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SkyPixel Unveils The Best Aerial Photos Of 2017

SkyPixel, DJI’s aerial group platform, has introduced the profitable entries from its 2017 Photo Story Contest.

The contest ran from October to December 2017 and there have been greater than 44,000 submissions from aerial photographers in 141 nations. The classes had been Landscape, Portrait and Story.

The Grand Prize has been awarded to Florian Ledoux, a French photographer who captured the next scene in Nunavut, Canada, along with his Phantom four Pro. He calls it “Above The Polar Bear”. Which is smart…

This dramatic winter scene was most likely made all of the extra dramatic by the truth that the polar bear was desperately attempting to flee the whirring drone above. But you’ve obtained to confess it’s an excellent .

“I have witnessed incredible moments and scenes of the wild but I can guarantee you that this, by far, is the most beautiful thing I have ever seen,” stated the photographer. “I hope that future generations will still be able to witness the beauty and grandeur of the Arctic wildlife the same way we do today.”

“There are images that might impress you with their technical mastery, and then there are images that make you feel something,” stated Jarrad Seng, a SkyPixel choose, photographer, filmmaker and inventive director based mostly in Australia.

“This photograph floored me. It’s especially poignant given the climate crisis our world is facing right now.” As the Grand Prize winner, Ledoux has gained prizes amounting to $15,095, together with a DJI Inspire 2 and various merchandise from SkyPixel sponsors.

The better of the remaining

Beyond the Grand Prize, there have been awards for First, Second and Third in every of the three classes, for each fanatics and professionals. Here are just a few of our favorites.

Third place within the Landscape Professional class went to this shot of a well-known Italian setting:

Santa Maddalena village, with the Dolomites within the background, Italy.

Second place within the Professional Portrait class went to this daring shot from a record-breaking diver in China:

First prize within the Professional Story class went to this summary drone picture, once more from China.

To view the highest profitable entries you possibly can click on right here.

“The SkyPixel Photo Contest of 2017 is now the world’s largest aerial photography contest, breaking the record it created in 2016,” stated Danny Zheng, Vice President of Marketing at DJI.

“SkyPixel was initially established to provide a platform for aerial photographers to share their creativity and unique perspectives of the world. Today, it has evolved to a global platform where we are able to document remarkable moments from once inaccessible areas of the world for future generations to witness and appreciate.”


Malek Murison is a contract author and editor with a ardour for tech developments and innovation.
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