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Filming at the Largest Bat Colony in the World

Every night from March to October, a vortex of millions and millions of bats emerges from Bracken Cave.

Engineer Builds Drone From Scratch, Destroys It on First Day

Today it’s easy to buy a drone that is flyable right off the shelf and start shooting aerial footage. Just three years ago, that wasn’t the case. National Geographic’s Alan Turchik built a custom drone from scratch to take on his first major expedition to the legendary Pitcairn Islands in the South Pacific…and things went badly.