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. Continue reading »

Beautiful Sweden From Above: Stunning Drone Photography By Viggo Lundberg

Wonderful travel landscapes by Viggo Lundberg, a talented self-taught photographer, adventurer, and firefighter currently based in Stockholm, Sweden. Viggo focuses on landscape, travel and aerial photography. Continue reading »

Southeast Asia From Above: Stunning Drone Photography By Ali Olfat

Absolutely mesmerizing aerial snaps by Ali Olfat, a talented self-taught photographer, adventurer, and drone pilot from Thailand. Ali focuses on landscape and drone photography. He travels over Asia to capture most iconic landscapes and locations. Continue reading »

35 Stunning Photos Of Abandoned Russia You’ve Probably Never Seen Before

Across the vastness of Russia—the world’s largest country, at some 6.6 million square miles—and over the span of its long history, countless houses, factories, churches, villages, military bases, and other structures have been built and then left behind: imperial-era palaces, log cabins of pioneers in the Far East, Christian cathedrals, massive Soviet blocks of concrete, speculative-mining camps, and more. For years now, photographers have traveled across Russia finding and photographing these intriguing ghost towns, empty Soviet factories, toppling houses, and crumbling chapels. Continue reading »

Striking Drone Photography By Martin Sanchez

Creative aerial shots by Martin Sanchez a.k.a. zekedrone, gifted photographer, adventurer, drone pilot, and visual artist from the USA. Martin focuses on drone photography. He travels all over the world to capture stunning aerial photographs. Continue reading »

Photographer Antti Viitala Stunningly Captured Drone Shots Of The Surfers On South African Beach

Finnish-born photographer Antti Viitala beautifully captured the surfers on Llandudno beach near Cape Town, South Africa with a drone. Aerial photographs appear minimalistic with wonderful colours. Antti has been selected among the 200 Best Ad Photographers Worldwide by Lurzerś Archive four times. Continue reading »

Earth From Above: Stunning Drone Photography By Demas Rusli

Outstanding aerial photos by Demas Rusli, a full-time architectural designer, hobbyist photographer, and digital artist from Jakarta, Indonesia who currently lives and works in Sydney, Australia. Continue reading »

Singapore From Above: Inspiring Drone Photography By Ryan James

Stunning aerial shots by Ryan James, talented 22-year-old self-taught photographer, retoucher, drone pilot and traveler from Singapore. Ryan focuses on portraiture, urban, architecture, aerial, cityscape and rooftop photography. “I love leading lines and conceptual ideas”, he says. Jemas has over 11.800 followers on Instagram. Continue reading »

“Rural Ukraine From Above”: Spectacular Drone Photography By Nazarii Doroshkevych

Gorgeous aerial shots from rural areas of Ukraine by Nazarii Doroshkevych, talented photographer, retoucher and drone pilot currently based in Kiev. Nazarii travels across the Ukraine to capture magnificent and atmospheric landscapes of his country. Continue reading »

Meet Chase Guttman, Professional Drone Photographer On Steroids

Chase Guttman is an award-winning travel photographer, drone photography expert, author, writer, lecturer and social media influencer. Three-time recipient and first American to win Young Travel Photographer of the Year, a prestigious international competition judged by museum curators and magazine editors, Guttman was named a World’s Top Travel Photographer by Condé Nast Traveler, a Rising Star by Instagram and won the 2017 Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence in Storytelling and Exploration—a lifetime achievement level honor. Continue reading »

The Winners Of The 4th Annual International Drone Photography Contest

1st Prize Winner – Nature: Provence, summer trim by jcourtial

During the past few years, drones have dramatically changed the landscape of photography. So much so that numerous awards, dedicated specifically to aerial photography have emerged. One of them – probably the most prestigious – is Dronestagram, and it has just announced the winners of its 4th annual International Drone Photography Contest. Continue reading »

Chicago From Above: Stunning Drone Photography By Razvan Sera

Razvan Sera is a talented 22-year-old aerial photographer who was born in Romania and currently lives and works in the Chicago suburbs. Razvan has always had a fascination for sharing his unique perspective, and aerial photography offers him the perfect medium to do so. Sera uses DJI Phantom 4 Drone. Continue reading »

Laguna Beach From Above – Spectacular Drone Photography By Mike Soulopulos

Mike Soulopulos is a talented 21-year-old freelance surf and landscape photographer based in Dana Point, California. Mike is currently a senior at Cal State University Fullerton. Soulopulos focuses on landscaping, he shoots a lot of outdoor, adventure and aerial photography. Continue reading »

Drone Distortions: Manipulated Landscapes Warp And Bend Upon Themselves

Gazing at any one of these stretched-out, gravity-defying landscape photos, you feel like you’re at the pinnacle of a rollercoaster, about to zoom down to ground level. Except instead of being elevated on an artificial track, you’re on flat ground, positioned at the high end of a nearly 90-degree angle with no care for gravity. Turkish artist Aydin Büyüktas (previously featured) warps American landscapes, nearly doubling them in half to show multiple perspectives at once. Continue reading »

Beautiful Drone Photography Over South Australia By Mr Bo

Mr Bo aka SA from Above is a talented young photographer based in South Australia, who uses drone to capture vibrant and stunning aerial photos. “My quest for seeking extraordinary captures has driven me to devise and explore extraordinary means to view the object from a unique angle,” he says. SA from Above plans his trips using Google Maps and Earth, he likes to shoot textures, symmetry, lines and patterns in the environment. Continue reading »