Breathtaking Drone Imagery Tops Dronestagram’s Annual Photo Awards

First place winner is this shot of bathing hippos in Tanzania (Credit: Dronestagram/zekedrone)
Breathtaking Drone Imagery Tops Dronestagram’s Annual Photo Awards

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)
Breathtaking Drone Imagery Tops Dronestagram’s Annual Photo Awards

Third place went to a strange snap of shadows walking dogs down a beach (Credit: Dronestagram/Qliebin)
Breathtaking Drone Imagery Tops Dronestagram’s Annual Photo Awards

In the middle of the winter forest (Credit: Dronestagram/photographersWorld)
Breathtaking Drone Imagery Tops Dronestagram’s Annual Photo Awards

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)
Breathtaking Drone Imagery Tops Dronestagram’s Annual Photo Awards

The color changes as a farmer prepares a berry farm in early spring outside of Peterborough, Ontario (Credit: Dronestagram/Justen Soule)
Breathtaking Drone Imagery Tops Dronestagram’s Annual Photo Awards

The famous Venetian Islands in Miami (Credit: Dronestagram/thedjiman)
Breathtaking Drone Imagery Tops Dronestagram’s Annual Photo Awards

A football pitch in the middle of the Jabal mountains in Oman (Credit: Dronestagram/kolibik-foto)
Breathtaking Drone Imagery Tops Dronestagram’s Annual Photo Awards

Lightning over Kuala Lumpur (Credit: Dronestagram/Pete DeMarco)
Breathtaking Drone Imagery Tops Dronestagram’s Annual Photo Awards

A fish-shaped island off the coast of Croatia (Credit: Dronestagram/Milan Photo)
Breathtaking Drone Imagery Tops Dronestagram’s Annual Photo Awards

Mussel farms in Galicia, Spain (Credit: Dronestagram/Borafilms)
Breathtaking Drone Imagery Tops Dronestagram’s Annual Photo Awards

The red umbrella (Credit: Dronestagram/caesarpmr)
Breathtaking Drone Imagery Tops Dronestagram’s Annual Photo Awards

Mt Bromo in Indonesia (Credit: Dronestagram/jennys.travel_photography)
Breathtaking Drone Imagery Tops Dronestagram’s Annual Photo Awards

Brighton Pier (Credit: Dronestagram/LukeMaximoBell)
Breathtaking Drone Imagery Tops Dronestagram’s Annual Photo Awards

A face in the grain field, Germany (Credit: Dronestagram/photographersWorld)
Breathtaking Drone Imagery Tops Dronestagram’s Annual Photo Awards

The outskirts of Atlanta (Credit: Dronestagram/juannoguera)
Breathtaking Drone Imagery Tops Dronestagram’s Annual Photo Awards

Canoes in the Singapore reservoirs (Credit: Dronestagram/John Wong)
Breathtaking Drone Imagery Tops Dronestagram’s Annual Photo Awards

Rural ice hockey in Russia (Credit: Dronestagram/Maksim Tarasov)
Breathtaking Drone Imagery Tops Dronestagram’s Annual Photo Awards

A collapsed truck in Russia (Credit: Dronestagram/Drone nest)
Breathtaking Drone Imagery Tops Dronestagram’s Annual Photo Awards

Al Qudra desert, United Arab Emirates (Credit: Dronestagram/whosane)
Breathtaking Drone Imagery Tops Dronestagram’s Annual Photo Awards

Shot over the infamous half desert road in Dubai (Credit: Dronestagram/whosane)
Breathtaking Drone Imagery Tops Dronestagram’s Annual Photo Awards

The projects in Brooklyn (Credit: Dronestagram/sanllacer)
Breathtaking Drone Imagery Tops Dronestagram’s Annual Photo Awards

Spain (Credit: Dronestagram/raggafran)
Breathtaking Drone Imagery Tops Dronestagram’s Annual Photo Awards

An abandoned water park in Dubai (Credit: Dronestagram/dxbdrone)
Breathtaking Drone Imagery Tops Dronestagram’s Annual Photo Awards

Three figures in the Jordan desert near Wadi Rum (Credit: Dronestagram/kolibik-foto)
Breathtaking Drone Imagery Tops Dronestagram’s Annual Photo Awards

Sheep herding (Credit: Dronestagram/photographersWorld)
Breathtaking Drone Imagery Tops Dronestagram’s Annual Photo Awards

Winter ice (Credit: Dronestagram/photographersWorld)
Breathtaking Drone Imagery Tops Dronestagram’s Annual Photo Awards

Rocinha is the largest favela in Brazil (Credit: Dronestagram/Ulysses Padilha)
Breathtaking Drone Imagery Tops Dronestagram’s Annual Photo Awards

Lion vs Drone (Credit: Dronestagram/bachirm)
Breathtaking Drone Imagery Tops Dronestagram’s Annual Photo Awards

A routine day in Dubai on Sheikh Zayed Road (Credit: Dronestagram/bachirm)
Breathtaking Drone Imagery Tops Dronestagram’s Annual Photo Awards

Summer in Cyprus (Credit: Dronestagram/dronyofficial)
Breathtaking Drone Imagery Tops Dronestagram’s Annual Photo Awards

The view over the dunes in Swakopmund, Namibia (Credit: Dronestagram/LukeMaximoBell)
Breathtaking Drone Imagery Tops Dronestagram’s Annual Photo Awards

Leme Beach, close to Copacabana Beach, Rio de Janeiro (Credit: Dronestagram/Americo Vermelho)
Breathtaking Drone Imagery Tops Dronestagram’s Annual Photo Awards

Hon Khoi salt field, Vietnam (Credit: Dronestagram/Trung Pham)
Breathtaking Drone Imagery Tops Dronestagram’s Annual Photo Awards

New quarter of the city Tyumen, Russia (Credit: Dronestagram/imadfresh)
Breathtaking Drone Imagery Tops Dronestagram’s Annual Photo Awards

A new bridge in Ukraine (Credit: Dronestagram/MaxWebb)
Breathtaking Drone Imagery Tops Dronestagram’s Annual Photo Awards

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