Dear Dronists,

We are very excited to announce the winners of the 5th annual International Drone Photography Contest. Thousands of entries were submitted from everywhere in the world by talented professional photographers and amateur drone photo enthusiasts. Thank you all for participating! We are very proud of our community!


1st Prize Winner: HUNGRY HIPPOS by zekedrone – See Author’s profile

Story behind the picture:
Towards the end of the year I was planning on going to Utah USA until last minute my friend Ty Poland asked me if I wanted to go on assignment to Tanzania and capture wildlife. As exciting as it sounded I almost turned this opportunity down. Fast forward to finally saying yes to this trip we ended up in some isolated area in Tanzania where we came upon a small body of water. As we approached closer my eyes couldn’t believe the surprise that was in front of us. I knew in that instant moment I needed to get the most unique perspective of this once in a lifetime experience. 


2nd Prize Winner: FISHING NET IN VIETNAM by Trung Pham – See Author’s profile

Story behind the picture:
It was a such memorable moment when I was driving from Ho Chi Minh city to Tuy Hoa, a small city in central Vietnam, with distance of 500Km. I planned to take a photo of lobsters breeding village nearby. When I take off my drone, I saw a fishing boat with a huge fishing net. I did not miss the moment to capture it.

3rd Prize Winner: 2 PEOPLE, 2 DOGS & 4 SHADOWS by qliebin – See Author’s profile

Story behind the picture:
This This photo was captured at the morning on the Black Sea beach (Odessa, Ukraine). I live near this place and nearly each day walking near the sea with my drone. The day before I took this picture, I noticed that at certain at morning time the shadows from people fall exactly perpendicular to the water line. The next day I came specially at this time – I flew along the surf and searched for interesting plots. At this time, people walked with their dogs and I took a few photos, and then chose the best shot, where the silhouettes are best visible.

We would like to extend a special thanks to our contest sponsor studioSPORT for amazing support!

Thank you all for participating! We are very proud of our community!

Questions about the 2018 International Drone Photography Contest?
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