Anchang town more goods
This image shows an old town around twisting waterways. This town is known for its produce, but it’s now also known for its views. This aerial image is part of a collection captured using the DJI Spark a small but clearly capable drone.
Zeng Xinmin commented about this image:
“Anchang Ancient Town is one of the four famous ancient towns in Shaoxing, Zhejiang Province is the first batch of published historical and cultural towns. Was built in the Northern Song Dynasty, after the war, repeatedly burned, and rebuilt in the Ming and Qing Dynasties, the architectural style inherits the typical characteristics of Jiangnan Water Village, a water, simple and elegant, its speciality Anchang sausage, or “sauce” The poultry meat, etc. Only you can not think of, there is no Anchang “wax”, “sauce” can not. It is the hometown of Shaoxing Master.”
This astoundingly beautiful image of the landscapes of Iceland is actually 12 separate images stitched into one. A brilliant panoramic shot of the surroundings with the cloud-covered mountaintops and flowing rivers cutting through the landscape.
Concrete jungle, Dubai, EAA by Bachirm
Bachir Moukarzel, a 33-year-old Lebanese living in Dubai, is a cluster Financial controller in Rotana Hotels. This picture was shot at sunset time in Dubai at 6pm, while trying to capture an area which was a desert 10 years back but is now “a concrete jungle with the highest buildings in Dubai”. He said every flight is a new adventure, even though he has been flying for ages, as each flight “has its own taste”.
The path of camels across the sands
This image by Abdullah Alnassar was captured using a Phantom 4 Advanced and shows camels crossing through the sand dunes of Saudi Arabia. The shadows of the animals stretch out across the dunes as they make the trek.
Inle Lake fishing show
This image highlights the show the fishermen put on for tourists on the Inle Lake in Burma, but actually represents their traditional fishing methods in action. The aerial view taken with the DJI Mavic Pro is certainly something special and likely very different to the view usually seen by people visiting the lake.
The photographer commented:
“Myanmar’s Inu River, the ancient and unique fishing methods, attracting countless tourists to watch, and now has become a show.”
La Vijanera, Spain by feelingmovie
Javier Bustamante, a 32-year-old designer, said he took this photo while at La Vijanera, a winter carnival that takes place in the town of Silió in Cantabria (Spain) on the first Sunday of each year. “This party consists on a group of hunters who want to capture a bear,” he explained. “(Sic) Tour the village representing the capture of the bear… This photo is the end of the party in which the bear is captured.”
This image captured with a DJI Phantom 4 and shows the docks of the Yantian District, China. This photo is part of a series of beautiful images of workers caring for the docks and maintaining the surfaces.
Comet into darkness
In the early hours of the morning, in Newfoundland Canada, a professional drone photographer sent his drone up to see what he could see on the waters. A fishing boat approaching the shore is flocked by seagulls, no doubt trying to snag an easy catch of their own.
“One of my favourite shots. An early morning in Newfoundland, I was hiking on the East Coast Trail when I heard a bunch of seagulls. I quickly launched my drone to find-out what was causing the mayhem. It was a small cod fishing boat steaming towards the harbour, a truly magical moment.”
Waterlily, Vietnam by helios1412
A beautiful shot from above the waterways of Vietnam shows a lone worker wading deep in the water.
The long ride
This photo is actually the result of a number of different images stitched together to create the end result. This stitching gives the impression of a bending world that stretches off into infinity. We’ve seen this style before and have to say it’s a pretty awesome way to capture drone photographs.
Jesper Guldbrand gives a bit more insight:
“This series is called “Mind bending” and is shot during 2017 in different locations of Sweden. Falun is a great city for mountain biking. This photo shows it. 20 images stitched together. A process that took about 1.5 months.”
A tightrope walk of insanity
This aerial view of a cityscape also features a tightrope walker casually making his way across a rope suspended across a death-defying drop. Impressive skills resulting in a magnificent photo too.
Hovering by the dock of the bay
A sunset view of the bay showing lights reflecting on the almost still waters. This sort of wonderful shot shows the possibilities of modern drones and the cameras they carry.
