1st Place – Basilica of Saint Francis of Assisi in Umbria, Italy by fcattuto
1st Place – Basilica of Saint Francis of Assisi in Umbria, Italy by fcattuto – Courtesy of Dronestagram

Just 9 photos were selected as winners

The Dronestagram social network, in collaboration with National Geographic, have announced the winners of their 3rd annual International Drone Photography Contest… and there are some real stunners among the top shots.

In case you’re not familiary, Dronestagram calls itself “the world’s first social network dedicated to aerial photography,” and each year for the last three they’ve put on this competition. This year over 6,000 pictures were submitted, and of those just 9 photos were selected as winners—three top photos in each of three categories: Travel, Sports and Adventure, and Nature and Wildlife.

As drones get cheaper, regulations get ironed out, and drone photography continues to grow, we can’t wait to see what kind of entries Dronestagram gets next year… and the year after that.

To join their social network or see more of the beautiful aerial shots uploaded to the site every day, click here.

Congrats to Dronestagram and all the winners. Go to the site to see them in all of their glory.

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