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

Enjoy also The 20 Most Beautiful Drone Shots Of 2017 and The Stunning Winners of The 4th Annual International Drone Photography Contest.

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 Mayanmar’s 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

飞瀑英雄 by 沈旻
飞瀑英雄
他是一位年过六旬的长者,他是吉尼斯瀑布跳水世界纪录保持者,在中国著名的黄河壶口、黑龙江吊水楼大瀑布他惊鸿一跃,令世人为之赞叹。在空中,他舒展矫健的身姿与神奇壮美的大自然融为了一体,“御”见英雄,定格那震撼人心的一瞬,将这飞跃化为了永恒…… He is over sixty, he is the world record holder for the Guinness waterfall diving. In China’s famous spout of the Yellow River and the great falls of the water tower in Heilongjiang province, he surprised the world with his leap. In the air, his action stretches the beautiful. Freeze the moment of the shock, take this leap into eternity.

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
上海唯一座近190年的具有北方特色的四合院古宅,在南方地区极少,舞者舞动的不仅是裙摆,还有老上海的记忆

Free wheeling by nigelkwan
Free wheeling by nigelkwan

晒面忙 by 菜鸟视觉
晒面忙 by 菜鸟视觉
2017年10月5日,贵州省凯里市下司镇村民在忙着晾晒面条。

“大地之殇”——人造自然启示录(组照18-1) by 在那片更高的天空
“大地之殇”——人造自然启示<em>录(组照18-1) by 在那片更高的天空” width=”768″ height=”511″ class=”aligncenter size-medium wp-image-122999″ /><br />
人类文明的高速发展带来一系列的负面效应,环境被污染,生态被破坏。目前大地污染现状十分严峻,形成令人扼腕的“大地之殇”! 人类必须反思高歌猛进的产业发展模式,真正落实转变发展方式的政策,实现社会经济可持续发展。面对满目疮痍的大地,永远的伤疤。必须治理环境污染,否则将没有完整的大地。不保护环境,人类将会灭亡。 抽象的影像反而可以更好地表达工业污染给环境带来的影响,尽管这些被工业污染的环境,细节和颜色会产生一种诱人的魅力,但是表象不代表本质,满目壮观多彩的画面也可能本质很丑陋、很肮脏、很邪恶。 人类是富于发明创造力的,在工业排污和对自然破坏的进程中,也能创造出一种与众不同的视觉美,作者航拍记录了被破坏的大地。 本组照片(共18张)2017年拍摄于某矿山尾矿库。 </em></p>
<p><strong>金秋月柿飘香时 by 天涯</strong><br />
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金秋时节,是丰收的季节,满目金黄的果实是大地对人类辛勤劳作的馈赠

侠客行 by lalienware
侠客行 by lalienware

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 couldn’t keep driving without stopping, when we noticed that light, clouds and rainbow… Iceland is really, out of this world. I’ll 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

大理 by Bobo
大理 by Bobo

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

Sourse: SkyPixel