Due to the popularity of our latest article "Proof: Queenstown in Winter is Instagram Heaven," we couldn't help but explore the Instagram wonders of New Zealand, which lead us to stumbling upon some of the most amazing aerial snaps of the great Kiwi land!
As we enter a new era of travel photography, bloggers from across the globe are changing the way we see the world through Drone and Aerial footage. Every so often we see the odd Drone or Aerial pic sweep across social media, providing a fresh and unique perspective on some of the world's iconic (and lesser known) destinations. With the recent launch of 360 degree videos and virtual reality, there's no doubt that travel photography as we know it, is on the road to new and exciting developments. And although 'Droning' is on the rise, the community in comparison to the entire Instagram world, is rather small. 'Dronesters' have turned to an Instagram like community, Dronestagram, to share their mind blowing photography and Instagram hashtags such as #dronephotography provide a space for these technical photographers to correlate.
As New Zealand's scenery never fails to blow us away, we decided that we would search the internet far and wide and reach out to our travel blogging friends to compile a snapshot of New Zealand's best Drone and Aerial Instagrammers. Enjoy!
Bay of Islands
Nugget Point Lighthouse
Abel Tasman National Park
Home sweet home, after spending the last 16 days exploring the North Island - first with good mates @capturenz and @wildboy_adventures before I joined the crazy @shitboxrally crew which was one hell of a journey! #GoPro video to come. Time for another adventure with @abeltasmankayaks and @ilovenelsontasman #NelsonNZ #nelsonshines!
Queenstown Winter Scenes
And Milford Sound...
Wai O Tapu Geothermanl Wonderland's Champagne Pools
Chanpagne Pool, Wai O Tapu Thermal Wonderland, Rotorua, New Zealand. Have a closer look at my dronestagram profile for more amazing aerial pictures: http://www.dronestagr.am/author/ben_kiwi/?filter_type=user_added Please vote for my pictures for the Dronestagram Photo Contest 2015 (link in bio). Aerial picture taken with @djiglobal #phantom2 & @gopro #hero3 #exploringnz #dronestagram #dji #phantom #goprooftheday #aerialcinematography #aerialphotography #newzealand #newzealandgram #neuseeland #newzealandphotography #ignz #nz #champagnepool #waiotapu #rotorua
Leisure Island, Mount Maunganui
Dolphins at Tokerau Beach, Kari Kari Peninsula
Blue Cliffs, South Island
Shotover River, Queenstown
Fiordlands National Park
Great Coastal Road
Kai Iwi Lakes, Northland
New Chum's Beach in the Coromandel
This is almost my last image from New Chums beach I promise, I just can't help myself and want to show you all of them! This place is of the chart beautiful! Go back a few images to the selfie shot of me standing on the very edge of the 85meter high Motuto Point. Well I'm in the same spot in this image. Can you see me?! #GoPro @goproanz #goprotravel
So there you have it! The beauty of New Zealand captured in aerial form. Liked this article? You may also like our 59 reasons why New Zealand is the BEST place on Earth.
Main article image: instagram.com/barekiwi