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These 10 drone photos are the frontrunners to win DJI’s SkyPixel contest

Before you grab your drone and fly this weekend, here’s some drone photo inspiration.

Aerial photography community SkyPixel shared the front-runners in its 2017 SkyPixel Photo Storytelling Contest, and they’re a pretty clear indication that the competition will be tough this year.

The SkyPixel Photo contest is accepting entries for this year’s competition through Dec. 29. To enter, photographers need to submit an aerial image taken via drone anytime in 2017 to any of three categories — landscape, portrait or story. The winner will walk away with up to $15,000 in prizes, including a DJI Inspire 2 Premium ComboNikon D750 Body + 24-70 mm VR 2.8 Lens, a DJI Mavic Pro Fly More ComboDJI Spark and more.

Every year it seems the competition just gets tougher and tougher, as photographers are forced to rely not just on “pretty landscapes” but also looking for interesting patterns, paying attention to light and color, and capturing the unique shapes in the ground.

Here are the frontrunners that are expected to win the 2017  SkyPixel Photo Storytelling Contest (unless better entries come through before Dec. 29:

LINES丨By Javier del Cerro

Salar de Uyuni丨By Alfredo Rebaza

Polar bear hunting丨By Florian Ledoux

Dying Nature丨By 在那片更高的天空

Line丨By 279061368

Mother and Child丨By Yantastic

Emerald gem of the Lake Baikal丨By 李珩

Drying Clothes in Autumn丨By 菜鸟视觉

The Rebirth丨By andrea


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