The Drone Photo Awards have announced the 2021 winners. The contest’s categories include Wedding, Nature, People, Urban, Animals, Abstract and Sport for single still images. There’s also an Open category for video and a Series category for photographers to enter five to nine images on the same theme. Among these categories are many fantastic photos from talented photographers around the world.
Melting Ice Cap. Nature Commended. In summer 2020, Svalbard archipelago broke meteorological records when the air temperature suddenly reached 21.7ºC. This image brings evidence of the amount of fresh water falling from the melting Austfonna ice cap into the sea. The average air temperature in Svalbard has risen by 3-5°C over the past 50 years. (Photo by Florian Ledoux/Drone Photography Awards 2021) Continue reading »
Here are the stunning aerial images of Drone Photo Awards 2021. The exhibition “Above Us Only Sky” will showcase the overall winner and the eight category winners. Continue reading »
Kevin Krautgartner, born and raised in Germany, currently lives and works in Wuppertal. Already during his design studies, he devoted himself intensively to digital photography, which today is the core of his artistic work. Continue reading »
Here are the 2020’s winners of SkyPixel’s Aerial Storytelling Contest. SkyPixel was founded in 2014 and currently, there are six million members in their community. This year is the 6th Anniversary of the Aerial Photo & Video Contest. There are more than 26,000 submissions received from 136 countries for categories including Travel, Sports, Nature, Architecture, and Portrait. This year’s annual award was won by Karim Iliya for his photograph “Humpback Breach”, Congratulations to all the winners.
If you are interested in Drone photography, join the SkyPixel community, you can find a lot of inspiration. Here in this article, we are posting only winning photos, visit their website to view video entries.
Humpback whales breach for a variety of reasons including communication, fighting, barnacle and parasite removal, waking up, playing and more. For humpback whales calves like this one, playing is an important way to build muscles and prepare for the long journey to Antarctica. Continue reading »
The Spirit of Post-Apocalyptic Russia Through the Incredible Atmospheric Photographs of Alexander Sukharev
Russian photographer and urban explorer Alexander Sukharev likes to take pictures not only with his camera, but also mostly from the air with his drone: abandoned churches and military bases, monuments of socialist realism, crumbling houses in the lush blossom of the apple trees surrounding them, showing all the beauty and charm of the combination of death and life. Continue reading »
Derry Moroney is an Australian photographer who recently captured photos of a unique “Tree of Life” phenomenon that appeared on the receding Lake Cakora in Brooms Head, New South Wales, and the photos will take your breath away. Continue reading »
André Alexander is a freelance photographer, brand ambassador for Nikon, author and speaker based in Nuremberg, Germany.
Grown up close to the Alps, he discovered his love for nature and landscapes at a very early age, this is also evident in his unique visual imagery. The main fields of his work are travel, outdoor and lifestyle photography. Continue reading »
The Series of Aerial Images by Cássio Vasconcellos Reveals a Contemporary Look of Life Stories from A Globalized World Seen Through Mosaics of Constructed Images
The series “Collectives” reveals a contemporary look of life stories from a globalized world seen through mosaics of constructed images. The observer is faced with large panels of aerial photos if seen from afar appear to be textures or geometric forms that if inspected closely, surprise the viewer with a richness of details that compose a daily urban lifestyle in consumption patterns. Continue reading »
Navid Baraty started taking the pictures by accident. He was up in a skyscraper high above New York City, doing his best to take an aerial photograph the low-tech way: by holding the camera in front of him, pointed straight down (and thus keeping him from checking the frame himself), and hoping for the best. Continue reading »
Whether they were with a drone, or from a helicopter, kite, balloon, or airplane, aerial photos give an extraordinary view of the world. This is what Aerial Photography Awards wanted to show us. The very first edition of this contest invited photographers from around the world to submit their best aerial photos, and the winners have just been announced.
