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Aerial Panoramic Photos & Videos

   A number of aerial, 360° panoramic photos and videos have been taken with the aim of finding new holes or investigating those in places that are difficult to access. An early success (early 2018) was the discovery of Torca del Dron (site 4669), a few metres down off the track at Los Cantones (the top end of the TV Mast track).
    The photos and videos are presented here so that interested cavers can compare them with annotated maps and photographs supplied through Google Earth, OruxMaps or other sources.
    (The Matienzo QGIS map has layers accessing Pangazer with most these photos and videos so people who have downloaded the map (version 181015 or later) do not need to load either PanGazer or the panoramas from this page.)
   The latest overview map (28/9/2021) shows the extent of video tracks (blue) and orange panorama circles with the 2021 & 2022 permit areas and cave centre lines. After the February 2022 visit, 6 panos and 4 videos were added to South Vega west. After Easter expedition, 2 videos and 2 panos were added.

Photo panoramas
    The 120 aerial panoramas (marked on the maps with fading blue circles) are 360° panoramas (22 or 23 photos stitched together; large size - about 120Mb) taken by drone flying some tens of metres above the ground. The images should be viewed with PanGazer to get the most from them. Some photos are more informative than others and have been taken in different lighting conditions. Some may have site number(s) and/or compass points superimposed to aid orientation or highlight features.
    When a thumbnail jpg below is left-clicked, a larger version is shown. Each panorama is indicated as a dark blue fading circle and has a code displayed: date and video number. A left-click over each dark blue fading circle will view the (distorted) 360° aerial panorama file. Right-clicking over a dark blue circle will download the aerial panorama file (Save link as...) for subsequent viewing in PanGazer.

Photo viewer - Pangazer.
   Pangazer, a program written by Mike Cowlishaw and highly suited to viewing 360° drone panoramas. As well as rotation and zoom, features include multiple views, addition of compass points, a link to Google Maps to show where the panorama was taken, and the facility to save the screen view at any point.
   The PanGazer website has complete instructions and a download page. The program folder can be installed anywhere and you may wish to put a shortcut to the appropriate exe file on the desktop. Once PanGazer is started, the panorama files can be dragged into the app window or loaded from the Image/Open new image... menu. Two screens are a definite advantage to compare an aerial panorama photo with a map.

Videos
   These are edited aerial videos on YouTube: left-click to view. A kml file for Google Earth and a map are provided for nearly all the flight paths. However, the drone's camera was not necessarily switched on through the whole flight and / or sections of the flight video may have been edited out. There may also be "extra" flight path where the drone flew out and back to take a panorama.
    Most of each video has a view point looking straight down although there are often oblique views at the beginning and / or end of each video. Every flight path has red chevrons indicating the direction of travel.

Juan Corrin, 2018 - 2021, February, May 2022


3 6 0 °    A E R I A L     P A N O R A M A S   Click image to enlarge and choose photo. (Latest update, 120 panos: May 2022)
Alisas-Trillos-Seldesuto (5)
Alisas-Trillos-Seldesuto.jpg
Lastrilla-Arnilla-Cubija (12)
Lastrilla-Arnilla-Cubija.jpg
Matienzo-north (12)
Matienzo-north.jpg
Muela-Mullir (13)
Muela-Mullir.jpg
Riaño-south (4)
Riano-south.jpg
San Antonio-south (5)
SanAntonio-south.jpg
SouthVega-east (20)
SouthVega-east.jpg
SouthVega-west (28)
SouthVega-west.jpg
Vallina-Colorado (4)
Vallina-Colorado.jpg
El Somo -La Piluca (8)
Somo.jpg
Monte Llusa - El Rincón (1)
Fresnedo (1)

A E R I A L   V I D E O S     (Latest update, 76 videos: May 2022). Listed approximately N to S.
Video on YouTube
Left-click to play
date General area in video Map
Left-click to enlarge
kml file for Google Earth
left-click to activate
Monte Llusa depression at summit 13/4/2019 Start S of Monte Llusa; fly east then west and north to end over large, wooded depression. DJI_0372-0396-MonteLlusa-Map.jpg
 
Fuente Aguanaz (SJ) 20/8/2018 Over the end of Sarah Jean Inlet in Fuente Aguanaz DJI_0681-AguanazSJ-Map.jpg
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Fuente Aguanaz (SJ) 20/8/2018 Over the end of Sarah Jean Inlet in Fuente Aguanaz DJI_0683-AguanazSJ-Map.jpg
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Riaño/La Gatuna 11/8/2018 Out along the spur between Riaño and La Gatuna. DJI_0378-0402-RianoLaGatuna-Map.jpg
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ElNaso-Cubija 5/4/2018

