10 best photos from the winners of the Drone Photo Awards 2021

The international aerial photography competition Drone Photo Awards 2021 named the winners. In November, the works of the laureates will be exhibited at the Siena Awards Festival, which is held annually in Italy.

This year the contest was divided into 10 categories: "City", "Wildlife", "Sports", "People", "Nature", "Abstraction", "Wedding", "Series", a separate category for video and the main prize — photo of the year.

10 best photos from the winners of the Drone Photo Awards 2021

The website of the award says that the Grand Prix of the competition and the title of photographer of the year was won by Norwegian photographer Terje Kolaas. His photo entitled "Pink Geese meet Winter" received the highest award and was selected from tens of thousands of works sent by photographers from 102 countries around the world.

10 best photos from the winners of the Drone Photo Awards 2021

Terje Kolos. Short-billed gumenniki meet winter

Thousands of short-billed hummingbirds, settling down for the night in central Norway. They fly through this region in the spring, heading to the breeding site — on the Arctic island of Svalbard. Probably, due to climate change, birds appear in Norway earlier and earlier — although it is spring in the photo, but the snow, which humenniks usually do not encounter, has not yet come down

10 best photos from the winners of the Drone Photo Awards 2021

Matteo Originale. To eternity with you

The photographer noticed unusual clouds at sunset and decided to send the newlyweds to them.

10 best photos from the winners of the Drone Photo Awards 2021

Paolo Crocetta. Kaleidoscope

The author was inspired by the colorful patterns of the Navajo people.

10 best photos from the winners of the Drone Photo Awards 2021

Alexander Vlasyuk. Beach season

The photo was taken in February 2021 at the Kapshagai reservoir near Alma-Ata. According to the author, that day the temperature was -10 degrees, which is quite warm for this time of year and the region, so he decided to open the beach season without waiting for summer.

10 best photos from the winners of the Drone Photo Awards 2021

Zhu Wujiang. The endless sea of love

A traditional place for photos of the newlyweds is a well-groomed garden during the flowering period.

10 best photos from the winners of the Drone Photo Awards 2021

Pierluigi Orler. Follow me

Two athletes are riding on a fresh ski track, which is left by a snowmobile. The picture was taken in the German city of Bernau.

10 best photos from the winners of the Drone Photo Awards 2021

Phil de Glanville. Gold on the edge of the rainbow

Surfer Ollie Henry walks away from a huge wave on the south-west coast of Australia.

10 best photos from the winners of the Drone Photo Awards 2021

Qasim al-Farsi. Back to adventure

The green turtle returns to the sea after laying eggs. The picture was taken on the coast of Oman.

10 best photos from the winners of the Drone Photo Awards 2021

Sergey Poletaev. A metaphorical statement about the city and winter

Nikolo-Ugreshsky Monastery in the city of Dzerzhinsk near Moscow. In the background is a large power plant, the smoke from the pipes of which is especially thick due to severe frosts.

Gheorghe Popa. Poisoned River

The abstract pattern appeared on the river because of chemical waste that was formed during the mining of copper and gold in the Western Romanian Mountains.

Keywords: Aerial photo | Contest | World | Winners | Drone | Drones | Drone photo awards

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