Thanks to cheap drone technology and small, light high-quality cameras, drone photos are fast becoming the latest photography trend.
Aerial photo-sharing website Dronestagram have announced the winners of its 2014 Drone Photo Contest, sponsored by National Geographic, and the winning photographs are spectacular. They include a stunning bird’s eye view of an eagle’s flight, a beautiful waterfall in Tamul, Mexico, a quaint village commune in France, and a fireworks celebration far above a Bulgarian football stadium.
3rd Prize Winner of Popular Vote: This photo of a fireworks display above a Bulgarian football stadium was taken during the 100th anniversary of a popular match.
2nd Prize Winner of Popular Vote: This drone photo captures the lovely commune of Sanary Sur Mer in southeastern France.
1st Prize Winner of Popular Vote: This aerial view of a 105 foot waterfall was taken with a GoPro Hero 3 camera in Tamul, Mexico.
3rd Prize: This photo shows the quaint commune of Annecy, France.
2nd Prize This drone photo was taken using a GoPro Hero 3 in a village park in Manila, Philippines.
1st Prize: This bird’s eye view of an eagle soaring above Bali Barat National Park, Indonesia, was captured using a GoPro Hero 2. The photo will be featured in National Geographic’s French edition.
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