Monday, September 14, 2015

North East Herald Cay - Aerial images using GoPro Hero 4 on a Mariner Drone

On our second day we decided to launch the Mariner Drone to capture some aerial images of North East Herald Cay with our GoPro Hero 4. The Mariner Drone did a great job - despite some unexpected turbulence near the edge of a thermal behind the sand cay - and we soon had some cool images!

North East Herald Cay has a physical form that is similar to East Diamond Islet - althought the sand cay is wider and more angular in shape.

The photographs allowed us to target our snorkelling trips and provided an interesting perspective on the reef around our chosen anchorage.

1 comment:

Brett Hodder said...

My name is Brett and we stopped at the Herald Cays on our way back home from the Louisiades Archipelago, on the 3rd and 4th of November.
It is a pristine part of paradise and the highlight of our trip.
They are great shots from your quad copter. It is good to see that you ventured off the coast of Qld to see these remote islands.
It would be interesting to know just how many boats get there each year.
We left Coffs in June and sailed to Noumea, Vanuatu, Solomons and PNG.
You have a great blog