Some Of The Most Frightening Images Captured By Drones

Drones are great gadgets. Since they were first invented people have been able to capture footage and angles they wouldn’t have ever been able to previously. Sometimes, trying to get a shot might be too dangerous for a human to snap with a traditional camera, but with a drone, the job is way more accessible. In a few cases, people have come across things they weren’t expecting while using their aerial devices and the results have been frightening at times. Have you ever seen a clown wandering a corn field all by himself? You’ll have to read on to learn about that odd setup!

Are You A Believer?

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What are crop circles? They’re elaborate and “random” shapes carved into crop fields. Many people believe crop circles are the work of life forms from other planets. How else are these enormous circles created overnight?

Clearing out crops and forming these complex shapes and lines isn’t something that is ordinarily completed in just one day or night. This drone might very well have captured proof of aliens out there. Woah.


Please Don’t Break

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Located in Zhangjiajie, China, this 100-meter-long and 1.6 meter-wide glass skywalk is attached to the cliff of Tianmen Mountain. Yes, the trail is made out of glass. We’re hoping it’s the toughest glass this planet has to offer.

You’ve got to be pretty brave to walk on sheer glass this high up in the sky. You couldn’t pay us enough to walk even one step across this skywalk. This is even scarier to think about than it is to see.


That’s A Long Way Down…


As terrifying as this may seem for the person doing the climbing, it’s a very interesting photo. It’s so interesting that it won first place at the 2016 International Drone Footage Photography awards.

This contest is highly competitive, so for this to be the winner speaks volumes. People admire the courage of the climber and also the breathtaking shot that the drone captured. This photo was taken in Denmark and the man is just scaling this incredible mountain chimney.


A Little Sliding Action

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Natural disasters aren’t anything you want to get involved with if you can help it. They have the power to destroy everything in their paths and make life miserable for all living creatures in the way. Once you get the news of one approaching where you are, you’ll want to get away ASAP.

This photo inspires sheer terror. Imagine lying in your bed and then out of nowhere your whole home begins to slip away! This sliding issue happened thanks to El Niño.


Hurricane Maria Effects


Sometimes, mother nature is something you can’t avoid and will not be beaten. This is a prime example of that. The road in this picture is located in Puerto Rico and is the after-effects of Hurricane Maria in 2017.

When roads become only a trace of what they used to be, then you know something deadly took place. It looks like a scene from a superhero movie after the final fight of the film. This is just as much disheartening as it is terrifying.


This Clown…

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Okay, why would anyone want to dress up as a clown and walk through a cornfield? Is this a person out of a horror film or is he trying to start some kind of viral hoax?

We hope no one was hurt while this clown was out there. Cornfields are already scary enough since they are associated with horror movies, cult sacrifices, and UFOs. This eerie scene just gave us the chills.


Shark Meat

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We sure do hope these two didn’t become shark meat! In any event, this is an extremely close call that a drone captured. These two ladies are enjoying their day on the water, giving each other high-fives with no clue that a killer shark is just feet away from them.

They look happy now, but we wonder what their reaction was if they happened to see the vicious creature lurking just beneath them. We bet their mood did a complete 180!


After Tragedy Strikes


The population of this city used to be at a million, but that all changed after Syria suffered from a civil war for five years. The lasting result is rubble and debris everywhere, along with distraught and displaced individuals.

The war started in 2011 after the people were sick of the tyranny. They were met with violent suppression. This left millions of Syrians without a home and tons fled the country to find a safer place to live.


One Hot View

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Lava is extraordinarily hot… and that’s an understatement. Getting too close to it would be detrimental for your life. This man in a silver suit peers over the edge of this crater as he stares certain death in the eyes.

If he were to slip or if the edge were to break off, he’d be extremely lucky to make it out of there alive. This should be scary for whoever that is standing there, and nerve-wracking for whoever sees the shocking image.


A Water Fight

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Sharks and whales are some of the most threatening creatures in the sea. If a shark sniffs out blood, he is going to find it. Meanwhile, some whales like to attack things just for the fun of it.

It looks like these two got off to the wrong foot. The shark didn’t recognize what it was going up against until the killer whale made its move. That’s too bad for the shark and great that no one else was nearby.


Tubbs Fire

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Imagine going away for a few hours, leaving your home in perfect condition, only to come back to this decimation. What makes it worse is that some of the homes on the block survived while others became ashes.

This is the result of the Tubbs Fire in Northern California. The fire earned that name because it started near Tubbs Lane on October 8, 2017, but didn’t finish until Halloween. Wind gusts helped increase the devastation of the fire across the communities it affected.


Is That Blood?


How horrifying this must have been to see. To look at the image and think that you’re seeing a mass of blood in the water. The good news is that it was just oil. The bad news is that it was just oil.

Oil is extremely bad for the ocean and its inhabiting creatures. Workers had to prevent the growing slick from reaching Louisiana’s coast from its Gulf of Mexico origins. If it had reached the wetlands, it would have been catastrophic.


Arthur Kill Ship Graveyard

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Found on Staten Island is a perfect place for lost spirits to roam around. The Arthur Kill Ship Graveyard was a place for people to place damaged ships during World War II. These days, no one dares to cross the no trespassing sign.

There are about three dozen ships out there rusting away as the days go by. We don’t know about you, but abandoned, old, half-sunken ships are something that brings about chills.


Sunbathing Dude

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The story behind this pic is pretty funny. A person was hired to film a wind turbine with a drone. As he reached the top of the turbine, he was surprised to see an older gentleman sitting on top, nonchalantly sunbathing! For him, it was probably no big deal.

