A drone photography competition was recently arranged by SkyPixel in collaboration with DJI. SkyPixel is an online drone photo-sharing community while DJI are the entrenched market leaders in manufacturing professional grade quadcopters. Both the organizers have recently announced the winner of the contest in their respective categories. More than 27,000 participants from around 131 countries took part in the contest.
Ge Zheng was the winner of the 2016 SkyPixel Photo of the Year with the picture titled “Fishermen Close their Nets Down”. The image was captured in Fujian Province of China. Take a look at the stunning image.
A jury consisting of the leading photographers were responsible for choosing the winning photographs. The jury included revered members such as photojournalists from the Time and Conde Nast Traveler. Ge Zheng was awarded the DJI Inspire 2 DJI Mavic Pro Epson Moverio BT-300 smart glasses, an Epson SureColor P400 Wide Format Photo Printer and an Adobe Creative Cloud Photo membership.
Here are the photographs placed at the first, second and the third spot in each of the categories.
Category: Professional – Beauty
First Prize “Discovery”
Second Prize “Selfie at the Spillway”
Third Prize “Mother Earth”
Category: Professional – Drones in Use
First Prize “Drone and Dronie: What a Morning”
Second Prize “Phantom Meets Nature”
Third Prize “Drone in Action”
Category: Professional – 360 Photos
First Prize “Night Full of Stars”
Second Prize “Lakes Obscura”
Third Prize “Danxia Sunset in 360”
Category: Enthusiast – Beauty
First Prize “Above that bridge”
Second Prize “Waves in Green”
Third Prize “Rivers of Ice”
Category: Enthusiast – Drones in Use
First Prize “Beetle”
Second Prize “Inspire on Top”
Third Prize “Phantom Capture Mother Nature”
Category: Enthusiast – 360 Photos
First Prize “The Hovering Ink of Tianshan Mountain”
Second Prize “Chengdu at the time of sunset”
Third Prize “Clouds all over Laojunshan”