Breathtaking Drone Imagery Tops Dronestagram’s Annual Photo Awards

First place winner is this shot of bathing hippos in Tanzania (Credit: Dronestagram/zekedrone)

Founded in 2013, Dronestagram (previously) has been cultivating a thriving community of drone photographers allowing this new photographic aesthetic to flourish. The platform has just revealed the winners of its 5th annual drone photography contest, illustrating the best and most breathtaking aerial images from the past 12 months.

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Second place winner is this shot of a fishing boat in Vietnam (Credit: Dronestagram/Trung Pham)

Third place went to a strange snap of shadows walking dogs down a beach (Credit: Dronestagram/Qliebin)

In the middle of the winter forest (Credit: Dronestagram/photographersWorld)

The outskirts of a town called Dorothy in Alberta, Canada. The photographer notes that the near-abandoned town has a house cat as its mayor (Credit: Dronestagram/Justen Soule)

The color changes as a farmer prepares a berry farm in early spring outside of Peterborough, Ontario (Credit: Dronestagram/Justen Soule)

The famous Venetian Islands in Miami (Credit: Dronestagram/thedjiman)

A football pitch in the middle of the Jabal mountains in Oman (Credit: Dronestagram/kolibik-foto)

Lightning over Kuala Lumpur (Credit: Dronestagram/Pete DeMarco)

A fish-shaped island off the coast of Croatia (Credit: Dronestagram/Milan Photo)

Mussel farms in Galicia, Spain (Credit: Dronestagram/Borafilms)

The red umbrella (Credit: Dronestagram/caesarpmr)

Mt Bromo in Indonesia (Credit: Dronestagram/jennys.travel_photography)

Brighton Pier (Credit: Dronestagram/LukeMaximoBell)

A face in the grain field, Germany (Credit: Dronestagram/photographersWorld)

The outskirts of Atlanta (Credit: Dronestagram/juannoguera)

Canoes in the Singapore reservoirs (Credit: Dronestagram/John Wong)

Rural ice hockey in Russia (Credit: Dronestagram/Maksim Tarasov)

A collapsed truck in Russia (Credit: Dronestagram/Drone nest)

Al Qudra desert, United Arab Emirates (Credit: Dronestagram/whosane)

Shot over the infamous half desert road in Dubai (Credit: Dronestagram/whosane)

The projects in Brooklyn (Credit: Dronestagram/sanllacer)

Spain (Credit: Dronestagram/raggafran)

An abandoned water park in Dubai (Credit: Dronestagram/dxbdrone)

Three figures in the Jordan desert near Wadi Rum (Credit: Dronestagram/kolibik-foto)

Sheep herding (Credit: Dronestagram/photographersWorld)

Winter ice (Credit: Dronestagram/photographersWorld)

Rocinha is the largest favela in Brazil (Credit: Dronestagram/Ulysses Padilha)

Lion vs Drone (Credit: Dronestagram/bachirm)

A routine day in Dubai on Sheikh Zayed Road (Credit: Dronestagram/bachirm)

Summer in Cyprus (Credit: Dronestagram/dronyofficial)

The view over the dunes in Swakopmund, Namibia (Credit: Dronestagram/LukeMaximoBell)

Leme Beach, close to Copacabana Beach, Rio de Janeiro (Credit: Dronestagram/Americo Vermelho)

Hon Khoi salt field, Vietnam (Credit: Dronestagram/Trung Pham)

New quarter of the city Tyumen, Russia (Credit: Dronestagram/imadfresh)

A new bridge in Ukraine (Credit: Dronestagram/MaxWebb)

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