In a lot of ways you could call 2014 the year of the drone. Back in the mists of ancient 2013 no one could afford a drone, but nowadays everyone’s got one in their back pocket. I don’t know whether that’s a particularly awesome thing or not but it’s given us some nice videos to watch which is something I guess.
Below is a compilation of some of the most impressive drone based photos of last year. It’s all good. Enjoy:
1) Sofia, Bulgaria
100th anniversary celebrations of two of the country’s biggest soccer teams in Sofia, Bulgaria
2) Annecy, France
Annecy, AKA the Venice of the Alps.
3) Bali Barat National Park, Indonesia
It looks to me like that bird of prey might be ready to strike. We’ve seen that type of action before. I’m not sure these predators of the sky are as keen on drones as the rest of us.
4) Karakorum, Pakistan
The otherworldly looking Baltoro Glacier. Nippy but nice.
5) Bourtange, Holland
Bourtange, in eastern Netherlands, has for some reason been built in the shape of a star. I would be jealous but I’m assuming it floods regularly.
6) Sydney, Australia
7) El Dorado County, California
8) Fatehpur Sikri, India
9) Hlinsko, Czech Republic
10) Iquitos, Peru
11) Katskhi Pillar, Georgia
In case you’re wondering, the little house on the top is inhabited by a hermit who’s been chilling up there (probably baked out of his mind) for decades.
12) Athens, Greece
13) Pisa, Italy
14) Philadelphia, USA
Marines in Philadelphia prepare for a wreath-laying ceremony
15) Mougins, France
16) Sion, Switzerland
17) Niagara Falls, Canada
18) Philadelphia, USA
19) Espirito Santo, Brazil
20) Abkhazia, Russia
21) Sacre-Coeur, Paris
23) Manila, Philippines
24) Seljalandsfoss, Iceland
25) Brighton, UK
26) Tahaa Lagoon, French Polynesia
27) San Luis Potosi, Mexico
28) Temple Expiatori del Sagrat Cor Church in Barcelona
29) Les Gorges Du Verdon, France
Theo Sanson walks on a 280 feet long highline at 980 feet of altitude in Les Gorges Du Verdon in France. Nutter.
30) Varazze, Italy
I’d imagine that a Santa outfit would be pretty heavy when it was soaked in sea water. It’s not as mental as surfing in a Siberian snow storm though.