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DroneRise – InterDrone, Mavic 2 Zoom, Parrot, and playing whales

Good morning, here are the headlines you may have missed. I am at InterDrone this week so expect more news and insights coming from that event, starting with Dan Elwell Grand Opening keynote address. Furthermore, we have tips from Billy to get cinematic drone footage with the DJI Mavic 2 Zoom as well as Parrot’s introduction of the ANAFI Work drone. Enjoy!

Yesterday’s headlines

Today’s video

Today’s video is quite spectacular as it shows a mother whale and her calf playing together. The video was uploaded yesterday by Richard Melvill. Interestingly, it doesn’t yet have the number of views it deserves based on the quality and uniqueness of the footage. The video was recorded at the Umdloti Beach in South Africa. Here’s what the maker had to say about it:

“We were really lucky to have 3 Humpback whales playing right in front of us in Umdloti today. Hope you enjoy getting a closer view than from the beach.”

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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