8 aerial photos that show the madness of Burning Man from above

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In recent years, people have started bringing drones and riding helicopters to Burning Man, the giant annual arts festival held in Nevada’s Black Rock Desert.

These drones, planes, and helicopters have allowed Burners to capture some amazing aerial photography.

Check out some of the bird’s-eye-view photos of this year’s festival, which started on August 28.


Burning Man takes place every summer in Black Rock City, a temporary settlement erected by the festival’s participants.

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Burners’ camps form a massive semicircle.

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Although the majority of Burners get there by car, some take more adventurous routes. Here’s a man parachuting into the playa:


Approximately 70,000 people from all over the world ventured to Burning Man this year.

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Those who come by plane or helicopter land at Black Rock City Municipal Airport, a temporary airport built by volunteers.


They come to the desert to find community and peace.


And in their spare time, some play with drones. One Burner, Dexx Negron, took a Facebook Live video using a camera strapped to a drone. It didn’t go too high, hovering just above the tents.


An International Space Station satellite was able to get a lot higher. Pictured below, its photo captured the magic of Black Rock City, which lights up at night.