Selfies are so March. This summer, it's all about drones.
Lightweight, remote-controlled, and capable of hauling cameras high above the earth, drones have produced some of the best aerial photography and videography we've seen. For example, the above photo of the Algodones Sand Dunes in California. The Algodones encompass 40 miles of dunes, some as high as 100 meters, and in the afternoon sun, a drone photographers captures a unique canvas of light and shadow. Check out a few more of our favorites below.
Flight Over White
A surfer surrounded whitewater during large storm surf at Swami's Beach in Encinitas, California.
High Over the Tide
A wetland empties of water during low tide, allowing people to cross on foot.
Want to see the world through the eyes of an eagle? This shot may be as close as you can get. Image thanks to dronestagr.am.
A kayaker paddles through some whitewater on the Reuss River in central Switzerland.
Jérémy Thétaz walking on a space waterline in 'les îles' near Sion, Switzerland. Benefit of a drone? It doesn't disturb the serenly still water – or blow him off the slack line like a normal helicopter.
David and the Drone
David Lama climbs up the Trango (Nameless) Tower in Pakistan. Note: unlike the drone, David is not battery-powered.
Stu Gibson captures a kiter at the famous surf spot known as Cloudbreak in Fiji.
Fly to Tri
Professional Triathlete Jordan Rapp goes for a training ride through Grimes Canyon in Thousand Oaks, California. Can the drone keep up with him? Not downhill!