El Naso --> over Cubija

   
LaSecada-ElNaso 12/8/2018 Over and below the Bosmartín road, towards La Secada. DJI_0454-LaSecada-Map.jpg
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Bosmartín-El Naso-Cubija 18/8/2018 Bosmartín road down towards Cubija. DJI_0525-0526-Bosmartin-Map.jpg

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Cubija - Portón 18/8/2018 NW from Cueva Portón DJI_0553-Cubija-Map.jpg
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Arnilla (green patches) 2/2/2020 Green patches at Arnilla
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Arnilla (east to west) 2/2/2020 Fly over Arnilla valley to west hillside
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Lastrilla 1/9/2018 Northwest of Cueva Lastrilla ../AerialVideos/DJI_0926-Lastrilla-Map.jpg
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Duengo 23/7/2018 Short flight up and out from "Arthur's Rock" DJI_0038-0062-Duengo-Map.jpg
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Duengo 12/10/2020 Flight A. Matienzo / Llueva col DJI_0700-Duengo-Map.jpg
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Duengo 12/10/2020 Flight D. Matienzo / Llueva col DJI_0724-Duengo-Map.jpg
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Duengo 12/10/2020 Flight E. Matienzo / Llueva col DJI_0749-Duengo-Map.jpg
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Duengo 12/10/2020 Flight B. Matienzo / Llueva col DJI_0750-Duengo-Map.jpg
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Duengo 1/9/2021 Flight C2. South and southeast of La Cuvia. DJI_0566-Duengo-Map.jpg
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La Colina 11/8/2018 Up La Colina to inspect site 4211 area. DJI_0453-LaColina-Map.jpg
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La Colina 24/10/2020 Flight F. Dissected karst near Alpine Chough Pot. DJI_0874-LaColina-Map.jpg
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La Colina 24/10/2020 Flight G. Northeast of La Colina. DJI_0898-LaColina-Map.jpg
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La Colina 24/10/2020 Flight J. Northeast of La Colina. DJI_0946-LaColina-Map.jpg
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La Colina 24/10/2020 Flight H. Northeast of La Colina. DJI_0946-LaColina-Map.jpg
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Hoya de Yusa 14/11/2018 Fly around the north side of the 500m diameter Hoya de Yusa and return across the middle. DJI_0062-HoyadeYusa-Map.jpg
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Hoya de Yusa 14/11/2018 North side and centre inspection of the Hoya de Yusa. DJI_0063-0064-0088-HoyadeYusa-Map.jpg
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Hoya de Yusa 14/11/2018 Along the south, west and northwest sides of the depression before coming back across the middle. DJI_0089-HoyadeYusa-Map.jpg
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Hoya de Yusa 14/11/2018 Criss-crossing the depression. Filmed using head goggles to direct the view point. DJI_0091-HoyadeYusa-Map.jpg
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Mullir - east 8/10/2020 Flight W. DJI_0528-Mullir-SE-Map.jpg
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Mullir - east 8/10/2020 Flight V. DJI-0553-Mullir-SE-Map.jpg
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Mullir - east 13/8/2021 Flight T. DJI_0042-Mullir-SE-Map.jpg
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Mullir - east 13/8/2021 Flight U. DJI_0087-Mullir-SE-Map.jpg
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Mullir - east 10/8/2021 Flight R. DJI_0018-Mullir-SE-Map.jpg
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Mullir - east 13/8/2021 Flight S. DJI_0112-Mullir-SE-Map.jpg
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Mullir - east 10/8/2021 Flight Q. DJI_0994-Mullir-SE-Map.jpg
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Jivero 10/10/2020 Flight P. Southwest of Jivero area. DJI_0578-Jivero-Map.jpg
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S Vega (Vera Negra) 27/8/2018 North and east of Torca de la Vera Negra. DJI_0825-SVega-Map.jpg
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S Vega 12/10/2020 Flight O. West of Mega Mujer. DJI_0675-SVega-Map.jpg
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S Vega 12/10/2020 Flight N. Between Coterón and Reñada (west) DJI_0603-SVega-Map.jpg
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S Vega 12/10/2020 Flight M. Between Coterón and Reñada (east) DJI_0628-SVega-Map.jpg
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S Vega 20/8/2021 Flight Z01-H. East of Coterón (0264) DJI_0206-SVega-Adillos-Map.jpg
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S Vega 20/8/2021 Flight Z. Northeast of Cueva Adillos (0034) DJI_0168-SVega-Adillos-Map.jpg
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S Vega (TV Mast valley) 29/7/2018 Up the valley south of Cueva de la Cantones. DJI_0219-0243-SVega-Map.jpg
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S Vega (to site 4416) 30/7/2018 Traverse along the hillside east to site 4416 DJI_0276-SVega-4416-Map.jpg
