EYES IN THE SKY

The most jaw-dropping drone photography of the year, selected by National Geographic

Dronestagram, a photo-sharing community dedicated to the aerially-minded, has just released the winners of its third International Drone Photography Contest. The winning photos, all shot by drones, were selected by National Geographic editors from thousands of entries.

Each showcases a different breathtaking destination, shot from dizzying perspectives far beyond the reach of most photographers.

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Basilica of Saint Francis of Assisi, Umbria, Italy (Francisco Cattuto/Dronestagram)
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Moab, Utah (Max Seigal/Dronestagram)
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Marpod, Romania (Szabolcs Ignacz/Dronestagram)
Piton de la Fournaise Volcano, Reunion Island
Piton de la Fournaise Volcano, Reunion Island (Jonathan Payet/Dronestagram)
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Cúcuta, Colombia (Juan Pablo Bayona/Dronestagram)
Cable Beach, Australia
Cable Beach, Australia (Todd Kennedy/Dronestagram)
Amadores, Gran Canaria, Spain
Amadores, Gran Canaria, Spain (Karolis Janulis/Dronestagram)
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Chugach Mountain Range, Alaska (TJ Balon/Dronestagram)
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