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
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