Drones are the next big thing when it comes to photography and shooting video. Once an exclusive feature for the big companies, aerial photos 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 photography contest. 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 photos allow 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 a bird's eye view. Interesting patterns and surreal scenarios emerge in these stunning pictures and here are the best photos submitted for the drone photo contest.

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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

Michel Guntern
Community Member
4 years ago

I remember walking up the street away from the Basilica on a hot summer's day. Awesome to see Assisi from this perspective.

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#2

2nd Prize Winner – Category Travel: Cable Beach

2nd Prize Winner – Category Travel: Cable Beach

Todd Kennedy Report

Michel Guntern
Community Member
4 years ago

This has given me an idea for a picture in the Camargues, Santa Maria de La Mer; although the sea there doesn't have this shade of blue.

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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
Community Member
4 years 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
Community Member
4 years ago

Nice graphic.

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#5

Vilnius, Lithuania

Vilnius, Lithuania

Karolis Janulis Report

Michel Guntern
Community Member
4 years 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
Community Member
4 years 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
Community Member
4 years 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

Michel Guntern
Community Member
4 years ago

Now that's heli-skiing.

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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
Community Member
4 years 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

Michel Guntern
Community Member
4 years ago

You'd never know that was from Romania.

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#11

Kutno, Poland

Kutno, Poland

skywalk Report

Kjorn
Community Member
4 years ago

i'd have call that picture: Skittle factory

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#12

Lanzarote

Lanzarote

mountaindrone Report

Michel Guntern
Community Member
4 years ago

A view of Lanzarote that is hard to imagine.

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#13

Brighton Beach

Brighton Beach

Kev P Report

NE NG
Community Member
4 years ago

looks like a dragon...spirited away!

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#14

Bieszczady Mountains, Poland

Bieszczady Mountains, Poland

skywalk Report

Michel Guntern
Community Member
4 years ago

Roads can look so beautiful.

#15

Fishermen. Elektrėnai, Lithuania

Fishermen. Elektrėnai, Lithuania

Karolis Janulis Report

Michel Guntern
Community Member
4 years ago

The boat is so small. Nature rules!

#16

The Playground

The Playground

mbernholdt Report

Michel Guntern
Community Member
4 years ago

Hidden in Denmark.

#17

Rumsiskes, Lithuania

Rumsiskes, Lithuania

Karolis Janulis Report

#18

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

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

losmanesdeldrone Report

Michel Guntern
Community Member
4 years ago

I was in Cucuta, Colombia but didn't see this pool.

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#19

Kamogawa, Chiba

Kamogawa, Chiba

shiro Report

#20

Gysinge

Gysinge

airpixels Report

sumoncpi
Community Member
4 years ago

Mingshan, Ya'an ,Sichuan Province, China Dron-Photo...753d3b.jpg Dron-Photographs-5869f03753d3b.jpg

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#21

La Jolla Cove

La Jolla Cove

kdilliard Report

Elaine
Community Member
4 years ago

It must be JOLLY in there...haha.!

#22

Road To Saint Anne Lake

Road To Saint Anne Lake

thedon Report

Ioana Muresan
Community Member
4 years ago

Romania <3

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#23

Abreulandia, Tocantins

Abreulandia, Tocantins

naldo mundim Report

Michel Guntern
Community Member
4 years ago

Not all of Brazil is slash and burn.

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