Elephant Butte Lake

Elephant Butte Lake Marino New Mexico 4K Drone Video

Elephant Butte Lake Marino New Mexico 4K Drone Video

Sunset Butte Beauty

Almost exactly one year ago I first flew my drone over Elephant Butte Lake in New Mexico, over the aforementioned butte itself. This time, I flew over the marina at sunset (in very strong winds). The video shows how you can just pull up your RV trailer right to the lake’s edge and camp there! The boat ramp to the lake is the most massive and steep one I have ever seen! Lastly, you can see all the mesas and mountains surrounding the lake that would make it a beautiful place for a sunset cruise.

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Drone Video and Photos of Elephant Butte Lake New Mexico

Drone Video and Photos of Elephant Butte Lake New Mexico

An oasis in the central southern desert area of New Mexico, Elephant Butte Lake is in the town of Elephant Butte itself.  The lake is surprisingly large with small islands, many peninsulas and beaches, a dam and a marina!  I flew my DJI Mavic Pro drone further than ever before, as far as I dared, which is why did not circle Elephant Butte from very low.  I did not want to risk losing connection between the drone and the remote with a large, elephant shaped butte blocking the way!  Look closely in the drone photos for me and Jessica and the dogs in one of them!  If you eat to see ground level photos of Elephant Butte Lake, check out this photo gallery.

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Views of Elephant Butte Lake New Mexico

Views of Elephant Butte Lake New Mexico

On the way to Las Cruces, New Mexico for a rural land photography shoot, I got to make my second visit to Elephant Butte Lake.  This was actually the very first non-Albuquerque place I visited when I first moved to New Mexico in February 2017.  Therefore, this is my only "old memory" of New Mexico (technically, in 2000 I visited Roswell and Carlsbad Caverns and Bandelier National Monument too, but that's a whole other lifetime).  

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