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    15 Reasons Why Summer In Sydney Is Fucking Amazing

    The greatest beach city in the world? Yep.

    1. You've probably heard a rumour that life in Sydney is pretty sweet? These surfers certainly think so.

    Freshwater / Gabriel Scanu

    2. Drone photographer Gabriel Scanu thinks so too. Over the last six months he's been snapping beaches and rockpools such as this beauty at Narrabeen.

    Gabriel Scanu

    3. Scanu likens flying a drone to playing a video game: "You’re controlling something with a handheld remote and a monitor, which is either a phone or iPad."

    Gabriel Scanu

    "The most challenging part about operating a drone is taking off and landing. It's important to find a wide open space with no physical obstructions that may cause an accident or injury to yourself or others."

    4. One charge provides 18 minutes of flying time: long enough to snap a swimmer inside the shark net at Balmoral Beach.

    Gabriel Scanu

    5. If you think Camp Cove is beautiful from sea level, wait until you see it from a drone.

    Gabriel Scanu

    6. Scanu's stunning images reveal how wonderfully close Sydney icons like Icebergs Pool at Bondi are to the ocean.

    Gabriel Scanu

    7. Have you ever seen Bronte Beach like this?

    Gabriel Scanu

    "Since flying a drone I’ve realised that shooting from the sky provides a completely different and unique perspective on some of our most loved beaches," said Scanu. "I'm showing them off in a way nobody has ever seen before."

    8. Sydney has 44 rockpools: Bronte Baths is definitely one of the most beautiful right?!

    Gabriel Scanu

    9. Ever been snorkeling at Gordon's Bay? World class.

    Gabriel Scanu

    10. "Everybody loves the beach and loves going to the beach, but after a while they all look the same from the ground," said Scanu.

    Coogee Beach / Gabriel Scanu

    11. Sydney’s beaches stretch 70km from north to south, and are never less than spectacular.

    Gabriel Scanu

    12. Wow Maroubra. Magnificent!

    Gabriel Scanu

    13. Idyllic afternoon at La Perouse? Why not.

    Gabriel Scanu

    14. Seriously! This is the fringe of Australia's biggest city!!!

    La Perouse / Gabriel Scanu

    15. Paradise is a place on Earth right? 😎 😎 😎

    Bare Island / Gabriel Scanu

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