Flying Over After a Hurricane
Soon after Hurricane Odile roared through Cabo San Lucas and the far end of Baja California with 120 mile-per-hour winds, LightHawk was in the air to document the extensive wind and flood damage left by the Category 3 storm.
The expedition came together quickly. National Geographic photographer Ralph Lee Hopkins and filmmaker Jeff Litton threw their gear in bags and joined veteran LightHawk pilot Chuck Schroll in Tucson, Arizona. Just as they had done in May 2013 when they photographed Baja with LightHawk, they settled in to LightHawk’s Cessna 206 on another doors off photographic mission over Baja.
Capturing aerial images of the damage was critical in determining how much habitat restoration would be needed. It was also important to show post-Odile images and footage as compared with the baseline images acquired during the first phase of the Baja Aerial Archive project in May 2013.
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