Exposed - Aerial Exploration

Sarah Smith-Tripp

From the air, forests look different. I took this photo on a routine drone flight above my field site to capture photos of the forest canopy. Even though I walked through my field site many times, I had never seen this pond. Aerial photos expose beautiful places that you may not find while traipsing about the field. As field scientists, we learn our field sites so well, but an aerial view gives an entirely new perspective.