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PHOTOS: The view from the top is always STUNNING

Last updated on: November 17, 2015 13:00 IST

Whether they’re capturing panoramic views of tulip fields or snapping thrilling images of cliff divers plunging into the sea, one thing is for certain: Drones can take awesome pictures.

Dronestagram, an app devoted to drone photography, has announced the winners of its second annual photo competition.

Here are the best of the best.

Snorkelling with Sharks

This photo by Tahitiflyshoot won the first prize in the Nature category. Photograph: tahitiflyshoot/Dronestagram


Above the Mist

The Cathedral of Maringa pokes through heavy fog in Parana, Brazil. This photo won first in the places category. Photograph: Ricardo Matiello/Dronestagram


Glorieto Rodolfo Sanchez Taboada

A cliff diver jumps into the ocean in Mazatlan, Mexico. This photo won the third prize in the Popular/Most Liked category. Photograph: w00tsor/Dronestagram


Where’s Wally?

People look up at a drone at a carnival in Limassol, Cyprus. This photo was the first-place dronie. Photograph: FlyoverMediaCy/Dronestagram


Mont-Saint-Michel 

Mont-Saint-Michel is an island commune off the coast of Normandy, France. This photo earned second in the places category. Photograph: Wanaiifilms/Dronestagram


Plovidv by night

Plovdiv, Bulgaria, is one of Europe’s oldest inhabited cities. This photo was the second most liked picture on Dronestagram. Photograph: Ice Fire/Dronestagram


Lost Island

Tourists wait for a sunset in French Polynesia, a group of islands in the South Pacific. This photo placed third in the nature category. Photograph: Marama/Dronestagram


Tulip Fields 

Men inspect tulip fields in Holland to remove virus-infected flowers. This photo earned third in the places category. Photograph: Anders@andersa.com/Dronestagram