Technology has been increasingly becoming part of our day-a-day life. So it might not seem rare that drones have actually become something (almost) quotidian. What began as a war weapon is now a potential art maker and makes accessible heights that were impossible just a few years ago. Its capacity of flying higher and higher has sparked photographers’ interest. We just need to have a look at Dronestagram, a specialized social network were more than 600 million users share their most astonishing and vertiginous shots.
Even National Geographic put its eye on Dronestagram, with whom have already organized three contests to choose the twenty most stunning pictures captured by a drone in the International Drone Photography Contest. Now we would choose our favourite ones as well. There they go.
1. Impossible selfie: “Huia dam New Zealand” by Brendon Dixon.
2. Provence’s magic: “Fields of Lavender in Valensole, Provence, France” by @jcourtial
3. Sauvage tourism: “Summer Camp, Amadores, Gran Canaria, Spain” by Karolis Janulis
4. Brazilian patterns: “Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil” by Ulysses Padilha
5. Spicy red: “Red Chili Farmer, Guntur, India” by @Aurobird
6. Euription: “Piton de la Fournaise Volcano” by DroneCopters