For others, that’s a long way up! Having a fear of heights wouldn’t allow you to get anywhere near the top of this windmill. We hope this picture doesn’t make you feel scared just by looking at it!


Whale In The Blue

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Well, here we are again with another scary scene provided thanks to the mysterious ocean. The deep blue is full of surprises, kind sea creatures like dolphins, and giant animals like this whale. Some whales pay you no attention, but on the other hand, there are some that will attack for fun.

We wonder if this guy knew the whale was there or if it just popped up out of nowhere. Whatever the case, we sure hope he’s doing fine after this close encounter!


Dystopian Look Of Manhattan

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There are so many TV shows and movies out today that place in a dystopian setting. Perhaps the shows’ writers are trying to warn us of possible future scenarios. Whatever the case, this picture of Manhattan has that doomsday vibe to it.

The fog adds to the eerie look of this city. If everyone in Manhattan saw this picture, they might get a little freaked out. One day, it could look this bleak forever…


Hungry Lion

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There aren’t many things that are more frightening than a hungry lion. That animal will gladly make you it’s lunch or dinner if you’re in the wrong place at the wrong time. Thankfully, this is a picture from a drone and not a really tall human.

For if it was a person taking this picture, he might not have made it out of there alive. We aren’t saying all lions are dangerous, but a hungry one can’t be trusted.


A Natural Pool In Ethiopia

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This natural pool was discovered in the Northern part of Ethiopia where mother earth really shook things up. The region experienced a geological depression as three tectonic plates collided.

Expedition Earth captured this image of a nature pool in the Danakil Depression. It’s truly breathtaking and worthy of a swim.


A Passerine Bird Nest In South Africa


This incredible image of a bird’s nest was taken in the Kalahari Desert in South Africa. Passerine birds build these massive nests to protect their babies, who are weak and helpless when they first hatch out of their eggs.

These protective parent birds did a solid job on this nest, supported by a telephone pole.


A Waterfall Dive


Drones provide a perspective that we’ve never seen before. This photograph was perfectly timed as a man dove off of the top of a waterfall in perfect form.

This eagle eye perspective shows how small humans can appear when scaled alongside mother nature. The image captures both the elegance and power of the moment.


Harvey Aftermath

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Have you ever been in murky water? If you said no, then we sure hope you keep it that way, because there’s no telling what’s lurking in there. After Hurricane Harvey hit Southeast Texas, many homes looked like this.

The scariest part is how high the water is and the mystery of what could be swimming in that water. Thankfully, the water doesn’t reach that height too quickly or else someone might have been trapped inside with nowhere to go… unless they wanted to test the waters or wait for help.


The Land Of Ducks


Are you afraid of ducks? If so, the correct name for your fear is Anatidaephobia. A person with this condition feels that a duck or goose is watching him or her. Not even attacking them, just watching.

Imagine if you were someone with that condition and took a stroll here. Then, out of nowhere this giant flock comes and surrounds you. Thankfully, this is a Vietnam farmer harvesting their meat and feathers. He’s probably not scared of them. Many Asian farmers make their livings from ducks.


The Abandoned Plague Fort in Russia


Completely surrounded by water is an artificial island near St. Petersburg, Russia. Named Fort Alexander, the island is the location of an abandoned laboratory that was once used to research the plague.

Russian officials established Fort Alexander shortly after the plague began in 1894. Researchers tested the deadly bacteria on animals, and two of them ended up dying themselves. The risk became too great, and the isolated lab, nicknamed the “Plague fort” was closed in 1917.


Wildfire Preview

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On one side of the road, there is life and blooming flowers as well as gorgeous green as far as the eye can see. On the other side of the road, however, is nothing but the bleak aftermath of the Rodeo–Chediski Fire.

This image goes to show that things shouldn’t be taken for granted. Officials had to tame 1,300 square kilometers to make sure this thing didn’t get any more out of control. The thought of being reduced to ashes is frightening.


He’s Watching You…


Being able to see through the thick fog here is a tough task. You can only see so far in these conditions. Imagine seeing this for the first time once the fog cleared? One might get a little shock upon seeing a huge statue on top of this church.

This is the Sagrat Cor Church in Barcelona, Spain. Those in Spain are probably accustomed to this sight, but this statue is chilling to us. He appears to be watching everyone while perched up there.


Sights At A Shooting

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School shootings are some of the most messed up things that can happen in society. Why would anyone want to target kids while they are trying to get an education? It’s as sad as it is horrifying to worry if your child made it out of school okay in these all-too-common events.

Here is a photo caught of kids leaving the campus after a shooting happened. You can see the armed men watching to make sure the children are safe as they evacuate.


Is That A Giant Baby?


This isn’t creepy at all. Just a French artist laying on top of his giant land art. If you were flying over this we don’t think you’d probably be a little bit startled before you’d become appreciative of the art.

The piece depicts a little girl dropping an origami boat into Lake Geneva. The art is for a good purpose, but people’s initial reactions might not be as open-minded to it as the artist might have been hoping.


What A Wave

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Have you ever experienced what it’s like to almost drown? What about having a monster-sized wave bringing you under? Those are some of the scariest feelings you can experience while swimming. It isn’t fun.

The tiny human in this picture looks like he’s about to get eaten by this giant wave. We don’t know if he made it out of this wave safely or not, but it looks like he could have felt some pain.


That’s A Long Way Down

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Tennis is an amazingly fun sport to play. It’s an individual effort so there’s no blaming any other teammates for a loss. Things can get competitive too, so there’s no telling how what can happen in any given match.

Usually, you play this game on a flat surface on the ground. We don’t suggest you play on top of a helipad 211 meters in the sky. One false move and you might find yourself falling off!

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