As drone technology becomes more affordable and user friendly, more people are creating new and interesting perspectives of the world around us. KWIPPED, a marketplace where you can rent drones, wanted to know what sort of aerial videography people found most interesting. Here are the top 10 most viewed drone videos on YouTube:
1.) OK Go – I Won’t Let You Down – Official Video (22M views)
It is no surprise that the most viewed drone video on YouTube is a music video. The video for the song “I Won’t Let You Down” by the band OK Go is one continuous drone shot of singers, dancers and changing landscapes.
2.) Fireworks filmed with a drone (11.1M views)
Filmed with DJI Phantom 2 and GoPro Hero 3 Silver, the second most viewed drone video on YouTube is a firework’s perspective of a fireworks show. It’s an amazing ride within inches of exploding shells, creating a truly 3D, fireworks experience.
3.) Drones Over Dolphin Stampede and Whales off Dana Point and Maui (10.9M views)
This amazing video is an aerial compilation that will satisfy the appetite of every whale watcher aficionado. Follow a mega-pod of leaping dolphins and a pack of gray whales from feet above the ocean swells.
4.) Auschwitz: Drone video of Nazi concentration camp (5.8M views)
A melancholic drone ride through the modern day ruins of the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp provides a never-before-seen perspective of this infamous device of the Holocaust.
5.) Hawk vs. Drone! Hawk Attacks Quadcopter (4.8M views)
Machine vs Bird and Bird wins! Watch as this Hawk shows the drone who owns the sky.
6.) Apple Campus 2 construction video (4.4M views)
If you ask me, it looks like they are building the Millennium Falcon.
7.) My first day with my drone (4M views)
Wait for it… wait for it… ha ha ha!
8.) Spy Drones Expose Smithfield Foods Factory Farms (3.8M views)
Proof by drone that America’s animal food supply is grown in massive factories with devastating consequences to the adjacent environment.
9.) Bebop Drone – LAUNCH VIDEO – Actual footage (1080p) (3.8M views)
Included in the top 10 list of most popular drone videos is the Bebop Drone manufacturer’s own product release video.
10.) UN DRONE CAPTURA RAROS E INUSUALES EVENTOS OCURRIENDO EN EL OCÉANO, ¿LO PUEDES NOTAR? (3.7M views)
The final video on the top 10 most popular drone videos on the Internet is… drum roll…….. the exact same dolphin and whale video as #3, but translated in Spanish. I suppose it is fair to say that aerial whale watching is a fascination that transcends all cultures.