10 Of The World’s Best Drone Photos, Out Of 27,000 Contenders

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Drones seemed like UFOs just a couple years back, but during that time they’ve fastly gained recognition and popularity. Now we have awards for best drone photography, like SkyPixel Photo Contest, which only in 2016 have received 27,000 submissions.

The competition was open to both professional and amateur photographers and was divided into three categories: 360, Beauty, and Drones in Use. The results are rather incredible, turning everyday scenarios into surreal imagery. Reassuring us once again, that the potential of aerial photography is still far from realized.

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1 Exploration, First Prize In Professional Beauty Category

Image source: Hanbing Wang/SkyPixel

2 Spillway Selfie, Second Prize In Professional Beauty Category

Image source: Brendon Dixon/SkyPixel

3 Green Waves, Second Prize In Enthusiast Beauty Category

Image source: Mauro Pagliai/SkyPixel

4 Fishermen Close The Net, Grand Prize, 2016 Skypixel Photo Of The Year

Image source: Ge Zheng/SkyPixel

5 Overbridge, First Prize In Enthusiast Beauty Category

Image source: 诚涵/SkyPixel

6 Rainbow Lines, Honorable Mention

Image source: SkyPixel

7 City Cool, Honorable Mention

Image source: SkyPixel

8 A Happy Morning, First Prize In Professional Drones In Use Category

Image source: Roman Neimann/SkyPixel

9 Honorable Mention

Image source: 汪梓祺/SkyPixel

10 Dji_0022, Honorable Mention

Image source: Y显龙/SkyPixel