For five years now, Dronestagram has provided a platform for drone enthusiasts to share their amazing aerial photos through the annual International Drone Photography Contest. Every year, the photo competition receives thousands of entries from talented photographers and neophyte drone pilots. Among the numerous images, however, the community only picks out three winners.
The fifth edition of the competition recently wrapped, and the winners of the 2018 International Drone Photography Contest have been named.
Dronestagram Announces 2018 International Drone Photography Contest Winners
The participants of the aerial photography contest were given more than a month (from October 8 to November 11) to submit their best drone photography stills. From thousands of entries, these three photos were revealed to be the best:
3rd place: 2 People, 2 Dogs & 4 Shadows
The 2 People, 2 Dogs & 4 Shadows is a masterpiece submitted by Dronestagram user qliebin of Ukraine. The photo depicts two men each walking a dog along the beach. The subjects were strolling along the Black Sea under a scorching sun, which painted the sand with their shadows.
2nd Place: Fishing Net in Vietnam
As the title suggests, Fishing Net shows a perfectly thrown fishing net in the sea of Vietnam. The green nets and blue boat add accent to the photo and are even more highlighted with the somber colors of the sea. This image taken by Trung Pham won second place in this year’s International Drone Photography Contest
1st Place: Hungry Hippos
Zekedrone of United States came first with his captivating aerial photo of a group of hippopotamus. The said photo was taken during his trip to Tanzania and was the perfect reflection of an unforgettable exploration.
In partnership with StudioSport, Dronestagram hands the three winners different prizes: a DJI Osmo Mobile 2 stabilizer for the third placer, a Go Pro 7 Black camera for the second-place winner, and a brand-new DJI Spark for the grand winner. If you want to join 2019’s photo contest, get ready and gear up with your quad-copter beasts!