The Dronestagram social network, in collaboration with National Geographic, have announced the winners of their 3rd annual International Drone Photography Contest… and there are some real stunners among the top shots.
In case you’re not familiary, Dronestagram calls itself “the world’s first social network dedicated to aerial photography,” and each year for the last three they’ve put on this competition. This year over 6,000 pictures were submitted, and of those just 9 photos were selected as winners—three top photos in each of three categories: Travel, Sports and Adventure, and Nature and Wildlife.
See all 9 for yourself below:
1st Place – Basilica of Saint Francis of Assisi in Umbria, Italy by fcattuto
2nd Place – Camels on Cable Beach, Nassau, Bahamas by Todd Kennedy
3rd Place – Sunbathers on Gran Canaria, Canary Islands by Karolis Janulis
Sports and Adventure
1st Place – Rock climbing in Moab, Utah by Maxseigal
2nd Place – Swimmers in Norte de Santander, Colombia by losmanesdeldrone
3rd Place – Skiier in Chugach Mountain Range, Alaska by High Angle Shot
Nature and Wildlife
1st Place – A Patch of Pines in Kalbyris Forest, Denmark by Mbernholdt
2nd Place – A Swarm of Sheep by Szabolcs Ignacz
3rd Place – Piton de la Fournaise Volcano, Réunion Island by Jonathan Payet
As drones get cheaper, regulations get ironed out, and drone photography continues to grow, we can’t wait to see what kind of entries Dronestagram gets next year… and the year after that.
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Image credits: All photos courtesy of Dronestagram.