50 Best Drone Pictures Of Last Year Have Been Announced By Dronestagram, And They’re Breathtaking

It is the fifth time of Dronestagram photo contest and winners have already announced. The completion is all about capturing the moments of the planet from a unique perspective. This competition attracts thousands of entries throughout the world and selects the best drone photography.

Hungry Hippos by zekedrone was the first prize winner in this competition. He has taken photographs which are bloat of hippos hanging out happily together in muddy water.

“We were 6 of us to work out the best photos,” Eric from Dronestagram mentioned in Bored Panda. “It wasn’t easy because we received several thousands of them so you have to be very organized to choose the best ones.”

“A good drone picture must have a strong verticality and also show scenes close up, from a view that can only be taken by a drone. Then it must be artistic in its approach and style and if possible show life with humans or animals.” If you have any idea connecting with this booming genre of photography, you need to be very careful with the local rules and regulations about flying drones in the area.

Eric would like to share some advice for beginners in drone photography. “First learn to fly a drone and master it perfectly before moving on to shooting,” “You can learn and train with a small and robust $50 drone, then once you know how to fly it, invest in a good camera drone. Try to fly in the countryside, and respect the local rules and laws!”

You can now check those beautiful photos for yourself. Which one is the best? Please share your comments.

#1 Second Place Winner. Fishing Boat In Vietnam By Trung Pham

Fishing Boat In Vietnam
phtrung0611

#2 Fall In Love By Zekedrone

Zekedrone
colourfull trees

#3 Third Place Winner. 2 Dogs, 2 People, And 4 Shadows By Qliebin

2 Dogs, 2 People, And 4 Shadows
Qliebin

#4 A Face In The Grain Field, Germany Photographerswould

A Face In The Grain Field, Germany
Photographersworld

#5 Lion Vs Drone By Bachirm

Lion Vs Drone
bachir_photo_phactory

#6 In The Middle Of The Winter Forest By Photographersworld

In The Middle Of The Winter Forest
Photographersworld

#7 Hon Khoi Salt Field, Vietnam By Trung Pham

Hon Khoi Salt Field, Vietnam
phtrung0611

#8 Harvest Water Lilies By Tuan Nguyen

Harvest Water Lilies
Water Lilies are picked early in the morning in rivers, lakes and washed. Then the flowers are brought to market. This is the main income occupation of people in Long An, Vietnam in the high season. Tuan Nguyen

#9 Al Qudra Desert, United Arab Emirates By Whosane

Al Qudra Desert roads , United Arab Emirates,
Whosane

#10 On The Nhu Y River By Tuan Nguyen

Nhu Y River boats
On the Nhu Y river in Hue City, Vietnam. The girls in Ao Dai dresses (traditional dresses) were releasing the floating candles on the river to pray for peace and happiness. This is the spiritual culture longstanding in Vietnam. Tuan Nguyen

#11 First Place Winner. Bathing Hippos In Tanzania By Zekedrone

Hippos In Tanzania
This by far was the highlight of my trip to Tanzania. I giant hippo party which was super VIP. But I knew exactly how to get in. Something they couldn’t resist. A game of Hungry Hungry Hippos! zekedrone

#12 Cote Rocheuse By Dronecopters

Cote Rocheuse
Dronecopters

#13 A Collapsed Truck In Russia By Drone Nest

Collapsed Truck In Russia
Saw this truck resting in such way near my house and hurried for my drone to capture this moment. drone.nest

#14 Lightning Over Kuala Lumpur By Pete Demarco

Lightning Over Kuala Lumpur
petedemarco

#15 Harvesting Grass By Tuan Nguyen

Harvesting Grass Paddy Field
Farmers are harvesting grass in the big water season Tuan Nguyen

#16 Reynisdrangar By Balazs3

Reynisdrangar Iceland
Iceland’s South Coast balazsbusznyak

#17 Fish shaped island in Croatia By Milan Photo

Fish shaped island in Croatia
Fish shaped island is the inspiration for the logo of Brijuni National park, which was formerly Tito’s holyday playground. Gaz island, Brijuni NP, Adriatic Sea, Croatia. water.shapes.earth

