By Mike Jones
These incredible aerial images by film-maker Fergus Kennedy, show the stunning landscapes around the historical sites of Jordan.
The experienced multi-rotor pilot and camera operator, who’s the main man behind the intro sequence to the Great British Bake Off, provides aerial video, still photography, and 3D modelling services to clients including the BBC, ITV, ABC Television, Canon Europe, Toyota, Nissan, Love Productions, WWF, and the Royal Navy through his company Skylark Aerial Imaging.
Speaking about these mind-blowing shots, Fergus, 48, said: “I visited Jordan about ten years ago and I loved it.
“I was asked to accompany a para-motor expedition as a photographer.
“We got permission to fly the drone there and I just knew the scenery would be so much more spectacular from the air.”
Fergus’s first book Drone Photography Masterclass was published by Ammonite Press in 2017 and he is a judge for the Outdoor Photographer of the Year competition.
This autumn, he serves as consultant editor on the new book, Masters of Drone Photography, which brings together drone photographers from around the world to share their secrets on how they achieve such wondrous photos.
Fergus said: “I think a lot of people have been surprised by the variety of scenery in Jordan.
“Having very modern flying machines to explore the ancient ruins is an exciting feature.
“Having the drone definitely added an unusual angle to familiar views.”
The expedition was the first time a group of para-motor pilots have been allowed to explore the landscapes and ruins of this desert Kingdom from the air, flying closer than any other manned aircraft has before.