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If your drone videos aren’t good enough, you’re not close enough

Robert Capa famously said that: “If your photographs aren’t good enough, you’re not close enough.” It seems that the same holds true for drone photography and videography. Check out this video that was shared on Facebook a few days ago. It shows a huge Marlin fighting for its freedom and the action is being captured by a DJI Phantom drone. The drone pilot flies the aircraft so close to the action that the footage is simply spectacular.

As close to the action as you can get

The video shows a group of guys on a boat in the Australian waters of the coast of Queensland who’ve caught a massive Marlin. These majestic fish are known to put up quite a fight when they’re caught and this one is no exception.

What is different in this drone video though is how incredibly close the drone pilot flies his aircraft to where the Marlin is. Like I said before the footage is unreal so be sure to check it out. Unfortunately, I seem not to be able to embed the video on our site so if you can’t view it below just follow this link.

Have you seen similar great examples of drones getting right in the middle of the action to get that amazing footage? Let us know in the comments below.


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Avatar for Haye Kesteloo Haye Kesteloo

Haye Kesteloo is the Editor in Chief and Main Writer at DroneDJ, where he covers all drone related news and writes product reviews. He also contributes to the other sites in the 9to5Mac group such as; 9to5Mac, 9to5Google, 9to5Toys and Electrek. Haye can be reached at or @hayekesteloo