It's no surprise that drone racing is making waves around the world as the future of racing. The sport is continuing its push into the mainstream with the help of social media (thanks for following us) and media platforms like YouTube.
YouTube sensations Dude Perfect took out Jeff Goldblum (Jurrasic Park, The Grand Budapest Hotel) and Liam Hemsworth (The Hunger Games, Paranoia), stars of the upcoming film Independence Day: Resurgence, to put their FPV skills to the test.
Who comes out on top?!
Watch the trailer for Independence Day: Resurgence right here.
SOARING over two metres above the water, you would be forgiven for thinking these winged wonders are a type of bird - but they are actually flying mobula rays. Captured on camera by zoologist and wildlife photographer Mark Carwardine, the rays, known to local fisherman as ’flying tortillas’, measure just over three feet in width. Carwardine encountered the giant rays demonstrating their acrobatic skills by bursting out of the water with their wings outstretched off the East coast of Baja, Mexico. He said: “I spend every winter running whale-watching trips in Baja California, Mexico – it’s one of my favorite places on the planet – and, on my most recent trip, we saw something quite extraordinary."
Mobula is a genus of ray in the family Myliobatidae(eagle rays). Their appearance is similar to that of manta rays, which are in the same family. Species of this genera are often collectively referred to as "devil rays", "flying mobula" or simply "flying rays", due to their propensity for breaching, sometimes in a spectacular manner. The devil fish can attain a disc width of up to 5.2 m (17 ft) and can probably weigh over a ton, second only to the Manta species in size. Despite their size, little is known about this genus, much of it being from anecdotal accounts.
WARNING: Minor graphic video. Article contains video of sharks feeding on a whale.
"Passengers on our 14 day Geraldton to Broome and everywhere in between were treated to an unexpected phenomena whilst cruising inside Dirk Hartog Island. Something to show and tell the Grandchildren."
Shark Bay is a World Heritage Site in the Gascoyne region of Western Australia. The 2,200,902-hectare (5,438,550-acre) heritage–listed area is located approximately 800 kilometres (500 mi) north of Perth, on the westernmost point of the Australian continent, inscribed as follows:
...Shark Bay’s waters, islands and peninsulas....have a number of exceptional natural features, including one of the largest and most diverse seagrass beds in the world. However it is for its stromatolites (colonies of microbial mats that form hard, dome-shaped deposits which are said to be the oldest life forms on earth), that the property is most renowned. The property is also famous for its rich marine life including a large population of dugongs, and provides a refuge for a number of other globally threatened species.
— Brief synthesis of Shark Bay, Western Australia as inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List.
Santorini, Greece has been the subject of many aerial videos. Naturally, since it's such a beautiful and unique city. This video shows this paradise with some parkour action thrown in, too. Check it out!
Santorini, one of the Cyclades islands in the Aegean Sea, was devastated by a volcanic eruption in the 16th century B.C.E., forever shaping its rugged landscape and villages. The whitewashed, cubist houses of its 2 principal towns, Fira and Oia, cling to cliffs above an underwater caldera (crater). They overlook the clear Aegean and beaches made up of black, red and white lava pebbles.
Montsterrat is a Caribbean island in the British West Indies. Montserrat is nicknamed The Emerald Isle of the Caribbean both for its resemblance to coastal Ireland and for the Irish ancestry of many of its inhabitants.
On 18 July 1995, the previously dormant Soufriere Hills Volcano, in the southern part of the island, became active. Eruptions destroyed Montserrat's Georgian era capital city of Plymouth. Between 1995 and 2000, two-thirds of the island's population was forced to flee, primarily to the United Kingdom.
The volcanic activity continues, mostly affecting the vicinity of Plymouth, including its docking facilities, and the eastern side of the island around the former W.H. Bramble Airport , the remnants of which were buried by flows from volcanic activity on 11 February 2010.
An exclusion zone that extends from the south coast of the island north to parts of the Belham Valley was imposed because of the size of the existing volcanic dome and the resulting potential for pyroclastic activity. Visitors are generally not permitted entry into the exclusion zone, but an impressive view of the destruction of Plymouth can be seen from the top of Garibaldi Hill in Isles Bay. Relatively quiet since early 2010, the volcano continues to be closely monitored by the Monsterrat Volcano Observatory. It is the most studied volcano in the world and Montserrat is regarded as a 'Modern Day Pompeii' in the Caribbean.