Is it a bird or a plane? It’s a WHAT?

Incredible images show the colors of the sea and the islands under Ben. Ben can be seen in the video leaning over the edge of the boat to take pictures.

It’s a flying boat, yes you read that right a flying boat!

And the brain behind this crazy idea is not an aviator or an engineer, but a passionate Australian photographer.

Ben Neale, 37, piloted his boat – no that wasn’t a typo – to take incredible aerial photos and footage of some uncharted areas of the Solomon Islands.

Ben, from Queensland, Australia, shipped parts for the plane from the United States and assembled the 8,000 parts himself.

It took him two whole months to finish the boat.

Although he had no expertise in aircraft assembly, Ben ended up successfully building a boat that could fly up to 10,000 feet.

Ben put his seaplane on a sailboat to launch it and then took off from there.

He called the flying boat his aerial “photography platform”. Ben was able to fly over the islands for a few hours before the weather forced him to land.

Incredible images show the colors of the sea and the islands under Ben. Ben can be seen in the video leaning over the edge of the boat to take pictures.

He used the photos and footage for Gallery Earth, a charity that sells photographs to raise money for NGOs.

Source: https://metro.co.uk/2022/06/18/photographer-flies-homemade-boat-over-solomon-islands-16851939/

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