9 Best Drone Photos Of 2016

Drones are the next big thing when it comes to photography and shooting video. Once an exclusive feature for the big companies, aerial shots are now becoming mainstream. As the drone photographers’ community grows rapidly it comes as no surprise that they’ve decided to hold their very own awards. Here we bring you the best 9 of the 3rd Annual International Drone Photography Awards carried out by Dronestagram.

As you’ll see below drone photography allows for quite a bit of diversity, from gorgeous natural landscape shots to everyday city scenes that are given a whole new perspective when observed from above. Interesting patterns and surreal scenarios emerge in these unique shots and here are the best of them.

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1st Prize Winner – Category Travel: Basilica of Saint Francis of Assisi, Umbria, Italy

1st Prize Winner – Category Travel Basilica of Saint Francis of Assisi, Umbria, Italy

By fcattuto

2nd Prize Winner – Category Travel: Cable Beach

2nd Prize Winner – Category Travel Cable Beach

By Todd Kennedy

3rd Prize Winner – Category Travel: Summer camp of Gran Canaria

3rd Prize Winner – Category Travel Summer camp of Gran Canaria

By Karolis Janulis

1st Prize Winner – Category Sports Adventure: Moab Rock Climbing

1st Prize Winner – Category Sports Adventure Moab Rock Climbing

By Maxseigal

2nd Prize Winner – Category Sports Adventure: Complejo Acuático Norte de Santander

2nd Prize Winner – Category Sports Adventure Complejo Acuático Norte de Santander

By losmanesdeldrone

3rd Prize Winner – Category Sports Adventure: Chugach Mountain Range, Alaska

3rd Prize Winner – Category Sports Adventure Chugach Mountain Range, Alaska

By High Angle Shot

1st Prize Winner – Category Nature Wildlife: Kalbyris forest Denmark

1st Prize Winner – Category Nature Wildlife Kalbyris forest Denmark

By Mbernholdt

2nd Prize Winner – Category Nature Wildlife: Swarm of sheep

2nd Prize Winner – Category Nature Wildlife Swarm of sheep

By Szabolcs Ignacz

3rd Prize Winner – Category Nature Wildlife: Piton de la fournaise, Volcano

3rd Prize Winner – Category Nature Wildlife Piton de la fournaise, Volcano

By Jonathan Payet