Need some drone photo inspiration? The winners of the 2017 SkyPixel drone photo contest are out, and their images do not disappoint.
More than 44,000 drone photographers from 141 different countries entered the contest, which had categories in landscape, portrait and story.
French photographer Florian Ledoux nabbed the grand prize with his shot of a polar bear jumping across ice floes in Nunavut, Canada. He walked away with up to $15,000 in prizes, including a DJI Inspire 2 Premium Combo, Nikon D750 Body + 24-70 mm VR 2.8 Lens, a DJI Mavic Pro Fly More Combo, DJI Spark and more.
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My personal favorite? It’s called “Hanging Up Noodles” and was entered into the enthusiast portrait category.
Here are all the winning images that sum up the best drone photos of 2017 (all images courtesy of SkyPixel):
Grand Prize Winner
“Above the Polar Bear”
SkyPixel 2017 Winners: Landscape (Enthusiast Group)
First place: Lobsters Farm
Second place: Geometry of Liquid Gold
SkyPixel 2017 Winners: Landscape (Professional Group)
First place: Sun’s Up, Nets Out
SkyPixel 2017 Winners: Portrait (Enthusiast Group)
SkyPixel 2017 Winners: Portrait (Professional Group)
And here are some other incredible images that were nominated:
Which photo is your favorite? Leave a comment below!