He traveled with men who illegally mine for tusks of the long-extinct woolly mammoth. In Siberia, a vast and isolated region of Russia, these men go on real treasure hunts. Between hard work, fear of getting caught, hordes of mosquitoes and desperate drinking, they struggle to find the treasure and make money, but also to survive. And a talented photographer captured it all in a series of amazing images.
Drones are more popular than ever and have become rather mainstream as a photography tool, hobby or gadget.
Their popularity however led to restrictive laws and regulations due to privacy concerns, commercial rights and plain and simple dumb operating practices (a drunk pilot flying over the White House comes to mind…).
“Between the introduction of drone technology, and today’s laws limiting or banning their use, there was a glorious period when you could fly a camera almost anywhere”, says Amos Chapple, a Kiwi travel photographer who took these photos.
Below are some of Amos’ stunning photos that could land you a hefty fine or even jail time, should you attempt to take them today.