A still from the video shows Eric Chen and his friends at the top of Lion’s Head moments after releasing the drone, with a sunset-lit Cape Town in the background. (Image: Eric Cheng)
On a recent holiday in Cape Town, Eric Chen, a director at Chinese aerial photography company DJI, flew his drone “quadcopter” off the top of Lion’s Head for a stunning airborne GoPro-filmed tour of Table Mountain, the city bowl, rocky shores and smooth beaches, seals playing in the surf and great white shark cage-diving.
Watch the video:
The film was shot with a DJI Phantom 2 quadcopter drone, a Zenmuse H3-3D gimbal and a GoPro Hero 3+ Black.
Shortcuts to the video:
- 00:03 Lion’s Head
- 00:44 Table Mountain
- 00:57 Cape Point kelp
- 01:20 Sharks in the surf off Cape Point
- 01:36 Fur seals and sharks
- 01:45 Surfing fur seal
- 01:51 Buiker Island
- 02:33 Seal Island
- 02:55 Great white shark cave diving
- 03:27 Simon’s Town approach