21st Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Drone/Aerial
Shipwreck from Above

While flying my drone in Micronesia, I saw the shadow of a wreck below. This is the Rio de Janeiro Maru, a Japanese WWII ship that was sunk in 1944. I had no idea I would be able to see the ship from above and the beautiful reef nearby.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 10.2023
Date Uploaded: 11.2023
Photo Location: Micronesia (Federated States of)
Camera: L1D-20c
Copyright: © Brandi Mueller