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.
The lost island
Who doesn’t dream of this view? A peaceful sight on a deserted island, beautiful calm waters stretching off into the distance and a long way from the hubbub of urban life. This view was caught using a DJI Phantom and a GoPro Hero 3 Black while hovering over the French Polynesian island of Taha’a. Amazing.
When in Rome
The Roman Colosseum is an incredible sight from the ground and from most angles. It’s a marvel of architecture and a fantastic view of our history. Just when you thought it couldn’t get more impressive, along comes this image by Mauri Pagliai showing it in full nighttime splendor from the sky.
This image was selected for one of the People’s Choice Prizes in the Sky Pixel contest.
“This by far was the highlight of my trip to Tanzania. I giant hippo party which was super VIP. But I knew exactly how to get in. Something they couldn’t resist. A game of Hungry Hungry Hippos!”
Basilica del Voto Nacional
An amazing sun-bathed view of the Basilica del Voto Nacional, a Roman Catholic church that dominates the horizon of Quito, Ecuador. The amazing church was blessed by the Pope in 1985 and is one of the biggest attractions of the area. It also makes for an impressive drone photo as Alex Javier proved with this snap using his Phantom 4 Pro.
An amazing aerial view of the staggeringly beautiful beaches of Kwinana, Western Australia. This image is part of a collection of similarly staggering images by Amphotoco that are posted to Dronestagram. We love them and now have a desperate urge to visit the country.
An unhappy accident makes for a pretty awesome aerial photograph. A lorry has tipped over and spilt its load on the side of the road. Ilya Martyanov noticed the accident and quickly dashed out to send his drone up for a snap. The result of which is a fantastic drone photograph of the pitfalls of modern life.
A weirdly beautiful black and white photograph that appears to show a vein-like pattern on the ice below. Perhaps the remains of a tree that’s disappeared below the icy depths?
The football-mad island
A fantastic drones-eye view of the Norweigan Lofoten islands, where football is a passion. The photographer sums this image up nicely:
“The photograph was taken in one of the archipelago’s villages called Henningsville, which has a population of only 500. The villagers basically rely on fishing for a living. But in such a harsh environment, such a remote village and town can still have such a beautiful and beautiful football field, enough to see the villagers’ love for football and the local government’s support for the football sport. On the other hand, the hardware infrastructure of our football project is really not the same. I hope that through this photo, the public can get a hint of inspiration.”
A wonderful Mavic Pro photo of the landscapes of Iceland and one of the many ice-encrusted waterfalls visible across the landscapes.
A thoroughly cheerful view from the rivers of Singapore shows canoes from above, posing in a position that makes them look like a happy face. Of course it could be an accident, but it’s a happy accident if it is.
Fire and ice
Another brilliant Mavic Pro photo. This time from Yellowstone National Park in the US. The icy surface below shows brilliant colours as hot sulfur water finds its way through the snow.
Above the polar bear
The Grand Prize winner of 2017’s Skypixel awards, captured using a Phantom 4 Pro, shows a lone polar bear leaping across the icy landscapes. Photographer Florian Ledoux, captioned his image:
“Dear future generation, I hope we will still be able to see the Arctic wildlife as we do now. It is threatened as the environment is changing. I was able to witness many scenes of wildlife and I can guarantee you this is the most beautiful thing I have ever seen. Incredible and unique shot above a polar bear in Nunavut, Baffin area during wildlife reportage in Nunavut and Greenland.”
Saksun is a small village located in the northwestern part of the Faroese island of Streymoy. The village is surrounded by splendid landscapes with breath-taking views of nature. This amazing view of the local church was captured by Ian Montgomery using his Mavic Pro and submitted to the Sky Pixel contest.
Plenty of pools
This drone view of an impressive hotel complex shows plenty of pools for the guests to splash around in. Even in the middle of a concrete jungle, the illusion of paradise can be created with just a sprinkling of trees and brilliantly constructed pleasure pools.
Summer trim, France by jcourtial
Jerome Courtial, a 39-year-old Frenchman based in London, went to Valensole to get “an original picture rather than the classic view with the sunset in the background”. His girlfriend was with him, and in an interview after being chosen as the No. 1 winner of Dronestagram’s 2017 awards, he thanked her for her patience, as they “waited quite a long time to find the perfect spot”. The photo ended up being his favourite picture ever taken.
Lighthouse of Smögen
A perfectly timed photograph of a lighthouse in Sweden shows the sun setting through the top. The brilliant red of the tip shining brightly for all to see. An empty horizon stretches off into the background. Brilliantly simple, wonderfully framed and fantastic use of a Mavic Pro.
An island fortress
What better way to keep the heathens at bay than a massive island fortress surrounded by a moat as massive as a lake. This awesome countryside view was snapped and submitted to Dronestagram and is a real winner in our mind.
The land of the Earth
This image is a part of a collection of photos showing the damage industrial waste has done to the landscape. Although showing waves of beautiful colour, these aerial photographs actually demonstrate the damage mankind has done to the world we inhabit.
“The rapid development of human civilization has brought a series of negative effects. The environment is polluted and the ecology is destroyed. At present, the status quo of pollution in the earth is very harsh, forming a staggering “earth 殇”! Mankind must reflect on the triumphant industry development model, truly implement the policy of transforming the development mode and achieve sustainable social and economic development. Face the devastation of the earth, forever scars. Environmental pollution must be managed, otherwise, there will be no complete earth. Without protection of the environment, mankind will perish. Abstract images can instead better express the environmental impact of industrial pollution. Although these industrial pollution-related environments, details and colours can produce an attractive charm, the appearance does not represent the essence of spectacular colourful pictures may be very ugly nature, it is dirty, very evil. Human beings are rich in invention and creativity. They can also create a distinctive visual beauty in the process of industrial pollution and destruction of nature. The author recorded the destroyed land in aerial photography. This group of photos (18) 2017 shot in a mine tailings.”
Haydarpasa train station
This is magnificent shot was snapped in Istanbul, Turkey and shows an incredible view over the waters with Haydarpasa train station in the background. It was shot on a DJI Phantom 2 and submitted to Dronstagram in 2015.
Next Level by Macareuxprod
Thibault Beguet, a 34-year-old photographer based in Rennes, Brittany, uses drones to take photos and make films for companies, agencies, TV, etc. This picture was captured with his girlfriend, Manon, while looking for a fun, original, and unusual way to announce they’re expecting to loved ones and friends: “We love Normandy, the sea, and outdoor activities, so we choose naturally to shoot on the beach.”
This drone photo shows a paintball team readying for action outside a paint-stained fort. The fun is about to begin. This is just the calm before the storm.