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Seals in Long Island Sound near Montauk, NY shot on Mavic Mini
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MontaukDrone
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Took a few family members out on the boat last weekend for a cruise and had a chance to get some amazing pics of a seal with my Mavic Mini right before out of NOWHERE a GIGANTIC flock of Terms scrambled into the air and started dive-bombing the drone in an obvious effort to drive off the UNUSUAL suspected predator!!!

The seals seemed completley unphased by the MM and were even a bit interested in it, and actualy the Terns were cool for a few minutes while the drone was low ( less than 6-8  feet above water ). It wasn't until I went to do a "dronie" shot of the scene and gained some altitude that the birds were stirred up.


Little Seal in Long Island Sound

Little Seal in Long Island Sound

Small seal near Montauk, NY

Small seal near Montauk, NY

Mavic Mini in the cross-hairs!!!

Mavic Mini in the cross-hairs!!!
8-25 03:37
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Depp
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Amazing shots. Love that interested face!
8-25 05:04
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Depp Posted at 8-25 05:04
Amazing shots. Love that interested face!

Thanks Depp!! They are SERIOUSLY cute little critters!!!  They were really playful that day too... it's a drag I had to land. I had 3 batteries with me and only got to fly for 3:29
8-25 05:10
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Great shots.
8-25 06:19
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Thanks Woe!
8-25 06:29
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You're welcome.
8-25 06:30
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ALABAMA
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Very nice captures!
8-25 07:15
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Very cute - great captures
8-25 10:09
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Very nice captures
8-25 11:56
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ckat007 Posted at 8-25 11:56
Very nice captures

Thanks for looking everyone!!! So happy to share them and glad you are all enjoying them!
8-25 13:13
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Brilliant shots - the Mini looks a bit outnumbered with the birds wheeling round it. Thanks for the share.
8-25 14:09
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Blériot53 Posted at 8-25 14:09
Brilliant shots - the Mini looks a bit outnumbered with the birds wheeling round it. Thanks for the share.

Thanks Blériot53.. Hahahahaha yeah, outnumbered is an understatement LOL. The whole flock was taking turns dive-bombing the Mini in a conveyor belt like fashion so there was a pressure constant on the "predator" they were trying to drive off. It would have been really cool to watch if my MM wasn't in such peril
8-26 02:30
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WOW! Amazing shots! what a danger! How much attacker!  Thanks for sharing
8-26 02:32
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QQRUCH Posted at 8-26 02:32
WOW! Amazing shots! what a danger! How much attacker!  Thanks for sharing

Thanks QQRUCH. So glad you like them!!
8-26 02:37
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MontaukDrone Posted at 8-26 02:37
Thanks QQRUCH. So glad you like them!!

you're welcome
8-26 12:10
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Hi. Thank you for sharing this nice aerial photo you have captured. Very nice shot and thank you for your valued support.
8-26 13:13
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I've had a few run ins lately with seagulls,   It all gets a bit stressful.
8-27 05:16
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MontaukDrone Posted at 8-25 13:13
Thanks for looking everyone!!! So happy to share them and glad you are all enjoying them!

You're welcome
8-27 05:19
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DJI Paladin Posted at 8-26 13:13
Hi. Thank you for sharing this nice aerial photo you have captured. Very nice shot and thank you for your valued support.

Thanks DJI Paladin!! It's absolutely my pleasure!
8-27 05:29
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DAFlys Posted at 8-27 05:16
I've had a few run ins lately with seagulls,   It all gets a bit stressful.

I find myself flying around them quite a bit and was really concerned at first, but thankfully so far they don't seem to give a rat's a__ about the MM, much to my delight!!!
8-27 05:31
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MontaukDrone Posted at 8-27 05:29
Thanks DJI Paladin!! It's absolutely my pleasure!

You are more than welcome and thank you for your valued support.
8-28 12:54
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Я сегодня получил мой mavic mini с полгого заряда я смог пролитеть только 22 минут в режиме s. Это нормально? Если да то в каком режиме можно 30 минут летать?
9-2 04:18
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Nice photos. Good to see photos posted instead of videos
9-2 14:51
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Pretty good photos. Was the drone never attacked by the birds, cause there seemed to be a lot of them.
9-2 15:38
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Awesome shots! That seal looks like she's curious as to what that odd looking bird is doing, LOL!
9-2 15:59
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djiuser_D0sgAm6xL5jn Posted at 9-2 15:38
Pretty good photos. Was the drone never attacked by the birds, cause there seemed to be a lot of them.

Thanks so much!!  So, they were aggressively harassing the drone, but never actually got within a few feet of it... just repeated close "dive bombing runs" past it... I was definitely in panic mode cuz of how many birds there were!! LOL
9-2 16:04
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Kentucky_Ranger Posted at 9-2 15:59
Awesome shots! That seal looks like she's curious as to what that odd looking bird is doing, LOL!

Thanks Kentucky_Ranger!!   It really was!!!! Hahahha  U can see it in it's face
9-2 16:05
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MontaukDrone Posted at 9-2 16:04
Thanks so much!!  So, they were aggressively harassing the drone, but never actually got within a few feet of it... just repeated close "dive bombing runs" past it... I was definitely in panic mode cuz of how many birds there were!! LOL

I would've been worried too! Luckily your drone wasn't destroyed.
9-3 16:40
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That face looks so intelligent.......lol
9-3 23:51
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Great shots!  
9-5 17:16
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Those are great shots! Nice work!
9-5 20:33
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Nick M Posted at 9-5 20:33
Those are great shots! Nice work!

Thanks you very much Nick M!!! So glad you like'em! ( sorry, couldn't resist the "like'em"  seeing that your with the Grammar Police: Special Apostrophe Unit, LOL )
9-7 02:22
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Many thanks crackie54!!!!
9-7 02:23
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MontaukDrone Posted at 9-7 02:22
Thanks you very much Nick M!!! So glad you like'em! ( sorry, couldn't resist the "like'em"  seeing that your with the Grammar Police: Special Apostrophe Unit, LOL )

You are welcome!
9-7 07:56
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Excellent shots. Funny seal. And you like to take risks. I would never launch a drone over water, especially when birds can attack it.
9-8 22:41
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Awesome captures.
9-10 05:36
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flipOk Posted at 9-8 22:41
Excellent shots. Funny seal. And you like to take risks. I would never launch a drone over water, especially when birds can attack it.

Hey thanks FlipOK... Really glad you like them!  So, I live in a place surrounded by water on 3 sides and dotted with ponds/lakes/tidal wetlands... some of the MOST picturesque scenery is around and OVER water.  That's one reason I've waited so long to get a drone. The Mini was finally at a price point I was willing to risk it and had a feeling I'd be able to get good enough quality out of it to make it worth while!!

Honestly, there was NO INDICATION there were so many birds sitting on the island, you could NOT see them until they took flight!


WAIT TILL YOU SEE THE WHALE VIDEO I JUST MADE!!!!!  I'll post a link once I've gotten it uploaded.
9-10 13:21
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Hey, thanks so much Planner68!!
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flipOk Posted at 9-8 22:41
Excellent shots. Funny seal. And you like to take risks. I would never launch a drone over water, especially when birds can attack it.

Check THIS OUT!!!!

9-10 14:08
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MontaukDrone Posted at 9-10 14:08
Check THIS OUT!!!!

Whale-A-Palooza 2020 Montauk!!!

That's great. Any idea of the depth out there? Looks like only maybe 20-30 ft at times.
9-13 14:21
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