The International Drone Photography Contest was held from May 30th– June
The contest was open for all and thousands of entries were submitted by professional photographers as well as amateur drone flyers from all around the globe.
The entries were judged on creativity and photographic quality, Patrick Witty Deputy Dir. National Geographic, Emanuela Ascoli Photo editor National Geographic, (France) and Dronestagrama were part of the qualified expert panel who judged the contest.
Winners were recently announced and we are amazed with the pictures, these are some majestic aerial view shots.
We won’t say much, take a look yourself.
Nature & Wildlife
Winner - Michael Bernholdt
Photographer - Michael Bernholdt
Place - Kalbyris forest, Denmark
Runner-up - Szabolcs Ignacz
Photographer - Szabolcs Ignacz
Place - Marpod, Romania
A swarm of sheep while traveling down the road in Marpod, Romania. He quickly set up his drone and captured this image.
Third Winner - Jonathan
Photographer - Jonathan Payet
Place - Piton De La Fournaise, Reunion, France
“This picture was very difficult to catch because of ascending hot air and 50Km/h wind. There was also sulfur next to the volcano so I need to have a mask while piloting.”
Sports & Adventure
Winner - Max Seigel
Photographer - Max Seigel
Place - Utah
Moab Rock climbing in Utah.
Runner-up - Losmanesdeldrone
Photographer - Losmanesdeldrone
Place - Cacuta, Columbia
A group of young swimmers are preparing for competitions on a cold morning.
Third Winner - High Angle Shot
Photographer - High Angle Shot
Place - Chugach Mountain Range, Alaska
This shot is my guide and mate Jason Bilek, ripping open a huge Alaskan face. The thing I like most about this shot is the solidarity of the line and the Sun shadow line splitting the face in two.
Winner - Francesco Cattuto
Photographer - Francesco Cattuto
Place - Umbria, Italy
The wonderful Basilica of Saint Francis of Assisi, at sunset with the city immersed in the fog.
Runner-up - Todd Kennedy
Photographer - Todd Kennedy
Place - Broome, Australia
Cable beach caravan of camels at sunset.
Third Winner - Karolis Janulis
Photographer - Karolis Janulis
Place - Gran Canaria, Spain
Summer camp in Gran Canaria on the finest playa de Amadores.