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Lakes Compilation Video

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Lakes Around the World

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Fly over the world’s biggest and most beautiful lakes by watching drone videos. The staff at AirVuz created and produced this aerial compilation featuring all drone videos of lakes from their curated collection called, “Lakes from Above.” You will see some of the world’s most famous lakes from above like Crater Lake in Oregon, Lake Victoria in Africa and Lake Como in Italy. You will also discover some lesser known lakes like Wast Water in England or the pink Lake Hillier in Australia.

Superior: King of the Great Lakes

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Sea Smoke on Lake Superior: Duluth, MN


Contributor and pilot AndrewAchter used a drone to capture a great winter scene on Lake Superior in northern Minnesota. The lake, which has a surface area of 82.1k square km (around 31.7 square mi.), is the largest freshwater lake in the world by that measure.  The northernmost of North America's Great Lakes system, much of Lake Superior freezes during the bitterly cold winter months.  Before it freezes, the vapor given off by the water causes the phenomenon you'll see in the video called "sea smoke".

Russia's Lake Baikal

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Unforgettable Baikal


Prepare to be blown away by this collage of winter aerial views of Russia's Lake Baikal, compliments of top contributor and drone pilot Tanya Shkondina.  The video opens with an epic shot of some giant rock formations of this natural wonder in Siberia, the world's largest freshwater lake by water volume.  From there, you'll be taken over the frozen lake and its shore line to see, among other things, some epic "drifting" action as well as an ice hovercraft (starting at about :50!).  This video won DVOW in May 2019.

Van: Turkey's Largest Lake

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Horses on the Beach of Lake Van, Turkey

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FlyONE used a drone to create this epic video of horses riding along the shore of Turkey's largest lake.  Lake Van lies in the country's Eastern Anatolian region, not far from the eastern Turkish border with Iran.  The lake covers almost 3.8k square km (just under 1.5k square mi), with a maximum depth of 450 meters (just under 1.5k ft).  It is one of the largest saltwater lakes in the world.  The lake's unique structural features have led to its being closely studied by geologists around the world.

Lake Garda: Italy's Largest Lake

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Lake Garda, Italy

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Lake Garda is Italy's largest lake.  It's situated at the junction of the Lombardy, Veneto, and Trentino-Alto-Adigio regions, near the foothills of the Dolomite Mountains (part of the Alps system).  Lake Garda has a surface area of almost 370 square km (just over 140 square mi.) and it's over 50 km (32 mi.) long.  The lake has been the scene of many important events in Italian history, including a naval battle between Italian and Austrian forces during the Third Italian War of Independence in 1866.  

Hungary's Lake Balaton

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Winter Wonderland at Hungary's Lake Balaton

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Lake Balaton in western Hungary is one of the largest  lakes in Europe.  The narrow, shallow freshwater lake (its average depth is about 3m or 10 ft) extends nearly 80 km (50 mi) lengthwise along a northeast axis, with a mountainous landscape on the northwest side and a much flatter one on the other, which lies on the Great Hungarian Plain.  Contributor and pilot Skytech film created an amazing drone video of this notable  body of (very much frozen) water during the depths of the long winter months.   

Lake Constance on the Rhine River

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DJI Phantom 4 over Lake Constance


Cyber_drone used a DJI Phantom 4 drone to create this beautiful aerial of Lake Constance in Central Europe. The lake, which is part of the Rhine River, sits in Germany (Bavaria), Austria, and Switzerland.  With a surface area of about 535 square km (just over 200 square mi.), it's one of the largest lakes in Europe.  It's also one of the deepest, with a maximum depth of 90 meters (around 300 ft.).  It's also one of the world's greatest boating lakes, with over 50k watercraft registered as of 2018.

Como: Lake of European Royalty

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Cinematic Flight Over Lake Como, Italy


Lake Como is Italy's third largest but best known lake.  It is situated in the Lombardy region in the northern part of the country, near the Swiss border.  This deep (max depth of 400 meters or 1.3k ft.), glacial lake in the foothills of the Italian Alps has been a favored getaway for wealthy travelers since Roman times.  Contributor Yoelkamara flew a DJI Mavic Pro drone over Lake Como, creating this marvelous aerial look of this stunning alpine body of water, one of the most iconic sites in Italy.

