Winning images from Dronestagram's fourth annual drone photography contest. Some of the best drone photos in the world.

Dronestagram just wrapped up its fourth annual drone photography contest. Organized in partnership with National Geographic, the point of the contest is to surface the best drone photos from around the world. Now that the winners have been announced, we'll let you be the judge of that.

The aerial photography social network awards prizes in three categories: Nature, Urban and People. They also name three 'most creative' photos in no particular order.

Scroll down to see them all for yourself, and let us know what you think in the comments down below:


1st Place: Provence, summer trim by jcourtial

Lavender harvest in Provence. Photo © jcourtial

2nd Place: Infinite Road to Transylvania by Calin Stan

Aerial view of a winding mountain road in Transylvania, Romania. Photo © Calin Stan

3rd Place: Ice formation by Florian

Sea ice off the eastern coast of Greenland. Photo © Florian


1st Place: End of line by Martin Sanchez

An abstract photo captured one weekend while driving down the New Jersey coast. Photo © Martin Sanchez

2nd Place: Waterlilu by helios1412

A woman harvests water lilies in a pond in the Mekong Delta in Vietnam. Photo © helios1412

3rd Place: La Vijanera by feelingmovie

An aerial photo of La Vijanera, a winter masquerade that takes place in the town of Silió, in Cantabria (Spain), the first Sunday of each year. Photo © feelingmovie


1st Place: Concrete Jungle by bachirm

Aerial view of the Dubai Marina at sunset. Photo © bachrim

2nd Place: Dawn on Mercury Tower by alexeygo

Window washers on the 'Mercury' tower in Moscow City. Photo © alexeygo

3rd Place: Peace by luckydron

Aerial photo captured in Madrid, Spain. Photo © luckydron

Most Creative

Two Moo by LukeMaximoBell

Two cows take their morning drink in Paarl, South Africa. Photo © LukeMaximoBell

Next Level by macareuxprod

A funny and original, video game-inspired pregnancy announcement. Photo © macareuxprod

Ugo le marin by rga

A little bit of fun with sand art. Photo © rga

So, what do you think? Best drone photos in the world? There's definitely room for debate, but if you want to see more great drone shots like these, the Dronestagram website is a great place to start.

All photos courtesy of Dronestagram.