By YEET MAGAZINE | Updated 0439 GMT (1239 HKT) October 16, 2021

Bird Island © AM Photo Co / Shutterstock.com

Bird Island © AM Photo Co / Shutterstock.com

Drones have been around for a long time, but it's only been a few years that their commercial versions have appeared on the market and are on the rise. Photographers have traded in their traditional working tools to gain height and take truly impressive shots.

Using a drone is a great way to explore things from a different perspective, whether you're a pro or a hobbyist, although this hobby comes at a definite cost. Some sell on sites like Amazon for several thousand dollars. As technology in this field is constantly evolving, these pictures are just a glimpse of what one might imagine in the long term.

1. The Gray Whale That Plays With Tourists

Probably used drone: SwellPro Splash Drone 3
Where to buy: SwellPro.com
Price: $ 1,399 *

In this photo, we can see a group of tourists on a small pleasure boat. A gray whale comes to titillate them by bumping gently against them, thus offering them a memorable photo shoot. According to Animal Planet , it is likely that these tourists simply crossed the path of this whale during one of its migrations. The gray whale is indeed a “great migrant”, being able to travel up to 20,000 km (round trip) per year.

Gray Whale Plays Pushing Tourists @NatGeoPhotos / Twitter.com

Gray Whale Plays Pushing Tourists @NatGeoPhotos / Twitter.com

This photo would be perfect for a waterproof drone like the SwellPro Splash Drone 3. The manufacturer of this drone - SwellPro - knowing its popularity with fishermen, offers it with an optional "Fishing Package". The Splash Drone 3 is able to withstand a splash of water if the gray whale hits the surface of the water with its tail.

2. The Fishing Net

Drone probably used: Potensic T25 GPS
Where to buy: Amazon
Price: $ 200 to $ 250 *.

This magnificent shot by Trung Pham Huy is called “Le Filet de Pêche”. This photo was taken during the anchovy fishing season in Vietnam, and its artistic appearance gives the impression of a “flower floating on the sea” from the air. Huy's choice of drone is not known, but the aquatic nature of the photo reveals that a model like the Potensic T25 GPS may have been used.

The Fishing Net @my favorities / Pinterest.com

The Fishing Net @my favorities / Pinterest.com

You can buy the Potensic T25 on Amazon . This drone, rated 4.1 / 5 on the merchant site, has a 1080P HD live video camera, wide angle and adjustable. One of the most interesting features of the T25 is its RTH “Return to Home” function, which allows you to return to the starting point in the event of signal loss.

3. The Weather Serpent

Drone probably used: DJI Mavic Air 2
Where to buy: DJI Drones
Price: $ 799 *

Drone photographer Ovi D Pop won the “Abstract” category of the Drone Awards with “The Weather Snake,” a photo so well defined that it appears to be an optical illusion. Ovi D Pop took an aerial shot of a road in the middle of a forest in Romania near Derna, in Bihor County. The dichotomy of the photo is striking.

Weather Snake @WIRED / Twitter.com

Weather Snake @WIRED / Twitter.com

The model of the drone used is not clear, but this aerial shot could have been taken with a drone such as the DJI Mavic Air 2, which allows you to "master the skies" in the words of the manufacturer, and which gets a 5/5 on Google . Although it is not accessible to everyone, the artistic quality it achieves is well worth the effort.Advertising

4. Hippos in Tanzania

Drone probably used: Yuneec Typhoon H Plus Hexacopter
Where to buy:  Drones Direct
Price: $ 1,862 *

It is normally difficult, even for a seasoned photographer, to approach wildlife to photograph them. Also, the arrival of drones on the market has opened many doors for this purpose. We can now get new and incredible views of animals, something unimaginable a few years ago.

Hippos in Tanzania @zekedrone / Instagram.com

Hippos in Tanzania @zekedrone / Instagram.com

This photo of hippos bathing in Tanzania is breathtaking and teaches us a lot about the animal kingdom. Added to this is a combination of green, gray and orange which gives a striking and unparalleled image. A Yuneec Typhoon H Plus Hexacopter type drone would be ideal for photographing these animals.Advertising

5. Tulip fields in the Netherlands

Drone probably used: DJI Mavic Pro 2
Where to buy: Amazon
Price: $ 1,468

The tulip fields in the Netherlands are inundated with visitors every year. Some just want to flaunt themselves and take a photo or two on their phone, but for other photographers, it's a much more serious matter. A drone like the DJI Mavic Pro 2 would undoubtedly make it possible to take inspiring shots like this.