Lake Huron: Lower Great Lake

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Ice Mountains on Lake Erie: Port Clinton, Ohio

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Contributor and pilot Toledo Aerial Media created this amazing aerial view of a phenomena on North America's Great Lakes called "ice mountains". This was filmed near Port Clinton, in the southwestern corner of Lake Erie.  Lake Eris is the fourth largest of the five Great Lakes, with a surface area of about 25.7k square km (just under 10k square mi.).   The southernmost of the chain, it generally does not freeze.  During particularly cold winters, large ice chunks form and drift into gigantic "ice mountains".   

Tahoe: American Alpine Lake

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Lake Tahoe Drone Footage

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Contributor and pilot Brad Scott Visuals created this stunning aerial of Lake Tahoe in the Sierra Nevada Mountains, on the border between California and Nevada.  With a surface area of just under 490 square km (around 190 square mi.), it's the largest Alpine lake in North America and the sixth largest by water volume, and it's #2 for maximum depth at 500m (1.6k ft.).  Famously, the lake was used to film a scene at the end of The Godfather: Part II (1974), and nearby Squaw Valley hosted the 1960 Winter Olympics.

Mongolia's Khovsgol Lake

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Khovsgoll Lake


Check out this drone video of one of the most famous lakes in Asia: Mongolia's Lake Khövsgöl.  Covering about 2.75k square km (around 1.1k square mi.), it's the country's second-largest lake by surface area and largest by water volume.  It's located near the country's northern border with Russia, about 200 km (around 120 mi.) west of Lake Baikal (the world's largest freshwater lake by volume).  Surrounded by mountains, it's one of the world's oldest lakes and is also considered one of its most pristine.  

Königsee: Germany's Deepest Lake

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Königssee "Above the clouds"

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The area around Lake Königsee, Germany's deepest and cleanest lake, provides a variety of recreational entertainment for tourists, including hiking, swimming, boating, and even enjoying the echo demonstrations against the rocky mountain walls.  Videographer Javi Mora captured his own exciting hike up the trails with his drone and used the footage to create this phenomenally edited video, which shows off the charming colors of the region and was nominated for Drone Video of the Week. 

Tuz: Turkey's Second Largest Lake

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Airselfie at Lake Tuz, Turkey

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Among the more amazing natural sights in Turkey's Central Anatolia region is Lake Tuz.  It's the second largest lake in Turkey (after Lake Van in Eastern Anatolia) as well as one of the largest salt lakes in the world.  Located roughly between the cities of Konya and Ankara, the lake covers about 1.6k square km (a bit over 600 square mi).  It is home to one of the world's largest bird sanctuaries.  Alp Karaguelle created this epic drone selfie flying over this amazing salt lake on the great Central Anatolian Plain.

Maggiore: Italy's Second Largest Lake

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Lago Maggiore Islands Filmed by DJI Inspire 2


Top contributor electriclife used a Zenmuse X7 camera mounted to a DJI Inspire 2 drone to create this spectacular aerial video of Italy's second-largest lake.  Lake Maggiore is in the northwestern part of the country, on the border with Switzerland.  It's Italian shoreline is shared by the Piedmont and Lombardy regions.  It's a long narrow lake which runs about 65 km (around 40 mi.) north to south.  Although not as large as Lake Garda nor as well known as Lake Como, it is nonetheless one of Italy's natural treasures. 

Switzerland's Lake Lucerne

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The Lake Lucerne, Switzerland

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Check out this stunning drone video of Switzerland's Lake Lucerne, compliments of contributor Krisna Diantha.  The distinctively shaped lake lies in the center of the country, with the city of Lucerne near its northwesternmost point.  With a surface are of just under 115 square km (around 43 square mi.), it's the fourth largest lake in Switzerland. Lucerne is also a deep lake, with a maximum depth of over 200 meters (just over 700 ft.).  It's Switzerland's second most well known lake after Lake Geneva.

