Tag Archives: GoPro

What It Looks Like to Ride the World’s Biggest Urban Zipline (GoPro Video)

Director Devin Graham, better known by his Youtube name, Devin Supertramp, has been getting a lot of attention on Youtube lately.

A few weeks ago, he released an awesome video in which he and his crew converted a hill in San Francisco into a giant slip-and-slide. They used $85,000 worth of camera equipment to capture the fun:

Now, Devin and his crew have taken on a new challenge: filming themselves riding the world’s biggest urban zipline in Panama City.

The team ascended to the top of a 700-foot building before launching themselves down the 10,000-foot line.

If that wasn’t crazy enough, the daredevils also unclip themselves halfway down the line, finishing out the ride with a short free-fall followed by a gentle trip to the ground via parachute. Check it out in the video below:

(h/t Hi Consumption)

This Guy Decided to Film Fireworks By Flying Through Them With a Drone (Video)

I’m sure last night was a reminder of just how dazzling a fireworks display can look from the ground. But what would it look like to up in the air, where the actual explosions are taking place?

Well, YouTube user Jos Stiglingh decided he would answer that question. He attached a GoPro Hero 3 to a  DJI Phantom 2 drone and flew it through a a fireworks display.

Check out the amazing footage below (HD is highly suggested):

GoPro Takes Us Inside The Mysterious World of Jellyfish Lake (Video)

This small, picturesque lake is located on the remote island of Eli Malk. This island is part of over 200 small islands which make up the country of Palau, a small island nation located near Japan.

Jellyfish Island

Although the lake is connected through small underground tunnels to the ocean, the lake and its inhabitants are, for the most part, totally isolated.

Check out the video below to see why Jellyfish Lake is so amazing…

Eli Malk is part of the Rock Islands, a cluster of mostly uninhabited limestone and coral islands that contain about 70 marine lakes similar to Jellyfish Lake. Though many of these other lakes contain their own jellyfish, none of them have as high of a concentration of golden jellyfish as the lake on Eli Malk.

Because of the extreme isolation, the golden jellyfish inside Jellyfish Lake have evolved into their own unique species over time. Many believe that other new species may have evolved from their relatives in nearby lagoons as well. 

The Lion Whisperer Plays Soccer With Some of His Majestic Furry Friends (Video)

Kevin Richardson is a zoologist and conservationist who works with orphaned lions in the southern parts of Africa. Kevin takes in orphaned cubs, raises them to adulthood and then releases them back into national parks and game preserves where they are protected.

Kevin uses the amazing bond he has with these lions to promote awareness of their declining numbers by making mind-blowing videos of him interacting with the animals as if he were one of them.

Most recently he released the video above in conjunction with Van Gils, the official tailor of the Dutch national soccer team, whose mascot is a lion.

If you enjoyed this clip, make sure to check out this video that we posted in January, where Richardson takes a bunch of GoPro cameras with him while visiting his lion companions and a pack of hyenas who he has befriended as well.

What It Looks Like to Base Jump From the Burj Khalifa, the World’s Tallest Building (Video)

“We don’t like to scare ourselves- that’s not the goal. People think you base jump because you are crazy or you like to get scared…but, I mean, we like to fly, you know? We like to have fun.”

From the video description on YouTube:

“Skydive Dubai sponsored Soul Flyers World Champions Vince Reffet and Fred Fugen break a new World Record by BASE jumping from above the pinnacle of the World’s Tallest Building.”

The Burj Khalifa is over 2,700 feet tall.

The Burj Khalifa will soon be replaced by Kingdom Tower in Saudi Arabia.

The Navy SEAL’s Parachute Jump Into the San Diego Padres’ Stadium From Their Perspective (Video)

When the San Diego Padres hosted the L.A. Dodgers for their home opener last Tuesday, they held a special ceremony to honor baseball legend Jerry Coleman.

As part of that ceremony, three members of the Navy SEAL’s Parachute Team the “Leap Frogs”, parachuted into the stadium with special flags bearing Coleman’s initials and trademark star.

Here’s what the jump looked like for one of those SEALs:

 

Incredible Go-Pro Footage of a Pelican Learning to Fly (Video)

Meet Bigbird, a pelican who was orphaned off the coast of Lake Tanganyika in Tanzania. He was discovered by staff of the Greystoke Mahale safari company after stumbling ashore during a storm.

They took him in, nursed him back to health, and then taught him how to fly by running up and down the beach over and over flapping their arms like wings. Eventually, Bigbird figured it out.