Drone pilots are being held responsible for the destruction of thousands of elegant tern eggs, a bird that nests on the Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve in
Southern California. Drones are not allowed in the area, but that did not stop a pair of pilots from flying and crashing into the fragile ecosystem.
Described as a "graphic display of vandalism," the photos shared by the
Bolsa Chica Conservancy show the harrowing aftermath of the drone crashes into the protected beach area.