Dronestagram’s Top Photos of 2017

Dronestagram simply introduced the winners of their fourth annual International Drone Photography Contest in partnership with National Geographic, and the successful photos are unimaginable (not simply the primary place spots—we discovered first, second, and third all nicely price trying out).

The prizes for winners in every of the three foremost classes thought of—Nature, People, and Urban—contains objects just like the DJI Spark and a HOMIDO VR Headset. Get the small print for every prize in every class on Dronestagram’s web site.

Judges for the competition included National Geographic Deputy Director Patrick Witty; Jeff Heimsath, freelance picture editor; and Emanuela Ascoli, picture editor for National Geographic France and Dronestagram.

Quick observe—we had been excited to see our pal Luke Bell of South Africa win within the Creativity class for his image Two Moo (scroll right down to the primary image of the ultimate class to see it). Back in December Luke instructed us about how he’s been utilizing the lean shift impact to make movies of Capetown and surrounding areas. Congrats on the win Luke!

1st Prize: Provence, summer season trim by jcourtial

“[Photographing by drone is] like experiencing the world in a completely new dimension.”

– J. Courtial, First Place Winner within the Nature Category

2nd Prize: Infinite Road to Transylvania by Calin Stan

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third Prize: Ice formation by Florian

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1st Prize: End of the road by Martin Sanchez

“While driving, I noticed an empty tennis court that just stood out like a treasured story in a book of empty words.”

– M. Sanchez, First Place Winner within the People Category

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2nd Prize: Waterlily by helios1412

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third Prize: La Vijanera by feelingmovie

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1st Prize: Concrete Jungle by bachirm

“Every flight for me is a new adventure.”

– B.Moukazerel, First Place Winner within the Urban Category

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2nd Prize: Dawn on Mercury Tower by alexeygo

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third Prize: Peace by luckydron

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Winner: Two Moo by LukeMaximoBell

“Cows drinking from a nearby dam caught my eye when I saw their long shadows. I launched my drone to capture the scene in a way impossible with any other type of camera.”

– Luke Bell, Winner within the Creativity Category

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Winner: Ugo le marin by rga

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Winner: Next Level By macareuxprod

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Zacc Dukowitz

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Zacc Dukowitz is the Director of Marketing for UAV Coach. A author with skilled expertise in training know-how and digital advertising, Zacc is keen about reporting on the drone trade at a time when UAVs may help us stay higher lives. Zacc additionally holds the rank of nidan in Aikido, a Japanese martial artwork, and is a extensively revealed fiction author. Zacc has an MFA from the University of Florida and a BA from St. John’s College. Follow @zaccdukowitz or take a look at zaccdukowitz.com to learn his work.

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