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Here Are The Best Aerial Photos Of 2017

SkyPixel has unveiled the winners of its aerial photo contest that includes an incredible capture of a Polar Bear leaping across ice floes.

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Above The Polar Bear

© Florian Ledoux, SkyPixel


The SkyPixel aerial photography competition always receives some incredible entries and 2017's competition didn't disappoint with strong, graphical shapes, remarkable moments and exquisite colours appearing as themes. 

The Grand Prize was awarded to Florian Ledoux, a photographer from France, who used his Phantom 4 Pro to capture a shot of a polar bear jumping across ice floes in Nunavut, Canada.

Commenting on in his entry, "Above The Polar Bear", Florian said: "I have witnessed incredible moments and scenes of the wild but I can guarantee you that this, by far, is the most beautiful thing I have ever seen,” he said, “I hope that future generations will still be able to witness the beauty and grandeur of the Arctic wildlife the same way we do today."


Fall From Above© LENG_VISION, SkyPixel


In addition to the Grand Prize, each main category also consists of a First, Second and Third Prize from both the professional and enthusiast groups. The winning entries are all incredibly diverse and include a girl dancing in a 190-year old building in Shanghai as well as a striking image depicting environmental impact in the world today.

The 2017 Photo Contest awarded nine additional entries as 'Nominated Entries' as well as highlighted the top ten most liked photos as recipients of the 'Popular Prize'.


The Rebirth

© andrea, SkyPixel


All winning entries were selected by a panel of judges consisting of professional photographers, filmmakers and creative directors. The overall contest received over 44,000 submissions from 141 Countries.

More information on the SkyPixel photo contest can be found on the SkyPixel website


Lost In

© Marc Lamey, SkyPixel


Fancy FInish© Martin Sanchez, SkyPixel



© Rain and sunshine, SkyPixel


Waterfall Hero

© Shen Min, SkyPixel


© Bobo, SkyPixel


Lobsters Farm

© Trug, SkyPixel


Raising Ducks © caokynhan, SkyPixel


 © olivier..., SkyPixel


The path of camels across the sands

 © Abdullah Alnassar, SkyPixel


 © cocoanext, SkyPixel


 © nigelkwan, SkyPixel


© Rookie visual, SkyPixel


© Javier del Cerro, SkyPixel


© Valentin Valkov, SkyPixel


© Drone Hikers, SkyPixel


© Zay Yar Lin, SkyPixel


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8 Feb 2018 9:58PM
The creative power of drones is astounding. There is a similar contest called the AirVuz Drone Video Awards. Here is a link to the 2017 AirVuz Drone Video Award Winners

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