Photography has reached new heights in recent years and it never stops but keeps moving forward. One of the impressive and fastest-growing niches that were introduced recently was ‘Drone’ Photography. Changing the perspective of photos drastically into a ‘Bird’s eye’ stare, it is one of the most impressive angles to capture a photo.
Reaching places where the photographer cannot, by using a remote-controlled camera-mounted drone, a photographer can fly it over a significant distance to capture photographs in mid-air. To bring these photos and these amazing photographers into the spotlight of the global photography world. The Drone Awards is a photography contest for all drone photographers in the world.
Selecting through thousands of amazing ariel photos which were submitted from over 100 different countries from all over the world. These pictures that were submitted represent the artistry, passion, and a clear exposure of the photographer’s mindset. There were a lot of landscape pictures with different colors and layers of the terrain of just amazing sights. Birds and Animals were also a big choice of a lot of photographers in this competition as well.
It did not stop from the natural and the wildlife, it covered every aspect that any photography competition would cover. This was a great opportunity for all the drone operating photographers to showcase their talents to the world through competition and winning international awards. New practices and niches should be recognized and supported for them to transcend and develop their caliber even more than before.
This is the exact mission of ‘Drone Awards’ that was organized for the year of 2021 as well. We decided to bring you some of the most appreciated photos and award winners for you listed below. You can check them out to decide what photo you like the most. Upvote your picks to the top of the list and make sure your share your thoughts in the comments sections as well.
"Thousands of pink-footed geese roost in central Norway in spring, on their way to the breeding grounds on Svalbard in the Arctics. Probably because of climate change, they arrive earlier every year and often the ground and the fields where they feed are covered by snow when they arrive. The geese tend to use the same paths, so when waiting for them in the air with a drone, photos like this one are possible."
"In the full moon of July, as part of the Vietnamese culture, women put on the traditional costumes called "Ao Dai" to join the colored lantern and flower-garland releasing festival on the river to pray for happiness and good luck to their families. May the souls of their dead relatives and the souls of all the faithful departed rest in peace in heaven."
"This series is about human architecture rising up from the wild. Nature, in its finest shape, with a human touch that ends up adding balance to the scene. Places where humans live inside dream lands. I am essentially a nature photographer, and the search for pure nature’s beauty has been one of my main life goals for more than ten years. Along this search path, I got surprised a few times by getting driven into a deep state of joy when finding balance between the natural landscape and human elements. That is usually not very common, and when it happens, it is worth taking some time to contemplate. And that is the idea of this series: I would like to invite your eyes to perceive all the elements of these complex compositions, and the way they fit to one another."
"I took this picture in February 2021, on ice hummocks at the Kapchagai reservoir in the Almaty region. The air temperature on that day was -10 degrees Celcius; for our region and season it could be called warm, and so, without waiting for summer, we decided to open the beach season!"
"This is a detailed photograph of one of the small rivers filled with poison. 'Poisoned Beauty' is a personal project that tells the story of the natural disaster in the Apuseni Mountains, but in a beautifully abstract way. This abstract colorful pattern is created by nature combined with the chemical waste resulted from the copper and gold mining process."
"Around 263 million people globally have access to water sources that are considered safe, but need to spend at least 30 minutes walking or queuing to collect their water. And the task of providing water for households falls disproportionately to women and girls, especially in rural areas."
"Every year in May, during the pouring season in the terraced rice fields, the water pours from one field to another, merging with the color of the earth and the clouds in the sky. The light reflections that are created on the surface of the water mix together to create colorful images."
"Ice Anatomy is an aerial series of photos of Cuejdel Lake just before it froze completely. The fresh snow and the ice cracks created these shapes that resemble neurons or just cells. My project Ice Anatomy follows the transformations of the ice on the lake over several winters."