Dutch Tulip Fields @ artpop / Pinterest

Dutch Tulip Fields @ artpop / Pinterest

The higher you gain, the more the tulips draw lines with uncertain contours. We are far from the possibilities offered by any Apple iPhone . The magic of drones here makes it possible to transform already magnificent scenes into evolving works of art. Advertising

6. Koi carp

Probably used drone: PowerVision PowerEgg X Explorer
Where to buy: Amazon
Price: $ 1000 *.

All of those incredible photos captured by drones don't necessarily require you to climb thousands of meters above sea level. Some of them can rise high enough to offer a whole new perspective from the sky. While PowerVision's PowerEgg Z Explorer may not be able to reach the height of its competition, it is nonetheless worth a look.

Koi Fish @abstractaerialart / Instagram.com

Koi Fish @abstractaerialart / Instagram.com

At first glance, this image looks like an unremarkable mix of black and orange paint adorned with golden speckles, but in reality it's about dozens and dozens of koi carp swimming together on a farm in Oxfordshire, England. Not the kind of image you might see on a walk or on Netflix , its angle is simply unique.Advertising

7. Lofoten, Norway

Drone probably used: DJI Phantom Pro V2.0
Where to buy: Amazon
Price: $ 2,500 *

It may seem elementary to throw a drone in the air and tap a few buttons, hoping for some inevitably magical result, but over the years these devices have continued to become more sophisticated. Experienced photographers will no doubt appreciate the DJI Phantom Pro V2.0 for taking stunning aerial shots like this.

Lofoten, Norway 圆 猪 笔 / Skypixel.com

Lofoten, Norway 圆 猪 笔 / Skypixel.com

This drone costs a small fortune and is at the forefront of what is done on the market, with a quality of shots clearly superior to that of its more accessible competitors. This photo was taken in Lofoten, Norway. The outline of the island is well drawn, with in the center the football field which stands out like an emerald heart. No need to rush to Costco to hope to find such a gem of technology!Advertising

8. Autumn Leaves

Drone probably used: DJI Inspire 2
Where to buy: Wex Photo Video
Price: $ 4000 *

Autumn leaves have always been a source of inspiration for artists around the world, regardless of their medium. The stunning visuals offered by these changing colors are a sight not to be missed. Nature in all its splendor almost always offers unique shots - and this is not the one that will deny it.

Fall Leaves @dronestagram / Instagram.com

Fall Leaves @dronestagram / Instagram.com

If you have a taste for optical detail like this, then look no further than the DJI Inspire 2. Getting high ratings, it's no surprise that its price tag is just as high, but it is. quite justified if we consider the capabilities of this fantastic flying machine. Just make sure you get the original and not a faint eBay knockoff .Advertising

9. The Red Train

Drone probably used: PowerVision PowerEye
Where to buy: Drones Direct
Price: $ 4000 *

Color contrasts always give the best photos, especially when it comes to an unexpected scene. The visual of this red train winding through the middle of snow-covered trees of pure white could not be more successful. However, you will probably need the very best on the market to achieve such an image.

The Red Train @Lanhdanan / imgur.com

The Red Train @Lanhdanan / imgur.com

And in this regard, PowerVision's PowerEye is no slouch. With a range of up to 3 miles and a speed of almost 40 miles per hour, this model could quickly snap into position when you're looking for the best possible angle. It also has interchangeable cameras, which is not negligible. And to think that only a few decades ago, we were satisfied with disposable Kodak devices .Advertising

10. Lightning Over Kuala Lumpur

Probably used drone: Swellpro Splashdrone 3+
Where to buy: Amazon
Price: $ 2920 *

Flying a drone in bad weather can be a really bad idea. Indeed, we are talking about high-tech, sensitive devices with which we cannot afford to do anything. Fortunately, some manufacturers have thought of everything, such as the Swellpro Splashdrone 3+.

