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GRIDS AND LINES

The best drone photos in the world capture its hidden geometry

Johnny Simon
By Johnny Simon

Contributor

SkyPixel, a photo-sharing site for drone photographers, in partnership with DJI, the world’s largest consumer drone manufacturer, has announced the winners of its annual photo contest.

While many of the winning images show sweeping vistas, some of the most revelatory show the patterns and shapes of the world we can’t appreciate from ground level.

Here’s a look at some of the top images:

天涯/Skypixel
Persimmons in Guangxi province, China.
cocoanext/Skypixel
The courtyard of a 190-year-old house in Shanghai.
光和影/Skypixel
A salt field in Yantian, China.
Javier del Cerro/Skypixel
An olive grove in Castilla La Mancha, Spain.
Trung/Skypixel
A lobster breeding farm in Tuy Hoa, Phu Yen province, Vietnam
Abdullah Alnassar/Skypixel
Camels walking through sand dunes in Saudi Arabia.
菜鸟视觉/Skypixel
Noodles drying in Xiashi, China.
天空之城上帝之眼/Skypixel
A Hakka-style building Guangdong, China
陈紫翔/Skypixel
A pile of mountain bikes at an athletic training center in Xiamen, China.
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