An eye in the sky that can help catch wildlife poachers is the dream of many conservationists in Africa.
That dream is closer to becoming a reality thanks to rapid advances in Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV), or drone, technology.
Ol Pejeta Conservancy, a Kenyan 90,000-acre reserve specialising in protecting white and black rhinos, has teamed up with San Francisco-based tech company Airware, which specialises in drone autopilot systems.
Read more… BBC News – Can drones help tackle Africas wildlife poaching crisis?.
The arrival of cheap drone technology – and small, light high-quality cameras – has given rise to a new genre of beautiful aerial photography and film-making.
A new competition, sponsored by National Geographic, has highlighted some stunning examples of drone photographs taken in the past year.
The winner of the competition was a stunning view of an eagle soaring high above a national park in Indonesia.
See more of the winners… BBC News – Eagle shot wins drone photography competition.