Lightning Over Kuala Lumpur @petedemarco / Instagram.com

Lightning Over Kuala Lumpur @petedemarco / Instagram.com

At nearly $ 3,000 on Amazon , these Flying Titans are certainly not for everyone, but you have to admit that such incredibly timely shots are priceless. Lightning striking the bustling city of Kuala Lumpur in Indonesia is something both surprising and frightening to watch. In the right place, at the right time - with the right drone. Advertising

11. Face in a grain field

Drone probably used: DJI Mavic Air 2
Where to buy: Amazon
Price: $ 1,000

This photo of a grain field gives the impression of a face within it, looking upward and smiling like a bearded sage. However, while this photo is undeniably beautiful to contemplate, it does not require such sophisticated equipment as the previous shots.

Face in a Grain Field @photographersWorld / dronstagram.com

Face in a Grain Field @photographersWorld / dronstagram.com

The DJI Mavic Air 2 is widely recognized as a great, versatile device for anyone looking to get started with drones. Its reasonable price is in the middle of the basket, and with a little practice, you can achieve aerial shots as fun as this one. We love Sony cameras a lot , but are they capable of doing this?Advertising

12. Bird Island

Drone Likely Used: Altair Tomahawk Outdoor Drone with Camera
Where to Buy: Amazon
Price: $ 199 *

AM Photo Co is behind this wonderful drone photo of Bird Island in Australia. A drone was the perfect choice for this photo, as any attempt to approach the birds would likely have scared them away. Not to mention that Bird Island is a protected nature reserve.

Bird Island © AM Photo Co / Shutterstock.com

Bird Island © AM Photo Co / Shutterstock.com

On YouTube , the manufacturer Altair Aerial offers many demonstrations for new buyers of the Tomahawk outdoor drone. You will learn how to pair it with your TV remote control, how to calibrate and configure the drone, etc. Altair claims that its Tomahawk is "stable", "strong" and that it resists wind "much better" than its "two initiation products".Advertising

13. Leme Beach, Rio De Janeiro

Drone probably used: Autel Robotics Evo
Where to buy:  Amazon
Price: $ 1,330 *

It's hard to say what this photo represents. A retro art poster straight out of a 60s Wall Street office maybe? It's actually much thinner than that. This photo is a glimpse of Leme Beach, a nice little spot near Copacabana Beach in Rio de Janeiro.

Leme Beach, Rio de Janiero @americovermelho / Instagram.com

Leme Beach, Rio de Janiero @americovermelho / Instagram.com

To get such a photo, you need a very stable drone, like the Autel Robotics Evo. This shot is based entirely on its different patterns and contours, which would be beyond the reach of any drone unable to stabilize. They really put the package on this one!Advertising

14. Projects in Brooklyn, New York

Drone probably used: DJI Phantom 3 Pro
Where to buy:  Amazon
Price: $ 999 *

The DJI Phantom 3 Professional was top of the line when it hit the market a few years ago. While drone technology has evolved somewhat since then, there is still a high-quality device capable of taking photos like this. This photo is from the projects in Brooklyn, New York.

Projects in Brooklyn, New York @sanllacer / dronstagram.com

Projects in Brooklyn, New York @sanllacer / dronstagram.com

If you weren't born in New York City, you may have heard of these projects before, but few have had the chance to see what the neighborhood looks like from above. This crystal-clear view gives viewers a glimpse of the oddly shaped buildings and an idea of ​​the population density in these social housing units.Advertising

15. Flamboyance Of Flamingos

Drone probably used: Ryze Tech Tello Quadcopter
Where to buy:  Best Buy
Price: $ 89.99 *

For anyone looking at too many of the same, this drone photo is irrefutable proof that birds do exist. While it is not known exactly the model the photographer used to take this stunning shot, one thing is for sure, there are few things as striking as a flamboyance of flamingos.