The Lochs of Scotland

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Loch Landscapes - Scotland By Sky Ep 2


Airspace_Media created this drone tour of some of Scotland's famous lochs (lakes).  The video includes footage of Loch Lomond, which sits in central Scotland on the divide between the Highlands and Lowlands; Loch Ness, home of the famous Loch Ness Monster, which extends southwest of Inverness; Carrick Golf Course on Loch Lomond; Ben Lomond, a mountain on the shores of Loch Lomond; and the Trossachs National Park, an area of wooded glens (a type of valley common to the Highlands) near Loch Lomond.  

Mjøsa: Norway's Largest Lake

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Norway's Largest Lake

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Check out this stunning drone video of the largest lake in Norway, compliments of contributor Jawad GC.  It's called Lake Mjøsa, and its spread across three counties in the southeastern part of the country.  The lake covers about 360 square km (around 140 square mi.), and it's extremely deep - around 450 meters (close to 1.5k ft.) at its deepest point.  Its shores are home to a number of towns, the most well-known of which is Lillehammer, host of the 1994 Winter Olympics.  The lake is about 100 km (60 mi.) north of Oslo. 

India's Loktak Lake

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Loktak Lake, Manipur

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Check out this amazing drone video from a famous lake in the far eastern corner of India, compliments of bir mangangcha.  Loktak Lake is located in the state of Manipur, which is the easternmost of India's 29 federal states.  The lake covers almost 300 square km (111 square mi.) but is quite shallow, with an average depth of just 2.7 meters (just under 9 ft.).  It's known for its giant phumdi's, floating islands made of decaying organic matter.  The largest of these is over 40 square km, over 10% of the lake's surface area! 

Skadar Lake, Balkan Peninsula

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Skadar Lake - Montenegro

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Beautiful Montenegro created this fantastic drone video of Skadar Lake, one of the natural wonders of Southeastern Europe.  The oval-shaped body of water forms the border between the nations of Montenegro (formerly part of the Yugoslav Federation) and Albania.  This shallow lake (its maximum depth is only a bit over 8 meters or about 27 ft.) is fed in part by underground streams and varies in size, but is as large as 530 square km (around 200 square mi) making it one of Europe's largest lakes.  

USA's Great Salt Lake

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SALT - A Film by Avian Cyclops


The Great Salt Lake in Utah offers up some of the more interesting scenery in the USA.  Situated in the northern part of the state, it's the largest saltwater lake in the Western Hemisphere.  With a maximum depth of only about 10 meters (less than 35 ft.), it's area varies considerably based upon rainfall.  In this drone video by aviancyclops, you'll get a bird's eye view of the lake, sometimes called America's Dead Sea.  It includes footage of the Lucin Cutoff, salt mines, the Bonneville Salt Flats, and more.  

Wastwater: England's Deepest Lake

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Wastwater Lake


Check out this stunning drone video of England's deepest lake, compliments of top contributor newcastlemale and his DJI Mavic Pro 2 drone.  It's Wastwater Lake (sometimes called Wast Water), and it's part of the famed Lake District in County Cumbria in the North West Region of England.  Located in a valley surrounded by some of the UK's highest peaks, the lake has a depth of just under 80 meters (nearly 260 ft.).  It's part of the Lake District National Park, the second park to be so designated.

The USA's Lake Michigan

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Lake Michigan Lights | 4k | DJI Mavic Pro

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Famously dangerous to shipping, Lake Michigan is home to some of the most well-known lighthouses in the USA.  In this drone video by Bill Drones, you'll be treated to aerial views of the following lighthouses: Kenosha North Pier Light, Kenosha, WI; Canal North Pierhead Light, Sturgeon Bay, WI; Bailey's Harbor Light and Cana Island Lighthouse, Bailey's Harbor, WI;  Chicago Harbor Lighthouse; Michigan City East Light, Michigan City, IN; Little Sable Point Light, Golden Township, MI; and Big Sable Point Light, Luddington, MI.  

