Drone Photos has soared in recent years, with the number of and quality of drone photos increasing every year. There are so many photos in fact that drone photography even has its own official awards programmes.
Now that most new drones come equipped with high-quality cameras capable of capturing great shots and videos the images are only getting better and better. We say easier but that’s not to say it’s a walk in the park.
We’ve compiled some of the best photos we’ve seen as well as plenty more from Dronestagram and the Skypixel photo contest to show off just how stunning drone photos can be. Get ready to pick your jaw up off the floor.
Eggs by the lake
An interesting view from the side of the water and roadways in East Lake, Wuhan, China shows sculptures near the lake of eggs kissing.
Certainly an unusual view from the sky.
The star fort at Bourtange
Fort Bourtange was originally built in 1593 in the Netherlands to defend and control the road between Germany and the city of Groningen. It has seen a lot of history in the decades and centuries that have passed since and has recently, rather fittingly been converted into a historical museum.
From above, Fort Bourtange is certainly beautiful, surrounded by defensive moats and brilliant countryside.
Mont Saint Michel in the fog
This breathtaking shot shows the famous French monastery Mont Saint Michel bathed in stunning morning fog. This image was also chosen as the grand prize winner of 2018’s Skypixel contest.
Daily Geometry by Petra Leary
If you’re going to have a list of the best drone photos around, it only seems fair to include a real award winner. These images are part of a series called “Daily Geometry” by award-winning aerial photographer Petra Leary. This collection of photos saw the aerial photography master selected for the shortlist of the Zeiss Photography Award 2019. Brilliant lines, bold eye-catching colours and amazing symmetry from simple urban locales.
Whale shark and tourists
In the waters of La Paz Bay, Mexico hundreds of teen whale sharks come to eat and frolic every year. This image captures some tourists taking a dip with the magnificent creatures.
Savior on the Spilled Blood
This is a magnificent view of a Church in Saint Petersburg, Russia. It shows the Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood. This incredible building originally began construction in 1893, and represents a romantic nationalism architectural style by Alfred Alexandrovich Parland and Archimandrite Ignaty.
The eye of the Earth
A magnificent shot from Iceland shows what looks like a colourful eye of Mother Nature shedding a river of tears. This brilliant image of the geyser Strokkur was captured using a Mavic Pro drone and submitted to the Sky Pixel contest.
A deserted college
This is a beautiful view of the countryside of the Republic of Abkhazia. It shows an amazing landscape with a tragic history as this is part of the region where ethnic cleansings occurred in the 1990s. People were expelled from their homes, brutally murdered and persecuted. Now a broken, deserted college stands as a homage to this tragic time.
Dolphins are awesome, aren’t they? Even more so when you get to see them like this at home in their natural habitat in incredibly crystal clear waters off the coast of Western Australia.
Sunrise in Bagan
This brilliant drone photo was snapped in Bagan, Myanmar by Witold Ziomek. He used a Mavic Pro done to snap this brilliant photo of ancient architecture backdropped by hot air balloons.
The red train
This brilliantly contrasting image from the sky shows a fantastic red train passing through the snow-covered mountains of Switzerland.
This is certainly a breath-taking view of an already awe-inspiring temple of worship. The Lotus Temple is located in Delhi, India and is famed for its flowerlike shape. It’s also a place of wonder thanks to welcoming everyone – regardless of religious belief.
Not a small Hong Kong island
Like a scene out of Inception, this drone photo captured with a Phantom 4 Pro shows a dream-like view of Hong Kong. A collection of 43 photos was just to create this amazing view and it’s certainly impressive.