The Aerial Photographer of the Year 2020 is photographer Sebastien Nagy from Belgium. He was selected to be the overall winner thanks to several awarded photos in different categories and a high average score. Other than the title, Nagy also won a $10,000 award. Interestingly enough, the photographer said that he had never entered a contest before. He decided to give it a shot now – and he won the main award. Continue reading »
A drone image shows decommissioned cruise ships being dismantled for scrap metal sales after the COVID-19 pandemic all but destroyed the industryat Aliaga ship-breaking yard in the Aegean port city of Izmir, western Turkey, October 2, 2020. (Photo by Umit Bektas/Reuters) Continue reading »
Animals, landscapes, protests and empty streets, all caught by photographers from hundreds of feet above, have been highlighted by judges of the 2020 Drone Photo Awards. The annual competition dedicated an entire category to pictures that showed the impact of the coronavirus pandemic, with several haunting images of empty cities honored by the judges.
But shots of roads packed with protesters also featured, along with scenes from nature as seen by an eye in the sky. Continue reading »
Stunning drone landscapes by Simeon Pratt, a gifted commercial cinematographer, and photographer based in Chicago, IL. Simeon focuses mainly on minimalist, cinematography, and drone photography. Continue reading »
Spectacular aerial landscapes by Ewout Pahud de Mortanges, a gifted 27-years old self-taught photographer, traveler, and coach currently based in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Ewout focuses mainly on landscapes, cityscapes, and drone photography. He travels all over Europe, and Asia to capture outstanding natural and urban landscapes. Continue reading »
We’ve seen that nighttime scenes and tours of factories in Japan can be surprisingly gorgeous, as well as photography that makes you feel as if you’ve stepped into a world of science fiction. But while fans await the upcoming remake of Final Fantasy 7, they may have an opportunity to visually explore Midgar with the amazing drone photography of Tetsuro Kobayashi. Continue reading »
Stunning aerial landscapes by Kosuke Kurata, a talented Taiwanese photographer, and drone pilot currently based in Tokyo, Japan. Kosuke focuses mainly on aerial and urban photography. He shares amazing drone landscapes from Bangkok, Hong Kong, Kuala Lumpur, Tokyo, Hanoi, and Singapore. Continue reading »
Nature photographer Jani Ylinampa who lives in the city of Rovaniemi in Finnish Lapland has captured absolutely gorgeous overhead photos of the tiny Kotisaari Island during a clear day in summer, autumn, winter and spring. Per the city’s tourism website, the island sits in the middle of Rovaniemi and is only accessible by appointment and by boat. Continue reading »
A Russian technopolis ERA presents a remotely piloted vehicle that looks like an owl. The intelligence service drone can stay in the air for forty minutes and overcome a distance up to twenty kilometers. Besides, it can recognize ground targets from a distance up to ten meters. Continue reading »
Spectacular street shots by Nicholas Ku, a gifted photographer, and urban explorer from Kowloon, Hong Kong. Nicholas focuses mainly on portraiture, urban, and street photography. Continue reading »
Striking cityscapes by Aaron Shao, a gifted self-taught photographer, drone pilot, and urban explorer from Shanghai, China. Aaron focuses on urban and architecture photography. He explores his city to capture spectacular cityscapes and urban landscapes. Shao uses Sony a7R III camera and DJI Mavic 2 Pro drone. Continue reading »
Striking aerial landscapes by Gabor Nagy, a multi-talented photographer, and artist currently based in Budapest, Hungary. Gabor focuses mainly on landscape and outdoor photography. He’s a Sony Alpha Ambassador. Continue reading »
The end of March and beginning of April was one of the most eventful few days in recent memory here in the Tokyo area. Not only was April 1st the beginning of a new fiscal year and a new school year (not to mention April Fool’s Day), it was also the day that the government announced the name of its new era, the Reiwa Era. Continue reading »
People’s Choice Prize, “Red Train”
Every year photographers from all over the world compete in the annual drone photography competition organized by SkyPixel. The participants compete in two main categories, video and photography, and the winners receive over $12,000 worth of photography gear. This year German photographer Deryk Baumgärtner’s photo of the Saint Michael’s Mount won the grand prize in the photography category, and it’s not hard to see why – his photo will take your breath away. Continue reading »
According to Dutch photographer Albert Dros: “Everyone knows that Iceland has amazing landscapes throughout the whole country. But Iceland doesn’t only look beautiful from the ground. It also looks incredible from the sky. Continue reading »
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