Ground-based Drone Mirage

Description: Let me explain this mirage.

It’s a drone photo, but after I was forced to land with the battery down to 10%. But that’s still enough battery to take photos, right?

This is with the 160mm equivalent lens on the DJI Mavic 3 Cine drone. Sometimes called the 7X lens because it is about a seven times zoom from the standard lens.

It works wonders in bright conditions and I was too lazy to get out my big camera to capture the mirage across the dried (mostly) lake.

A distant photo across a dried lake bed in Utah that caused a mirage to appear before far-flung mountains

Location: Sevier Lake, Utah, USA, North America

Camera: DJI Mavic 3 Cine

Photograph Copyright Peter West Carey. Image Available For Commercial Licensing (email)


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