Lake Ohrid, Balkan Lake

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Lake Ohrid Coastline

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Lake Ohrid is one of the most spectacular bits of natural scenery in the Balkans.  One of the largest lakes in the region, it forms part of the border between Macedonia and Albania.  Lake Ohrid is one of a handful of UNESCO World Heritage sites to be designated as both a natural and cultural site.  In this video, top contributor and drone pilot Uncle Damn gives us a bird's eye view of the area around the city of Ohrid on the lake's northeastern shore, one of the most popular destinations on this deep, crystal blue lake.

Turkey's Lake Bafa

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Turkey's Lake Bafa


Contributor and pilot Ezgierol used a DJI Phantom 4 drone to create this magnificent video Lake Bafa, one of the most important lakes in Turkey.  The lake is part of the Bafa Lake Nature Preserve, which straddles the Muğla and Aydin Provinces of southwestern Turkey in the country's Aegean region.  Prior to the Classical Period, the lake was actually part of a gulf of the Aegean Sea.  You'll also see some epic aerial footage of the ruins of Herakleia, an ancient city which is an important cultural landmark of the region.

Ijsselmer: Netherlands' Largest Lake

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Dutch Winter

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Top contributor and pilot Jeroen Schrage Videography created this amazing winertime aerial video of the largest lake in the Netherlands.  It's called the IJsselmeer, and it's actually only been a lake since the 1930's, when the North Sea inlet known as the Zuiderzee was closed off with a dyke due to ongoing flood risks.  Fed by the IJssel (a Rhine River distributary), the IJsselmeer is now a freshwater reservoir.  Given the climate, the lake partially freezes in winter, as you'll see in the video.  

Finstertal: Austria's Alpine Lake

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First Snow Kühtai / Finstertal Lake, Austria


Austria's Finstertal Lake (Finstertalspeicher) lies in the heart of the Tyrol province in the western part of the country, not far from Salzburg.  The magnificent alpine lake is known for its aqua blue color, on which the peaks of the surrounding Tyrolean Alps reflect.  Content creator and pilot DJPhotography flew his drone over this beautiful area in September, just as the season was starting to turn.  The aerial footage of this stunningly beautiful area in the heart of Central Europe will make your jaw drop. 

Kazakhstan's Giant Kapchagay Reservoir

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Kapchagay Lake in winter


Check out this wintertime drone video of a giant reservoir lake in the Central Asian republic of Kazakhstan, compliments of dronogrom.  The Kapchagay Reservoir is located in the Almaty region in the southeastern corner of the country.  Formed by a dam on the Ili River, the lake is 140 km long (about 85 mi.).  Due to the impact on water levels of Lake Balkhash (into which the Ili flows), the reservoir has not been filled to its capacity.  In the mean time, it's become one of the country's top recreational destinations.  

Lake Nicaragua: Central America's Largest

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Kiteboarding on Lake Nicaragua


Contributor Ryanscotthoag created this amazing drone video of one of the world's top windsurfers on the largest lake in Central America.  Lake Nicaragua is situated on the western side of the country of the same name.  The lake is massive - over 8.2k square km (about 3.2k square mi.), making it one of the 20 largest lakes in the world.  With its size and strong steady winds, it's become something of a mecca for kitesurfers around the world.  Watch him tackle the waves and wind, captured from above! 

Venezuela's Lake Maracaibo

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Laguna de Ologa, South of Lake Maracaibo. Venezuela


Venezuela's Lake Maracaibo isn't technically a lake; it's actually an inlet of the Caribbean Sea, although it's believed that at one point it was fully closed-off from the sea.  Known in part for the density of lightning strikes, it covers a massive 13k+ square km (around 5.1k square mi.) and is one of the key geographical features of this South American country.  In this drone video by dronemaracaibo, you'll get a nice aerial view of one of the lagoons which are situated on the western side of Maracaibo.  

