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