9 BEST DRONE PHOTOS OF 2016

As drone technology improves and better camera systems are able to be lifted in the air, a new genre of photography is born. Drones allow photographers to reach new angles and heights that were before very costly and time-consuming to do. Thanks to drone technology reaching the consumer level, professional and amateur photographers alike are able to give an impressive perspective to the world we live in.

This year, for their third annual competition, judges from Dronestagram and National Geographic sifted through 6,000 submitted images to decide on this year’s winners for the 2016 International Drone Photography Contest. Nine winners were announced from three categories, Travel, Nature and Wildlife, and Sports and Adventure.

Check out the photos of this year’s winners, and below that, the winners of the 2015 International Drone Photography Contest.

2016 International Drone Photography Contest

1st Prize Winner – Category Travel: Basilica of Saint Francis of Assisi, Umbria, Italy by fcattuto – See Author’s profile

2nd Prize Winner – Category Travel: Cable Beach by Todd Kennedy – See Author’s profile

3rd Prize Winner – Category Travel: Summer camp of Gran Canaria by Karolis Janulis – See Author’s profile

1st Prize Winner – Category Sports Adventure: Moab Rock Climbing by Maxseigal – See Author’s profile

2nd Prize Winner – Category Sports Adventure: Complejo Acuático Norte de Santander by losmanesdeldrone – See Author’s profile

3rd Prize Winner – Category Sports Adventure: Chugach Mountain Range, Alaska by High Angle Shot – See Author’s profile

1st Prize Winner – Category Nature Wildlife: Kalbyris forest Denmark by Mbernholdt – See Author’s profile

2nd Prize Winner – Category Nature Wildlife: Swarm of sheep by Szabolcs Ignacz – See Author’s profile

3rd Prize Winner – Category Nature Wildlife: Piton de la fournaise, Volcano by Jonathan Payet – See Author’s profile

2015 International Drone Photography Contest

 

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