Ever wonder how a bird sees Beijing? Travel photographer Trey Ratcliff shows us in a recent post on his blog, Stuck in Customs.
Ratcliff flew an aerial drone equipped with photo and video equipment around Beijing for 5 days, recording different parts of the city. He was getting great shots, and his eye in the sky was not grounded like the cake delivery drone in Shanghai. However, while trying to film the White Dagoba (白塔寺) on Qionghua Island (琼华岛 / 瓊華島) in Beihai Park (北海公园 / 北海公園), his cameras inadvertently flew above government national security buildings. He was detained and his equipment was confiscated…Visit his post to find out what happened to him and read more about his experiences filming in Beijing.
Ratcliff shares a short video of footage from the drone’s flights:
He also shares photos:
See the full-size images and more photos at Stuck in Customs.
Images: All images by Trey Ratcliff, licensed through Creative Commons