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The very best drone photography of 2016

Best Drone Photography
Up in the clouds above Umbria.
By Johnny Simon
Published Last updated This article is more than 2 years old.

Camera-equipped drones have captivated photographers and viewers alike with breathtaking views of humanity and the natural world. They’ve introduced breathtaking professional-quality ariels into amateur vacation videos, while also allowing those around the world to witness the destruction in Aleppo with disturbing clarity.

The drone photography community Dronestagram just released a collection of their favorite drone photography of the year. If you find yourself the owner of a new drone this holiday season, here are some examples that set the bar very, very, very high for your next Instagram post.

Max Seigal/Dronestagram
Rock climbing in Moab, Utah, US
Piton de la Fournaise Volcano, Réunion Island, Indian Ocean
Karolis Janulis/Dronestagram
A summer camp at Amadores Beach, Gran Canaria, Spain
Big Buddha, Ushiku Daibutsubu, Japan
Actua Drone/Dronestagram
A bird attack in French Polynesia, South Pacific Ocean
Calin Stan/Dronestagram
Bogata Forest, Romania
Ulysees Padihla/Dronestagram
Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Drone Expert/Dronestagram
Międzyzdroje Plaża, Poland
Niagara Falls, New York, US
A red chili farmer in Guntur, India
Maksim Tarasov/Dronestagram
A ski race at the Adzhigardak complex in Asha, Russia
Aero Retina Optics/Dronestagram
A wind turbine in Stirling, Alberta, Canada
Fields of lavender in Valensole, Provence, France
Vernazza, Cinque Terre, Italy
Captain Salty/Dronestagram
A snorkeler follows a Manta Ray off the coast of the Yasawa Islands, Fiji
Todd Kennedy/Dronestagram
Cable Beach, Australia
Swarm of sheep in Romania

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