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High-Flying Highlights From The International Drone Photography Awards

From France to the Philippines, the winners of National Geographic and Dronestagram's International Drone Photography Awards.

by Emerson Rosenthal
Jul 10 2014, 9:35pm

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On March 15, 2014, in association with National Geographic, drone-photography site Dronestagram announced their first-ever International Drone Photography Awards, inviting drone owners the world overd to share their best in high-flying photography (surprisingly, no drone surf footage). After nearly four months of submissions, Dronestagram has announced the winners— and the results take this nascent photographic technique to soaring new heights. 

Above, Capungaero's 1st Prize-winning submission to the International Drone Photography Awards, taken at Indonesia's Bali Barat National Park

Below, the rest of the winners and audience-choice submissions to the International Drone Photography Awards. 

2nd Prize: Manila, Philippines by Jericsaniel 

3rd Prize: Annecy, France by Drone-cs

And the "Most-Liked" award winners:

1st Prize Winner: Tamul Waterfall by Postandfly

2nd Prize: Sanary-sur-mer by Jams69

3rd Prize: Sofia, Bulgaria by IceFire

Congratulations to all the winners of the first-ever International Drone Photography Awards.

And to learn more, check out Dronestagram's rewards page. h/t Fubiz

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