After a dreamlike holiday in New Zealand, where I took over 13,000 photos with 3 cameras, I thought I’d single out a few of my favourite aerial photographs from New Zealand. After all, these aerial photographs allowed me to see the beauty of New Zealand from a slightly unique angle. Honestly, there’s nothing more fun and refreshing than seeing a place from a bird’s eye view.
Obviously, I had to exercise extra precaution while flying the drone so as to not disturb the peace of the area or harm any person or bird. I did however see a few idiots flying their drones in the middle of the city. I’m sure they got some great shots, but flying a drone in crowded areas is something I would not advise. Always fly safe!
Here is a glimpse of some aerial photography I did in New Zealand.
1. Hovering Over The Blue Pools Of Haast
This photograph of the Blue Pools of Haast was taken from underneath the pedestrian bridge. The bridge itself does offer a great vantage point for visitors to admire the blue waters, but I was more interested in getting a shot from right above the waters. So I flew my drone under the bridge, and slightly upstream to get a shot while hovering over the Blue Pools of Haast.
2. The Blue Vein Of The Pukaki Canal, Lake Pukaki
There’s no limit to how much I can praise the beauty of Lake Pukaki. It’s absolutely the most beautiful lake I’ve ever seen! The first day we reached Lake Pukaki, I was slightly disappointed because it was raining and the overcast conditions didn’t make the water in the lake glisten like it usually does. However, once it stopped raining I took out my drone for a quick flight over Lake Pukaki. As I was surveying the area around the lake, the Pukaki Canal immediately caught my eye. The contrast created by the sparkling blue stream flowing between the barren landscape, green trees and mountains was an instant treat for the eyes.
3. Kaikoura At Sunset
Kaikoura turned out to be the best town in New Zealand where I flew my drone and got some stunning aerial photographs. This one in particular was taken on our first evening. As the sun began to set, it bestowed upon the trees, sea and mountains a warm fuzziness. As I flew my drone over the sea, I noticed the haze underneath the mountains was dispersing the sunlight, softening it before it hit the ground. Looking at this photo still gives me that warm fuzzy feeling.