Flying drones along the U.S.-Mexico border

For visual journalists, flying a drone is a great way to get a different angle on a story – literally!

This is especially true for stories on the U.S.-Mexico border, where a physical fence blocks views of the other side.

Here’s a sneak peek at some of the footage I gathered in Tecate, Mexico. I’m flying west, with Mexico on the left and the United States on the right.

And just for fun, here’s some behind-the-scenes footage of what it looks like when you bring your drone in for a landing:

Corinne Chin, 2019 U.S.-Mexico Border Fellow