Winners from the Dronestagram photo contest
A view from above.
Dronestagram has announced the winners of the annual photo contest, taken from a drone. In 2016, the jury examined 6000 submissions. It should be noted that the composition of the jury consisted of various experts, including the Deputy Director of the National Geographic Magazine Patrick Witty and the photo editor of the French version of the National Geographic Emanuela Ascoli. The winners of the Dronestagram contest are in our photo selection.
Third place in the "Wildlife" category
Jonathan Payet launched its drone over the Piton de la Fournaise Volcano on Reunion Island. The shooting was interfered with hot air streams, rising from the crater, and a strong wind. According to Payet, he had to get an official permission of the island authorities to launch his drone over this area.
Runner-up in the "Wildlife" category
The second place was taken by Szabolcs Ignashov. "We wanted to present the traditional nature of Romania in all its beauty. Traveling by car we suddenly noticed a herd of sheep far away on the road", - says Ignashov.
The winner in the "Wildlife" category
Bernholdta Michael Rasmussen’s shot made over a pine forest in Denmark, became the winner in the "Flora and fauna" category. According to the photographer he was using his drone to do a research of the patterns and lines created around the forest by both nature and because and human intervention: ravines, winding paths and tracks of farm machinery.
Third place in "Sport and adventure" category
TJ Beylon used his drone to shoot a snowboarder Jason Bilek descending from the mountain ridge Chugach Alaska, USA from a bird’s eye view. According to the author, he dreams of launching a drone with a camera over the Antarctic. Beylona’s took the third prize in the "Sports and Adventure" category.
Runner-up in the "Sports and adventure" category
Juan Pablo Bayona is a photographer of the newspaper La Opinion, published in the city of Cucuta in Colombia. One day he was sent to shoot the local swimming competition. "Why not use a drone?" - Juan thought. This has resulted in him taking the second place in the "Sports and Adventure" category.
The winner in the "Sports and adventure" category
Max Seigal climbed the mountain not far from the town Moab, Utah, USA. According to the photographer, the photo taken by a drone was made over the cliff at an altitude of over 100 meters.
Third place in the "Travel" category
A photograph of a crowded beach on the Spanish island of Gran Canaria, the author of which is Karolis Yalinus, was ranked third in the "Travel" category.
Runner-up in the "Travel" category
Todd Kennedy spent the honeymoon in Western Australia on the famous Cable Beach. He made this shot during an evening trip mounted on camels along the edge of the Indian Ocean.
The winner in the "Travel" category
This photograph was taken from the drone of the Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi in Umbria that has become the winner in the "Travel" category. The author of the picture is Francesco Katutto. "Once the drone has risen above the clouds a fantastic view was then clearly open that I was so delighted that could not breathe", - says the Italian photographer.