The winners of this year’s International Drone Photography contest have been announced, check them out below:
International Drone Photography contest, Nature category winners:
1st Prize Winner – Nature: Provence, summer trim by jcourtial
This photograph shows lavender fields in France. A specialised machine cuts off the flowering stems, keeping the plant safe for the next season’s harvest.
2nd Prize Winner – Nature: Infinite Road to Transylvania by Calin Stan
Pictured is the Infinite road in Romania. The road is located on the Prahova side of the border between the counties of Prahova and Brașov. This road leads to Sighișoara, the supposed birth place of Count Dracula. The country has a number of similar roads that cross its mountainous terrain in a similar fashion.
3rd Prize Winner – Nature: Ice formation by Florian
The impact of climate change can be seen in the photograph above. Captured in East Greenland in February 2017, you can see the breaking apart of a massive ice sheet.
International Drone Photography contest, People category winners:
1st Prize Winner – Category People: End of the line by Martin Sanchez
This photographer captured the above image to warp one’s perspective. The photograph shows a man lying on his side with the bottom of his sheo touching the corner of a painted court.
2nd Prize Winner – Category People: Waterlily by helios1412
This vivid photograph shows a woman harvesting water lilies in the Mekong Delta in Vietnam.
3rd Prize Winner – Category People: La Vijanera by feelingmovie
The photograph shows some of the attendees of the Spanish winter masquerade called La Vijanera. The first part of the masquerade is held on the first Sunday of the new year on the north coast of Spain and the second part reviews the events of the year near its end.
International Drone Photography contest, Urban category winners:
1st Prize Winner – Category Urban: Concrete Jungle by bachirm
Above is a look down into the city of Dubai.
2nd Prize Winner – Category Urban: Dawn on Mercury City Tower by alexeygo
Pictured are window washers cleaning the windows of the Mercury tower in Moscow as the sun rises. This 338 metre tall skyscraper has 75 floors and is the third tallest building in Europe. Contruction here began in 2009 and was completed in 2013.
3rd Prize Winner – Category Urban: Peace by luckydron
Pictured is the epicentre of a large mausoleum in Madrid, Spain.
International Drone Photography contest, Creativity category winners:
This year was the first time this category was introduced, below are the judges’ top picks.
Two Moo by LukeMaximoBell
Two cows have an early morning drink at the water’s edge in Paarl in the Western Cape.
Ugo le marin by rga
This sand drawing warps your perspective and looks like the child is hanging from the bow of a ship.
Next Level By macareuxprod
This photograph served as a creative way for new parents to announce their news to friends and family.