The Best Drone Photos Of 2017 Have Been Announced, And They’re Breathtaking

Drones are a fairly new thing. And while some of us are still getting accustomed to the idea of them flying around our airspace, some creatives are already taking advantage of their amazing capabilities.

Take Dronestagram for example, an Instagram account dedicated to beautiful aerial photography captured by drones.

Recently, winners from the 4th annual International Drone Photography Contest (yes, something like this exists now) have been announced and the photographs are incredible.

“Drones are becoming an increasingly accessible way to get a new perspective on the world,” said Eric Dupin, CEO of Dronestagram. “There literally are no physical limits as to where a shot can take place anymore.”

Each image is judged by creativity and photo quality by a panel of experts and some of the contestants even partnered with National Geographic, a partner of Dronestagram’s.

1. Waterlily, Vietnam (People – 2nd Place)

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2. Two Moo, South Africa (Creativity – Finalist)

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3. Infinite Road To Transylvania, Romania (Nature – 2nd Place)

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4. The Great Sirigiya, Sri Lanka (Nature – Finalist)

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5. Provence, Summer Trim, France (Nature – 1st Place)

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6. Motorbike Bridge Over River In Thailand (People – Finalist)

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7. Spanish Maze, Spain (Urban – Finalist)

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8. Ice Formation, Greenland (Nature – 3rd Place)

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9. Dawn On Mercury Tower, Russia (Urban – 2nd Place)

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10. End Of The Line, U.s. (People – 1st Place)

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11. Infinite Road To Transylvania, Romania (Nature – Finalist)

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12. The Family, Tanzania (People – Finalist)

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13. Ugo Le Marin, France (Creativity – Finalist)

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14. Sunrise At The Iguazu Falls Balcony, Argentina (Nature – Finalist)

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15. Tatacoa Desert, Colombia (People – Finalist)

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16. Next Level, France (Creativity – Finalist)

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17. Portuguese Surfer, Portugal (Nature – Finalist)

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18. Concrete Jungle, United Arab Emirates (Urban – 1st Place)

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You can check out the entire photo gallery of winners over on Dronestagram.

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