Drones are becoming an increasingly accessible way to witness the world from another perspective. As more and more people are soaring the skies with their cameras, aerial photography communities start to host their own awards (previously here and here). This time we present SkyPixel 2016 Photo Contest's winners and some of our most favourite shots.


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SkyPixel is a growing aerial photography platform, and it received 27,000 entries to its 2016 competition. It was open to both professional and amateur photographers, and was divided into three categories: 360, Beauty, and Drones in Use. Scroll down to check out who won and upvote the ones you liked best!

More info: skypixel.com (h/t: dyt, guardian)

#1 Exploration, First Prize In Professional Beauty Category

Exploration, First Prize In Professional Beauty Category

Hanbing Wang/SkyPixel Report

Yvonne Bernal 3 months ago

I LOVE it... a little bit of color in a sea of sand. The ripples, the footprints, and the shadows - art in nature, and nature in art

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#2 Spillway Selfie, Second Prize In Professional Beauty Category

Spillway Selfie, Second Prize In Professional Beauty Category

Brendon Dixon/SkyPixel Report

Cassie 3 months ago

This is awesome, but it gives me the willies.

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#3 Overbridge, First Prize In Enthusiast Beauty Category

Overbridge, First Prize In Enthusiast Beauty Category

诚涵/SkyPixel Report

Varsha Chrislin 3 months ago

looks like its hanging on the sky

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#4 Green Waves, Second Prize In Enthusiast Beauty Category

Green Waves, Second Prize In Enthusiast Beauty Category

Mauro Pagliai/SkyPixel Report

Pepper Wilkinson 3 months ago

This looks like a game x

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#5 Rainbow Lines, Honorable Mention

Rainbow Lines, Honorable Mention

SkyPixel Report

Varsha Chrislin 3 months ago

Different colours of pencil spread down!

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

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

Ge Zheng/SkyPixel Report

Yvonne Bernal 3 months ago

I enjoy seeing the reflections of the clouds and the shadows on the ripples of water.

#7 City Cool, Honorable Mention

City Cool, Honorable Mention

SkyPixel Report

Wedding Photography Select 3 months ago

Love the colours here.

#8 On The Terraces, Honorable Mention

On The Terraces, Honorable Mention

SkyPixel Report

Mervin Merueñas 3 months ago

I wonder where is this shot taken

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#9 A Happy Morning, First Prize In Professional Drones In Use Category

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

Roman Neimann/SkyPixel Report

Yvonne Bernal 3 months ago

Now that's one HIGH jump!

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#10 Dji_0022, Honorable Mention

Dji_0022, Honorable Mention

Y显龙/SkyPixel Report

Mirtha Salcedo 3 months ago

Artisticaaaa

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