Monday, January 30, 2017

COOL!: The Best DRONE Images of 2016 (20 Photos)

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.


Niagara Falls, USA by Ryanjones

Bird attack in French Polynesia by Actua Drone

Bogata Forest, Romania by Calin Stan
"Infinite road to Transylvania. Yes, THAT Transylvania. In Romania, of course. This is the road that goes to Sighisoara, Count Dracula’s birth place. So this is how he would see the country, in the autumn. Except for the road, of course."

Cable Beach, Australia by Todd Kennedy

"Cable beach caravan of camels at sunset."


Fields of Lavender in Valensole, Provence, France by jcourtial
"I went to Valensole hoping to get a new angle than the classic view. I knew this was harvest season so I looked for tractors and waited patiently until some started to harvest in a pattern that would create a pleasing composition from above. I just had to start the drone engine and capture the photo against really strong wind."


Copacabana, Rio de janeiro, Brazil by Ulysses Padilha

"Copacabana Beach is a beach located in the Copacabana neighborhood, in the South Zone of the city of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Considered one of the most famous beaches in the world, it was popularly dubbed "Little Princess of the Sea". 
Limited by Avenida Atlântica, its sands host major events such as world-wide sand soccer championships, world volleyball championships, shows of up to 1,000,000 people (such as the Rolling Stones on February 18, 2006 and the recording Of Claudia Leitte's "Live in Copacabana" DVD, by Brazilian singer Claudia Leitte, on February 18, 2008 and one of the biggest new-year festivals in the world, with more than 2,000,000 people. 2013, the beach received its record of audience during the Mass for the 28th World Youth Day with Pope Francisco, with the public estimated at more than 3,500,000 people."

Rock Climbing, Moab, USA by Max Seigal
"Rock Climbing filmed from above."

Basilica of Saint Francis of Assisi, Umbria, Italy by Fcatutto
"The wonderful Basilica of Saint Francis of Assisi, at sunset with the city immersed in the fog."

Summer Camp, Amadores, Gran Canaria, Spain by Karolis Janulis
"Summer camp in Gran Canaria on the finest playa de Amadores."

Wedding in Huahine, French Polynesia by Helene Havard


Vernazza, cinque terre, italy by jcourtial

"An evening sunset in vernaza."


Miedzyzdroje plaża, Poland by Drone Expert


Red Chili Farmer, Guntur, India by Aurobird

"Red chilly farmer."


Piton de la Fournaise Volcano by DroneCopters
"The first aerial view above an erupting volcano in Reunion Island by drone."


Ski race, Adzhigardak, Asha, Russia by Maksim Tarasov


Huia dam New Zealand by Brendon Dixon

"Selfie taken on inspire pro with X5 25mm 1.8 Olympus lens."

Stirling, Alberta, Canada by Aero Retina Optics

"An adventurous industrial rope access worker descends down the side of a wind turbine in southern Alberta, Canada. The tractor tire lines in the plains below perfectly complement the condensation trails in the sky from planes traveling between Canada and the USA. The dramatic height of the wind turbine stands in contrast to the flat bald prairie below. This photo was taken with permission by the individual in the photo."


Swarm of sheep, Romania by Thedon


A snorkeller follows a Manta Ray, Yasawa Islands, Fiji by Droneworks NZ


Big Buddha, Ushiku Daibutsuby, Japan by cliechti

"Big standing Buddha in Ushika, Japan"


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