Jaw-Dropping Photos Captured By Drones

A new book compiles the best from drone photographers around the world.

The proliferation of lightweight and inexpensive drones has created a new frontier in aerial photography—a combination of documentary observation, artful abstraction, and vertiginous thrill, all within a relatively intimate distance.

“People are so fascinated by images of Earth from above maybe for the same reasons for which man has always dreamed of flying,” says Guillaume Jarett, managing director at Dronestaga.m, a thriving online community of drone photography enthusiasts. Dronestagra.m recently compiled over 250 of the most eye-catching images posted to the site in a book, Dronescapes.

“Just look at people in an aeroplane, stuck on the window seat looking down. With satellite images, and apps like Google Earth, we are now used to seeing Earth from above,” he says. “But drone photos bring a new way of seeing the world, at low altitude, near landscapes and buildings, like a bird, would do.”

Merritt Island, U.S.
PHOTOGRAPH BY 2DRONEGALS, 2017 THE PHOTOGRAPHERS OF DRONESTAGRAM

New York, U.S.
PHOTOGRAPH BY FDNYFISH, 2017 THE PHOTOGRAPHERS OF DRONESTAGRAM

Limbiate, Italy
PHOTOGRAPH BY PESCART, © 2017 THE PHOTOGRAPHERS OF DRONESTAGRAM

Aquismón, Mexico
PHOTOGRAPH BY POSTANDFLY, 2017 THE PHOTOGRAPHERS OF DRONESTAGRAM

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
PHOTOGRAPH BY SHOAYB KHATTAB, 2017 THE PHOTOGRAPHERS OF DRONESTAGRAM

Guntur, India
PHOTOGRAPH BY AUROBIRD, 2017 THE PHOTOGRAPHERS OF DRONESTAGRAM

Montreal Biosphère, Canada
PHOTOGRAPH BY PIXUP, 2017 THE PHOTOGRAPHERS OF DRONESTAGRAM

Edinburgh, Scotland
PHOTOGRAPH BY FRANCESCO GERNONE PHOTO, 2017 THE PHOTOGRAPHERS OF DRONESTAGRAM

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
PHOTOGRAPH BY ALEXANDRE SALEM, 2017 THE PHOTOGRAPHERS OF DRONESTAGRAM

Oceanside, USA
PHOTOGRAPH BY KDILLIARD, 2017 THE PHOTOGRAPHERS OF DRONESTAGRAM

Oskarström, Sweden
PHOTOGRAPH BY ANDERS@ANDERSA.COM, 2017 THE PHOTOGRAPHERS OF DRONESTAGRAM

Header Image: Bali Barat National Park, Indonesia PHOTOGRAPH BY CAPUNGAERO, 2017 THE PHOTOGRAPHERS OF DRONESTAGRAM

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