Drones have allowed just about anyone to gain an aerial perspective. Donald Miralle’s images show you why these unmanned aircraft might change photography forever—and why a helicopter is still pretty handy, too.
Photo: A surfer in whitewater during a large swell at Swamis Beach.
Thousand Oaks, California
Professional triathlete Jordan Rapp picks a photogenic road for a training ride.
La Jolla, California
Seals sleeping on the "Children's Pool" as bystanders and tourists watch from the breakwater walkway. A legal battle has raged for the past ten years between animal-rights activists—who believe the beach should be a reserve for the seals—and locals who want the beach to be opened once again for children and swimmers.
Fresh water from the Rufiji River, which cuts through the heart of the Selous Reserve, mixes with the salt water of the Indian Ocean.
Dead trees in Lake Siwandu in the Selous Reserve in East Africa. Large tropical trees submerged in water might provide evidence of severe, long-lasting droughts just a few centuries ago. Some areas were exposed and forested during dry spells but are now under 45 to 60 feet of water.
An aerial view during the 2013 Ironman World Championship.
An athlete powers through the cycle stage of the 2013 Ironman World Championship.
Baja California, Mexico
Mike Brown races during the 2013 SCORE Baja 1000.
Sandra Auffarth of Germany competes in equestrian individual and team events during the London 2012 Olympic Games.
Mass ascension launch during the Great Reno Balloon Race at the Rancho San Rafael Park in Nevada.
The Energizer Bunny getting ready to launch during mass ascension at the Great Reno Balloon Race.
Northern Lights above tents at the reindeer lodge in Jukkasj‰rvi, Sweden
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