Photography by drones

Drones have long been the domain of the U.S. military, which uses them extensively in Pakistan’s tribal areas near the Afghanistan border to spy on and target threats to the United States.

Recently however, civilians have increasingly turned to drones to shoot ground-breaking footage or angles of adventure sports.

Remo Masima operates a remote-controlled helicopter from the base camp of the Trango Summit in northern Pakistan
Remo Masima operates a remote-controlled helicopter from the base camp of the Trango Summit in northern Pakistan's Karakoram mountain range. ? Photo by AP
A team member gets ready to operate a helicopter over the Trango Summit.- Photo by AP
A team member gets ready to operate a helicopter over the Trango Summit.- Photo by AP
Mammut, Peter Ortner and David Lama ascend the Trango Summit in northern Pakistan
Mammut, Peter Ortner and David Lama ascend the Trango Summit in northern Pakistan's Karakoram mountain range. When they reached the summit, a camera mounted to a small remote-controlled helicopter recorded stunning images of the trio surrounded by the Karakoram range. ? Photo by AP
A team member prepares to fly a radio-controlled helicopter at the base of Trango Summit. ? Photo by AP
A team member prepares to fly a radio-controlled helicopter at the base of Trango Summit. ? Photo by AP
A team member prepares to fly a radio-controlled helicopter at the base of Trango Summit. ? Photo by AP
A team member prepares to fly a radio-controlled helicopter at the base of Trango Summit. ? Photo by AP
This photo is taken from a camera mounted to a remote-controlled helicopter showing Peter Ortner, Corey Rich and David Lama standing atop the Trango Summit. ? Photo by AP
This photo is taken from a camera mounted to a remote-controlled helicopter showing Peter Ortner, Corey Rich and David Lama standing atop the Trango Summit. ? Photo by AP
Mammut, Peter Ortner and David Lama walk on the Trango Summit in northern Pakistan
Mammut, Peter Ortner and David Lama walk on the Trango Summit in northern Pakistan's Karakoram mountain range while a remote-controlled helicopter flies over them. ? Photo by AP

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Akram
Sep 22, 2012 10:16am
that picture on the mountain is amazing. I'm also a flier here in the UK.
raika45
Sep 24, 2012 04:09am
would make a wonderful documentary for television.
Sana Fatima
Sep 22, 2012 10:31am
yeah the us military use it to target threats to the US ...who are often women and children ...wow