19 award-winning (awesome) photos taken by drones

BE2C2 Report — Drones may not be as bad as we all may have come to think about. They can be used to display men’s penchant for creativity also.

Recently, the Chinese technology company DJI joined hands with aerial photography community SkyPixel and held a two-month long global competition, receiving over 27,000 entries from 131 countries around the world.

The 2016 SkyPixel Photo Contest came up with some of the most beautiful and breathtaking aerial images taken by drone from around the world.

A judges’ panel, made up of photojournalists from TIME and Condé Nast Traveler as well as prize-winning photographers, selected the winning photo as well as first, second, and third place winners in three different categories — “beauty,” “360,” and “drones in use.”

It also awarded prizes for the most popular photos, judged by the most “likes” they received on SkyPixel.

Photo of the Year (Grand Prize) was awarded to “Fishermen close to the net,” taken by Ge Zheng in Fujian Province in China. “Reflections, colors, and the unique aerial perspective create a startling composition from netting, poles, and water,” according to SkyPixel.

Drone pictures of conflict zones did not make it!

Scroll down to see six (6) of the best among the 19 drone photos that have been named the most incredible in the world. The rest 13 award-winning pictures can be viewed at skypixel’s website.

Photo of the Year: Grand Prize

First Prize: Beauty, Professional

First Prize: Drones in use, Professional

First Prize: 360, Professional

First Prize: Beauty, Amateur

First Prize: Drones in use, Amateur


To view the rest of the 19 photos visit  skypixel’s website.

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