Flamingos @Technology and Digital / Pinterest.com

Flamingos @Technology and Digital / Pinterest.com

If you, too, are a budding birder looking for some amazing bird shots, you are in luck. This simple drone model will let you take stunning photos without breaking the bank, and it's available online at Best Buy for under $ 100.  Advertising

16. Bird's Nest

Drone probably used: DJI Spark
Where to buy:  Amazon
Price: $ 499 *

Is it a giant animal head caught in an enclosure? No, it's a gargantuan bird's nest nestled on an electric wire. This photo is so mind-boggling it becomes strange to look at, but apparently bird nests of this size do exist. While some see them from below, drones like the DJI Spark allow us to see them from a whole new height.

Birds Nest @Rachael Ishaya / Pinterest.com

Birds Nest @Rachael Ishaya / Pinterest.com

If the DJI Spark is a model - after all - quite basic compared to other drones that we have been able to present, be careful not to underestimate it. It can easily take pictures like this, although its battery life is not as long as that of newer models.  Advertising

17. Diamond Mine (Russia)

Drone probably used: Hotbest Mavic Pro Clone
Where to buy: Walmart
Price: $ 43.99 *

Another reason drones are so popular for photography is that they can reach heights unattainable other than by plane or helicopter, while being much more affordable and consuming less fuel. This image of a giant hole left by a diamond mine in Russia is the perfect example of a photo beyond human capabilities that only drones can provide.

Diamond Mine (Russia) @Antje Ream / Pinterest.com

Diamond Mine (Russia) @Antje Ream / Pinterest.com

Another drone for all budgets, but one that is sure to wow your friends and family with incredible photos, is the Hotbest Mavic Pro Clone. Even though it was probably not with this model that this shot of an abandoned diamond mine in Mir, Russia was taken, he is quite capable of producing such. You can find it online at Walmart or other similar distributors. Advertising

18. "The Big Rabbit"

Drone probably used: Yuneec Q500
Where to buy:  Amazon
Price: $ 600 *

Let's be honest, this photo might not win the Best Quality award, but it is nonetheless impactful. This giant pink bunny slumped in a field may have been the result of a few digital sleight of hand, but that doesn't mean this shot wasn't generated by a drone.

Pink Bunny @Sue Bamford / Pinterest.com

Pink Bunny @Sue Bamford / Pinterest.com

This hilarious photo could be from the Yuneec Typhoon 4K, a quadcopter equipped with a 4K camera. This all-in-one model is equipped with an Android touchscreen control panel, so it can be set up quickly. This quadcopter can also shoot video - 1080p / 120fps - however hoping that it will never film this bunny getting up.Advertising

19. A Shark Close To A Man

Drone probably used: Parrot BeBop
Where to buy: eBay
Price: $ 500 *

You don't have to invest more than $ 1000 in a drone to take interesting shots. A model like the Parrot BeBop costs less than $ 500 and can still take shots as striking as this one. This man was far from suspecting while bathing quietly that he was only a few meters from a huge shark.

Shark next to man @CBSDFW / Youtube.com

It's frustrating to think that drones can see a lot more things than we do, even though they are much further away. The slightest wrong move, and this swimmer could have been a feast for the sharks in the vicinity. Fortunately, he got away with it (at least we hope so).Advertising

20. Fishing Boat In Vietnam

Drone probably used: DJI Mavic Mini
Where to buy:  Amazon
Price: $ 450 *

The DJI Mavic Mini may be a compact model, but it packs a punch. This magnificent photo has undoubtedly been considerably retouched to magnify this Vietnamese fishing boat casting its net, but it is not totally unreasonable to think that it is the work of a Mini at 450 dollars.

Fishing Boat in Vietnam @ phtrung0611 / Instagram.com

Fishing Boat in Vietnam @ phtrung0611 / Instagram.com

Presented as the “little drone you want to find under your Christmas tree” according to DP Review, it has all the qualities of its big brothers at DJI. Photos like this illustrate the beauty of simple, everyday things. For us, it is a work of art, but for the fisherman, it is just an ordinary day's work.Advertising

21. The Blue Lagoon

Drone probably used: Hubsan X4 H502S
Where to buy:  Amazon
Price: $ 400 *

There are many high-flying drones on the market, including the Hubsan X4 H502S. This little gem of technology might not be the best in its field, but with the right pilot it is quite capable of immortalizing the tranquility of a blue lagoon as it is here.

