We made it back to the ship. After two days being exposed to the strong prevailing westerly winds, I can still feel the sensation of resisting the wind as I persistently stepped forward towards the summit of various ridges. It is hard to describe in words the beauty of the Falkland Islands. Remote, yet familiar. With a total land area of 4,700 square miles, the broadest point being 155 miles, life in the Falkland Islands is dominated by the wind and the sea.

About 80 years after the greatest of all naturalists, Charles Darwin, visited the island in two occasions, I wanted to capture the essence of this place from a different perspective. Away from wildlife, and more interested in the patterns and textures of the landscape, I decided to try to fly a Small Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UVA) to document the magnificent scenery. With wind gusts of more than 40 km an hour, reaching 60 in certain areas, flying a quadcopter to get aerial footage is not easy. I took this as a personal challenge.

Read full article: newswatch.nationalgeographic.com/2014/03/14/expedition-diaries-the-falkland-islands/

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