DRONING ON Somewhere on high
While the laws on where you can fly a drone are pretty strict in big cities and national parks, when in the wild or out at sea, you’ve usually got a little more leeway – the rough rule of the winds aside. And whether you’re taking an extreme selfie in the black stone forests of Sichuan, China, like Tugo Cheng ( main image), or capturing a swimmer battling the swell of a breaking wave, like Karim Iliya ( top left), getting a new angle on your travels can be irresistible. These are just a few examples from Masters of Drone Photography, a new book on the world of top-down travel. We also loved Jerome Courtial’s shots of Cinque Terre and the lavender fields of France ( middle & bottom left), showing how familiar sights can be raised to thrilling new heights.
Masters of Drone Photography (Ammonite Press; £25) is edited by Fergus Kennedy; out now