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Frozen Antarctica

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The Frozen Continent

LukeMaximoBell

Top contributor and DVOW nominee Luke Maximo Bell created this epic drone video record of a trip to the earth's last frontier - Antarctica. Shot over the course of an eight day trip using a DJI Mavic Pro 2 drone, the video does a fantastic job of showcasing the spectacular natural beauty of the earth's seventh continent.  Watch it for some amazing aerial views of this gigantic glacier-covered land mass, which covers an area of about 14 million square kilometers or around 5.5 million square miles.  

Iceberg and Glacier Compilation Video

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Glaciers and Icebergs from Above

AirVūz Social

Glaciers and icebergs are some of the world's largest natural wonders and drone pilots have been traveling to the ends of the earth to capture them from the the sky. AirVuz created this video compilation of the best glacier and iceberg drone footage, including (1) Ilulissat icefjord in Greenland, a massive group of icebergs that have calved off the massive greenland icesheet; (2) polars bears and other wildlife roaming the arctic icebergs in Northern Canada; and (3) the Jokulsarlon Glacial Lagoon in Iceland.

Antarctica's Union Glacier

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Antarctica, Union Glacier Camp. Mamont Cup Expedition, January 2018

kirillumrikhin

Contributor Kirillumrikhin traveled from Russia to the Union Glacier Camp in Antarctica, the only part of the seventh continent which is open to tourists.  This magical video, which captures the beauty of this polar land, was chosen as a winner of the AirVuz Drone Video of the Week Contest in April, 2018.  For a bird's eye view of the world's most mysterious and least-explored continent, this video is hard to beat! This cinematic piece was also chosen as a Finalist for the second annual Drone Video Awards in the  Nature & Landscapes category. 

The Greenland Ice Sheet

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Ice Ballet - Ilulissat, Greenland - 4K

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Virtually all of Greenland's towns are located on its western coastline.  One of these is Ilulissat.  With a population of about 4,500, it's the largest town in the Avannaata region, which covers the northern part of the island's western coast.  In this stunning drone video by inva+sla, you'll get a bird's eye view of the extensive iceberg population which inhabit the waters off of the coast near the town.  The icebergs are produced by Greenland's massive ice sheet, the world's largest outside of the poles. 

DVOW Nominee on Portage Glacier

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Riding Fat Tire Bike to Portage Glacier filmed with Mavic 2 Pro and Sony A7iii

Jake sloan

If you didn't think that mountain biking and glaciers went together then you need to check out this DVOW Finalist video by contributor Jake Sloan.  Using a DJI Mavic Pro 2 supplemented with ground camera footage, he recorded an epic ride using fat tire mountain bikes over Alaska's Portage Glacier.  The glacier lies on the Kenai Peninsula, which juts out from the state's southern coastline near Anchorage.  The footage of three friends racing along what looks like the world's biggest ice skating rink is not to be missed. 

DVA Nominee from the Polar Icebergs

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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.

Chile's Pia Glacier

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Pia Glacier

Fabio Knoll

The Pia Glacier runs along the Chilean side of the strait on the Beagle Channel, a strait which runs parallel to the Strait of Magellan in Patagonia (the name for the southern "cone" of South America).  In this stunning drone video, top contributor Fabio Knoll flew his drone over this magnificent ice formation, giving us a magnificent bird's eye view of the glacier's amazing texture.  The glaciers of Patagonia are some of the most spectacular in the world; a number are the world's biggest outside of the polar ice caps.  

Aletsch: Largest Glacier in the Alps

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Aletsch Glacier

Fantas10

Check out this stunning 4k drone video of the largest glacier in the Alps Mountains, compliments of contributor Fantas10.  It's called the Aletsch Glacier, and it's situated in Switzerland's Valais Canton in the Bernese Alps subrange.  The 23 km (around 14 mi.) long glacier takes up an astounding volume of over 15 cubic kilometers (around 3.7 cu. mi.).   Formed by the convergence of four smaller glaciers around Konkordia, the Alsetsch eventually flows into the Rhone River, of which Lake Geneva is part.  

