Eyes across the country are focused on this small spot off of Highway 1806.
While most watch from here up close and personal from the ground.
Dean Dedman prefers to take to the skies.
“They call me the drone guy,” says Dedman.
Dedman says he’s been following the Dakota Access Pipeline from the beginning when it was approved in April.
He says he wants to give people a look into something that will affect thousands for years to come.
“I’ve gotten thousands of shares… A lot of people are hurt and sad and crying,” says Dedman.
Many of the protestors we spoke to today said 100’s more were on the way after seeing these images, but for others, the people who need to see it most, are back at home.
“So I can show my grandkids and they can keep it when they grow up. When they grow up and if that pipeline does leak, they’ll remember why they can’t take showers or have water,” says Richard Grayday Protestor.
It doesn’t look like the protest will be slowing down anytime soon.
Since construction started last week, hundreds more people are camping out around the project.
Many of them plan to stay until they can get the pipeline stopped.
“It needs to be documented so it can go down in history so people can go back,” says Dedman.
It’s still foggy what might happen to the Dakota Access Pipeline, but for Dedman it’s clear what he’s here to do.
“No matter what, I gotta document it,” says Dedman.
This is only the third day of construction for the pipeline.