SkyPixel is one of the biggest drone-lover communities, where both professionals and amateurs are able to share their works with the world. Recently, they held a contest to announce the best aerial pictures of the year 2017 and the winners actually took our breath away.


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The competition was open to two main groups of participants: professionals and enthusiasts. The winners were announced in three categories (landscape, portrait, and story), excluding the Grand Prize. That went to Florian Ledoux, a wildlife photographer, who was lucky enough to capture the amazing moment of a Polar bear crossing between two pieces of sea glacier. The winner also raised some serious topics by sharing his work. "I hope we will still be able to see the Arctic wildlife as we do now," writes Florian below his winning picture. "It is threatened as the environment is changing. I was able to witness many scenes of wildlife and I can guarantee you this is the most beautiful thing I have ever seen."

Not that long ago we were delighted to explore the best drone images announced by Dronestagram. This time, let’s scroll down to enjoy the masterpieces that the SkyPixel community have shared with us.

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#1 "Above The Polar Bear" By Florian Ledoux, Grand Prize Winner

"Above The Polar Bear" By Florian Ledoux, Grand Prize Winner

“Dear future generation, I hope we will still be able to see the Arctic wildlife as we do now. It is threatened as the environment is changing. I was able to witness many scenes of wildlife and I can guarantee you this is the most beautiful thing I have ever seen. Incredible and unique shot above a polar bear in Nunavut, Baffin area during wildlife reportage in Nunavut and Greenland.”

Florian Ledoux Report

Bobby Beebe 2 months ago

Spectacular shot and beautiful creature. I just hope they will be around for awhile...

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#2 "Santa Maddalena Village In Front Of The Geisler" By Valentin Valkov, Third Prize In Landscape Category, Professional Group

"Santa Maddalena Village In Front Of The Geisler" By Valentin Valkov, Third Prize In Landscape Category, Professional Group

“Santa Maddalena village in front of the Geisler or Odle Dolomites Group, Val di Funes, Trentino Alto Adige, Italy, Europe.”

Valentin Valkov Report

Bobby Beebe 2 months ago

Do you think the people who live there dream of the big city just as I dream of their peaceful village?

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#3 "Sun's Up, Net's Out" By Zay Yar Lin, First Prize In Landscape Category, Professional Group

"Sun's Up, Net's Out" By Zay Yar Lin, First Prize In Landscape Category, Professional Group

“An Intha fisherman sets up his net to fish as he paddles his boat with a unique leg-rowing technique in Mayanmar’s Inle Lake.”

Zay Yar Lin Report

Risa Lovee 2 months ago

Looks like a painting! It is sooooo beautiful >.<

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#4 "'The Land Of The Earth' – Man Made Nature Revelation” By In The Higher Sky, First Prize In Story Category, Professional Group

"'The Land Of The Earth' – Man Made Nature Revelation” By In The Higher Sky, First Prize In Story Category, Professional Group

“The rapid development of human civilization has brought a series of negative effects. The environment is polluted and the ecology is destroyed. At present, the status quo of pollution in the earth is very harsh, forming a staggering “earth 殇”! Mankind must reflect on the triumphant industry development model, truly implement the policy of transforming the development mode and achieve sustainable social and economic development. Face the devastation of the... Read More

“The rapid development of human civilization has brought a series of negative effects. The environment is polluted and the ecology is destroyed. At present, the status quo of pollution in the earth is very harsh, forming a staggering “earth 殇”! Mankind must reflect on the triumphant industry development model, truly implement the policy of transforming the development mode and achieve sustainable social and economic development. Face the devastation of the earth, forever scars. Environmental pollution must be managed, otherwise there will be no complete earth.“

In the higher sky Report

Martin_D35 2 months ago

Beautiful imagery but I don't really understand what I'm seeing.

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#5 "Waterfall Hero" By Shen Min, Second Prize In Portrait Category, Professional Group

"Waterfall Hero" By Shen Min, Second Prize In Portrait Category, Professional Group

"He is over sixty, he is the world record holder for the Guinness waterfall diving. In China's famous spout of the Yellow River and the great falls of the water tower in Heilongjiang province, he surprised the world with his leap. In the air, his action stretches the beautiful. Freeze the moment of the shock, take this leap into eternity."

