Buzzing a Moose With a Quadcopter Is the Safest Way To Enjoy Nature

Camera-equipped quadcopters are turning out to be a great way to explore places that humans can't be, like Stanford's new concert hall, or shouldn't be, like mere feet from a female moose on her home turf.


This extraordinary footage was captured in Oslo, Norway by Eirik Solheim using a GoPro camera strapped to the underside of an X468 quadcopter. Using a pair of VR goggles to remotely pilot the craft Eirik was never in any danger of getting too close to the moose. But the encounter was near the end of his flight with the battery dwindling, so the risk of an emergency landing followed by an annoyed moose trampling was very real. [Eirik Solheim via BoingBoing]

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