20 eerie aerial images of shipwrecks

Shipwrecks are cool, well, not in the sense that a ship was lost – cost a company thousands if not millions of dollars and possible lives were lost – but in the sense they freeze time. Where else can you take a look at something as though it were mummified for the rest of eternity? You’d have to find a mummy. The following 20 eerie aerial images of shipwrecks were captured all over the world with drones. You’re getting a perspective never seen before from some of these shipwrecks. We even added a few planes for good measure. Stunning and eerie images that truly freeze time.

We hope you enjoy these images of history. There’s something captivating about staring at large pieces of twisted metal that once ruled the open seas. If you have any outstanding images of shipwrecks you’ve taken with your drone, we’d love to see them and include them in future galleries.

1. A pair of ships at their final resting place

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Instagram / @____bok___

Hard to imagine what brought down these ships. At least they both went down together. Or did they? Most likely the tide working it’s magic.

2. Rust and crystal blue waters

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Instagram / @surfsup_turksandcaicos

Taking a paddle-boarding adventure has never been the same.

3. Ancient awe

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Instagram / @photoshopcafe

Tourists take in the sites of a ship that is many years old…and slightly rusty.

4. The Mili on its side

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Instagram / @christian_ghammachi

Oh, the Mili. What ever happened to her? Mili is on her side and that’s not good.

5. Unfortunate landing, interesting selfie

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Instagram / @szetoszeto

To date, this image is one of the most popular on FullDrone.com. Not sure the story behind the image, but we’re working to find out. Either way, it didn’t end well for this prop plane.

6. Ships of yesteryear fall victim to the tide

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Instagram / @breathtaking.photographs

Amazing how Mother Nature makes her own parades.

7. Battles lost at sea

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Instagram / @propelyachts

This is an amazing image of a war-era plane in it’s final resting place.

8. A beautiful resting place

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Instagram / @cy.rl

Great shot of a shipwreck easily seen through the crystal waters of the ocean.

9. A relic in paradise

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Instagram / @panoplytci

Old and new. Beautifully captured in this aerial image of this shipwreck.

10. Ship fossils

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Instagram / @clarefieseler

It takes a bit of focusing, but you can see the old fossils of ships from yesteryear. And if you look very closely, the pilot capturing the image.

11. Becoming one with the Earth

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Instagram / @adam.cropp

One with the earth.

12. From great ship to tourist attraction

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Instagram / @romynphotography

Sea-lovers frolic in the water while they take in a shipwreck nearby. It looks a bit like an electrical outlet wouldn’t you say?

13. Peeled back entrance to paradise

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Instagram / @nathanvantuyl

Such a beautiful place for the final resting place of this ship.

14. Part of the tides

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Instagram / @zacmullings

A shipwreck that is blasted daily by the ocean’s punishing waves.

15. Washed up and drydocked

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Instagram / @gpphoto_air

Far from being an ‘ancient’ shipwreck, or a ship for that matter, but this boat obviously found trouble and eventually ran aground and is left on the shoreline for what could be decades.

16. Once last place to call home; an amazing resting place

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Instagram / @digitaltravel

Talk about picturesque! The fate of this ship is overpowered by the beauty of it’s graveyard. What an amazing backdrop.

17. A part of the pier

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Instagram / @droneguyaussieroadtrip

This pier has become even more fortified thanks to the skeleton of this ship pushed up onto its rocks.

18. Undercover island

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Instagram / @aerial_life

Someday people will never even know the island they’re standing on was once a ship!

19. The test of time

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Instagram / @leecarseldine

Stuck in the sand and no plans to move for generations to come.

20. Stuck in nature’s cycle

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Instagram / @solointhesky

This unfortunate boat found the end of service stuck in the twisting tides of the ocean. Stuck in a sand bar and punished by the waves until it is pushed onto the next beach…and it’s next home.

Have any amazing aerial images of shipwrecks? We want to see them!

Send us your best shipwreck shots for future posts. If they’re good enough, we’ll include them in the next featured post. Email the image to us or hashtag #FullDone or mention us at @FullDrone and we’ll take a look.

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