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Drone photography diehards pick their favorite shots of 2017

By Johnny Simon
Published Last updated This article is more than 2 years old.

Drones have allowed photographers to explore perspectives previously only available to those with access to airplanes and helicopters. Their relative ease of use and increasingly cheaper costs have revolutionized photography for professionals and amateurs alike.

Drone photo-sharing site Dronestagram has released their favorite images of the year, selected by the site’s moderators. The selections showcase a diverse range of locations and subjects including a leaping polar bear in Arctic Canada, a sweeping waterfall in Iceland, and window washers hanging off a Moscow skyscraper.


Quad bikes cross sand dunes in Namibia.

Serengeti National Park, Tanzania

Hippos in Serengeti National Park.

Chiang Mai, Thailand

Two scooters crossing a bridge in Chiang Mai, Thailand.

Algarve, Portugal

A long staircase leading to one of the most beautiful beaches in Algarve, Portugal.

Alexandria Bay, New York

A house surrounded by water in Alexandria Bay, New York.

Bac Lieu Province, Vietnam

Salt fields in Bac Lieu Province, Vietnam.

Moscow, Russia

Alexey Goncharov/Dronestagram
Window washers hang alongside Mercury City Tower in Moscow, Russia.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Skyscrapers in Dubai.

Kefalonia, Greece

Calin Stan/Dronestagram
Melissani Cave on the Greek island of Kefalonia.

Sveti Stefan, Montenegro

A view of a hotel along the coast of Montenegro.

Gullfoss waterfall, Iceland

The Gullfoss waterfall in Iceland.

 Nunavut, Canada

Florian Ledoux/Dronestagram
A polar bear moves between pieces of sea glacier.

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