End of the line, USA by Martin Sanchez
Martin Sanchez said he took this photo on a Saturday afternoon in April just before sunset in New Jersey. He noticed an empty tennis court that “just stood out like a treasured story in a book of empty words”. After a few takes, two people came by to play some tennis and seemed confused watching him lay on the ground. When he was done, he showed them his photo and they said, “Ohhhh! I get it!”
Grab the fall’s tail
Another breath-taking aerial photograph captured on the Phantom 4 Pro shows the wonderful reds of the Autumn trees.
Sun’s Up, Nets Out
This snap shows a fisherman on his boat on the waters of Inle Lake. This talented man is not only rowing his boat with his leg, but also managing to catch fish at the same time. A brilliant photograph, well deserving of the prize.
“An Intha fisherman sets up his net to fish as he paddles his boat with a unique leg-rowing technique in Mayanmar’s Inle Lake”
This aerial image of the basketball courts of Auckland shows wonderfully contrasting colours and brilliant symmetry from the skies. This image by Petra Leary, won first prize in the professional portrait category in 2017’s Skypixel awards.
Woman in the wash
From the shores of Taiwan, this aerial image captures the photographer laying by the edge of the water, the whitewash of the waves blending with her white dress. This brilliant photograph was nominated as a professional image in the portrait category.
The photographer, Bobo, commented about this image:
“This is my Taiwan film, Hualien’s coastline is steep cliffs and secluded sea, steep terrain, step by step is the deep sea. I’ve always wanted a special perspective, so try my best to try that as Mavic flies over the coastline, I find the waves on the coast flashes beautifully between dark grey gravel and turquoise water, dark and light. The contrast was very strong. When the waves fell toward the shore and retreated, they showed a vast and euphemistic shape, reminding me of the tail end of the whale, and finished the work. I pressed the shutter when the spray and the skirt were handed over to make the skirt and the sea wave blend together and have a sense of extension, leaving the work with an attachment and a similar space. With this idea, I shot a series of compositions in different forms continuously. The whole process was very exciting. Unfortunately, it was a cloudy day. If it is sunny, the overall color of the works will be even more gorgeous.”
Ice formation By Florian
Florian Ledoux, a 27-year-old who recently moved to Reykjavik to get closer to the Arctic, started to photograph in Greenland in 2014 to “report changes in Inuit culture and to witness the beauty of this huge land”. This photo was taken during winter in East Greenland – one of the most remote place on Earth. He said he attempted to fly here several times, and that his drone got attacked by two Gyrfalcon.
A lone man is captured diving over the waterfall. This brilliantly timed photo shows a Guinness World Record holder carrying out his passion.
“He is over sixty, he is the world record holder for the Guinness waterfall diving. In China’s famous spout of the Yellow River and the great falls of the water tower in Heilongjiang province, he surprised the world with his leap. In the air, his action stretches the beautiful. Freeze the moment of the shock, take this leap into eternity.”
Infinite Road by Calin Stan
Calin Stan, a 30-year-old who has worked in the photography business for more than a decade and owns his own business, said his drone image is of the Cheia DN1A road that takes you to Transylvania in Romania. Or, as the legend says, this is the view that “Count Dracula himself saw on his nocturnal flight”, Stan explained. He actually first captured the image for the Transylvania Roads Project.
From Sardinia, Italy, this aerial image won third prize in the professional portrait category of 2017’s Skypixel awards with a simple caption:
“Now you’re going to be witness to the rebirth of humanity.”
Lost in the sand dunes
Near the Grand Staircase National monument area in Utah, Marc Lamey snapped this image using a DJI Phantom 4 Pro. The subject of his photo curled up on the warm sands below.
A lone man is captured wading through the desert sands in the depths of China. The image was submitted to the Skypixel awards with the caption:
“It was shot in the Tengger Desert, an outdoor sportsman walking hard in the desert on foot, with the footsteps of deeper and deeper, will not be caught?”
Sunset over suburbia
This brilliant drone’s eye view of suburbia, shows a staggering landscape dwarfed by a massive sun shining brightly in the sky.
Flying over foothills
Another classic view of the world through the lens of a drone. This photo shows lush green landscape and a sky-bound city in the distance.