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See the Stunning Shots that Won This Year’s Dronestagram Competition



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:

Travel Category

1st Place – Basilica of Saint Francis of Assisi in Umbria, Italy by fcattuto

1st Prize Winner category Travel Basilica of Saint Francis of Assisi, Umbria, Italy by fcattuto

2nd Place – Camels on Cable Beach, Nassau, Bahamas by Todd Kennedy

Beach Camel Caravan

3rd Place – Sunbathers on Gran Canaria, Canary Islands by Karolis Janulis

3rd Prize winner category Travel, Summer camp, Gran Canaria by Karolis Janulis

Sports and Adventure

1st Place – Rock climbing in Moab, Utah by Maxseigal

1st Prize Winner category Sport_ Adventure Moab by Maxseigal

2nd Place – Swimmers in Norte de Santander, Colombia by losmanesdeldrone

2nd Prize Winner category Sport_Adventure Complejo Acuático Norte de Santander by losmanesdeldrone

3rd Place – Skiier in Chugach Mountain Range, Alaska by High Angle Shot

3rd Prize Winner category Sport_Adventure Chugach Mountain Range, Alaska by High Angle Shot

Nature and Wildlife

1st Place – A Patch of Pines in Kalbyris Forest, Denmark by Mbernholdt

Pine tres

2nd Place – A Swarm of Sheep by Szabolcs Ignacz

2nd Prize Winner category Nature_Wildife Swarm by Szabolcs Ignacz

3rd Place – Piton de la Fournaise Volcano, Réunion Island by Jonathan Payet

3rd Prize Winner category Nature_Wildlife Piton de la fournaise, Volcano 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.