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S Vega 31/8/2021 Flight SVega-12. Southeast of Torca de Papá Noel. DJI_0541-SVega-Map.jpg
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S Vega - Puchas 8/2/2022 Over the Las Puchas depression, Seldesuto. DJI_0751-SVega-Puchas-Map.jpg
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SVega Azpil-PNoel 15/4/2022 Between Azpilicueta and Papá Noel. DJI_0898A-SVega-Map.jpg
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S Vega - Puchas 8/2/2022 South from the Puchas depression. DJI_0775A-SVega-Puchas-Map.jpg
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S Vega 8/2/2022 West and downhill from Papá Noel. DJI_0821-SVega-Map.jpg
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S Vega-Puchas-Top 9/2/2022 Over the top of the summit to the south of Azpilicueta. DJI_0891-SVega-Puchas-Top-Map.jpg
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Coquisera (0039) area 24/8/2021 Northeast of Coquisera entrance. DJI_0301Coquisera-Map.jpg
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Coquisera (0039) area 24/8/2021 East of Coquisera entrance. DJI_0254-Coquisera-Map.jpg
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Coquisera (0039) area 24/8/2021 North of Coquisera entrance. DJI_0347-Coquisera-Map.jpg
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Coquisera (0039) area 14/10/2021 West over Coquisera. (short)
(DJI_0722)
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Coquisera (0039) area 16/10/2021 Covering high ground east towards Cruz Usaño.
(DJI_0723)
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Cruz Usaņo, west 16/10/2021 Flying west from Cruz Usaño.
(DJI_0724A)
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La Rasa 01 19/8/2018 South of La Rasa down towards Seldesuto DJI_0554-LaRasa01-Map.jpg
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La Rasa 02 19/8/2018 South of La Rasa down towards Seldesuto DJI_0580-LaRasa02-Map.jpg
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La Rasa 03 19/8/2018 Over the crevices and pits at La Rasa DJI_0581-LaRasa03-Map.jpg
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La Rasa 04 19/8/2018 SE towards La Rasa DJI_0582-0606-LaRasa04-Map.jpg
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La Rasa 05 19/8/2018 SW towards La Rasa DJI_0607-0631-0655-LaRasa05-Map.jpg
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Los Trillos 19/8/2018 Short flight at Los Trillos DJI_0656-0680-LosTrillos-Map.jpg
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South Vega 17/10/2020 Flight L. To the north of El Somo DJI_0775-SVega-Map.jpg
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El Somo 17/10/2020 Flight K. To the north of El Somo. DJI_0800-Somo-Map.jpg
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El Somo 19/11/2018 A flight to the east towards La Piluca. DJI_0233-Somo-east-Map.jpg
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El Somo 19/11/2018 Out towards Piluca and back. No map No KML file
El Somo 19/11/2018 Flying along the ridge at El Somo. DJI_0284-Somo-east-Map.jpg
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TV Mast Cave to El Somo 16/4/2022 From above TV Mast Cave towards El Somo. DJI_0927-SVega-Map.jpg
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La Piluca 18/11/2018 Close to La Piluca, on the northeast ridge. DJI_0107-Piluca-northeast-Map.jpg
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La Piluca 18/11/2018 Further out from La Piluca, to the north-northeast. DJI_0108-Piluca-northeast-Map.jpg
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La Piluca 18/11/2018 Northeast of La Piluca including flights over the terrain above Codisera. DJI_0133-Piluca-northeast-Map.jpg
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La Piluca 28/8/2021 North northwest of the La Piluca summit. DJI_0440-Piluca-Map.jpg
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La Piluca 28/8/2021 North of the La Piluca summit. DJI_0393-Piluca-Map.jpg
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Vallina 01 13/11/2018 Colorado - west of Vallina 1 and the track. (DJI_0959) DJI_0959-Vallina-Colorado-Map.jpg
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Vallina 02 13/11/2018 Colorado - west of Vallina 1 and the track. (DJI_0960) DJI_0960-Vallina-Colorado-Map.jpg
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Vallina 03 13/11/2018 Colorado - flying over Galería de Germán, Vallina 1, east of the track. (DJI_1010) DJI_1010-Vallina-Colorado-Map.jpg
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Vallina 04 13/11/2018 Colorado - flying mainly west-east over the NE section of Vallina 1, over the valley under which most of Vallina 1 appears to run. (DJI_1011) DJI_1011-Vallina-Colorado-Map.jpg
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Vallina 05 13/11/2018 Northwest of El Castro - flying over the upstream sumps of Vallina 1 and the 2017/2018 extensions. (DJI_1058) DJI_1058-Vallina-Colorado-Map.jpg
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