Have you ever seen a fin whale on camera? Not many have. Despite being the second largest species of whales (longer than the average school bus!), fin whales are extremely elusive. They are rarely -if ever- captured on video, due to their deep diving behavior.
Conservation experts are extremely concerned about the long term survival of this rarely seen species. Scientists have long been clamoring for quality video footage of these amazing creatures, and now it seems that their demands have finally been met.
Drone videography is the revolutionary new technology that has allowed high quality aerial footage of these secretive creatures to finally reach the public eye. With the use of the Copter Cam, as pioneered and developed by the Dana Wharf Whale Watching company, we can all watch in amazement as these breathtaking creatures are revealed as flesh and blood beings, reigning majestically over the deep Pacific.
Droneography is a term that means the use of a remote controlled drone (in this case, the Copter Cam) to capture high quality live footage of events and creatures that cannot be readily accessed through normal means.
The impact that drone cameras could have on wildlife conservationist efforts is food for much optimistic thought. Fin whales are endangered, so using droneography to capture them on camera without interfering with their movements, is an excellent new development.