Drone shots from another planet
The Earth is filled with amazing natural wonders, but some of them are so extraordinary you'd think you landed on another world. Believe it or not, this video was taken right here on Earth. The earth pyramids in South Tyrol (Italy) are a special natural phenomenon that comes about in particular terrain, usually after a landslide or an unhinging of the earth. The main cause of the formation of earth pyramids is the continuous alternation of periods of torrential rain and drought. These phenomena, in particularly friable terrain, over the years, increasingly erode the ground and form such earth pyramids. Usually the pyramids are formed in terrain very well sheltered from wind so that they cannot be damaged by it. Moreover, the life of the earth pyramids is strongly dependent on the climate which reigns during the time in which it is shaped by the rock that covers it.
The Beauty of Guilin
It was a long dream of mine to visit this unique area around Guilin, Yangshou and Xingping in Asia. To be honest, it was on the very top of my bucket list. Now I finally made it to this picturesque landscape in the south of China and I should not be disappointed.
The karst peaks of Southern China are one of my favorite landscapes. But also capturing the Kormorant fishing on Li river, as it used to be centuries ago, was a big highlight. It was an absolute pleasure to shoot with Mr. Huang Gao Hui, one of the famous fishermen in Xingping. I was able to document a tradition that is unfortunately dying out, like many others, due to the increase of tourism in our ever developing world. The fact is, this man now earns far more through tourism that he would have done catching and selling fish locally.
The North of Vietnam
Towering limestone pillars and tiny islets topped by forest rise from the emerald waters of the Gulf of Tonkin. Designated a World Heritage Site in 1994, Halong Bay's scatter of islands, dotted with wind- and wave-eroded grottoes, is a vision of ethereal beauty and, unsurprisingly, northern Vietnam's number one-tourism hub. I spent one night on a boat here and captured sunrise and sunset with my drone, enjoy this short video with some impressions from this amazing landscape in the north-east of Vietnam.
After a 12 hours car ride from the Halong Bay through the Vietnamese mountains I finally arrived at the beautiful rice terraces of Mu Cang Chai. The long journey was worth it - I’ve never seen something like this before. The rice has already colored from green to yellow and is ready for the harvest - glad that I made it to this place while the „golden season“. Beautiful golden rice terraces and green tea hills - welcome to North Vietnam.