26-year-old photographer and filmmaker Karim Iliya seems to have no interest in what happens at ground level. The Maui-based artists much rather prefers taking his camera’s under water or high up in the sky. Having lived in 9 countries, and having traveled to 30 others, he loves to explore everything from snowy mountaintops to underwater caves. This nomadic lifestyle allows him to shoot some breath taking imagery.
In one of his latest Vimeo-uploads, Iliya combines much of his drone footage into a 4-minute Earth praising film. The footage was captured in more than a dozen countries, from Iceland to Egypt, taking viewers on a beautiful journey across many of our world’s wonders: from ice caps and sandy beaches, over colorful forests and African villages, to coral reefs and wavy seas.
Iliya named his film “Pachamama,” which refers to an ever-present and independent deity in ancient Inca mythology. His ultimate goal is to make enough people aware of how fragile the ecosystems on our planet really are.
“Pachamama” was filmed entirely by Karim Iliya, using his DJI Phantom 3, Phantom 4 and Inspire 1, and edited by Amanda Beenen. Iliya is also on Facebook and Instagram. Music for this video: “Memories that you call” by ODESZA.