The value of drone video and photos is amply illustrated in the coverage of the ongoing fires ravaging northern California. The footage captures a perspective we often didn’t see and can relay the scope of the devastation in a way traditional photography could not.

The following video is courtesy of The Guardian:

The New York Times also has compelling drone footage of the fire’s aftermath here.

Frank Schroth is editor in chief of DroneLife, the authoritative source for news and analysis on the drone industry: it’s people, products, trends, and events.
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