68 Best Drone Pictures Of Last Year Have Been Announced By Dronestagram, And They’re Breathtaking

The fifth annual Dronestagram photo contest has recently taken place, with the winners just announced. Using drones to capture our planet from new and unique perspectives, the competition attracts thousands of entries from all over the world, showcasing the very best of drone photography.

This year’s first prize winner was Hungry Hippos by zekedrone, an atmospheric shot taken at a low altitude, showing a bloat of hippos hanging out happily together in some muddy water. With the quality of entries at an all-time high and covering a variety of categories including urban, nature, people and creative, the judges faced some difficult decisions. Just like last year, we here at Bored Panda have selected a list of our favorites, which you can check out yourself below. Which one did you like best? Let us know in the comments!

A fish-shaped island off the coast of Croatia by Milan Photo

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Mussel farms in Galicia, Spain by Borafilms

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The red umbrella by caesarpmr

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Mt Bromo in Indonesia by jennys.travel_photography

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First place winner. Bathing hippos in Tanzania by zekedrone

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Brighton Pier by LukeMaximoBell

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A face in the grain field, Germany photographersWorld

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The outskirts of Atlanta by juannoguera

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Canoes in the Singapore reservoirs by John Wong

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Rural ice hockey in Russia by Maksim Tarasov

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A collapsed truck in Russia by Drone nest

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Al Qudra desert, United Arab Emirates by whosane

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Shot over the infamous half desert road in Dubai by whosane

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The projects in Brooklyn by sanllacer

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Second place winner. fishing boat in Vietnam by Trung Pham

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Spain by raggafran

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An abandoned water park in Dubai by dxbdrone

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Three figures in the Jordan desert near Wadi Rum by kolibik-foto

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Sheep herding by photographersWorld

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Winter ice by photographersWorld

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Rocinha is the largest favela in Brazil by Ulysses Padilha

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Lion vs Drone by bachirm

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A routine day in Dubai on Sheikh Zayed Road by bachirm

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Summer in Cyprus by dronyofficial

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The view over the dunes in Swakopmund, Namibia by LukeMaximoBell

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Third place winner. 2 dogs, 2 people and 4 shadows by Qliebin

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Leme Beach, close to Copacabana Beach, Rio de Janeiro by Americo Vermelho

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Hon Khoi salt field, Vietnam by Trung Pham

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New quarter of the city Tyumen, Russia by imadfresh

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A new bridge in Ukraine by MaxWebb

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In the middle of the winter forest by photographersWorld

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The outskirts of a town called Dorothy in Alberta, Canada by Justen Soule

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The color changes as a farmer prepares a berry farm in early spring outside of Peterborough, Ontario by Justen Soule

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The famous Venetian Islands in Miami by thedjiman

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A football pitch in the middle of the Jabal mountains in Oman by kolibik-foto

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Lightning over Kuala Lumpur by Pete DeMarco

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FALL IN LOVE By zekedrone

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This is my second annual exploration of the beautiful colors in the east coast USA

The Green Island of Karadag By Alex Mimo

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Drone pano. Koktebel, Crimea

Harvesting tea leaves By Tuan Nguyen

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Harvesting tea leaves in Bao Loc, Vietnam. The leaves are harvested early in the morning when the dew still remains on the leaves. It is then put into the factory for processing into tea

Horseshoe Bay Beach By arnaud

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somewhere along the most beautiful beach in Bermuda

Harvesting grass By Tuan Nguyen

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Farmers are harvesting grass in the big water season

Marine Langevin By DroneCopters

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On the Nhu Y river By Tuan Nguyen

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On the Nhu Y river in Hue City, Vietnam. The girls in Ao Dai dresses (traditional dresses) were releasing the floating candles on the river to pray for peace and happiness. This is the spiritual culture longstanding in Vietnam

Laguna de Cotacotani By Alex Mimo

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Parinacota and Pomerape volcanoes in the coming sunset light. Vertical drone pano. Lauca National Park, Chile

Cote Rocheuse By DroneCopters

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Les 3 volcans By DroneCopters

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The 747 Project By JackFreer

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A 1985 Boeing 747-341 was converted into a moving art experience for Burning Man 2018 by the Big Imagination Foundation, a nonprofit organization in Venice, California. Big Imagination exists to advance art and recreation through engineering, arts, sciences and humanitarian efforts.

Drag nets along each wave By Tuan Nguyen

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Fishermen in the Vung Tau beach are pulling fish nets. The fishermen only pull the fish on the 10th to 16th lunar month, these days the high tide water at midnight for many fish near the shore.
Starting a net fishing, fishermen often have to get up early in the morning to prepare their fishing gear to the sea. The process of “pulling the net” starting from dawn to about 8 am is the end.
Fishermen take advantage of the waves to pull the net for each wave

Winter’s Veins By balazs3

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Winter River Veins

The Best Camping Spot By balazs3

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An aerial perspective of camping in the winter

Sai Gon by night By Tuan Nguyen

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A corner of Saigon at night. This is the largest and most dynamic city in Vietnam

Between two worlds By thedon

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Reynisdrangar By balazs3

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Iceland’s South Coast

Fairy Forest By thedon

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Creta’s Beach By Matayo

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Long exposure done during the sun set

What do you see? By balazs3

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Abstract Winter River Bends

God is a painter By thedon

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Creta’s Beach By Matayo

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Long exposure done during the sun set

Cast a net By Tuan Nguyen

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I saw some fishermen casting their net into a river. This is a profession in longstanding Hue, Vietnam. In the afternoon, if we stroll on the Vy Da bridge, we will see fishermen casting their net on the Nhu Y river

Piton Chisny – Plaine des Sables – Reunion By DroneCopters

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Reichenschwand By Matayo

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Panorama made with 6 picture

One morning peacefully By Tuan Nguyen

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A family in the ancient imperial city of Hue catch fish in the Ru Cha mangrove forest. This is the picture close, happy common in villages

Blue Lagoon By balazs3

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On the way to the Blue Lagoon we stopped, flew the drone, and were rewarded with this unreal view.

Harvesting shrimp on the sea By Tuan Nguyen

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Harvesting shrimp on the sea in Phu Yen, Vietnam. These shrimp are mainly used in processing shrimp paste. A delicious and traditional Vietnamese food

Cages for lobster at sea By Tuan Nguyen

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Cages of lobster in Phu Yen, Vietnam. Lobster farming highly profitable for the people here. But the annual storm also potential risks, these are the new cages that replaced the old cages washed away last year

Harvest water lilies By Tuan Nguyen

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Water Lilies are picked early in the morning in rivers, lakes and washed. Then the flowers are brought to market. This is the main income occupation of people in Long An, Vietnam in the high season.

Black Sand Beach By balazs3

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Waves crashing at Reynisfjara Black Sand Beach

Immaculate Landscape By balazs3

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Iceland is a land of beauty as portrayed by this drone shot