5 Breathtaking Pictures From Dronestagram’s Photography Contest

Capturing the world from above

Above The Mist

Above The Mist

Ricardo Matiello, courtesy of Dronestagram

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

Cliff Diver, Mazatlan, Sinaloa, Mexico

w00tsor, courtesy of Dronestagram
Plovdiv by Night

Plovdiv by Night

DCIM\100MEDIA\DJI_0031.JPGIceFire, courtesy of Dronestagram
Mont Saint Michel, Normandy, France

Mont Saint Michel, Normandy, France

DCIM\100GOPRO\G0019097.Wanaii Films, courtesy of Dronestagram
Lost island, Tahaa, French Polynesia

Lost island, Tahaa, French Polynesia

DCIM\103GOPROMarama Photo Video, courtesy of Dronestagram

The rest can be seen at Dronestagram.