Stunning Coastal Greenland

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Kalaallit Nunaat

sfdrones

This drone video will strike a chord with you right off the bat. Accomplished pilot sfdrones opens with a spectacular, top-down shot of a mother whale and her calf as they travel through the waters around Greenland. His aerial piece of the island nation moves on to capture shots of the many glaciers and icebergs surrounding Greenland, more top-down shots of breeching whales, plus plenty of shots of the sun setting behind the ice, adding exquisite color to the scene. This video was a DVOW finalist in November 2019.

Iceberg of Canada's Arctic Sea

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Majestic Beast Nanuk

Florian Ledoux

Nunavut is the newest Canadian province, having been carved out of the Northwest Territories in 1999.  It is a vast Arctic land, lightly occupied and bearing greater resemblance to Greenland or Antarctica than it does to other Canadian provinces.  Award winning aerial videographer Florian Ledeaux shot this stunning video of a polar bear walking across the icebergs floating in the Arctic Sea.  The video powerfully illustrates the fragility of the world's eco-system to continued global warmimg trends.  

Switzerland's Gorner Glacier

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Heliski Journey down the Gorner Glacier | Zermatt Switzerland

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Contributor used DJI Phantom 4 and Mavic Pro drones, combined with ground camera footage, to create this video of an epic helicopter ski trip to one of Europe's most famous glaciers.  The Gorner Glacier runs down the west side of the Monte Rosa masif near Zermatt, Switzerland.  With a surface area of nearly 60 square km (about 20 square mi.), it's the second largest glacier in the Alps.  Monte Rosa, which is part of the Pennine Alps, is the second highest peak in the Alps after Mt. Blanc in France.  

Argentina's Los Glaciares National Park

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El Calafate (Argentina) & Torres del Paine (Chile)

hectorespinosa

Contributor Hector Espinosa created this epic video of two well known spots in Patagonia, the region in the cone of South America which is shared by Argentina and Chile.  The first area shown is that around Los Glaciares National Park near Calafate, in the southwestern corner of Argentina.   The park is home to a portion of the Perito Moreno Glacier, one of the region's top attractions.  The second part of the video is from the nearby Torres del Paine National Park in Chile, another haven for glacier-lovers.

Exploring Antarctica

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Antarctica Exploration

Florian Ledoux

Award-winning contributor Florian Ledoux has made a specialty of using drones to show the spectacular beauty of the earth's polar extremities. In this magnificent piece, he takes us to Antarctica on an expedition to explore the coasts of the seventh continent.  The magnificent footage will take you over the rapidly-retreating icecap and the glaciers it spawns, as well as some of the region's unique wildlife. You'll also see some great views of some kayaking and even skiing in this last frontier. This video was a DVOW finalist in August, 2019. 

Greenland's Jakobshavn Glacier

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Ilulissat Icefjord - GREENLAND | 4K Drone Footage

Rasmus H-P

Content creator and pilot Rasmus H-P used a DJI Phantom 4 drone to create this stunning video of Ilulissat Icefjord on the west coast of Greenland.  The fjord is created by Jakobshavn Glacier, one of the largest on this massive North Atlantic island.  The glacier, which is the most productive in the Western Hemisphere, annually produces 35 billion tons of icebergs which float out through Ilulissat.  The fjord and the glacier have been designated as a UNESCO World Heritage site.  

Konkordia: Four Swiss Glaciers

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KONKORDIA (Switzerland)

AirDroner

Filmed with a DJI Phantom 4, contributor AirDroner shares his fascinating views of Konkordiaplatz, a UNESCO World Heritage natural site in central Switzerland.  This area is the junction of four large glaciers coming down from the Aletschfirn, the Jungfraufirn, the Ewigschneefäld and the Grüneggfirn.   The most recognized feature of Konkordia is the famous "hut" which is maintained by the Swiss Alpine Club.  The junction area sits at an altitude of about 2.7k meters, or just under 9k ft.  

