Cloud Capturing Drone Makes it Back with Seconds to Spare
Occurred on October 13, 2020 / Zinkwazi Beach, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa
Info from Licensor: "I was about 3km out to sea, looking for humpback whales, on a beautiful, calm day. As my flight progressed, I noted a band of cloud stretching over the village, and out to sea. As it got closer, I noticed that the ocean underneath the cloud was very choppy and that there was bad weather coming in behind the cloud. I turned the drone back to come home, but still managed to take videos of the cloud as I flew home as soon as possible. Because it had been such a calm day, I hadn't been worried about flying home on the battery that was remaining, but as I got closer to shore, the battery was diminishing rapidly, as I was flying into and against the serious wind that had picked up. The drone made it home with less than 1 minute to spare, which was incredibly stressful."