Perfect weather combined with an efficient operator has resulted in some fabulous overhead views of Wild Wings & Swampy Things. Never having seen a drone in action I was keen to observe the launching process but didn’t expect that it would be quite so exciting. I think I may possibly have squealed with delight as the drone took off, headed skywards! Tom let it hover overhead for a few moments while it got its bearings and then it was out of our sight as he sent it on a circuit of the property.
The early morning light was perfect to capture the colour variation of our very green landscape.
The view below is taken from near Barratt Creek looking NNE over our orchard in the bottom right hand corner, a glimpse of our house can be seen in the centre of the photo. The boundary lines are approximate and the view somewhat distorted due to the angle.
Dagmar Range is part of the Greater Daintree National Park which begins on the other side of Barratt Creek so Wild Wings & Swampy Things Nature Refuge forms an important corridor between a large conservation area and the Daintree River catchment.
The view towards Daintree Village from Barratt Creek shows the contrasting vegetation of the cattle farming areas. While the hills make a beautiful backdrop our front boundary is the Mossman-Daintree road, hidden under the trees.
Wetlands in the foreground, bird hide is a light speck in the green, main house is just to the left of centre and Daintree Village is visible as a cluster of buildings in the far distance with the Daintree river on the right hand side of the photo.