A Bird’s EYE View
2017 international Drone photography Contest selects The world’s best aerial images
T he popularity of consumer drone photography is flying high. putting aside the on- going dispute about how to regulate drones, the winners of the fourth annual international Drone photography Contest, run by aerial social network Dronestagram, are proof that this fresh top- down perspective on the world can unveil some incredible images in the hands of talented photographers.
the contest, conducted in conjunction with National Geographic, attracted over 8,000 aerial images, and was split into four categories – Nature, people, urban and, for the first time in the contest’s history, a category celebrating Creativity. from lush lavender fields to workers cleaning windows thousands of feet in air, creative forced-perspective craftsmanship and beautiful landscapes, the ability to position a camera almost anywhere in the sky opens up a whole new world of creative possibilities.
Sadly, we’ve not the space to show you all of the winning images in full glory, so head to www. dronestagr. am to see them for yourself, and for information on next year’s awards.