Niagara Falls – Canada Album

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Background

At DroneVU Studios we bring you not just footage from around Florida but also from other states and countries as well when work or vacation takes us out of state or out of the country.       Recent travels gave us the opportunity to film the famed Niagara Falls from both the Canadian side and the American side.

Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls is the collective name for three waterfalls that straddle the international border between Canada and the United States; more specifically, between the province of Ontario and the state of New York. They form the southern end of the Niagara Gorge.

From largest to smallest, the three waterfalls are the Horseshoe Falls, the American Falls and the Bridal Veil Falls. The Horseshoe Falls lies on the border of the United States and Canada with the American Falls entirely on the American side, separated by Goat Island. The smaller Bridal Veil Falls are also on the American side, separated from the other waterfalls by Luna Island.

Niagara Falls was formed when glaciers receded at the end of the Wisconsin glaciation (the last ice age), and water from the newly formed Great Lakes carved a path through the Niagara Escarpment en route to the Atlantic Ocean. While not exceptionally high, Niagara Falls is very wide. More than six million cubic feet (168,000 m3) of water falls over the crest line every minute in high flow, and almost four million cubic feet (110,000 m3) on average.

The Horseshoe Falls drop about 188 feet, while the height of the American Falls varies between 70 and 100 feet because of the presence of giant boulders at its base. The larger Horseshoe Falls are about 2,600 feet wide, while the American Falls are 1,060 feet  wide. The distance between the American extremity of the Niagara Falls and the Canadian extremity is 3,409 feet.

The volume of water approaching the falls during peak flow season may sometimes be as much as 225,000 cubic feet per second. The average annual flow rate is 85,000 cubic feet  per second. Since the flow is a direct function of the Lake Erie water elevation, it typically peaks in late spring or early summer. During the summer months, at least 100,000 cubic feet per second of water traverses the falls, some 90% of which goes over the Horseshoe Falls, while the balance is diverted to hydroelectric facilities.

[source: en.wikipedia.org]

Drone Footage

DroneVU Studios filmed the waterfalls from both the ground and the air using the latest camera equipment, aerial drone platforms, and post processing techniques.   To see the full album click the following link:

Niagara Falls Album: http://dronevustudios.com/gallery/index.php?/category/162

Drone Aerial 360 Panorama

We also created an aerial 360 degree panorama of the waterfalls which is viewable here:

360 Panorama: http://dronevustudios.com/360.html

Upcoming Drone Video

As always, we do not stop there. We are also hard at work on editing, post processing, and publishing an aerial drone video of these breathtaking falls. So stay tuned as we plan on bringing our viewers aerial and traditional video of the world famous Niagara Falls.