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Joe Farace  |  Oct 02, 2015  |  0 comments

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) officially refers to quadcopters as Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) but they obviously have more in common with the kind of hobbyist’s radio-controlled aircraft that have been around since I was a member of the Poly Aeroneers in high school. Yet tech blogs and social media endlessly refer to quadcopters as “drones” when the only thing a General Atomics MQ-1 Predator and a DJI Phantom 1 have in common is that they’re capable of flight. But they’re not without some controversy.

Ron Leach  |  Feb 23, 2017  |  0 comments

If you’ve ever wondered why a group of tigers is called an “ambush,” the video below pretty much explains the nomenclature. The clip was captured by China Central Television (CCTV) while shooting aerial footage of captive Siberian tigers in the snow, when all of a sudden one of the massive beasts leapt up and yanked their drone out of the sky.

Ron Leach  |  Feb 13, 2017  |  0 comments

Artem Pryadko is a Belarusian photographer who has combined two popular forms of image capture into a unique specialty: He is using drones to make stunning time-lapse videos in the skies above his hometown of Minsk, Belarus.

Ron Leach  |  May 03, 2017  |  0 comments

Nikon is celebrating it’s 100th Anniversary on July 25, and SmugMug Films created the beautiful time-lapse video below to help celebrate the milestone of the iconic Nikon brand and its special relationship with space exploration.

Ron Leach  |  Aug 28, 2017  |  0 comments

We’ve seen a lot of great imagery from the August 21st total solar eclipse, but this nine-minute video is really something special. Self-proclaimed “armchair aeroscience geek” Liem Bahnerman captured the amazing footage after launching a high-altitude balloon festooned with three still cameras and two action cams shooting video.

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