SkyPixel, DJI’s aerial community platform, just announced the winners of their 2017 annual drone photo contest, and theyre truly amazing.

The 2017 SkyPixel Photo Contest ran from October to December 2017 and there were more than 44,000 submissions from aerial photographers in 141 countries. The categories were Landscape, Portrait and Story. The grand prize was awarded to Florian Ledoux, a photographer from France, who captured a polar bear jumping across ice floes in Nunavut, Canada.

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Grand Price

Above the polar bear by Florian Ledoux
Above the polar bear by Florian Ledoux
Dear future generation, I hope we will still be able to see the Arctic wildlife as we do now. It is threatened as the environement is changing. I was able to witness many scenes of wildlife and I can guarantee you this is the most beautiful thing I have ever seen. Incredible and unique shot above a polar bear in Nunavut, Baffin area during wildlife reportage in Nunavut and Greenland.

First Price

Sun’s Up, Nets Out by Zay Yar Lin
Sun's Up, Nets Out by Zay Yar Lin


An Intha fisherman sets up his net to fish as he paddles his boat with a unique leg-rowing technique in Mayanmars Inle Lake

Second Price

Comet Into Darkness by Drone Hikers
Comet Into Darkness by Drone Hikers
One of my favourite shots. An early morning in Newfoundland, I was hiking on the East Coast Trail when I heard a bunch of seagulls. I quickly launched my drone to find-out what was causing the mayhem. It was a small cod fishing boat steaming towards the harbour, a truly magical moment.

Third Price

Santa Maddalena village in front of the Geisler or Odle Dolomites Group, Val di Funes, Trentino Alto Adige, Italy, Europe by Valentin Valkov
Santa Maddalena village in front of the Geisler or Odle Dolomites Group, Val di Funes, Trentino Alto Adige, Italy, Europe by Valentin Valkov
Santa Maddalena village in front of the Geisler or Odle Dolomites Group, Val di Funes, Trentino Alto Adige, Italy, Europe.

Lobsters Farm by Trung Pham
Lobsters Farm by Trung Pham
Baby lobsters breeding farm in Tuy Hoa, Phu Yen province, central of Vietnam

Geometry of Liquid Gold by Javier del Cerro
Geometry of Liquid Gold by Javier del Cerro
In Castilla La Mancha there are numerous fields of olive trees perfectly placed on the ground.

Raising ducks by caokynhan
Raising ducks by caokynhan
At downstream of BA River (Tuy Hoa City, Phu Yen Province, Vietnam) the farmers are raising ducks in the big numbers. The white ducks make a nice spot for a peaceful river.

Balmoral Ball by Petra Leary
Balmoral Ball by Petra Leary
Aucklands hidden courts

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The Rebirth by andrea
The Rebirth by andrea
Now you’re going to be witness to the rebirth of humanity.

Dancer by cocoanext
Dancer by cocoanext
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Free wheeling by nigelkwan
Free wheeling by nigelkwan

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The path of camels across the sands by Abdullah Alnassar
The path of camels across the sands by Abdullah Alnassar
The camel road across the desert is very hard through sand dunes

Elements by Olivier
Elements by Olivier
Drone pano shot of 12 images. We simply couldnt keep driving without stopping, when we noticed that light, clouds and rainbow… Iceland is really, out of this world. Ill be back, for sure!

The long ride by Jesper Guldbrand
The long ride by Jesper Guldbrand
This series is called “Mind bending” and is shot during 2017 in different locations of Sweden. Falun is a great city for mountainbiking. This photo shows it. 20 images stitched together. A process that took about 1,5 month.

Lost in by Marc Lamey
Lost in by Marc Lamey
Grand Staircase National monument area and Utah Coral sand dunes, with a DJI Phantom 4; AJ (The model) is lost in this world ;

Fancy Finish by Martin Sanchez @zekedrone
Fancy Finish by Martin Sanchez @zekedrone
Always have a fancy finish. VISUAL DRONE ART

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Elemental by Max Foster
Elemental by Max Foster
Swooping lines of an Icelandic river delta as seen from 1,500 feet.

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