Drone's-eye view
Drone's-eye view. youtube

Everyone loves a fireworks show, and when you see it live it doesn’t matter where you are so long as you’ve got a decent angle of view. But fireworks aren’t all that exciting to watch from some shaky cellphone video, or some stationary camera the local news put up downtown.

Enter the drone: because if America is going to celebrate its birthday, it wants 4K aerial video of the whole damn thing.

Yes it’s July 5 (or later—I don’t know when you’re reading this) but fireworks deserve year-round viewing when someone’s willing to take an expensive piece of tech hundreds of feet into the air and fire explosives at it.

We love fireworks. We love drones. We love watching fireworks from the perspective of drones. Here are some of the coolest ones we found this year: