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  • Photo: Donald Miralle

    Encinitas, California

    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.

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    Thousand Oaks, California

    Professional triathlete Jordan Rapp picks a photogenic road for a training ride.

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    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.

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    Tanzania

    Fresh water from the Rufiji River, which cuts through the heart of the Selous Reserve, mixes with the salt water of the Indian Ocean.

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    Tanzania

    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.

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    Kailua-Kona, Hawaii

    An aerial view during the 2013 Ironman World Championship.

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    Kailua-Kona, Hawaii

    An athlete powers through the cycle stage of the 2013 Ironman World Championship.

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    Baja California, Mexico

    Mike Brown races during the 2013 SCORE Baja 1000.

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    London, England

    Sandra Auffarth of Germany competes in equestrian individual and team events during the London 2012 Olympic Games.

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    Reno, Nevada

    Mass ascension launch during the Great Reno Balloon Race at the Rancho San Rafael Park in Nevada.

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    Reno, 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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