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Dronestagram's top 20 drone photos 2016

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Vernazza, cinque terre, Italy by jcourtial

Vernazza, cinque terre, Italy by jcourtial

Summer Camp, Amadores, Gran Canaria, Spain by Karolis Janulis

Summer Camp, Amadores, Gran Canaria, Spain by Karolis Janulis

Miedzyzdroje plaża, Poland by Drone Expert

Miedzyzdroje plaża, Poland by Drone Expert

Cable Beach, Australia by Todd Kennedy

Cable Beach, Australia by Todd Kennedy

Basilica of Saint Francis of Assisi, Umbria, Italy by Fcatutto. 1st Prize of 2016 National Geographic Drone Photography Contest, category Travel

Basilica of Saint Francis of Assisi, Umbria, Italy by Fcatutto. 1st Prize of 2016 National Geographic Drone Photography Contest, category Travel

A snorkeller follows a Manta Ray, Yasawa Islands, Fiji by Captain Salty

A snorkeller follows a Manta Ray, Yasawa Islands, Fiji by Captain Salty

Swarm of sheep, Romania by Thedon

Swarm of sheep, Romania by Thedon

Niagara Falls by Ryanjones

Niagara Falls by Ryanjones

Ski race, Adzhigardak, Asha, Russia by Maksim Tarasov

Ski race, Adzhigardak, Asha, Russia by Maksim Tarasov

Stirling, Alberta, Canada by Aero Retina Optics

Stirling, Alberta, Canada by Aero Retina Optics

Bogata Forest, Romania by Calin Stan

Bogata Forest, Romania by Calin Stan

Big standing Buddha in Ushika, Japan by cliechti

Big standing Buddha in Ushika, Japan by cliechti

Copacabana, Rio de janeiro, Brazil by Ulysees Padihla

Copacabana, Rio de janeiro, Brazil by Ulysees Padihla

Bird attack in French Polynesia by Actua Drone

Bird attack in French Polynesia by Actua Drone

Fields of Lavender in Valensole, Provence, France by jcourtial

Fields of Lavender in Valensole, Provence, France by jcourtial

Red Chili Farmer, Guntur, India by Aurobird

Red Chili Farmer, Guntur, India by Aurobird

Piton de la Fournaise Volcano by DroneCopters

Piton de la Fournaise Volcano by DroneCopters

Rock Climbing, Moab, USA by Max Seigal. 1st Prize of 2016 National Geographic Drone Photography Contest, category Adventure

Rock Climbing, Moab, USA by Max Seigal. 1st Prize of 2016 National Geographic Drone Photography Contest, category Adventure

Wedding in Huahine, French Polynesia by Helene Havard

Wedding in Huahine, French Polynesia by Helene Havard

Huia dam New Zealand by Brendon Dixon

Huia dam New Zealand by Brendon Dixon

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Vernazza, cinque terre, Italy by jcourtial

Social network Dronestagram has named its top 20 pictures published on its platform this year.

The stunning images show include themes of adventure, wildlife, landscapes, harvest, cultural heritage and romantic moments.

"This year again, we were all amazed by the great quality of the submitted pictures" says Guillaume Jarret, head of Dronestagram's community.

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And what makes good drone photography?

"A good drone photo is a picture that you immediately identify as a drone photo: it is taken at a low altitude, near the target of the picture, and you must see on the picture that it is impossible it has been taken with another device than a drone" said Mr Jarret.

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Dronestagram organises the annual International Drone Photography Contest with the support of National Geographic. You can find all the winning pictures here.


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