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