This kind of photography, which reveal earth’s surface from a very high point of view, has become more accessible thanks to drones, unmanned aerial vehicles that allow to take pictures from a great distance. A new wave a “aerial photographers” is using this technology to create powerful images that give an interesting point of view of the world beyond its surface appearance.
The first edition of the photographic contest received more than 4400 submissions by talented professional photographers and photo (and drone) enthusiasts coming from 101 countries all over the world.
And the Winner Is…
The Drone Awards Photographer of the Year was awarded to Florian Ledoux, a photographer from France.
The jury composed by a group of internationally recognized photography also gave prizes in six categories to 46 other photographers from 39 countries around the world.
The winning photographers in the six categories are:
Abstract: Ovi D. Pop, Romania
Nature: Gabriel Scanu, Australia
People: Shui Qinghua, China
Sport: Riemersma Vincent, The Netherlands
Wildlife: Barker Adam, USA
Urban: Cattuto Francesco, Italy
To see the complete list of the winning photographs, click here. These pictures will be displayed at the Sky’s the Limit exhibition which will be held in Siena next November, in the occasion of the 2018 Siena International Photo Awards Festival.
We have selected some amazing food-related pictures from 2018 Drone Awards: enjoy! (click on the images to enlarge)
Abstract - Commended: Lobster Village by Trung Pham Huy © 2018 Art Photo Travel
Urban - Commended: Fishing Village by Stuart Chape © 2018 Art Photo Travel
Wildlife - Winner: Blacktip Shark by Adam Barker © 2018 Art Photo Travel
People - Commended: Fishing on Mud by Joao Galamba © 2018 Art Photo Travel
People - Highly Commended: Women Rice Farmers by Keyvan Jafari © 2018 Art Photo Travel
Abstract - Commended: Jellyfish by Hector Rivera © 2018 Art Photo Travel