In the heart of winter, Mallacoota Inlet revealed itself in a unique splendor, and thanks to modern drone technology, we were able to capture its exquisite beauty.
Our drone journey started at Captain Stevenson's Point, making its way to the mouth opening. As the drone ventured out to sea, it serendipitously caught a few adventurers gliding smoothly on their SUPs—a peaceful sight against the vast backdrop of the ocean.
The drone then retraced its path inland, making a turn to the right, circling Harrison's Channel. This leg of the journey offered a panoramic view of the islands—Goat, Horse, and Rabbit Island, each possessing its own distinct charm.
We then navigated towards the wharf, hovering over Foreshore Park, providing a bird's-eye view of the serene green spaces and walking trails. The journey concluded where it began, at Captain Stevenson's Point.
The raw beauty of the inlet was captured in HD 1080P footage straight from the drone, with no color correction. The footage's authenticity, however, did make me ponder the potential improvement a polarised filter might offer.
But that's not all. For those who love a more immersive experience, there are a couple of VR360 images to feast your eyes on. Dive right into the heart of Mallacoota and feel like you're floating right above the waters. Additionally, there are three 180° panoramas that provide a widescreen spectacle of the inlet's beauty.
It's fascinating to note the stark difference in the lake's appearance from just five days prior, on 20th July, before it was opened to the ocean. Nature's dynamism, it seems, is always full of surprises.
Enjoy the visual journey and let Mallacoota's winter beauty warm your heart.