As exciting as it seems, sometimes i wish technology wouldn't advance as quick as it does. You are just getting used to one drone, there comes the next one, better, faster, saver and you have to make up arguments to justify spending money you don't have.
Having worked with blue whales before, i knew the Inspire 2 will give us this extra bit of advantage to make this next expedition even more successful. Longer flight time, extra safety with 2 batteries, DNG Raw format, 5.2 K video, higher frame rates, over 90 km/h top speed, increased range .... well, i had to. Bottom line: this is without any doubt the perfect tool and all the specs above paid off. Lets hope they don't make one even better within the next 2 years.
Certainly my expectations where high, but what nature has presented us once again was much higher. Can you imagine over 20 Blue Whales lunge feeding on the service within feet of our tiny boat ? The expedition was a huge success, the whales had plenty to eat ... and so did we ! It seemed to be a lot of ask for, taking breath condensate samples of the largest animal that ever lived on our planet. But we did pick the right place and the right time. The marine park of Loretto was filled with bio mass, the amount of Krill was hard to even believe. During Day time the Krill is down deep, means the whales are feeding deeper, meaning longer dive times and harder to predict. Early in the morning and late at night this delicious whale feast is moving towards the surface - resulting into a spectacular lunge feeding show. It was surprisingly easy to find the animals and stay with them. This feeding fancy also attracted other relatives, such as the Fin Whale, Sei Whale, Humpback, Minke and even Orcas. Pair all of this with the breathtaking Mexican landscapes, the friendly and welcoming locals and mouth watering cuisine, i guess you will understand while we are already playing to come back next year again.
Collection Snot of a Blue Whale!
The Snotbot team has just returned from another breathtaking expedition from Loreto (mexico). This time for shooting a special edition for National Geographic, which gave me the opportunity to put my talent to good use.