Ever since drones first appeared on the scene, they have been heralded as game changers for experiencing the world around us. They allow people to connect across long distances, explore new territory, and even capture landscapes otherwise inaccessible.
Dronestagram, an app dedicated to drone photography, has created a community of artists who use these aerial vehicles to photograph the world from dizzying heights. During their 2nd annual International Drone Photography Contest, Dronestagram received over 5,000 photo entries that show how much cooler the world looks from above. The entries, as you can imagine, are phenomenal and do an astounding job at providing a unique perspective on our surroundings. The contest consisted of three categories: Places, Nature and Dronies (selfies with drones— yeah, they went there).
1st Place – Places: Above the Mist by Ricardo Matiello
1st Place – Nature: Snorkeling with Sharks by Tahitiflyshoot
1st Place – Dronies: Where’s Wally by FlyovermediaCy
2nd Place – Places: Mont-Saint-Michel by Wanaiifilms
2nd Place – Nature: La Jolla by kdilliard
The winners received a bevy of prizes including cameras and drones from major brands like GoPro and Parrot, as well as the opportunity to have their work published in National Geographic.