One high-flying wildlife photographer has taken stunning photographs of Africa from above, including a lovely big savanna and a rather inquisitive giraffe.
One of the pictures shows a bemused giraffe in its natural habitat looking straight up at a drone. The drone is no more than a few meters away, yet the giraffe appears completely calm.
The drone image was captured by wildlife photographer Chris du Plessis who flies drones throughout Zambia, Zimbabwe, and Botswana.
Along the way, he photographs the breathtaking scenery and captures unique aerial shots of giraffes, wildebeests, elephants, and hippos.
Chris works in Germany and Africa, and he also uses drone photography to advertise lodges and tourist destinations.
‘I’m not sure how many animals are in there,’ he added. ‘It’s astonishing how calm they are.’ I don’t fly too close to the creatures since I don’t want to startle them, but on occasion, with a drone as little as one meter from an animal, they won’t even notice it.
‘They must believe it’s just bees or something.’