20 Breathtaking Aerial Shots From This Year’s Drone Photo Awards

Everything looks even more magnificent when seen from a distinctive height. The fourth Drone Photo Awards conducted this year received a tremendous amount of competition with some magical aerial shots. The winners raised the bar quite high for the art of drone photography.

The contestants showcased out of the usual seven categories, representing all the emblematic aspects: People, Nature, Wildlife, Abstract, etc. All sorts of aerial photography are accepted into the contest, including shots taken from aircraft and air balloons. Here are some marvelous aerial photographs from the Drone Photo Awards.

A beautiful yellow cage seizing a green poodle – This poodle-shaped forest is surrounded by some attractive rapeseed fields.

aerial photography in the 2021 Drone Photo Awards

Image: Jan Ulicki

Brace yourself for the season’s greetings – An amazing freezing shot taken at Izmaylovsky Park in Moscow, Russia.

aerial photography in the 2021 Drone Photo Awards

Image: Sergey Farenyuk

Parasol-Land – Captivating drone shot of parasols covering the beach of the dead sea.

aerial photography in the 2021 Drone Photo Awards

Image: Gilad Topaz

Gleaming dusk before the dawn – The photographer captured the dusk of Rohingya Refugee Camp.

aerial photography in the 2021 Drone Photo Awards

Image: Azim Khan Ronnie

The lightning gaze – The picture captured a thunderous night at Stari Grad town located on Hvar Island.

aerial photography in the 2021 Drone Photo Award

Image: Miroslav Zadravec

Connected – Muslim men and women praying together while celebrating Eid al-Fitr at Hamedan in Iran.

aerial photography in the 2021 Drone Photo Awards

Image: Amirmahdi Najafloo Shahpar

The burning sky – The canyons in Utah are bathed in crimson under a fiery sky, making it a perfect sunset shot.

aerial photography in the 2021 Drone Photo Awards

Image: Laura Bennett

Four seasons in the middle of nowhere – An isolated chapel’s shot in four seasons situated amid an agricultural field.

aerial photography in the 2021 Drone Photo Awards

Image: Ovi D. Pop

Homecoming – This astounding drone shot is the photo of the year. It beautifully captures the Pink-footed geese migrating to their breeding grounds, Svalbard in the Arctic.

aerial photography in the 2021 Drone Photo Awards

Image: Terje Kolaas

Summer vibes – The couple is enjoying their summer-like vibes in the month of February at the Kapchagai reservoir of the Almaty region.

aerial photography in the 2021 Drone Photo Awards

Image: Alexandr Vlassyuk

I’m back! – The green turtle is returning to the water, leaving beautiful footprints behind.

aerial photography in the 2021 Drone Photo Awards

Image: Qasim Al Farsi

Gold-Hunt – The surfer found gold at the end of the rainbow escaping a monstrous wave.

aerial photography in the 2021 Drone Photo Awards

Image: Phil De Glanville

Quench the thirst – Women queuing to collect water – a strong picture showcasing the water scarcity reality of the planet and a potential future scenario.

aerial photography in the 2021 Drone Photo Awards

Image: Sujon Adhikary

Fire ball – Exclusive shot captured in Iceland of an erupting volcano.

aerial photography in the 2021 Drone Photo Awards

Image: Martin Sanchez

Which way? – A cyclist goes in the opposite direction in the “Big Easy” cycling event at Hawkes Bay.

aerial photography in the 2021 Drone Photo Awards

Image: John Cowpland

Past and the future – This picture has creatively blended a 500-year-old monastery in Moscow with a large power plant emerging in the background.

aerial photography in the 2021 Drone Photo Awards

Image: Sergei Poletaev

Wrestled down – The drone got to witness an enjoyable wrestling match.

aerial photography in the 2021 Drone Photo Awards

Image: Amitava Chandra

Peace – This dog is resting peacefully away from the sun shades.

aerial photography in the 2021 Drone Photo Awards

Image: Zsolt Odor

Sheep-shipping – This flock of sheep is feeding on harvested grass in a field.

aerial photography in the 2021 Drone Photo Awards

Image: Yoel Robert Assiag

Non bear-able sleep – This stunning beauty is resting in nature’s lap.

aerial photography in the 2021 Drone Photo Awards

Image: Martin Gregus

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