Much time was spent yesterday building a high-end drone capable of doing some really amazing photography or video of the FCRE property.
This morning was the test launch to just get it up, go around a bit, and come down where it is supposed to come down. But here is a photo taken from near the launch site of the surrounding terrain. It is very steep and rugged with some areas of dense jungle.
And here is a shot of the same hillside taken with a 450mm telephoto lens, just to show how steep, dense and complex this area is.
But wait, what is that odd-shaped whitish thing almost dead center?
Recovery operations are underway, but it is now raining hard and who knows if the tree they are climbing will still have the drone in it tomorrow? The hillside is now obscured and probably won't be able to know any more until tomorrow. I will keep posting on this as things progress with the rescue.
Keith Christenson - Wildlife Biologist