Cliff Diver, Mazatlan, Sinaloa, Mexico
w00tsor, courtesy of Dronestagram

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


Mont Saint Michel, Normandy, France


Lost island, Tahaa, French Polynesia


The rest can be seen at Dronestagram.