From one of our favourite sites, Dronestagram, comes these 20 amazing captures of drone images - the best of 2016. Which ones are your favs??
Authors' descriptions included where possible.
|GREG LECOEUR/ NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC|
I captured this image during the migration of the sardines along the wild coast of South Africa. Natural predation, sardines are preyed upon by cape gannet birds and common dolphins. The hunt begins with common dolphins that have developed special hunting techniques. With remarkable eyesight, the gannets follow the dolphins before diving in a free fall from 30 to 40 meters high, piercing the surface of the water head first at a speed of 80km/h to get their fill of sardines.
|"A place for rest - a whale's mouth", Y. Muravin, 1960|
|"A good catch", G. Sokolov, 1952|
|Tossed around: A male lion is flung into the air after attacking a lone female buffalo in the South Luangwa National Park in Zambia|
|Starving: The hungry six-year-old lion was suffering from mange, a type of skin disease, and had become detached from his pride|
|Bloody battle: Dramatic images capture the lion biting and clawing at the buffalo’s mouth, the big cat’s face smeared with blood and dust|