Eeriely beautiful aerial and drone images of Sydney’s iconic beaches that look pristine and untouched during the corona virus lock
- They were created by Australian aerial photography specialist Jampal Williamson using a drone and a helicopter
- He said ‘it was incredible to see these deserted beaches otherwise they would be absolutely packed’
- Williamson’s shot of North Bondi is interspersed with one he shot just before the coronavirus blockade started
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The sun is burning, but in these mesmerizing photos – and in these hypnotic drone footage – Sydney’s iconic beaches are empty and pristine thanks to the corona virus lock.
These beautiful (hopefully) once-in-a-lifetime shots were taken with a drone and helicopter by Australian aerial photography specialist Jampal Williamson, co-founder of the acclaimed aerial photography company Salty wings.
His set contains shots of Bondi, Bronte, Tamarama, Coogee, Manly, Maroubra and Gordons Bay in impeccable guises. He also flew a drone a few feet above Bondi – with barely a soul in sight.
He said, “I wanted to capture Sydney’s iconic beaches in their natural, pristine state. The result revealed a collection of eerily beautiful stills. A moment most of us will never forget.
“It was incredible to see these deserted beaches all by themselves, otherwise they would be absolutely packed.”
Dive down to take a flight over the sugary sand, with one of Williamson’s shots of North Bondi alongside one shot just before the lockdown started …
Bondi Beach attracted 2.9 million visitors in 2018. Above a shot of aerial photographer Jampal Williamson showing what the famous crescent shaped place looks like today, devoid of people
Another beautiful photo of Bondi during the lockdown, with the Sydney skyline in the distance
A photo of Bronte Beach and the neighboring park with no visitors. Just over a mile south of Bondi, it has an ocean-fed pool tipped as one of Sydney’s most exceptional saltwater swimming experiences
The sugar-white sand of Coogee Beach, without bikinis and beach towels. Coogee is one of the oldest suburbs in Australia
Gordons Bay is located south of Clovelly Beach and north of Coogee Beach. It is usually a popular dive site because a reef off the coast protects the bay
Manly Beach is one of Australia’s most famous surfing beaches. In 1964 the first surfing world championship was held there
Maroubra Beach may not have the praise of Bondi, but according to the National Surfing Reserves, it is one of Australia’s best surfing beaches. The 1 km long curved strip of white sand is nicknamed ‘The Bra’
Williamson took this photo of Tamarama Beach and looked pristine with the message ‘#Stay Home’ highlighted in the white sand. The sydney.com website notes that ‘Tamarama is often referred to as’ Glamarama ‘because it is the place where beautiful people hang out’
One of Williamson’s photos shows what North Bondi looked like just before the coronavirus lock started, with dozens of sunbathers and swimmers enjoying the perfect spot
Williamson returned to the same area of North Bondi after coronavirus blockage – and the contrast was great