5 Breathtaking Pictures From Dronestagram’s Photography Contest

Capturing the world from above

Above The Mist

Aerial photography has never been more accessible. Thanks to the widespread availability of relatively inexpensive drones with cameras, capturing breathtaking photos from the sky is easier than ever. To honor this, and to highlight some of the best unmanned aerial photos taken, the Dronestagram app put together a contest of the best drone-captured pictures. The photos were judged in collaboration with National Geographic, and the results are stunning. The image at the top of this story is the contest’s first place winner “Above the mist” by Ricardo Matiello, who captured the top of the Cathedral of Maringá, Paraná, Brazil.

Take a look at some of the other winners below:

Cliff Diver, Mazatlan, Sinaloa, Mexico

Plovdiv by Night

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Mont Saint Michel, Normandy, France

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Lost island, Tahaa, French Polynesia

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The rest can be seen at Dronestagram.

Kelsey D. Atherton
Kelsey D. Atherton

Kelsey D. Atherton is a defense technology journalist based in Albuquerque, New Mexico. His work on drones, lethal AI, and nuclear weapons has appeared in Slate, The New York Times, Foreign Policy, and elsewhere.