Blue Lagoon @balazsbusznyak / Instagram.com

Blue Lagoon @balazsbusznyak / Instagram.com

We do not know where this photo was taken, but the freshness of this glacier blue contrasting with the road and the green of the forest gives a magnificent image. This shows that we probably pass by objects of extraordinary beauty every day - without necessarily realizing it. Advertising

22. Shadow Of The Camel

Drone probably used: DJI Mavic Air
Where to buy:  Amazon
Price: $ 800

Before the DJI Mavic Air 2, there was the DJI Mavic Air. The technology may have been improved since then, but this drone has never disappointed anyway. With an excellent resolution, the Air could very well have been at the origin of this photo of a camel in the desert.

Camel's Shadow @abstractaerialart / Instagram.com

Without the shade, you probably would not have noticed the presence of a camel. It's a simple scene, but one that has its effect. You can almost feel the warmth of the photo - which is no small feat.Advertising

23. The Fish-Shaped Island

Drone probably used: Parrot ANAFI
Where to buy:  Amazon
Price: $ 700 *

The Parrot ANAFI may not be as popular with photographers as the models from DJI, but it can still take excellent quality photos. It is compact but powerful. Give it flight and you might just end up with some lavish aerial shots like this one.

Fish-Shaped Island @ water.shapes.earth / Instagram.com

Fish-Shaped Island @ water.shapes.earth / Instagram.com

The photo shows a fish-shaped island in the Adriatic Sea, Croatia, named Gaz. Gaz is a very small island, and one of the very few in the world to have this shape. Gaz is part of Brijuni, a national park located off the west coast of Istria. It is one of the twelve small coves (and two large islands) of the park.  Advertising

24. Abandoned Water Park, Dubai

Drone probably used: Autel Robotics EVO
Where to buy: Autel Drones
Price: $ 1,049 *

Autel has always made great drones, including its earlier version of the EVO. With ratings ranging from four to five stars, it's no surprise that customers keep coming back to this model. And it wouldn't be less surprising if this photo of an abandoned water park was the work of an Altar.

Abandoned Water Park, Dubai @dxbdrone / Instagram.com

Abandoned Water Park, Dubai @dxbdrone / Instagram.com

Abandoned structures have been of interest to many for years, as they help capture an image from another era. For urban explorers, drone shots allow you to go even further, without having to take too many risks. Advertising

25. Parking

Drone probably used:  DJI Phantom 3 Standard
Where to buy:  DJI Drones
Price: $ 700 *

The DJI Phantom 3 is very pleasant to contemplate in itself. It may be a bit dated, but when it was released it had something to delight all drone enthusiasts, whether in terms of stability or quality of shots. This photo shows a parking lot from an angle that you never see.

Parking Lot @abstractaerialart / Instagram.com

Parking Lot @abstractaerialart / Instagram.com

With flowing lines - and sometimes gruesome parking lots - it lets us realize how tiny and insignificant we humans are from the sky. It can be a nightmare to find a space when trying to park, but do we realize every time how many cars are around us? It is now possible to do it thanks to this shot!Advertising

26. Ice Hockey in Rural Areas

Drone probably used : DJI Mavic 2                  
Where to buy: DJI Drones        
Price : $ 1,599 *

It's hard to imagine Russia without thinking of ice hockey… Photographer Maksim Tarasov captured this shot of a rural ice hockey rink in Russia, made by the players themselves. While there is no reference to the drone used for this photo, the DJI Mavic 2 would be perfect for such a long distance photo.

Rural Ice Hockey @ t_a.r_o / Instagram.com

Rural Ice Hockey @ t_a.r_o / Instagram.com

The Mavic 2 is portable and has a range of almost eight kilometers. This drone is certainly not aimed at small budgets, but the Hubsan H501S and the Phantom 3 4K are two more affordable alternatives for people who want to control their budget. If you want to travel to these icy parts of Russia, consider dressing warm as temperatures can easily drop below -40 degrees Celsius.Advertising

27. Heart of Love of Nature

Drone probably used: Parrot HydroFoil MiniDrone
Where to buy: Amazon
Price: $ 88 *.