Shen Min Report

BusLady 2 months ago

Very brave man

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#6 "Raising Ducks" By Cao Kỳ Nhân, Third Prize In Landscape Category, Enthusiast Group

"Raising Ducks" By Cao Kỳ Nhân, Third Prize In Landscape Category, Enthusiast Group

“Downstream of BA River (Tuy Hoa City, Phu Yen Province, Vietnam) farmers are raising ducks in big numbers. The white ducks make a nice spot for a peaceful river.”

Cao Kỳ Nhân Report

Jacque Place 2 months ago

Even the animals gather to see a man walk on water.

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#7 "The Long Ride" By Jesper Guldbrand, Third Prize In Story Category, Enthusiast Group

"The Long Ride" By Jesper Guldbrand, Third Prize In Story Category, Enthusiast Group

"This series is called "Mind bending" and is shot during 2017 in different locations of Sweden. Falun is a great city for mountainbiking. This photo shows it. 20 images stitched together. A process that took about 1,5 month."

https://www.skypixel.com/user/jesper-_user-58f77995-6169-413f-95b4-fe92fbcebeb4 Report

Molly Tallmadge 2 months ago

wwwwwwwwhhat?

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#8 "Lobsters Farm" By Trung Pham, First Prize In Landscape Category, Enthusiast Group

"Lobsters Farm" By Trung Pham, First Prize In Landscape Category, Enthusiast Group

“Baby lobsters breeding farm in Tuy Hoa, Phu Yen province, central Vietnam.”

Trung Pham Report

Anne-Sophie Matichard 2 months ago

Amazing ! Looks like a printed board !

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#9 "Dancer" By Cocoanext, First Prize In Portrait Category, Enthusiast Group

"Dancer" By Cocoanext, First Prize In Portrait Category, Enthusiast Group

“Shanghai's only nearly 190-year-old courtyard house with northern features is rarely seen in the south, where dancers dance not only skirts but also old Shanghai memories.”

Cocoanext Report

#10 "Geometry Of Liquid Gold" By Javier Del Cerro, Second Prize In Landscape Category, Enthusiast Group

"Geometry Of Liquid Gold" By Javier Del Cerro, Second Prize In Landscape Category, Enthusiast Group

“In Castilla La Mancha there are numerous fields of olive trees perfectly placed on the ground.”

Javier del Cerro Report

Oscar 2 months ago

Wow!

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#14 "Comet Into Darkness" By Drone Hikers, Second Prize In Landscape Category, Professional Group

"Comet Into Darkness" By Drone Hikers, Second Prize In Landscape Category, Professional Group

“One of my favorite shots. An early morning in Newfoundland, I was hiking on the East Coast Trail when I heard a bunch of seagulls. I quickly launched my drone to find-out what was causing the mayhem. It was a small cod fishing boat steaming towards the harbor, a truly magical moment.”

Drone Hikers Report

BusLady 2 months ago

They want those fish?

#15 Untitled - Second Prize In Story Category, Enthusiast Group

Untitled - Second Prize In Story Category, Enthusiast Group

光和影 Report

Bobby Beebe 2 months ago

Don’t really know what’s going on but it’s beautiful none the less.

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#16 "Inle River Fishing Show" By Water Qinghua, First Prize In Story Category, Enthusiast Group

"Inle River Fishing Show" By Water Qinghua, First Prize In Story Category, Enthusiast Group

“At Myanmar’s Inu River, the ancient and unique fishing methods attract countless tourists to watch, and now has become a show.”

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#19 "The Rebirth" By Andrea Marongiu, Third Prize In Portrait Category, Professional Group

"The Rebirth" By Andrea Marongiu, Third Prize In Portrait Category, Professional Group

“Now you're going to be witness to the rebirth of humanity.”

Andrea Marongiu Report

Oscar 2 months ago

Beautiful!

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