Sure, when a photographer is tasked with taking pictures of some amazing, never-before-seen creature, or an up-until-now undiscovered ancient ruin, even a blah photo can be breathtaking. But what's a camera pro to do when trying to capture images of things that's been photographed thousands, if not millions, of times before? Take to the skies, of course! Photographers have always been able to use helicopters and airplanes in combination with serious zoom lenses, but drones are upping the ante on what's accessible. These intriguing, sometimes abstract wildlife images offer a glimpse of what's possible.
Now That's Interesting
The first issue of National Geographic to contain wildlife photographs was published in July 1906, featuring 74 photos taken by U.S. Representative and early conservationist George Shiras.
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