Must-see stunning aerial 4K videos of the world’s most beautiful locations in 4K ultra HD resolution
Stephan Jukic – July 30, 2015
If you’re stuck in a grey cubicle during these sunny summer days and dreaming of what it would be like to really see some of the World’s more interesting locations in all their colorful glory, we might have something of a partial solution for you, at least something that serves as a sort of digital aid to some serious bird’s eye day dreaming during your day.
We’re talking about a website where users can go and upload their assorted UAV drone footage of the places they’ve captured from all over the world. While not all of the videos are something extraordinary, there are truly some amazing gems on the website, particularly certain shots of Japan’s hauntingly beautiful natural landscapes and other footage of the sun-soaked and seemingly forgotten ancient pyramids of the vast Egyptian Sahara desert.
While the site “Travel by Drone” invites submissions from all kinds of UAV drone buffs, whether they’re shooting in HD or 4K resolution, some of the finest videos found on the site are those that belong to 4K UHD cameras mounted on drones from a number of brands like DJI or others.
Furthermore, the video in question is something of a quietly revolutionary phenomenon, something which has so subtly become commonplace that we almost fail to realize just how extraordinary these videos would be as the creations of ordinary people even a few short years ago. Small, highly affordable battery-powered UAV drones sporting HD and 4K cameras mounted on gimbals have allowed any kind of ordinary home user to go out into the field and put together aerial videos which just a decade ago would have required some serious investment of cash in helicopter rental time.
Now, anyone with a few hundred to a couple thousand dollars to spare on a one-time drone purchase from the web can produce literally hours of footage whose only limit is the accessibility of the region where the aerial shots will be taken. If someone gets their hands on a drone with a 4K camera, even better, the results created can be absolutely extraordinary to behold.
Now, here is a selection of some of the more exquisite 4K ultra HD video shots taken from the numerous user submissions on the website above:
A Bird’s Eye View of Japan like you’d not normally expect the country to look
A DJI Phantom films some incredible Volcanic Eruptions
The haunting solemnness of a Dutch church emerging from shrouds of fog.
Spectacular footage of Egypt’s lesser known ancient pyramids in the scorching Sahara sun
The Haunting ancient ruins of Angkor Wat as seen from the air
And finally, a seemingly endless ocean of rainbow colors at a vast flower farm
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