Backed by billionaire philanthropists and Silicon Valley venture capitalists, a wave of entrepreneurs are developing high-tech, low-cost technologies to probe the watery realms we still barely understand. Are the oceans finally getting their moon-shot moment?
From green trucks and biodegradable garments to thinner and warmer wetsuits and on-demand insurance for athletes
From drone pilot Vadim Sherbakov, 'Islandia' is a tribute to Iceland's natural beauty and unparalleled aesthetic
Thanks to drone footage, we now know how often sharks are close to us in the ocean
'Hypnopompia' is a dreamlike timelapse from Eaglewood Films that features Latvia's mires
'Element' documents the relationship between water and land through the lens of filmmaker Vadim Sherbakov
Brian Grubb and his team of drone pilots as they push the boundaries of drone-powered recreation
On a solo weekend hike through the Basque Country, drone filmmaker Jonathan Ninnin shot this short 'Wild Lands' on his DJI Mavic Pro 2.
After falling off a 100-foot cliff and surviving for 36 hours high on the mountain, Scottish climber Rick Allen was found alive.
Tools to capture your most cinematic adventures
Norway: A Visual Journey from the filmmakers at The Road West Traveled is a drone film from their trip to Norway.
From filmmaker Marko Roth, Together is a travel film from his trip 1,200-mile journey through Patagonia.
From landscape filmmaker Jay Worsley, Ethos features some incredible drone footage from Arizona, California, and Oregon.
These foundational principles are more than 50 years old. We have three suggested updates for 2018.
The once dominant action sports company is beginning 2018 with some major changes
Drone pilot Hamza Mujtaba travels across the world to capture scenic landscapes and dramatic vistas. In this film Slovenia, he documents a journey he took to the wild nation he named the film after.
Edge of the light is a drone film from professional photographers at Ozzo Photography. On a recent trip they set out to capture the northern lights dancing over Iceland's waterfalls.
When the filmmakers at Untold Skies arrived in Iceland they mad a meticulously planned out schedule and dozens pre-planned shots. After landing at the Keflavik airport, surging winds and storms threatened to dismantle their entire journey.
This wasn't filmmaker Jesse Yang's first time in Iceland, but it was his first solo trip. On a backpacking trip with friends, he vowed to return in an attempt to illustrate how majestic this place truly is.
Filmmaker Arvids Baranovs of Eaglewood Films loaded up his family of four and headed to the Portugal coast. In search of some finer weather than early spring in Latvia can provide, they caught a glimpse of solitude on the mainland Europe's western region.
From Wesley Versteeg of VIP3Rmedia, Serenity is a drone film that features stunning landscapes in Iceland.
When filmmakers CreateOne Films wanted to visit Norway they knew it needed to be filmed from above, so they brought out their DJI Mavic Pro to capture the essence of the landscape.
Filmmaker and photographer Jiro Bosma on the stark beauty of Lanzarote, a Spanish island off the coast of Morocco.
A built out Mitsubishi truck designed by the Top Gear hosts.
Nail the shot, anywhere, anytime
Filmmaker Mike Olbinski spent weeks traveling in an RV in Oregon to capture the images for this film 'Mist and Water'.
Upon a closer examination, wildlife interacts with the world in a fascinating and complex way.
High in the mountains of Europe, Josh Cowan traveled over alpine peaks and through many countries to make this film.
It takes a certain kind of person to willingly stand outside in -20-degree temperatures.
To say filmmaker Vadim Sherbakov is in love with his DJI Phantom 3 Pro is an understatement. It has traveled with him across the globe and back.
The decision is pretty simple, really. The UAV is tiny, has a powerful camera and obstacle-avoidance features, and is easy to fly.
When Jay Worsley got his brand new DJI Inspire Pro, he knew he had to test its limits. So he booked a ticket to Oregon and drove the coast in search of ocean landscapes.
The action-cam maker says it's fixed the problem that had some Karmas suddenly plunging to the ground
The Flir Duo captures thermal images so rescuers can locate hikers, skiers, or anyone else who might have gotten stranded outside at night
Filmmaker Jonathan Scott acknowledges how hard it is to find true stillness. However, in Iceland that can be found.
Filmmaker Kurt Moser teamed up with fellow colleagues Thomas Worndle and Cecilia Miribung for this incredible footage of the Dolomites.
The recall is a PR nightmare. The question is: How badly will it hurt the company?
The action-cam maker has faced dismal stock prices and tough competition. Will this recall of its marquee product be the end of the brand?
Often confused with the set from Avatar, Zhangjiajie National Park offers the world's most extensive limestone pillars.
All the products released Monday move the action-camera market forward. Could GoPro have gone even further? Sure. But the new Hero5 Black is the best POV camera to date, and the drone one of the most capable we've ever flown.
It’s like kite surfing, but with an octocopter
Attaching a rope with handlebar to a powerful drone, they invented the new unofficial sport of #DroneSurfing.
Filmmaker Karim Iliya spent more than a year and a half shooting drone footage in fourteen different countries to assemble this film, and the results are astounding.
Best. Selfies. Ever.
With a max flight time of 23 minutes, it just might seriously upgrade your commute—if you have $200,000
In our ongoing series called Weekly Escape, we aim to transport you from your desk to an incredible place in 2 minutes or less
Our ongoing Weekly Escape series transports you from your desk to an incredible place in two minutes or less.
From scouting locations in advance to camping in the wilderness (and hearing strange noises in the night), to hiking in the pitch dark just before dawn, we follow along with filmmaker John Duncan on the series of mini adventures behind every great shot.
Researchers are teaching these flying machines how to navigate trails by themselves to find lost hikers faster
How do you start a new sport from scratch? A former Tough Mudder executive and other entrepreneurs around the world are about to find out.
It’s like Match.com for UAVs
This is science at its best
Got a drone for Christmas? Cinderblocks, freezers, and sub-zero temperatures are just a few of the obstacles it might have encountered before ending up under the tree.
More than ever, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is using drones to understand climate change
The FAA task force released its drone-registration recommendations Monday. Every small UAV weighing more than half a pound must be registered with the agency, but the process to do so seems downright reasonable.
It's the company's least exciting edit yet, but here's why we're still pumped about it
Most U.S. resorts have adopted a no-drone policy. Here’s what you need to know about where and when recreational UAVs can fly.
That high-pitched whine you’re about to hear at your favorite ski hill? It’s the sound of UAVs dropping avy charges.
Sometimes smaller is better
Because aerial footage is so passé
After gaining an interest in drones, Seattle-based filmmaker Beau Sylte met up with a local quad copter racing group to learn more about them and FPV racing in general. He found out that the future of drones is still being written, but it's moving very…
Significantly more performance than a GoPro, but significantly less expensive than other pro-quality setups
When it comes to ease of use and video quality, the new UAV can't be beat
When (if?) the Snap hits production, it'll become the adventurer’s ultimate toy
The Microdrone 3.0 will live-stream HD video and have a top speed of 50 mph
Have fun with this drone—and maybe develop the next great UAV innovation while you're at it.
Professional photographer Chad Copeland took a UAV to China for a National Geographic shoot. Here's what he came back with.
A throwable, auto-pilot drone to capture the ultimate POV shots.
The new loaded quadcopter aims squarely at GoPro with a camera that can shoot 4K video
A new generation of portable cameras let you shoot like a pro, and two superior quadcopters give you better aerial video
The country's national parks aren't bastions of wild serenity. After all, there were more than 3,700 violent crimes in 2013 alone. But how much protection is too much?