The best drone photos of 2016

SkyPixel, a drone photo-sharing community operated in partnership with DJI, has announced the winners of its latest drone photography contest. The contest drew in more than 27,000 entries from 131 countries.

Ge Zheng won the 2016 SkyPixel Photo of the Year with this photo titled, “Fishermen close the net,” which was shot in Fujian Province in China. Here’s that image:

Ge Zheng skypixel top drone photo
Photo by Ge Zheng

The winning photos were selected by a jury of photographers, including photojournalists from Time and Conde Nast Traveler.

Zheng’s winning photo won him a DJI Inspire 2 drone, a DJI Mavic Pro drone, Epson Moverio BT-300 smart glasses, an Epson SureColor P400 Wide Format photo printer and an Adobe Creative Cloud photo membership.

Check out the first, second and third place winners in each of the categories:

Category: Professional – Beauty

First Prize “Exploration”

Second Prize “Spillway Selfie”

Third Prize “The Earth”

Category: Professional – Drones in Use

First Prize “A Happy Morning”

Second Prize “Meet the Phantom”meet the phantom skypixel drone

Third Prize “Drone in Use”drone in use skypixel drone

Category: Professional – 360 Photos

First Prize “The Starry Night”The Starry Night skypixel drone

Second Prize “Hidden Lakes in 360”Hidden Lakes in 360 skypixel drone

Third Prize “Sunset in Danxia”Sunset in Danxia skypixel drone

Category: Enthusiast – Beauty

First Prize “Overbridge”

Second Prize “Green Waves”

Third Prize “Ice River”

Category: Enthusiast – Drones in Use

First Prize “Despectus”

Second Prize “Inspire in Use”

Third Prize “The Phantom of The Earth”

Category: Enthusiast – 360 Photos

First Prize “Flying Ink of Tianshan Mountain”

Second Prize “Sunset of Chengdu”

Third Prize “The Sea of Clouds in Laojunshan”

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