Lake Geneva: Treasure of Europe

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Over the Lake Geneva with Mavic Pro Drone

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Lake Geneva is one of the world's most famous lakes.  Located on the north side of the Alps Mountains, the middle part of the crescent-shaped lake forms the border between France and Switzerland, although both of its ends are in Swiss territory - the city of Geneva at its western end and Montreaux at the eastern tip.  Covering a surface area of about 580 square km (around 225 square mi.), it's one of the two dozen largest lakes in Europe.  Seen from above in this drone video by Swedish Odyssey, the lake is part of the mighty River Rhone. 

Italy's Lago d'Orta

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Lake of Italy: Lago D'Orta


Lago D'Orta is one of the lakes of Italy's Piedmont region in the northwestern part of the country.  It is easily accessible on the railroad that connects the Piedmontese capital of Turin to the city of Milan in the neighboring region of Lombardy.  In this video, top contributor electriclife used a Zenmuse X7 camera attached to a DJI Inspire 2 drone to create this amazing bird's eye view of the beautiful alpine lake, including the iconic looking architecture of the buildings on San Giulio Island.

Slovenia's Magnificent Lake Bled

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Pilgrimmage Church, Lake Bled, Slovenia

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Lake Bled is in the Julian Alps of Slovenia, the northernmost of the former Yugoslav Federation members. It's about an hour's drive from the Slovenian capital, Ljubljana. The church featured in this 4K aerial piece by Alberto Ardit is Cerkev Marijinega Vnebovzetja or the Pilgrimage Church of the Assumption of Mary. It is reached only by boat and has been there since the 9th century (although its current form has only been around since the late 17th century). It is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Slovenia. 

Austria's Wolgangsee

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Aerial Austria Lake on January

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Lake Wolfgang (Wolfgangsee) is one of the national treasures of Austria.  Located a bit to the east and south of Salzburg, it's the largest lake in the legendary Salzkammergut lake district.  Seen in January in this drone video by minglam, the lake covers a surface area of about 13 square km (around 5 square mi.) and is extremely deep - 114 meters at its deepest point, or just under 375 ft.  The lake is home to two of Austria's most popular resort towns: St. Wolfgang, where the lake narrows in the middle, and St. Gilchen at its northern end.

Russia's Lake Ladoga

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Lake Ladoga, Republic of Karelia


Contributor shulmanaerial created this amazing drone video of Lake Ladoga in northwestern Russia. The footage  is shot from the northern part of the lake in the Republic of Karelia, which is part of the Russian Federation.  Covering 17.7k square km (around 6.7k square mi.), it's the largest lake located entirely within Europe.  In frozen form, the lake was the site of the famous "Road of Life" which was used to supply nearby Leningrad (now St. Petersburg) during its brutal hunger seige by Nazi Germany during World War II.

Mongolia's Naiman Lake

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Autumn of Naiman Lake

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Khuisiin Naiman Lake is a large freshwater body in the landlocked Northeast Asian country of Mongolia.  The oddly-shaped lake is located near the geographic center of the country, to the southwest of the capital city Ulan Bator.  The lake sits nearly 2.4k meters (about 8k ft) above sea level on the Great Mongolian Plateau, one of the most important geological features of Central Asia.  Contributor Bagi Max used a drone to create an unforgettable aerial tour of this incredibly beautiful place during the peak of Autumn colors. 

Lac du Bourget; French Alpine Lake

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Lac du Bourget Part II: DJI Mavic Pro

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Contributor and pilot Najibk used a DJI Mavic Pro drone to create this beautiful aerial view of a famous lake and spa town in the French Alps.  Lake Bourget (Lac du Bourget) is an alpine lake in France's Savoie department.  With a maximum depth of 145 meters (around 475 ft.) it's the deepest in France, and with a surface area of 17 square mi (around 45 square km.) it's either the largest or second largest depending on the season.  The video also captures  Aix-les Bains, a famous spa town on its eastern shore.  

Eğirdir: Turkey's Fourth-Largest Lake

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Isparta, Eğirdir Gölü / Turkey - Drone Footage


Content creator and pilot IlkerCagatayAsik put together this drone video of beautiful town on one of Turkey's largest lakes.  The town of  Eğirdir is located on the southern shore of the lake of the same name, in the Isparta Province in the country's Mediterranean region.  Founded during the Antiquity, the town was heavily Christianized (and Greek) until the population exchanges that took place following World War I.  The video includes footage of the peninsula which extends north from the town into the lake.  

