The Yucatan landscape from the heights

Photographer Gloria Medina Torre tells us about her experience exploring the Yucatán landscape from the heights.

Since I was a girl, I have had the opportunity to travel and visit places that only few people can reach. Corners, spaces and unique points in the world where I can show the “viewer” a bit of what my eyes see through the lens of my camera.

Yucatan from the heights
Photography: Gloria Medina

For many, “Drones” are an “unmanned aircraft” that helps us to have another perspective of where we are. One of the advantages apart from the very small size and ease of transport, is that

it can be used for recreational, professional or commercial purposes. As well as its effectiveness in very limited places, with difficult access or isolated places. For me being able to use the drone is a bliss, it transports me to a peace that I do not know how to explain.It is as if I am flying, I always wonder if they will believe what I am seeing at that moment on the screen and even from that moment I start thinking about the background music that the video will have or the name that the photo will have.

San Bruno, Yucatán
Photography: Gloria Medina

Not only do I use the drone as a work tool, I almost always take short trips (because of the routine) and take the drone with myself because I know that I will be able to capture an image that speaks for itself.

Photographing the Yucatan landscape from the heights is like taking a photo on an analog camera, it is a box of surprises! you can find everything: a world of textures, ruins, cenotes, the famous coast and Las Coloradas; for me this last one represents one of the best days that I have flown, I was able to observe a lot of vivid colors, a thousand textures, and a landscape with a unique silence.

Touring Yucatán in the air is one of the best experiences I have had, because it’s not only by land that you get to unique places. Knowing where in the world you are standing is also inexplicable. I will always recommend doing that trip and without fear of flying, we do not know what we are going to find on the way.

San Bruno, Yucatán
Photography: Gloria Medina

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