GoT From Above
By Mark McConville
SPECTACULAR drone footage has captured the incredible beauty of Game of Thrones locations from above.
The stunning aerial views show a geyser shooting water high into the air in Iceland as well as the intricate patterns the land makes when looked at from a bird’s eye view.
It’s no small wonder that James Bond films, Prometheus and Oblivion were all filmed in this spectacular landscape.
Other incredible images show the contrast of the ash grey volcanic land against the lush green countryside.
The video and pictures were taken in Norway and Iceland by Russian photographer and videographer Dmitry Bubonets (26) from Moscow.
“The locations are extremely beautiful,” he said.
“In Norway, you may see stunning fjords, beautiful one-thousand-year-old stave churches and mountains.
“In Iceland, you would have a jaw-dropping experience watching black sand beaches, nature without any trees at all and stunning waterfalls. You can visit places where the Prometheus, Oblivion, Game of Thrones, and James Bond were filmed.
“The landscape is not totally from this Earth. There are more volcanoes in Iceland than the population of the country. And that moss is so green compared to the gloomy cloudy weather outside that you may think that everything is photoshopped.”
Dmitry, who used a DJI Phantom 4 drone to shoot the footage, ran into some problems due to the bad weather in Scandinavia.
“The weather in Norway and especially in Iceland is very windy,” he said.
“When you rent a car in Iceland there are stickers everywhere in the car that you should hold the door otherwise a sudden blow of the wind can tear it away.
“As for piloting, you should be careful because of the wind once again. It won’t turn your drone upside down, but once the wind was so strong that full throttle on my drone was only 0.2 meters/second when it should be around 24.
“So, the way home was almost impossible until I decided to increase the altitude, the wind was much stronger near the ground and I successfully returned to the starting point.”
Dmitry hopes his footage can inspire people to travel to parts of the world they wouldn’t otherwise consider.
“Don’t sit at home or visit the same places,” he said.
“Travel. There are new countries to see, new people to meet and new problems to encounter which will only broaden your horizons and make you better.”