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The world’s biggest cities and landmarks seen from up above, mountaintops standing clear over the clouds, and rushing waterfalls flowing over cliffs to the Earth down below. Aerial footage and drone videos are some of the most stunning visuals of any stock video library. Take your audience and your videos to new heights with the best aerial footage captured by helicopters, planes, drones, skydivers and more.
About drone and aerial videos
Drone videos and aerial footage have long been a staple of the stock footage world, but as technology continues to advance, the speed, agility, and stabilization of modern drone videos takes footage to new heights. From soaring aerials of skyscrapers at night to vast natural landscapes to high-speed footage unlike any you’ve ever seen, videos captured from helicopters, planes, and drones stand out high above the rest. Shutterstock makes searching for aerial and drone videos easy. Need to search for night time city skyscrapers? Search for exactly what you need. Find millions of clips, including aerial shots of major cities like New York, Paris, London, and Dubai. Discover drone videos of sandy beaches, aerials of snow covered mountaintops, and soar about the forest. Use advanced filters to narrow your results based on length, frame rate, contributor and more.
Best-selling drone and aerial footage
4k0.38Aerial top view of waves break on rocks in a blue ocean. Sea waves on beautiful beach aerial view drone 4k shot. Bird's eye view of ocean waves crashing against an empty stone rock cliff from above.
4k0.15Great firework show in Moscow Russia near MSU Moscow State University. Unique close aerial view, flight inside, quadcopter drone footage. Beautiful colors from above. 4K footage.
4k0.13Aerial top view drone shot of the winter forest landscape forest covered with snow in the Tatra Mountains with a countryside rural road and moving car. Transportation and nature 4K concept footage.
4k0.17Cinematic aerial Miami beach. Sunny summer day with copy space on blue green background. Travel business footage, drone 4K. Florida vacation USA. Modern water front buildings with beach and ocean view
4k0.30Aerial footage from a hot air balloon show located in Flims, Switzerland - surrounded by beautiful mountains. Filmed during the sunrise with the DJI Inspire 2 drone in 5.2k RAW and downscaled to 4k.
4k0.09Kayaking in Nature National Park. Tropical Landscape. Camera Zoom Out and Hovering Above Two people in Canoe Surrounded Indian Ocean. Dolphin Swims near the boat. Aerial view.
4k0.23Chrysler Building, Night, Birds Eye View, Manhattan, New York City, Aerial, Drone, footage, Skyscraper, Cityscape, Iconic Landmark
4k0.08Modern architecture waterfront skyscraper glass buildings in foreground, Miami city in background. USA Florida sunset dusk purple colors of sky. Establishing aerial view shot of Miami downtown skyline
4k0.27Rising tilting drone shot of spectacular intersection, rush hour commute in Shanghai city, transportation and infrastructure in urban China
4k0.19Colorful buildings of a residential district, aerial shooting from a drone. Top view of colorful buildings, aerial footage.
4k0.06Cute Little Girl Is Playing In Wheat Field. Spinning. Happy Childhood. Agriculture, Farming Concept. Aerial View, Drone Footage.
4k0.15Aerial top view 4k footage by drone of ocean blue waves break on high cliff of a rocky mountain. Danger sea waves on a beach
4k0.19Young Man Walking Up Mountain Slope Backpacking Winter Hike Extreme Conditions Swiss Alps Aerial Drone Flight Footage
4k0.194k drone Bora Bora Tahiti. Aerial view of overwater bungalow villas in lagoon, French Polynesia. Luxury travel vacation, paradise island getaway, romantic honeymoon exotic destination.
4k0.10Aerial view of sunset on Istanbul Bosphorus Bridge (15 July Martyrs Bridge). 4K Footage in Turkey
4k0.17Drone flies over colorful tulip fields towards a windmill on a sunny day with a clear blue sky in the Netherlands Aerial Drone footage 4K
4k0.11Flight with flock of crane heron birds. Beautiful colorful pink and orange sunset sky reflection in lake nature. Aerial drone flight 4k footage. Vladivostok Primorsky Krai Russia. Summer evening
4k0.12Drone Aerial view 4k Footage of International Containers Cargos ship,Freight Transportation, Shipping,Trade Port,Shipping cargo to harbor, Nautical Vessel.Logistics import export Container Cargo ship
4k0.12Empty street in Stockholm city, Sweden aerial top down view. Quarantined city, empty abandoned streets during corona virus outbreak. Drone shot flying over buildings, parked cars and street
4k0.10Wide shot aerial drone footage tracking a sedan car cruising on an empty road surrounded by a beautiful large forest and river.
4k0.19Antarctica Melting Blue Water Iceberg Aerial View. Antarctic Ocean Environment. Arctic Ice Nature Landscape of Global Warming and Climate Change Concept Top Drone Shot Footage 4K (UHD)
4k0.17Aerial drone footage of New York skyline along 42nd street canyon, at dusk, with pull back camera motion
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4k0.13Futuristic city skyline. Big data, Artificial intelligence, Internet of things. Aerial view of New York with financial charts and data. Stock exchange figures.
