Drones are becoming increasingly popular tools to capture locations around the world, whether you are a traveler or a travel company.
The flying robot, or unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), has been used for decades by the military, but has only recently taken off when it comes to personal or commercial use.
The rise of the smartphone (what else?) has contributed to the growing popularity of the drone, which consumers can buy for relatively cheap and fly around in a controlled manner using certain apps. This basically gives your Average Joe the ability to attach a video camera and film incredible high-resolution sweeping shots that don’t require the use of an airplane or a helicopter.
In this regard, it’s no wonder why the drone has become popular with travelers and as marketing tools for tourism boards, hospitality companies, travel photographers and more.
A recent video by landscape photographer and filmmaker Elia Locardi using the popular DJI Phantom 2 drone captured Iceland in all of its beauty, from picturesque snow-capped mountains, raging waterfalls and glistening glaciers to the Northern Lights.
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