The New York City Drone Film Festival put together this compilation video using footage from the official selections of the festival, and it’s really cool to see. Sure, drones can be occasionally annoying when they’re buzzing around your picnic at the park—but when they’re controlled by the right hands, they can capture some truly astonishing angles on things in the world around us.

Here are drone shots of volcanoes, solar power farms, extreme sports, nature, destruction, and so much more.

 Watch at: http://sploid.gizmodo.com/the-best-drone-footage-of-the-year-so-far-1781149206