29 Nov Pic(k) of the week 48: ARABIAN ORYX AERIAL

Source: Bjorn Moerman

During the last 10 years, Aerial photography has started to take a much more important role in how I want to portray myself as a photographer. After having done classic aerial photography from aircraft for more than a decade, it was only two years ago, that I picked up my first drone. For me there is clearly place for both aerial photography platforms. Most of the time however, one is better suited than the other. 

In the image below, of a group of Arabian Oryx’s, using a drone is a much easier (and cheaper) compared to chartering a helicopter. Secondly, when photographing wildlife, the noise of an aircraft/helicopter is often disturbing the animals more, especially when flying low. Once again, as a photographer it is our duty to pick up the right tool for the right job!  

French photographer Yann Arthus-Bertrand, has been a huge inspiration when it comes to Aerial photography for me… More importantly his shots of camels in the desert casting amazing shadows on the surroundings has been the main driver for me to pick up a drone. Over the last 18 months, I’ve been quite successful in shooting some camel shadow images myself. One of them appeared in a Pic(k) of the week post earlier this year (click here). Since the camels have been pretty well covered now, I’ve been on the look-out for an opportunity to photograph other animals from the air. High on the list was the Arabian Oryx, which with its distinctive

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