“Fishermen Close The Net” photo courtesy SkyPixel and Ge Zheng

Over 27,000 entries submitted from 131 countries…

SkyPixel, the world’s most popular aerial photography community run in cooperation with DJI, has concluded a two-month global competition by selecting a series of beautiful and breathtaking aerial images as the top drone photographs of 2016.

The winning photos were selected by a jury of established photojournalists from TIME and Condé Nast Traveler, along with a host of prize-winning photographers and popular travel photographers.

The 2016 SkyPixel Photo of the Year went to “Fishermen close the net,” pictured here. SkyPixel’s blue-ribbon judging panel selected his photo and other category winners from over 27,000 entries submitted from 131 countries.

SkyPixel was founded in 2014 and has become a leading global community for aerial photographers and videographers. In addition, SkyPixel also promotes the growth of the aerial community, with an educational section featuring key experts of aerial imaging who provide tips on how to produce the best aerial photography.

Seeing work from around the world is a strong reminder that we are all a part of global innovation. Technology is available to everyone to capture their land, light and aesthetics. When will they add video?

See all of the winning images at SkyPixel.com.