We often hear that on any adventure, it’s about the journey – not the destination. In the search for epic locations to fill our book of memories, the best moments are the ones spent wandering openly, finding a direction, and discovering your path. In this first weekly selection of 2018 SkyPixel Photo and Video Contest submissions, we have shared ten videos that not only reveal wonderful destinations, but truly embody the spirit of travel.
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1. Fall in love with Qinghai | Equipment: Phantom 4 Pro
Spanning over 6000 miles of travel and 16 days of footage, Nao Nao Le documented a journey to the Qinghai, capturing cloud-covered mountains, vast stretches of flora, and incredible wildlife.
2. Wonders of Yangshuo | Equipment: Mavic 2 Pro
Photographer: Daan van Reijn
I spent one week in Yangshuo (Guilin, Guangxi China) and saw some of the most stunning views in the world. It is famous for its fabulous Karst formations and the Li River with the cormorant fishermen. I have tried to capture its beauty in this short film and hope you enjoy it!
3. Loner in Iceland | Equipment: Mavic Pro
On May 31, 2018, I set off to Iceland alone in the hope of clearing up my thoughts and starting a new life. This is the story of my solo adventure. Everything was shot and edited myself.
4. Cornwall | Equipment: Mavic 2 Pro
Photographer: Nicholas Villareal
Footage taken from a DJI Mavic 2 Pro of a recent trip to Cornwall. Includes areas of Cornwall such as, Newquay, Eden Project, Tintagel, and St Michael’s Mount.
7. KAUA’I |Untouched Beauty | Equipment: Mavic 2 Pro
I created this video during my stay in Kauai last week! I first intended on creating something that captured the beauty of this incredible island. But the more I explored the more I realised that, it needed something a little more meaninful, so this is what I came up with.
8. The North of SinKiang | Equipment: Mavic 2 Pro
LocoLab wanted to escape the industrial neon skylines of their typical settings. More possibilities and new perspectives wait outside the city. This team documented their 4000-mile road trip in 10 days, embracing expanses of land and a slower, but no less beautiful pace of life.
9. 《Turkish Rhapsody》 | Equipment: Phantom 4 Pro
With millennia-old passageways and modern suspension bridges, Turkey offers a connection between our origins and future that few other places can. From Cappadocia to the Aegean Region, Mr. Lee shared this country’s story through his lens.
10. South Island – New Zealand – by Kaleb + Elaine | Equipment: Mavic Air
Photographer: Kaleb in florida
We took the road trip adventure of a lifetime on the South Island of New Zealand, traveling in style with Wilderness Motorhomes, the only way to road trip New Zealand! Here’s a few highlights from our extraordinary trip. Music: “Life in Color” by One Republic licensed via SongFreedom