalem.  It is an area steeped in history, with tremendous historical importance to Judaism, Christianity, and (to a somewhat lesser extent) Islam.  In this video, contributor Rea Burla treats us to spectacular tour of this amazing desert, which includes bird's eye views of St. George’s Monastery in the Wadi Qelt valley, the tomb of Moses, the ancient fortress of Masada (a UNESCO World Heritage site), the Dead Sea, and more.

Namib: Desert of Sub-Saharan Africa

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Namibia 4k

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In this video, contributor and drone pilot Justin Sullivan shows us the beauty of the Namib Desert in the southwest African country Namibia.  It runs for about 2k km (around 1.2k mi.) along the coast of western Africa, also including territory of South Africa and Angola.  It is believed to be possibly the oldest desert in the world, and widely studied for it.   The Namib Desert was seen by millions after it was used as a primary filming location for the 2015 post-apocalyptic movie Mad Max: Fury Road. 

The Atacama Desert in Bolivia

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Bolivian Desert

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The Atacama Desert runs along the western coast of South American, covering parts of Chile, Peru, and Bolivia.  The desert, the driest in the world, is part of the Andes Mountains system, whose mountain peaks more or less surround it.  The Atacama has a surface area of about 120,000 square km (54k square mi.), making it one of the world's 20 largest.  Using a DJI Phantom 3 Professional drone, Aerial Nomads gives us a bird's eye view of the portion of the Atacama which lies in southwestern Bolivia.  

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