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Winners of the 4th Annual Dronestagram & National Geographic’s 2017 International Drone Photogra

And the winners are…. The 4th annual Dronestagram & National Geographic’s 2017 International Drone Photography Contest proudly announces winners.

Now in its fourth year, the competition has grown from strength to strength. This year saw a flood of thousands of spectacular and creative photographs from all over the world. The competition is open to amateur drone photographers as well as those that are involved in professional drone photography. The standard of photographs received is astounding.

The judge’s panel consists of experts that include Photo Editor of National Geographic France and Dronestagram, Emanuela Ascoli, National Geographic Deputy Director Patrick Witty and Photo editor Jeff Heimsath. The panel judged the entries on photographic quality as well as creativity. With the high standard of entries received, this was no easy task.

Dronestagram would like to thank the competition sponsors National Geographic, Kodak Pixpro, Zeinberg, Europ Assistance, Homido, , Lowepro and StudioSPORT. Their support is a large part of what makes this competition such a success and without them, it would not be possible.

Although there were many great submissions, there had to be winners. Check them out below:


1st Prize Winner – Category Urban: Concrete Jungle by bachirm

2nd Prize Winner – Category Urban: Dawn on Mercury Tower by alexeygo

3rd Prize Winner – Category Urban: Peace by luckydron


1st Prize Winner – Category People: End of the line by Martin Sanchez

2nd Prize Winner – Category People: Waterlily by helios1412

3rd Prize Winner – Category People: La Vijanera by feelingmovie


1st Prize Winner – Category Nature: Provence, summer trim by jcourtial

2nd Prize Winner – Category Nature: Infinite Road to Transylvania by Calin Stan

3rd Prize Winner – Category Nature: Ice formation by Florian

The organizers were so impressed with the incredible creativity of the entries, they decided to create a new category this year to reward this.


Two Moo by LukeMaximoBell

Ugo le marin by rga

Next Level By macareuxprod

The people behind this prestigious contest, Dronestagram, are thrilled with the growth and outcome of the competition. Dronestagram CEO, Eric Dupin, had the following to say: “Drones are becoming an increasingly accessible way to get a new perspective on the world. There literally are no physical limits as to where a shot can take place anymore.”

I am sure many people are already getting excited about next year’s competition and we will no doubt see even more spectacular creative entries. Well done to the winners and all that participated.

SOURCE: Dronestagram

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