Discover top California, USA from the Sky

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California 4k . Take a look with me

Thatdroneview

This drone video by contributor Thatdroneview starts off by exploring the Presidio in San Francisco where the Golden Gate Bridge appears to float above dense Northern California fog. Shot with a DJI Phantom 4 Pro, the video then moves on to other classic Northern California spots like the San Francisco Palace of Fine Arts and the Bixby Bridge on the famed Big Sur coastline.  Prepare to be amazed by the bird's eye views of some of the most iconic sights in America.  

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Los Angeles

lucaspinhel

Contributor Lucas Pinhel is an Instagram phenomenon, with over 200k followers who love his creative videos combining drones,  ground camera, and people.  In this piece, he travels to Los Angeles, California to make one of his signature videos, one that highlights many aspects of living that LA lifestyle. Whether it's playing basketball with buddies, rollerskating on the sidewalks of Venice Beach, or grabbing a bite from In-N-Out, this drone footage is all about the City of Angels.

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DJI Mavic Pro 4k Cinematic Footage | Aerial Visuals of San Francisco

AttilioRuffoPhotography

A great deal of care went into this 4k cinematic drone reel of San Francisco from contributor AttilioRuffoPhotography. He cautiously flew a DJI Mavic Pro drone over the northern California city, capturing its skyline (including the new Salesforce Tower), the famed Golden Gate Bridge, the San Francisco Oakland Bay Bridge, Coit Tower atop Telegraph Hill, Dolores Park, and more.  If you love the City by the Bay, these bird's eye views will delight you! 

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La La Land // Los Angeles

Marco Hernandez

Los Angeles, often synonymous with California, has always been able to hold our collective imaginations captive.  You'll dream a little dream of America's second largest city when you watch this cinematic reel from filmmaker Marco Hernandez. The quick cuts from scenes of the famed Pacific Ocean, to the towering skyscrapers of the downtown district and the hills of Hollywood, to the many amusements offered by Southern California, perfectly capture the lively vibe of the City of Angels.

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Lake Tahoe Natural Beauty

paulmp4p

Lake Tahoe sits in the Sierra Nevada Mountains of California, near the border with the neighboring state of Nevada.  It's one of the most famous lakes in the United States, and the surrounding mountains contain some of the world's best ski slopes and were the site of the 1960 Winter Olympics.  Contributor paulmp4p put his DJI Phantom 3 and Phantom 4 Pro drones to great use and captured this stunning area of natural scenery in the middle of the winter season.

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Angel City Aerials Los Angeles Drone Reel

Matt Dutcher

Angel City Aerial is one of the top professional drone piloting companies in Southern California.  All the thrilling city action of Los Angeles comes together in this impressive professional aerial reel. This aerial footage company skillfully captured time-lapse shots of the Los Angeles skyline at day and night and from various angles, epic shots of the famed Hollywood sign in the hills northwest of downtown, amazing aerial shots of a tux-clad BMXer, and more sights and sounds of the City of Angels.

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La Jolla Beach San Diego

Skyguy

La Jolla means "The Jewel" in Spanish.  And that it is.  Just a few miles north of San Diego on the Pacific Coast, La Jolla has one of the finest beaches in California.  It has always been extremely popular with popular with surfers, snorkelers, kayakers, and hang gliders who launch from La Jolla's famed cliffs overlooking the beach.  Now drone pilots are discovering this magical spot on the Pacific, as you'll see from this amazing aerial video from contributor Skyguy.

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Big Sur, California (4K) DJI Mavic Pro

dolan creative

Along Highway 1 on the Caifornia Coast, there is a 150 km (90 mi) stretch running from San Simeon in the south to Carmel in the north.  Known as Big Sur, it is widely considered to be the most spectacular undeveloped are in the United States.  This drone film explores this magnificent stretch of coastline, which became a household name via the 1962 classic novel Big Sur by beatnik author Jack Kerouac, subsequently adapted to a screenplay by the same name in 2013.  

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California Santa Rosa Fires by Douglas Thron

Douglas Thron

One of the ironies of the beauty of the great USA state of California is how fragile it all is.  Earthquakes, mudslides, and forest fires regularly visit devastation on the Golden State.  In this video, Douglas Thron used a drone to show the devastation of local homes in the Santa Rosa area, north of San Francisco, from a wildfire which raged out of control for days.  This production was shared by many media outlets across the country. 

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Don't Call It "Frisco"

Matt Dutcher

San Francisco, the City by the Bay, has one of the most widely recognized skylines of any city in the world.  That skyline has been transformed recently with the construction of the Sales Force Tower, a new skyscraper in the heart of the city's Financial District which is considerably taller than any of the city's other buildings.  Contributor Matt Ducher used a DJI Inspire 2 drone to create this amazing aerial look at the newly transformed San Francisco skyline.

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$32M historic luxury estate on Pebble Beach golf course for sale

Douglas Thron

Without doubt, the most flattering view of a $32 million mansion on California's Pacific coast is an aerial one.  Contributor Douglas Thron put together this epic drone video of an extremely high end residential property located on Pebble Beach golf course in northern California, near the city of Monterey.  The bird's eye views of this gem, tucked in close to one of the world's most famous golf courses, is simply spectacular. 

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Bay Area By Air

sfdrones

Contributor iDroneU put together this epic aerial video of the San Francisco Bay area.  While it's got amazing bird's eye views of the iconic San Francisco skyline, much of the video is shot outside of "the City" as its known to the locals.  It has some amazing aerial shots of the South Bay, including the area around the Dumbarton Bridge (the southernmost of the three bridges which cross the bay, Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara (home of the 49ers football team), and much more.  

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Ascension

Trey Player

Contributor Trey Player used a drone to serve up this epic bird's eye view of California's Redwood Forest, just north of San Francisco.  Redwood trees, which are unique to northern California, are part of the sequoia family.  They are not only the world's tallest trees but also the oldest living organisms on earth.  The tops of these majestic trees can reach well over 100 meters (300 ft.), and the oldest Redwood specimens are believed to date to as long as 3,000 years ago!

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Golden Gate Bridge

jordanthe

The Golden Gate Bridge connects the City of San Francisco with Marin County to its north, at the opening of San Francisco Bay.  It was conceived during the depths of the Great Depression, and at the time of its completion in 1937, it was the longest and tallest suspension span bridge in the world.  Contributor Jordanthe used a drone to create a memorable aerial view of this bridge, which since its construction has been one of the most iconic sites in the United States.   

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Silicon Beach Surfers - Malibu, CA

sky.shots

Although surfing didn't originate in California, it was in the Golden State where an obscure activity which originated in the South Pacific migrated (by way of Hawaii) and became transformed into a mainstream activity seen throughout the world.  The cauldron where this occurred was in the string of beach communities west of Los Angeles from Huntington Beach to Malibu.  Contributor Sky.shots brings us this drone video of surfing in this legendary area, now referred to as Silicon Beach. 

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