Dronestagram just announced the winners of its fourth annual drone photo contest in partnership with National Geographic, and the images are more stunning than ever.
There were three photo categories: nature, urban and people, and the contest received thousands of entries from professional and amateur photographers around the world. The contest also announced a bonus round of winners in what they dubbed the “creative category.”
Judges included National Geographic Deputy Director Patrick Witty and Photo editor Jeff Heimsath.
The winners played with shadows, like in Luke MaximoBell’s “Two Moo,” and played with light and color in Alexeygo’s “Dawn on Mercury Tower.” My personal favorite? “Waterlily” by helios1412.
Here were the winners of the contest (all images are courtesy of the entrants via Dronestagram):
Dronestagram contest winners: Nature Category
1st Prize: Provence, summer trim by jcourtial
2nd Prize: Infinite Road to Transylvania by Calin Stan
3rd Prize: Ice formation by Florian
Dronestagram contest winners: People Category
1st Prize: End of the line by Martin Sanchez
2nd Prize: Waterlily by helios1412
3rd Prize: La Vijanera by feelingmovie
Dronestagram contest winners: Urban Category
1st Prize: Concrete Jungle by bachirm
2nd Prize: Dawn on Mercury Tower by alexeygo
3rd Prize: Peace by luckydron
Dronestagram contest winners: Creative Category
Winner: Two Moo by LukeMaximoBell
Winner: Ugo le marin by rga
Winner: Next Level By macareuxprod