Could you See the Individual? Helios1412/Dronestagram
The INSIDER Summary:
- The 2017 International Drone Photography Contest announced its winners.
- Categories include People, Nature, and Urban.
- There is also a brand new “Creativity” category that is not ranked.
It is no mystery why photographers around the globe rely upon drones to capture amazing shots of people, cities, and even sweeping landscapes.
Dronestagram, a drone sharing website and neighborhood, teaming up with National Geographic to select the 12 best pictures out of thousands of entries.
Here would be the very best drone photographs of 2017.
1st location, Folks: “End of the line” by Martin Sanchez
Location: USA. Martin Sanchez/Dronestagram
“Had the idea of shooting this specific operation some time back, but not found the place or time. This was excellent. After a couple takes things got a little bizarre. The two folks came by to play some tennis on the opposite court. Which nobody may disagree, ordinary thing to do to get a tennis court. As they got nearer they had no idea what was happening on my end. They looked very perplexed watching me only lay on the floor and make weird holding places. They did not know whether to play or call for support. When I was done, I showed them how the marginally final result and both of them said Ohhhh! I get it.” — Martin Sanchez
2nd place, Folks: “Waterlily” from helios1412
Location: Vietnam. helios1412/Dronestagram
“A woman harvests water in a pond at the Mekong Delta in Vietnam.” — helios1412
3rd location, Folks: “La Vijanera” from feelingmovie
“La Vijanera is a winter carnival that takes place at the town of Silió, at Cantabria (Spain), the very first Sunday of every year. This party consists of a group of hunters who wish to capture a bear. […] This photo is the end of the party in which the bear is captured.” — feelingmovie
1st area, Nature: “Provence, summer trim” from jcourtial
Location: France. jcourtial/Dronestagram
“I knew this was the start of the harvest season, and so I hunted down tractors and waited patiently until a few started to crop into a pattern which would create a satisfying composition from over.” — jcourtial
2nd place, Nature: “Infinite road to Transylvania” by Calin Stan
Location: Romania. Calin Stan/Dronestagram
“Here is actually the image of Cheia DN1A road that takes you to Transylvania, here in Romania. Yes, THAT Transylvania. Or, as the legend states, this is actually the opinion that Count Dracula himself saw on his nocturnal flight” — Calin Stan
3rd area, Nature: “Ice formation” from Florian
“This photo [was] accomplished through winter in East Greenland, which will be among the very distant location[s] on Earth.” — Florian
1st area, Urban: “Concrete jungle” from Bachirm
Location: United Arab Emirates. Bachirm/Dronestagram
“This picture [was] shot in Dubai in 6pm, attempting to capture a place which was literally a desert 10 years back, and now became a concrete jungle with the highest buildings in Dubai.” — Bachirm
2nd place, Urban: “Dawn on mercury tower” from Alexeygo
Location: Russia. Alexeygo/Dronestagram
“I was sitting on a seat at the square near Moscow International Business Centre in search of a beautiful reflection from the mirror windows of Mercury Tower. While on the trip, I found industrial climbers. I enjoyed the way their work seemed from that standpoint: they appeared to wash the city itself, not just the building’s chambers” — Alexeygo
3rd area, Urban: “Peace” from luckydron
“I was in Madrid looking for a wonderful spot for flying my drone also insert it into my Instagram account (@). I discovered a good spot for taking a picture, and when I saw my picture it was quite cool and symmetrical” — luckydron
The competition also recognized three photographs in a brand new “Creativity” category.
“Two Moo” from LukeMaximoBell. Location: South AfricaLuke Bell/Dronestagram
“This was a chilly morning in South Africa on a plantation near Stellenbosch. Two cows drinking out of a nearby dam captured my attention once I watched their long shadows. I found my drone to capture the spectacle in a sense impossible with another sort of camera” — LukeMaximoBell
The photographs in this category are not ranked.
“Ugo le marin” from rga. Location: Francerga/Dronestagram
“As I saw my children playing on the shore and drawing at the sand that I had the idea of working with the sand as a big sheet of newspaper. My two sons and myself drew a scene linked to the sea on the image you can see my oldest son” — rga
The organizers just needed “to reward the incredible creativity of our talented community”
“Next Level” from macareuxprod. Location: Francemacareuxprod/Dronestagram
“We anticipate a joyful event (a kid) and seem[ed] for a fun, original and unusual approach to announce it to our nearest and dearest, family members and friends. I had the idea of the picture: Manon & myself making a baby, represented through an old pram and like a video game” — macareuxprod