11 striking drone photographs from around the world

Breathtaking visuals from one of world's largest aerial photography competitions

Multimedia Desk February 02, 2017

Although drones have been at the forefront of ethical and security debates, the unmanned flying machines, in the hands of a photographer can capture spectacular, unique images which we would otherwise go unseen.

SkyPixel, an aerial photography platform, received 27,000 entries from 131 countries for its competition. Open to both professional and amateur photographers, the competition was split into three categories: Beauty, 360, and Drones in Use.

Here we look at some of the winning shots including some of our personal favourites.

3126 Grand Prize Winner: Fishermen close the net, Fujian province, China.  PHOTO: GE ZHENG/SKYPIXEL

3500 First place, Professional beauty: A line in the sand. PHOTO: HANBING WANG/SKYPIXEL

3865 Second place, Professional beauty: Huia Dam in Auckland, New Zealand. PHOTO: BRENDON DIXON/SKYPIXEL

4000 First place, Amateur Beauty: Road bridge, US. PHOTO: SKYPIXEL

fv Second place, Amateur Beauty. Green waves, Italy. PHOTO: MAURO PAGLIAI/SKYPIXEL

4000 (1) Third place, Amateur Beauty. Ice art, US. PHOTO: SKYPIXEL

1500 Rainbow lines, Netherlands. PHOTO: SKYPIXEL

3992 (1) And they were all yellow. PHOTO: SKYPIXEL

4000 (2) City cool, people play amid the fountains. PHOTO: SKYPIXEL

3992 Where did you park the car. PHOTO: SKYPIXEL

3956 Rice terrace in China. PHOTO: SKYPIXEL

View other winning entries here


Bunny Rabbit | 4 years ago | Reply I like the line in the sand very much. a unique photo. wow
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