Referred to by many as the world’s capital, New York City is simply one of the loveliest cities in the entire globe. With its dazzling lights, stunning architecture, and towering skyscrapers, the “Big Apple” is truly a thing of urban beauty. Somehow, though, it’s even more gorgeous when seen from atop.
Now that the dust has settled, Dronestagram has revealed 2015’s winners of the competition for the best aerial images captured by drones. There were 5,000 entries from all over the globe, which consisted of exotic locales and striking scenes and moments.
After capturing amazing photographs of New York, Vincent Laforet is at it again. Using the same technology and technique he traveled to Las Vegas to, once again, strap himself to a helicopter and snap images of Sin City at night. The final images are even more amazing than the last.
From colorful beach umbrellas to the manicured greens of soccer fields, Bernhard Lang captures beautiful and unexpected symmetries with his camera from anywhere between 490 to 4920 feet up in the air.
Bernhard Edmaier captures the diverse ecological processes that happens around the world and would otherwise be unavailable to the average person were it not for his two passions; geology and photography.
National Geographic and the website Dronestagram teamed up to showcase some of the best pictures captured from a drone. The winners submitted dramatic images that highlight the bird’s eye view and impressive technology. The contest awarded three juried submissions and three popular submissions.
These images taken by photographer Klaus Leidorf are pretty amazing, giving you a bird’s eye view of varying landscapes. Flying in a Cessna over Germany, he captures images of farms, industrial sites, cities and whatever else interests him in a process he calls “aerial archaeology”.
New York-based still life and food photographer Beth Galton uses simple pairs of pictures to communicate some of English’s most common sayings. The conceptual project, Idioms, features minimalist pictures of styled food pairs that are not individually labeled.
The first thing you wonder when looking at Brooklyn-based photographer Zack Seckler’s collection of Botswana wildlife is, “How did he get that shot?” The pictures were taken from the air in an Ultralight aircraft less than 500 feet from the ground.