Lake St. Clair: The Sixth Great Lake

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Frozen Lake St. Clair\Detroit River | Phantom 4

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Lake St. Clair isn't one of the five Great Lakes but it's very much part of the Great Lakes System, and it's sometimes called the Sixth Great Lake even though it's a tiny fraction of the size of the main lakes.  Situated immediately to the northeast of Detroit, Lake St. Clair connects to Lake Huron via the St. Clair River to its north and to Lake Erie via the Detroit River to its south.  In this drone video by skyview productions, you'll get an aerial view of the lake and the Detroit River in a partially frozen state.

Turkey's Lake Ulubat

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Fisherman Village Documentary


Contributor Atamer.medya created this highly cinematic aerial video of one of the most well-known lakes in Turkey, a country known in part for its lakes.  It's called Lake Ulubat, and it's a large, shallow lake located south of the Sea of Marmara and a short distance due west of Bursa, Turkey's most industrialized major city.  The video features footage of the village of Gölyazı, the lake's best known settlement, which sits at the tip of a small peninsula jutting into the lake from the northeast.  

Indonesia's Patenggang Lake

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Danau Situ Patenggang


For a second upload to AirVuz, contributor and drone pilot elmandakrisna brings us this beautiful aerial video from a well-known lake on the Indonesian island of Java.  It's called Patenggang Lake, and it's located southwest of the city of Bandung (Indonesia's #4 city as of 2019) in the province of West Java.  Covering a surface area of around 450 square km or around 170 square mi., it's one of the largest lakes on the world's most populous island.  It sits at an altitude of about 1.6k meters above sea level or around 5.2k ft.  

The USA's Lake of the Ozarks

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Lake of the Ozarks Christmas 2019

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Lake of the Ozarks is a giant reservoir lake in the Midwestern USA state of Missouri.  It was created by the impoundment of the Osage River (a Missouri River tributary) during the 1930's.  At the time, the lake created by the dam was the largest artificial lake in the USA.  With a surface area of about 220 square km (around 80 square mi.), it's still one of the largest lakes in the region.  Sometimes called the Magic Dragon due to it's "tail" like shape, you can see it from above in wintertime in this drone video by Ben Vens Creative.  

Cambodia's Tonle Sap Lake

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Floating Village in Tonle Sap Lake

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Tonle Sap Lake is one of the natural wonders of Cambodia.  Located in the middle of the country and connected to the Mekong River by the Tonle Sap River, the lake varies greatly in size depending on the season; during the dry (non-monsoon) months the direction of the river reverses and water flows into the lake.  The lake is also known for its approximately 170 "floating villages".  Seen here in this drone video by Safi Dehili, the villages were created by refugees returning to the country after the fall of the Khmer Rouge regime in the late 1970's.  

Starnberger: Germany's Fifth-Biggest Lake

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Village of Leoni & Berg at the Starnberger See drone video mavic air


Check out this beautiful drone video from one of Germany's largest lakes, compliments of contributor and pilot Travelvidz.  It's called Lake Starnberg, and it's located less than a half hour's drive southwest of central Munich.  The long, narrow, and deep lake is the country's fifth-largest by surface area and the second-biggest by water volume after Lake Constance.  The spots filmed were around the adjacent villages of Leoni and Berg, which lie toward the northern end of the lake's long eastern shoreline.  

Armenia's Lake Sevan

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Sevan Writers House, Armenia


AirVuz contributor and pilot Peter31Scott brings us this excellent aerial view of a lodging property on Lake Sevan in Armenia.  The Sevan Writers House overlooks the giant lake, which covers over 1.2k square km (almost 500 square mi.) and is the largest in the entire Caucasus region.  One of the largest high-altitude freshwater lakes in the world, it's one of the region's top vacation destinations.  The lake covers almost 1/6 of the territory of Armenia, which was a Soviet republic prior to the dissolution of the USSR in the early 1990's.  

