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
2015 International Drone Photography Contest
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