Perito Moreno Glacier, Patagonia

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Patagonia Glacier Perito Moreno

TheWorldAsPlayground

Contributor The World as Playground used a DJI Mavic Pro drone to create this marvelous aerial video of one of the world's most unusual glaciers.  It's called the Perito Moreno glacier, and it's located on the Argentina side of Patagonia near the southern tip of South America.  The glacier is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Patagonia, and it's also of interest to scientists: whereas most of the world's glaciers are shrinking, this one is slowly but steadily growing in size.  

Glaciers of the Alps

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To the glaciers! Awesome flying in the Alps.

scientik

The Alps Mountains are home to some of the world's most epic hiking spots as well as some of the most famous glaciers on the continent.  The temperatures, altitude, and rock formations of this mountain system make them conducive to forming these huge ice sheets that have helped to shape much of the range.  Top contributor and drone pilot Scientik hiked his way into these mountains with his drone, and was able to capture some astounding bird's eye views of these icy natural wonders.

Norway's Svartisen Glacier

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Kayaking in the Arctic - Svartisen glacier with Beyond Limits

Zdeno Dvorak

Like most outdoor activities, Kayaking depends on reasonable weather to be enjoyable.  Norway doesn't typically come to mind when one thinks of kayaking spots, but one of the surprising things about northern Norway is that the climate is relatively temperate given the very northern latitudes here.  In this video, contributor Zdeno Dvorak uses a drone to show us the joy of paddling a kayak in the area around Svartisen Glaciers in Norway's Nordland County, on the edge of the Arctic Circle.  

Playing Piano on an Iceberg

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Ludovico Einaudi & Greenpeace "Elegy for the Arctic"

CopterClouds.com

The creative potential of drones to tell powerful stories is astounding.  In this video, the acclaimed Italian composer and pianist Ludovico Einaudi is filmed playing a piano on an iceberg broken off from the Wahlenbergbreen, a glacier on the coast of Svalbard, in the northern reaches of Norway.  The music video was created to build awareness of global warming and its visible consequences in the Arctic, and was selected as a finalist for the 2017 AirVuz Drone Video Awards in the Originality category.  

Iceland's Jökulsárlón Iceberg Lagoon

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Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon, Iceland

elnaz555

Contributor and drone pilot elnaz555 traveled from her native Ontario (Canada) to Iceland to make this amazing drone video of the Jökulsárlón glacial lagoon in southeastern Iceland.  It's right at the edge of the Vatnajökull National Park, at the head of the  Breiðamerkurjökull glacier.  The lagoon has been the filming locations for many feature movies (including the James Bond filme View to a Kill and Batman Begins) and got some additional minor exposure in HBO's Game of Thrones series.  

Alaska's Aialik Glacier

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ALASKAN GLACIER IN 4K!!!!

CH drone

Aialik Glacier drains the Harding Icefield in the Kenai Peninsula Borough of southern Alaska.  The great frozen formation is characterized by intricate repeating patterns which develop in the mighty ice sheet as it slowly slides into Aialik Bay.  Top contributor CH Drone used a drone to fly over this myterious looking ice and snow formation.  The result is an incredible bird's eye view of one of Alaska's most distinguishing physical features, and truly a sight to behold from an aerial perspective.

Glaciers of the Peruvian Andes

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Glaciers of Ausangate, Peru

Jturner

For drone's eye views of massive glaciers in the Andes, look no further than this epic aerial video by contributor Jturner.  He took a five day trek on Ausangate in Peru, whose peak sits 6.4k meters (almost 21k ft), above sea level.  Using a DJI Mavic Pro drone, he was able to capture some incredible footage of the glaciers which cover this mountain near Cusco, one of the highest peaks in the Western Hemisphere.  Ausangate is the highest peak in the masif known as the Cordillera Vilcanota.

Flight through France's Bosson's Glacier

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Drone Flight Through A Glacier

dronealps

Top contributor Dronealps created this spectacular video by flying a drone through the Bossons Glacier in the French Alps.  The glacier was formed from the snows of Mt. Blanc, and it flows about 7.5 km (around 4 mi) past the iconic Aiguille du Midi mountain and ends around the equally iconic town of Chamonix.   This is a flying maneuver not for the faint of heart, as you'll see from the video one wrong turn and the drone would be completely irrecoverable from the vast glacial field.  