This stunning image won “Photo of the Year” at the Drone Awards . Photographed by Jim Picot, this intriguing, heart-shaped photo shows a shark swimming inside a school of salmon. As the shark chases the bait, the scene takes on a strange heart shape.

Love Heart of Nature © Jim Picôt / droneawards.photo

Love Heart of Nature © Jim Picôt / droneawards.photo

The drone used for this image is not indicated, but the Parrot Hydrofoil MiniDrone is still a model of choice for photos taken as close as possible to water. The MiniDrone can glide through water at speeds of up to 10 km / h. This drone received a rating of 3.8 / 5 on Amazon. The Parrot Hydrofoil MiniDrone is ideal for “air and sea adventures”, according to the manufacturer.Advertising

28. Alien Structure on Earth

Drone probably used: DJI Inspire 2
Where to buy: DJI Drones
Price: $ 3,000 *

People who walk around Kuala Lumpur every day probably don't realize that the Petronas Twin Towers, seen from the angle of a drone like the DJI Inspire 2 (ideal for photos taken at this height) give the impression of an extraterrestrial structure landed on Earth.

Alien Structure on Earth © Tomasz Kowalski / droneawards.photo

The lighting of the towers is reminiscent of the movie Independence Day . The Petronas Twin Towers stand 375 meters high and light up at night, lighting up the bustling Malaysian city. Between 1998 and 2004, the Petronas Twin Towers were actually the tallest towers in the world (until Taipei 101 passed them).  Advertising

29. Moored Boats

Drone probably used: DJI Phantom 4 Pro
Where to buy: DJI.com
Price: $ 2,029 *

Art in its finest expressions can take years to create, but drones can give birth to everlasting masterpieces from a single photograph. This amazing image of a dock surrounded by colorful, well-appointed boats was taken by the Abstract Aerial Art Instagram account.

Docked Boats @ abstractaerialart / Instagram.com

Docked Boats @ abstractaerialart / Instagram.com

They used a DJI Phantom 4 Pro to take this eye-catching photo which makes the dock look remarkably flowery. The lake around the boats looks completely black, which makes the boats stand out more thanks to the contrast. This drone is definitely not cheap and no chance of finding it on sites like AliExpress.Advertising

30. Cross the Field

Drone probably used: DJI Inspire 2
Where to buy: DJI Drones
Price: $ 3,000 *.

This photo titled "Cross the Field" received a "Special Mention" in the "People" category of the Drone Awards, It shows a mother, daughter and the couple's herd of cows crossing a pasture after a hard day's work. The ripples and the green color of the grass are reminiscent of the sea at times.

Cross The Field © nubbsgalore / tumblr.com

Cross The Field © nubbsgalore / tumblr.com

The drone model used is not shown, but one of the best wind resistant drones (a necessity, judging by the force of the wind blowing over the grass in the image) is the DJI Inspire 2. The Inspire 2 has an impressive camera, has good flight time and offers the "best" wind resistance, according to an article from FunOffline.com .Advertising

31. Lobster Village

Probably used drone: SwellPro Spry
Where to buy: Swellpro.com
Price: $ 899 *

The Drone Awards 2018 saw some of the most beautiful aerial photos in the world that year, all submitted by passionate photographers. One of the winners of this 2018 edition was a photo of a lobster village, taken by Trung Phan Huy. The cliché was widely praised. The lobster farm was located in the coastal area of ​​Hon Yen, in the province of Phu Yen.

Lobster Village © Trung Pham / imgur.com

Lobster Village © Trung Pham / imgur.com

The drone model Trung used was not mentioned, but a drone that is both waterproof and capable of capturing the artistic, almost graphic nature of this village is undoubtedly the SwellPro Spry. The Spry has a 4.5 / 5 star rating on Google, and it can connect to your phone through an app for expanded functionality. Advertising

32. Fishing Village

Drone probably used: Ruko B7 4K
Where to buy: Amazon
Price: $ 150 *

Stuart Chape took this aerial shot of a fishing village. It's another look inside the world of fishermen and women, a bird's eye view, that we probably wouldn't have been able to get without the help of a drone. This photo of Chape, taken in the Solomon Islands, was awarded in 2018.

