11 striking drone photographs from around the world

Published: February 2, 2017
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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.

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

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

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

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

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

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Third place, Amateur Beauty. Ice art, US. PHOTO: SKYPIXEL

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Rainbow lines, Netherlands. PHOTO: SKYPIXEL

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And they were all yellow. PHOTO: SKYPIXEL

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City cool, people play amid the fountains. PHOTO: SKYPIXEL

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Where did you park the car. PHOTO: SKYPIXEL

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Rice terrace in China. PHOTO: SKYPIXEL

View other winning entries here

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Reader Comments (1)

  • Bunny Rabbit
    Feb 2, 2017 - 2:07PM

    I like the line in the sand very much. a unique photo. wow Recommend

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