Alaska's Hubbard Glacier

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Hubbard Glacier by drone

Exclusive Aerials

Cruise ships have become a popular way to explore Alaska, especially the glaciers which lie along its Pacific coastline.  In this video, Exclusive Aerials flew a drone off of a cruise ship to catch some epic aerial views of Hubbard Glacier.  Hubbard is one of Alaska's most well known glacial formations.  It originates high in some of Alaska's highest mountains in the eastern part of the state and neighboring Yukon, Canada.  The glacier runs a total length of around 122 km or about 75 mi.  

France's Argentiere Glacier

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Skiing the Argentiere Glacier Near Chamonix, France

Jturner

Contributor Jturner produced this spectacular video skiing down the Argentiere glacier, which is part of the Mt. Blanc Masif in the French Alps.  The glacier which runs perpendicular to the Chamonix Valley, made a disguised but widely noted appearance in the 21st installment of the James Bond series, The World is Not Enough.  In the 1999 film, 007 (played by Pierce Brosnan) there's an epic mountain ski chase scene which is set in the Caucasus but which, in fact, was shot on this very glacier.

FPV Flight through a Glacier

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Dragonstone - First person view dragon flight?

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With the final season of the HBO hit "Game of Thrones" having aired this year, just about everyone has been feeling inspired to create something dynamic in homage to the awarding-winning show,  and that includes long-range, cinematic king Gab707. This mountain surfing flight, set to the score for “Dragonstone,” is a gorgeous, dragon-inspired flight by the AirVūz and DRL pilot. In it, he runs straight through a glacier in the Alps Mountains!  

The Icebergs of East Greenland

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Incredible Iceberg Footage

Florian Ledoux

Award winning contributor, nature photographer, and drone pilot Florian Ledoux created this stunning aerial video of the vast iceberg fields of East Greenland.  Greenland hold particular interest for him due to its potential damage from global warming: if the vast Greenland ice sheet were to melt at once, it would raise the global sea level by over 7 meters (24 ft.) and wash away many of the world's coastal cities.  Ride along for this fascinating view of a spot in the cross-hairs of global warming.  

Norway's Nigard Glacier

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Nigardsbreen (Glacier), Jostedalsbreen National Park, Norway

Allan Crawford

Check out this stunning 4k drone video of a well known glacier in Western Norway, compliments of contributor Allan Crawford.  It's the Nigard Glacier (Nigardsbreen), and it's located in Sogn og Fjordane County.  It currently covers just under 50 square km (just under 20 square mi.) Nigardsbreen is an arm of the Jostedal Glacier (Jostedalsbreen), Europe's largest.  The glacier is named after a farm which was enveloped by the glacier during a period of expansion in the 18th century.  

Dronie from the Icebergs of Greenland

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Iceberg Dronie from Disko Island, Greenland

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Wrenee, aka the Queen of the Dronie, gives us her trademark pull-out shot from Disko Island off the western coast of Greenland.  Disko is the second largest island of Greenland after the island of Greenland itself, the world's largest.  Disko, which is situated in Baffin Bay, is acually itself one of the world's 100 largest islands.  Disko has a population of about 1,000, making it the second most populated island of Greenland, which is a semi-autonomous region of Denmark.

Mar de Glace: France's Largest Glacier

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Mer de Glace, Chamonix, Eplorers crossing the glacier

MountainRunner

Here is a short but stunning aerial view of a famous glacier in the French Alps, compliments of MountainRunner.  It's the Mer de Glace, and it's situated on the north side of the masif of Mont Blanc.  The glacier is about 7.5 km long (a bit under 5 mi.) and about 200 meters deep (around 660 ft.).  Counting its "tributaries", it's the largest glacier in France and the second-largest in the entire Alps system.  Its (steadily rising) bottom point now sits at an altitude of about 1.5k meters (around 4.9k ft.).  

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