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Microburst Photographed from a News Helicopter

Photographer Jerry Ferguson was shooting from a news helicopter this week when he spotted a microburst over Phoenix, Arizona. In the right place at the right time, Ferguson managed to capture remarkable photos of it.

Geometric and Surreal Aerial Photos of Swimming Pools

The subject of German photographer Stephan Zirwes' series Pools is self-explanatory. But while any straight-down, aerial images of pools captured from a helicopter might make for an interesting photo subject, Zirwes' surreal twist to the images adds something extra.

Silverlit’s DigiCam RC Helicopter is a Tiny Camera with Rotors Attached

If you have ever looked at a camera lens and wished you could simply stick helicopter rotors on it and then fly it around the house, you are in luck. Toy Company, Silverlit, has introduced the Nano Flacon DigiCam: an incredibly tiny RC helicopter with a built-in camera capable of photo capture and video recording. Costing 8,980 YEN ($72), the little copter may just be worth picking up for a joyride when it is released this July.

Aerial Photographs of London Glowing at Night

After photographing a number of US cities at night through the open door of a helicopter, photographer Vincent Laforet has taken his Air project across the pond to shoot aerial shots of European cities. His first stop: London.

Dutch Police Helicopter Snaps Aerial Wedding Photos for Couple While Flying By

One couple in The Netherlands received some unexpected wedding photos from an unofficial photographer this past weekend. A helicopter of the country's National Police Corps was flying by a field of flowers when it spotted the couple in the midst of a wedding photo shoot. The crew managed to snap some beautiful aerial shots of the couple.

I Captured California’s Drought Problem in Aerial Shots of Lake Tahoe

I woke up the morning of my 28th birthday last month with one thing on my mind: "What am I going to do today?"

I have always wanted to get an aerial view of my hometown of Lake Tahoe in the summer time, and I was visiting from Arizona. I had also just bought myself a nice new birthday gift: the Nikon D810... so I called up Reno Tahoe Helicopters and made an appointment for a noon flight.

Nighttime Photos of NYC Captured Out of the Open Door of a Helicopter at 7,500 Feet

Photographer Vincent Laforet captured some stunning nighttime photographs of New York City while leaning out of an open helicopter door 7,500 feet in the air. At that altitude, Laforet was able to look down at air traffic around NYC's major airports, and there was no extra pane of glass between the photographer and the city. A few thousand feet higher and oxygen masks would have been required.

NYPD Helicopter Narrowly Avoids Crashing Into Two Camera Drones

Update: Initial reports that the 'drones' flew at the helicopter may not be entirely accurate. Click here to read our followup coverage.

Earlier this week, two drones narrowly avoided a collision with a New York Police Department’s helicopter just over the George Washington Bridge. It took aversion maneuvers by the quick-thinking helicopter pilot to ensure no collision took place. But just because there wasn’t any critical harm done doesn’t mean the individuals behind the reckless drones are getting off free.

Aerial Photo Company Gets Cops Called on Them After Drone Startles Naked Woman

Update on 12/16/21: This video has been removed by its creator.

Portland-based aerial photography company Skyris Imaging found themselves in an awkward situation earlier this week when a not-fully-clothed woman was startled by a camera drone hovering outside of her 26th-floor apartment in Seattle and, naturally, called the police.

Man Gets His Aerial Camera Stuck in the Arms of Lady Justice

If you ever try your hand at shooting photos or videos from the sky using a remote-controlled helicopter, do your best to avoid trees, tall buildings, and... statues. Ohio-based cameraman Terry Cline found out the dangers of statues the hard way this past weekend. While capturing aerial imagery, Cline got his flying camera stuck in the arms of a statue 100 feet above the ground.

News Helicopter Camera Snaps Photo of Saturn While in the Air

If you've ever watched the evening news on television, you've probably seen photos and video captured by the powerful cameras on the station's helicopter. Here's something interesting: on a clear night, the long reach of the helicopter's camera can actually snap a clear photograph of the planet Saturn!

The photograph above was captured by Chopper 6, the news helicopter operated by Philadelphia's 6ABC Action News.