Jul 18

Drones revealing Australian marine life

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Edited: Jul 21

Do you guys live next to the sea? There are incredible animals in there and while its not always easy to see or find them, drones have turned out to be an amazing tool to spot some of the most beautiful underwater life. Most of us are used to swim down to reach them but turns out that non swimmers can also enjoy the spectacle... #protectourseas #sealife

 

Dronemade is based in Bondi Beach, Australia and we're blessed with sea life here. Just earlier this year, a talented drone pilot spotted this school of Devil Rays migrating to richer water... What a wonderful scene to watch.

A second marine life breakthrough revelation came as another drone pilot spotted over Australian coastal water a baby albino whale migrating North alongside its mum. This is the forth know albino whale swimming on our planer, the most famous one being Migaloo a fully grown humpback albino whale. Some speculators argue this calf is the son of the white humpback.

Albino baby whale drone photoAlbino baby whale drone photo
credit: Kynan Wall "Out of the Blue Adventures"

Still in Bondi, an innovative young drone pilot team has settle up a Drone Shark App to alert surfers when any danger comes a little to close and assist the life savers back on the beach. They also offer memberships to beach lovers to get cool videos of their mornings in the waves or good memories to share. Here's one of their latest videos spotting a great white shark.

But if you're an unconditional ocean swimmer, then we agree nothing beats meeting in person these wonderful creatures. We're very lucky to know one of the best divers out there; Duncan Heuer who runs www.aussiebubbles.com.au. If you are up for a closer perspective, then check out his Instagram for refreshing underwater photos.

 

Check out some of his work

 

 

Do you have any aerial photos featuring our beautiful sea life? Share them with us in the photos section of this forum and get a chance to be featured on our website!

#sea #ocean #protect #beach #seamammal #marine #marinelife #whale #shark #ray

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