In what may be the coolest (literally?) extreme-action video since the dawn of the GoPro (so 2002-ish), Stockholm-based filmmaker Kalle Ljung attached his high-def camera to his DJI Phantom 2 quadcopter while on a visit to Antarctica with his father. The result is a screen-saver-worthy trip through the destination’s trickling waters and ice caps, with a few breaching whales thrown in for good measure.
Grab your headphones—you don’t want to miss the accompanying music—and treat yourself to that well-deserved deskside vacation:
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