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.


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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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#1 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

fcattuto Report

Yvonne Bernal 2 months ago

MAGNIFICENT - A first class building, well deserving of a first place photo!

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#2 2nd Prize Winner – Category Travel: Cable Beach

2nd Prize Winner – Category Travel: Cable Beach

Todd Kennedy Report

Yvonne Bernal 2 months ago

One hump or two??

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#3 1st Prize Winner – Category Nature Wildlife: Kalbyris Forest Denmark

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

mbernholdt Report

Michel Guntern 2 months ago

Still trying to get my head around this one. Where's the bear?

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#4 3rd Prize Winner – Category Travel: Summer Camp Of Gran Canaria, Spain

3rd Prize Winner – Category Travel: Summer Camp Of Gran Canaria, Spain

Karolis Janulis Report

Michel Guntern 2 months ago

Nice graphic.

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#5 Vilnius, Lithuania

Vilnius, Lithuania

Karolis Janulis Report

Michel Guntern 2 months ago

Graphic in White. Love it!

#6 3rd Prize Winner – Category Nature Wildlife: Piton De La Fournaise, Volcano

3rd Prize Winner – Category Nature Wildlife: Piton De La Fournaise, Volcano

DroneCopters Report

Michel Guntern 2 months ago

I need to buy me a drone and fly to Reunion.

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#7 Moving Water Under The Venice Pier

Moving Water Under The Venice Pier

stephcout Report

Michel Guntern 2 months ago

Spooky.

#8 3rd Prize Winner – Category Sports Adventure: Chugach Mountain Range, Alaska

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

High Angle Shot Report

Allison Woodfill 2 months ago

Beautiful

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#9 1st Prize Winner – Category Sports Adventure: Moab Rock Climbing

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

maxseigal Report

Michel Guntern 2 months ago

Oh my word. My stomach did a somersault from the effect of that view.

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#10 2nd Prize Winner – Category Nature Wildlife: Swarm Of Sheep

2nd Prize Winner – Category Nature Wildlife: Swarm Of Sheep

thedon Report

Lynne Stankard 2 months ago

That would be a flock of sheep!!!

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