Aerial Drone Photo

Photo credit: Zar Yar Lin

DJI is known for their amazing drones, and also their 2017 SkyPixel Photo Contest. Photographer Zar Yar Lin took home first place in the landscape category for the image above, titled “Sun’s Up, Nets Out”. “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,” said Lin. Continue reading for more award-winning photographs captured with drones.

7. “Above the Polar Bear” – Florian Ledoux

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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.

6. “Comet Into Darkness” – Drone Hikers

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One of my favorite 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 harbor, a truly magical moment.

5. “Lobsters Farm” – Trung

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Baby lobsters breeding farm in Tuy Hoa, Phu Yen province, central of Vietnam.

4. “Balmoral Ball” – Petra Leary

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“Auckland’s hidden courts.

3. “The Land of the Earth” – In the Higher Sky

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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’! Mankind must reflect on the triumphant industrial development model, truly implement the policy of changing the mode of development and achieve sustainable social and economic development.”

2. “Santa Maddalena Village” – Valentin Valkov

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Santa Maddalena village in front of the Geisler or Odle Dolomites Group, Val di Funes, Trentino Alto Adige, Italy, Europe.

1. “Elements” – Olivier

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Drone pano shot of 12 images. We simply couldn’t keep driving without stopping, when we noticed that light, clouds and rainbow… Iceland is really, out of this world. I’ll be back, for sure!