This year the worlds first annual Drone photography contest has taken place. National geographic France and Dronestagram have collaborated together to create the contest, and both amateur and proffesional photographers have entered their images and footage.
All of these photos were taken by cameras on remote controlled drones, and the results are simply outstanding. Drones are allowing photographers to take photos that were once impossible to take.
First place was awarded to this deserving photograph: Bali Barat National Park, Indonesia, by Capungaero
Second place went to Jericsaniel for this photo taken in Manila, Philippines.
Third was given to this photo taken in Annecy, France, by Drone-cs.
Check out more awesome droneography below, and here.
Tamull waterfall, Mexico by postandfly
Sanary Sur Mer, France by jams69
Sofia, Bulgaria by icefire
PNC Park, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA by fo2grfr
Maspalomas, Gran Canaria, Spain by baardove
Faro de Torre del Mar, Torre del Mar, Malaga, Spain by carlosc
Kiel, Germany by openaircam
Ammersee, Herrschinger Bucht, Herrsching, Germany by luftbild-one
Ile d?Ogoz by benschnell
Løkken Denmark on the pier. by kkornum