Perth, Australia-based photographer Ryan Chatfield was recording aerial footage of Perth’s City Beach when his brand new camera drone ran low on batteries and began an automatic descent toward the waves below. What followed was a mad 100 yard dash that required Chatfield to clamber over a rock jetty and into the ocean. He managed to catch the drone when it was about a foot from the water. Then he endured a good flogging by a wave as he climbed back up the jetty with his (intact) drone. All of this was recorded by the drone’s camera.
photos via Ryan Chatfield