A fire in Valparaíso, Chile has destroyed more than 2,500 homes, left 11,000 people homeless and killed at least 15 people. It’s an unfathomable tragedy that has destroyed an entire community. This drone footage from Skyfilms attempts to show the extent of the damage caused by the fire’s wrath. It looks like a set of an apocalyptic movie, only it’s real people and real lives on the ground.Read more

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Using a Phantom drone, a photographer got inside hard-to-access spaces for stellar aerial footage of New York City.Two years ago, New York-based director and photographer Randy Scott Slavin purchased a Phantom Drone from DJI for $1,000. After obsessively honing his drone-flying skills, he started using it to shoot mind-blowing aerial footage of the city. The resulting two-minute video will make you jealous of pigeons and their stunning views of the Big Apple. “This drone is really small and can fit in places you couldn’t fit a real helicopter

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Learning how to fly a drone requires you to be patient and put in a lot of practice. Once you get the hang of the controls, you can take amazing photos, and even elaborate video selfies.

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You’ve never seen New York City like this. Well, you have if you’ve seen the Spiderman movies, but this footage captured by photographer Randy Scott Slavin is no CGI fantasy. It’s Gotham at its grandest.Read more.

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Following in Facebook’s footsteps, Google said Monday that it had purchased Titan Aerospace, the maker of high-altitude drone satellites, which will be used to take photos of the earth and to connect people to the Internet.

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