The winners of the annual drone photography contest hosted by Skypixel, the photo-sharing community owned by drone maker DJI, show the alluring beauty of nature and the ways humanity inhabits it.
Consumer drones are still a relatively novel technology in the long history of photography. They have been particularly useful in showcasing angles most photographers would have been unable to get before, like showing a small structure or a single person against a vast landscape. This selection of 2019 winners does exactly that, from the image of a monastery set on a foggy beach to silhouetted skiers on the precipice of a mountain.
Here’s look at some of the photos below, with caption information provided by the photographers.