Thanks to rapidly growing trend of drone photography, it’s never been easier to get a glimpse of some incredible aerial views.
From scenic landscapes to flying through fireworks, drones enable photographers to reach new heights to film both exotic and familiar locations from a new perspective.
We’ve collected the most “viral” drone videos, using YouTube to find the drone videos that have been shared and viewed the most.
Here is our list of the Best Top 10 Best Viral Drone Videos From Around The World in 2015. Sit back, relax and enjoy the flight!
Koh Yao Noi by Philip Bloom
Philip Bloom made an absolutely stunning video of the small island of Koh Yao Noi, including a beautiful sunset, sweeping landscape views, fishing boats and a forest on the island. The video also includes kids playing on a pier playing with the drone. The entire thing was shot using a DJI Phantom 2, and it goes to show that great short films can be made with drones.
Drone Whale Watching in Hawaii
One of the drone videos that I appreciate the most is from a guy named Eric Sterman, whom used his drone to capture aerial footage of whales in the ocean off the North Shore of Oahu, Hawaii. The video contains beautiful water and majestic whales whaling about. Doing whale things. The footage was captured over three days using a DJI Phantom 2, and then pieced together by Sterman.
Into the Volcano
This great drone video was also shot with a DJI Phantom 2, and it bravely captures close footage of an active volcano erupting. Personally, I wouldn’t put my expensive drone that close to liquid hot magma, but we appreciate the user who put his drone at risk for our viewing pleasure.
This is the most chilling of the drone videos, as it gives us a unique look into the abandoned Pripyat, Ukraine that was evacuated following the Chernobyl nuclear power plant meltdown in 1986. The film was made for 60 Minutes on CBS, but we’re not sure what drone was used in the making. But the video gives us a great look into the city frozen in time as it is being retaken by nature.
If you’ve never visited Niagara Falls, it is one of those things you have to do before you die. But if you don’t see yourself making it out to Niagara Falls anytime soon, the second best thing to do is watch this video. This drone video, taken with a DJI Phantom, shows the Falls in all its glory, in stunning slo-mo 1080p HD.
While shooting a documentary in Cambodia earlier this year, filmmaker Roberto Serrini shot this beautiful aerial footage of the country using his DJI Phantom.
The Alaskan wilderness is one of the most beautiful spectacles to behold. This video shows the ice and glaciers, as well as the vast forests and other beautiful bits of nature. Earth porn for the win. Of course, it was also taken with the DJI Phantom and then edited.
Sure, fireworks are great when you’re watching them from the ground, but what do they look like when you’re watching them from above? One dude had the idea to figure that out, sending his DJI Phantom 2 into the air to capture fireworks at night. The result? A beautiful, colorful display of fireworks. Of course, the user used music he didn’t own by Andrea Bocelli, so it might not be able to be viewed on this website. Still, you have to go check it out on YouTube.
Going on an African Safari
The only thing missing is Sir David Attenborough.
Up close in the arctic
You try manipulating a quadcopter at the top of the world. “I had the drone adopt unusual attitudes and go partially out of control,” reports Peter Cox, the arctic explorer who shot this video.