During the past few years, drones have dramatically changed the landscape of photography. So much so that numerous awards, dedicated specifically to aerial photography have emerged. One of them - probably the most prestigious - is Dronestagram (previously here and here), and it has just announced the winners of its 4th annual International Drone Photography Contest.

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"Drones are becoming an increasingly accessible way to get a new perspective on the world," Eric Dupin, CEO of Dronestagram said. "There literally are no physical limits as to where a shot can take place anymore."

The competition was judged on creativity and photographic quality by a panel of experts, including some from Dronestagram's partner National Geographic. Scroll down to enjoy the best of 2017 aerial photography, selected from thousands of entries from around the world.

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#1 Waterlily, Vietnam (People - 2nd Place)

Waterlily, Vietnam (People - 2nd Place)

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Sheralyn 11 months ago

This is utterly gorgeous.

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#2 Two Moo, South Africa (Creativity - Finalist)

Two Moo, South Africa (Creativity - Finalist)

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Fasya Maudia 11 months ago

took me about few mins to realize where the moos are

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#5 Provence, Summer Trim, France (Nature - 1st Place)

Provence, Summer Trim, France (Nature - 1st Place)

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Nancy E 11 months ago

Again, I can smell the lavender from here !

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