Canada's Lake Winnipeg

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Matheson Island, Manitoba, Canada | Cinematic drone video


Check out this excellent drone video of an island in Lake Winnipeg in the Canadian province of Manitoba.  Matheson Island is located in a narrow portion of the giant lake, which runs along a roughly north-south axis just north of its namesake city (which is also the provincial capital).  Running over 400 km in length (a bit over 250 mi.), the lake covers an area of almost 25k square km (around 9.5k square mi.) but is relatively shallow - its average depth is only 12 meters (about 40 ft.).  It's the world's 11th-largest freshwater lake.  

Lake Lanier, Georgia, USA

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Fun Day At Lake Lanier

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Top AirVuz contributor and pilot Bumble Bee Productions brings us this excellent aerial video of Lake Lanier, an important reservoir in the Southeastern USA state of Georgia.  The giant artificial lake was created by the construction of Buford Dam on the Chattahoochee River in the 1950's.  At normal fill, the lake covers an area of about 150 square km (around 60 square mi.) and over 1.1k km of shoreline (almost 700 mi.).  Only an hour's drive from Atlanta (at least on the rare light traffic days), it's a major recreational lake.  

Pakistan's Lake Attabad

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The Blue Waters of Attabad Lake, Pakistan

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Attabad Lake is a major tourist attraction in Pakistan and is also one of its newest.  It's situated in the Hunza Valley in the northern part of the country, in the foothills of the Himalayan Mountains.  Chronologically, Attabad is an infant - it was created in 2010 by a giant landslide, which killed 20 people and displaced thousands.  In this video, contributor and pilot Imrankw flew a drone over the 21 km (13 mi) long lake on the Hunza River, giving us a bird's eye view of its stunning blue waters.  

Lake Pontchartrain, New Orleans

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Sunset at Lake Pontchartrain

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Louisiana's Lake Pontchartrain isn't actually a true "lake"; it's really a brackish section of Mississippi River estuary.  It forms the northern boundary of the city of New Orleans.  Lake Pontchartrain covers an enormous area of 1.6k square km (around 600 square mi.) but is quite shallow - its maximum depth is only 20 meters or 65 feet.  In this drone video by Bumble Bee Productions, you'll get a bird's eye view of the great lake, which famously overflowed when Hurricane Katrina struck the city in 2005.

Loch Lomond: Great Britain's Largest Lake

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Loch Lomond, Scotland

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Loch Lomond is one of the most well-known Scottish lakes.  It's located in west-central Scotland, in the area generally defined as the border between the Scottish Highlands and Lowlands.  Covering a surface area of just over 70 square km (around 28 square mi.), it's the largest freshwater lake on the island of Great Britain.  With a maximum depth of just over 150 meters (around 500 ft.), it's also one of the UK's deepest lakes. Check out the legendary freshwater body from above in this excellent drone video by Red Roots Films. 

Iran's Shrinking Lake Urmia

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Iran's Lake Urmia


Lake Urmia is a saltwater lake in northern Iran.  It's near the northwesternmost corner of the country, with its northern end not far from the border with Turkey and the southern end not far from the Iraqi border.  It was once the sixth largest saltwater lake in the world.  However, due to damming in the area, the lake is a shadow of its former self, having shrunk to about 1/10 of its original size.  Contributor Zinhaghighi used a drone to create an amazing aerial view of this once-mighty body of water. 

DVOW Finalist: Lake Baikal

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The Lake Baikal


Wait until you see this incredible aerial video of frozen Lake Baikal by contributor diamondsky. Lake Baikal is an ancient, massive lake in Siberia, Russia just north of the Mongolian border. The world's deepest and most voluminous lake, Baikal remains frozen for over a third of the year (usually between January to early May or June). In this video, he'll show us the frozen caves around the lake, a car driving across the ice, and the snow-covered mountains which surround parts of Baikal. This video was a DVOW finalist in December 2019.


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Zen time at Joffre Lakes

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Bafa Lake - Cinematic v2

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Seven Rila Lakes 4K