First Place, Sports AdventureWhen Max Seigal spied this crack in Moab, Utah, he knew he had to get a shot of it. “Two years ago I started flying drones, and I quickly realized their potential to capture stunning, never before seen views,” he writes. “I’ve been hooked ever since!”

Second Place, Sports AdventureWhile covering a competition in Cúcuta, Colombia, Juan Pablo Bayona took this photo of swimmers. “Instead of taking the same photo as always, it occurred to me to fly my drone to try to achieve something different,”

Third Place, Sports AdventureTj Balon took this picture of his friend outside of Cordova, Alaska. “My fingers always get cold while I fly up there but the results are ALWAYS worth it,”

First Place, TravelIt was a foggy day after Christmas when Francesco Cattuto went for a walk near the Basilica of Saint Francis of Assisi in Assisi, Italy. But when he sent his drone above the clouds, “the view was spectacular.”

Second Place, TravelTodd Kennedy took this photo on his honeymoon in Cable Beach, Australia. When he and his spouse went on a sunset camel tour, he brought his drone and captured it from above.

Third Place, TravelOn a trip to Gran Canaria Island, Karolis Janulis captured a shot “of one of the most amazing beaches in the world—Playa de Amadores.”

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