Dronestagr.am holds the annual International Drone Photography Contest, an annual extravaganza which celebrates drone photography and photographers around the world. Sponsored by the likes of National Geographic, 3D Robotics and Go Pro, it accepts entries under several categories. The categories for this year were Travel, Adventure Sports and Nature – Wildlife.

The finalists of this year’s contest were selected by a special panel of judges that included the likes of National Geographic Deputy Director Patrick Witty and Emanuela Ascoli, Photo Editor of National Geographic France and Dronestagram.

So, without further ado, here are this year’s winners from the three categories:

TRAVEL

Basilica-of-Saint-Francis-of-Assisi-Umbria-Italy-by-fcatutto

1st Prize Winner – Category Travel: Basilica of Saint Francis of Assisi, Umbria, Italy by fcattuto

 

Cable-Beach-by-DragonEye

2nd Prize Winner – Category Travel: Cable Beach by Todd Kennedy

 

Amadores-Gran-Canaria-Spain-by-Karolis-Janulis

3rd Prize Winner – Category Travel: Summer camp of Gran Canaria by Karolis Janulis

 

SPORTS ADVENTURE

Moab-by-Maxseigal

1st Prize Winner – Category Sports Adventure: Moab Rock Climbing by Maxseigal

 

Norte-de-Santander-by-losmanesdeldrone

2nd Prize Winner – Category Sports Adventure: Complejo Acuático Norte de Santander by losmanesdeldrone

 

Chugach-Mountain-Range-Alaska-by-High-Angle-Shot

3rd Prize Winner – Category Sports Adventure: Chugach Mountain Range, Alaska by High Angle Shot

 

NATURE WILDLIFE

 

A patch of pines in the middle of the forest

1st Prize Winner – Category Nature Wildlife: Kalbyris forest Denmark by Mbernholdt

 

Swarm-by-thedon

2nd Prize Winner – Category Nature Wildlife: Swarm of sheep by Szabolcs Ignacz

 

Piton-de-la-fournaise-volcano-by-DroneCopters

3rd Prize Winner – Category Nature Wildlife: Piton de la fournaise, Volcano by Jonathan Payet

Rajib Mukherjee

Rajib Mukherjee

Rajib’s love for the road is second only to his love for photography. Wanderlust at heart and a shutterbug who loves to document his travels via his lenses; his two passions compliment each other perfectly. He has been writing for over 6 years now, which unsurprisingly, revolve mostly around his two favourite pursuits.
Rajib Mukherjee