We’ve featured our fair share of incredible aerial photography in the past, but never anything like the International Drone Photography Awards. For the first time ever, Dronstagram and partners like National Geographic and GoPro teamed up to find the world’s best drone photography. Since May 15th, more than 2,000 images from all over the world were submitted. Yet only six images were chosen as winners (three regular winners and three People’s Choice winners). Check out the winning drone photography in the images below:
International Drone Photography Awards: The Winners
A drone is an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), meaning that it is an aircraft without a pilot. Usually drones are used for military and surveillance work, though they may also be used for policing, firefighting, special operations and nonmilitary security work. Drones are flown and directed by both computers and remote operators. Many amateur drone photographers snap their photos with GoPros and other cameras that are attached to controllable drone devices.
Other Drone Photography (and Videos!)
While these photographs and videos didn’t win anything at the International Drone Photography Awards, they still offer a glimpse into the incredible world of aerial and drone photography.