#18 The Red Umbrella By Caesarpmr

Red Umbrella field
caesarpmr

#19 Between Two Worlds By Thedon

clouds, trees mountains
thedon

#20 Shot Over The Infamous Half Desert Road In Dubai By Whosane

#20 Shot Over The Infamous Half Desert Road In Dubai By Whosane
Whosane

#21 Brighton Pier By Lukemaximobell

Brighton Pier
lukemaximobell

#22 A New Bridge In Ukraine By Maxwebb

New Bridge In Ukraine
maxvvvebb

#23 Les 3 Volcans By Dronecopters

Les 3 Volcans smoke
Dronecopters

#24 Sheep Herding By Photographersworld

Sheep Herding
Photographersworld

#25 Laguna De Cotacotani By Alex Mimo

Laguna De Cotacotani
Parinacota and Pomerape volcanoes in the coming sunset light. Vertical drone pano. Lauca National Park, Chile. Alex Mimo

#26 Black Sand Beach By Balazs3

Black Sand Beach
Waves crashing at Reynisfjara Black Sand Beach. balazsbusznyak

#27 Winter Ice By Photographersworld

Winter Ice
Photographersworld

#28 The Outskirts Of A Town Called Dorothy In Alberta, Canada By Justen Soule

The Outskirts Of A Town Called Dorothy In Alberta
justensoule

#29 Sai Gon By Night By Tuan Nguyen

Sai Gon By Night city lights
A corner of Saigon at night. This is the largest and most dynamic city in Vietnam. Tuan Nguyen

#30 Harvesting Shrimp On The Sea By Tuan Nguyen

Harvesting Shrimp
Harvesting shrimp on the sea in Phu Yen, Vietnam. These shrimp are mainly used in processing shrimp paste. A delicious and traditional Vietnamese food. Tuan Nguyen

#31 Harvesting Tea Leaves By Tuan Nguyen

Harvesting Tea Leaves
Harvesting tea leaves in Bao Loc, Vietnam. The leaves are harvested early in the morning when the dew still remains on the leaves. It is then put into the factory for processing into tea. Tuan Nguyen

#32 Fairy Forest By Thedon

Fairy Forest
thedon

#33 Horseshoe Bay Beach By Arnaud

Horseshoe Bay Beach
somewhere along the most beautiful beach in Bermuda. droneitforyou

#34 Immaculate Landscape By Balazs3

Immaculate Landscape mountains
Iceland is a land of beauty as portrayed by this drone shot. balazsbusznyak

#35 Rural Ice Hockey In Russia By Maksim Tarasov

Rural Ice Hockey In Russia
awsmsky

#36 A Football Pitch In The Middle Of The Jabal Mountains In Oman By Kolibik-Foto

Football Pitch In The Middle Of The Jabal Mountains In Oman
kolibikfoto

#37 Three Figures In The Jordan Desert Near Wadi Rum By Kolibik-Foto

Three Figures In The Jordan Desert Near Wadi Rum
kolibikfoto

#38 Leme Beach, Close To Copacabana Beach, Rio De Janeiro By Americo Vermelho

Leme Beach, Close To Copacabana Beach, Rio De Janeiro
americovermelho

#39 The Projects In Brooklyn By Sanllacer

town buildings
Sanllacer

#40 The Green Island Of Karadag By Alex Mimo

Green Island Of Karadag
Drone pano. Koktebel, Crimea. Alex Mimo

#41 One Morning Peacefully By Tuan Nguyen

forest boat
A family in the ancient imperial city of Hue catch fish in the Ru Cha mangrove forest. This is the picture close, happy common in villages. Tuan Nguyen

#42 Blue Lagoon By Balazs3

Blue Lagoon
On the way to the Blue Lagoon we stopped, flew the drone, and were rewarded with this unreal view. balazsbusznyak

#43 A Routine Day In Dubai On Sheikh Zayed Road By Bachirm

city buildings and streets
bachir_photo_phactory

#44 The Color Changes As A Farmer Prepares A Berry Farm In Early Spring Outside Of Peterborough, Ontario By Justen Soule

Berry Farm soil
justensoule

#45 Cast A Net By Tuan Nguyen

Cast A Net
I saw some fishermen casting their net into a river. This is a profession in longstanding Hue, Vietnam. In the afternoon, if we stroll on the Vy Da bridge, we will see fishermen casting their net on the Nhu Y river. Tuan Nguyen

#46 Creta’s Beach By Matayo

Creta’s Beach
Long exposure done during the sun set. Matayo

#47 The Best Camping Spot By Balazs3

Camping Spot snow
An aerial perspective of camping in the winter. balazsbusznyak

#48 An Abandoned Water Park In Dubai By Dxbdrone

Abandoned Water Park
dxbdrone

#49 Canoes In The Singapore Reservoirs By John Wong

Canoes In The Singapore Reservoirs
John Wong

#50 Marine Langevin By Dronecopters

Marine Langevin
Dronecopters

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