4k0.20Smart city and communication network concept. 5G. IoT (Internet of Things). Telecommunication.
4k0.13Smart City Aerial Drone Footage Hologram Information Arches Forming During Network Communication Futuristic Network and Technology 5G Drone Low Light 4k
4k0.06Aerial hyper lapse (hyperlapse - time lapse) of a large logistics park with a warehouse - loading hub. Semi-trucks with freight trailers standing at the ramps for loading/unloading goods
4k0.13aerial shot expensive luxury sport car SUV driving on the sunny clean road highway to mountains. Joy future packshot
4k0.15Intelligent Vehicles Cars Communicating Ai Logistic Autonomous Delivery Vehicles IoT GPS Tracking Satellite 5G Smart Roads Traffic Road Junction Interchange Motorway Triangulation Of Traffic Data
4k0.18Large wind turbines with blades in field aerial view bright orange sunset blue sky wind park slow motion drone turn. Silhouettes windmills, large orange sun disc summer lens flare. Alternative energy
4k0.08Big City Businessman Uses Smartphone, Stands on Crowded Street. E-Commerce Visualization of Information Lines Flying from Mobile Phone into Global Digital Network. Top-Down Zoom out Aerial Drone Shot
4k0.14Aerial view of the sunsets over sea. Beautiful sea waves. Pink sand and amazing sea. Summer sunset seascape. Atlantic Ocean beach sunsets. Water texture. Top view of the fantastic natural sunsets. 4K
4k0.30Aerial view city central park, trains, buildings and skyscrapers in New York during the day under blue skies. Best New York aerial shot. Wide shot on 4K RED camera.
4k0.23Aerial view of Tropical Beach. Top view of pink beach at sunset. Beautiful sunset rose sand beach. Tropical beach aerial view, Sea waves seamless on the beautiful coastline.
4k0.12Aerial Flight Over a New Constructions Development Site with Diverse team of Engineers and Architects Discussing Real Estate Projects. Heavy Machinery and Construction Workers are Working in the Area.
4k0.09Ecology solar power station panels in the fields green energy at sunset landscape electrical innovation nature environment slow motion
4k0.15The Himalayas Everest Beautiful Mountain Range Winter Inspiring Landscape Snow Cold Sea Of Clouds Aerial Flight Footage Over Peaks Epic Panorama Nature Success Summit Top Peak 4K
4k0.29Aerial top view of cargo ship carrying container and running with tug boat for export goods from cargo yard port to custom ocean concept freight shipping by ship .
4k0.21Earth zoom in from outer space to city. Zooming on Frankfurt, Germany. The animation continues by zoom out through clouds and atmosphere into space. View of the Earth at night. Images from NASA. 4K
4k0.06Beautiful waterfall in green forest, top view. Tropical in mountain jungle. Waterfall in the tropical forest. Big Waterfall in 4k
4k0.12Visualization of Information Global Network. Technology Connecting Lines Flows into Digital Communication Space Flying from Mobile Phone. Young Man Uses Smartphone in the Big City. Aerial Drone Shot
4k0.21Epic aerial view of smoking wild fire. Large smoke clouds and fire spread. Forest and tropical jungle deforestation. Amazon and siberian wildfires. Dry grass burning. Climate change, ecology, earth
4k0.19Establishing Aerial View Shot of London City Skyline Shard and Tower Bridge in foreground, Canary Wharf in background United Kingdom sunrise dusk wonderful colors of the sky
4k0.31Aerial view of forest in Sweden at sunrise. Drone shot flying over spruce conifer treetops, nature background footage in 4K resolution
4k0.07Milan, Italy - October 20, 2020: Aerial view. Modern and ecologic skyscrapers with many trees on every balcony. Bosco Verticale
hd0.20Early autumn in forest aerial top view. Mixed forest, green conifers, deciduous trees with yellow leaves. Fall colors countryside woodland. Drone zoom out spins above colorful texture in nature
4k0.16Aerial Drone Flight Hyperlapse Of Panoramic Skyline Of Metropolitan City Business Network Formation Futuristic Technology Ai 5g Network Drone Low Light 4k
4k0.13Aerial Cinematic clip: Drone flying over a wheat field during sunset. Drone flies over yellow agriculture wheat field. Beautiful summer landscape of a wheat field. Top view to the farm wheatfield.
4k0.12Camera pulls back through rotating blades of a wind turbine in an offshore wind farm in the sea against low sun. Green and renewable energy concept. Realistic high quality 3d animation.
4k0.06Beautiful top view time-lapse of car traffic at roundabout lane and buildings. 4K drone aerial zoom out. Urban cityscape concept or abstract of advanced innovation, financial technology, energy power
Using drone videos as establishing shots
- Opening shots or transitions between locations often turn to the use of aerial footage to help an audience move from one location to another.
- Aerials quickly help establish locations by providing a wide shot of an area, showing off a vast bustling downtown or the quiet escape of an oasis or beach.
- These aerials are often paired with another shot further establishing a location, like a coffee shop in a big city, or a nice resort with footage of a beach. Shutterstock establishing shot aerials have been used in countless projects, from major motion pictures to international commercial campaigns.
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