20 Amazing Drone Photos Captured Around the World (21 Photos)

26 February 2024

Drone photography is a way to look at the world from a new perspective. The international aerial photography competition Drone Photo Awards has revealed this year's winners, chosen from tens of thousands of images. Applications were sent by photographers from all over the world with works in different categories. Let's take a look at the best aerial photographs from the competition!

1. "Sunken Church Tower", photographer - Paweł Jagiełło

This 14th-century tower in Italy is a sad reminder of the sunken village of Curon Venosta. In 1950, the entire village was flooded after the construction of a dam, creating an artificial reservoir now known as Lake Resia.

2. "Beach bliss" on the beach in Cascais, Portugal. Photographer - Simon Heather

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3. Rope walker Nathan Paulin in the Aravis Mountains. Photographer - David Machet

In January 2021, famous tightrope walker Nathan Paulin successfully climbed a 200-meter-long, 2.5-centimeter-wide rope at Pointe d'Areu in the Aravis Mountains at an altitude of 2,460 meters above sea level.

4. "Lonely Volcano", photographer - Daniel Viñé Garcia

The photo was taken on the territory of the Icelandic Plateau, a plateau in the central part of Iceland.

5. Photographer - George Steinmetz

"FOODSCAPES" is a series of photographs by the photographer, with which he seeks to raise the problem of food on the planet. The world's population is projected to reach 9.7 billion by 2050. Through his drone footage, the photographer wants to show the enormous scale necessary to ensure the livelihoods of all humanity.

6. Another photo from the “Foodscapes” series. Photographer - George Steinmetz

7. "The Exhausted Lungs of the Earth." Photographer - Ignacio Medem

The Colorado River Basin has been hit hard by prolonged drought, reaching a critical point.

8. "Thrown Away." Photographer - Daniel Franc

The photo shows a surfer who fell from his board into the ocean. According to the photographer, we all, like him, find ourselves in this unpredictable world and are forced to swim among the waves.

9. "300 Acres of Landfill." Photographer - Raj Mohan

Pallikaranai is one of the few remaining wetlands in India. However, about 300 acres of land are polluted every day - about 3,500 tons of garbage are thrown there. The situation is getting worse every day.

10. "Hunting for two." Photographer - Pham Huy Trung

A female whale gave birth to a baby during her migratory journey, causing her to stop at De Gui Bay in central Vietnam. Here she teaches the baby to hunt in a peaceful marine environment where there are many small fish.

11. A bright playground in southern Poland. Photographer - Sebastian Piórek

12. Ostfonna Ice Cap on the island of Northeast Land (Spitsbergen archipelago, Norway). Photographer - Thomas Vijayan

13. "Nowruz in Iraqi Kurdistan." Photographer - Omid Heydarifar

With the onset of spring, the inhabitants of Iranian Kurdistan joyfully welcome the New Year, lighting a fire and joyfully dancing around it.

14. "Swimming in the stars." Wedding photo of the bride and groom. Photographer - Krzysztof Krawczyk

15. “Dance at a wedding”, photographer - Marcis Baltskars

16. "Arctic Forest", photographer - Marek Biegalski <br

Iceland's glacial rivers sometimes offer incredible scenery. One of them is in the photo.

17. “Sleeping Giant”, photographer - Dhanu Paran

18. "Colorful Iceland", photographer - Lauris Melkers

19. "Wall of people." Photographer - Xinqia Zheng

On August 25, 2022, residents of the Chinese city of Chongqing helped put out a fire on Jingyun Mountain that had raged for several days.

20. "International Yoga Day in Caracas, Venezuela." Photographer - Fernandez Viloria

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