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These drone images will make you fall in love with Dorset's Jurassic Coast

Breathtaking aerial images and footage of Dorset show the south coast county’s mesmerising and iconic landmarks in all their glory.

One picture shows the stunning and iconic Old Harry Rocks, whilst the video also displays the most scenic points of interests such as Corfe Castle, Isle of Portland, Poole Harbour, Brownsea Island, Jurassic Coast, and the magnificent rock arch at Durdle Door.

Durdle Door, Jurassic Coast
Rock arch at Durdle Door Xander Ettling / mediadrumworld.com

Capturing the magnificent south-west county, these eye-catching photographs reveal the beautiful landscapes, beaches, cliffs, and islands that delightful Dorset provides. The images were shot by British photographer and videographer, Alexander Ettling (21), on a Canon 7D with 50mm – 400mm lens and a DJI Phantom 3 Advanced drone.

Brownsea Island in Poole Harbour, Dorset
Brownsea Island. Image by Xander Ettling / mediadrumworld.com

“I believe that Dorset has the most beautiful landmarks and coastline in the world and I really wanted to show off my home county from the air,” said Alexander. I wanted to show how beautiful Dorset can be in the spring but this relied heavily on good light to make it come across as warm and summery.”

Corfe Castle, Dorset Image by Alexander Ettling / mediadrumworld.com
Corfe Castle, Dorset Image by Xander Ettling / mediadrumworld.com

Dorset is famous for having some of the most iconic and picturesque sites in the UK, with over fifteen locations to visit and explore including the beautiful Dorset National Park.

Dorset National Park. Image by Xander Ettling / mediadrumworld.com
Dorset National Park. Image by Xander Ettling / mediadrumworld.com

Dorset is a popular tourism destination, with 26.3 million day trips made to the area over the year.

Dorset's Jurassic Coast. Image by Xander Ettling / mediadrumworld.com
Dorset’s Jurassic Coast. Image by Xander Ettling / mediadrumworld.com

At just twenty-one, photographer and final year photography student Alexander taught himself how to use a professional camera through the help of YouTube tutorials. “At 15 I started borrowing my parents’ Canon 300D DSLR and taught myself through online tutorials,” said Alexander.“ I love to shoot this type of photography as I see it as something people can enjoy and use as escapism from the real world.
(Media Drum World)