Fishing Village © Stuart Chape / 2018 Art Photo Trave

Fishing Village © Stuart Chape / 2018 Art Photo Trave

The Solomon Islands are a group of around 100 islands in the South Pacific. The snapshot of the coast is just one village among millions of others that resemble it, and yet this snapshot is uniquely beautiful. One drone that can withstand wind and salt air, like the one found off the coast of the Solomon Islands, is the Ruko B7 4K, a rugged drone that remains suitable for beginners.  Advertising

33. Flamingos on Lake Logipi

Drone Likely Used: Traxxas Aton Quadcopter Drone
Where to buy: Traxxas.com
Price: $ 399 *

Another photo that nature lovers will love is that of the pink flamingos of Lake Logipi. For those of us who are used to seeing less flamingos in zoos or nature reserves, this real pink army is both striking and lovely. Lake Logipi is an alkaline and saline lake located at the northern end of the Suguta Valley, Kenya.

Flamingos At Lake Logipi @ u / iamgulshansingh / Reddit.com

Flamingos At Lake Logipi @ u / iamgulshansingh / Reddit.com

To capture these flamingos from such an altitude, it requires a high altitude drone, like the Traxxas Aton Quadcopter. Not only is it capable of reaching such heights, it's also blazingly fast, as seen on the Traxxas YouTube channel. Its manufacturer has called it the “ultimate flying machine”.Advertising

34. Narrow Street between two Forests

Drone probably used : DJI Mavic 2 Zoom
Where to buy : Amazon
Price : $ 1,267 *

Some drones can be incredibly expensive, but in general you get what you pay for. Most drone enthusiasts would agree that when it comes to general photography, a DJI Mavic 2 Zoom is a good all-rounder that could potentially take shots like this. For just $ 1,267 you can get it.

Narrow street between woodland © oneinchpunch / Shutterstock

Narrow street between woodland © oneinchpunch / Shutterstock

This model can be bought from sites like Amazon, and it's not hard to see why it has gained so many followers. This is another wonder of DJI. The Mavic 2 has a 1.66-inch 12 MP sensor. It has an optical zoom twice as large, which allows it to be as close as possible to the objects or subjects photographed. The Mavic 2 Zoom is the latest addition to the Mavic brand, and enriches the range after the notable success of the Mavic Pro. Advertising

35. The Polar Bear

Drone probably used: DJI Inspire 2 with Zenmuse X7 camera
Where to buy: DJI Drones

Price: $ 6,499 *

The Polar Bear @WIRED / Twitter.com

Florian Ledoux won first prize at the Drone Awards with his photo titled “Above the Polar Bear”. This shot featured an aerial view of a polar bear hanging from an iceberg, and won the 2017 Pixel Sky competition. Taken above 74 ° North, Ledoux hoped to raise public awareness about arctic wildlife and the 'environment.

The drone Ledoux used for many of his photos, possibly including the award-winning one, is the Inspire 2, mounted with a Zenmuse X7 camera. The DJI Inspire 2 quadcopter is often paired with a Zenmuse for optimal photographic potential.Advertising

36. On the Sea

Drone probably used: DJI Mavic Pro
Where to buy: DJI Drones
Price: $ 899 *

Photographer Robert Corinaldesi took this Drone Award- winning photo , which shows an aerial view of swimmers. Corinaldesi has declared that the sea is the “refuge” for swimmers, creating a “blue carpet” between the “white foam” of the sea waves. “Sur la Mer” (“On the Sea”) is not for sensitive souls, if you are someone who is afraid of water.

On The Sea @WorldPhotoOrg / Twitter.com

"Sur la Mer" was taken in an environment where the air is salty and there is a lot of splashing water, so the model that could have been used is the DJI Mavic Pro, a powerful drone that has a maximum transmission range of more than six kilometers. This drone is one of the favorites of professional photographers.Advertising

37. Dubai Marina

Drone Likely Used: Yuneec Z500 4K Typhoon Quadcopter
Where to buy: Yuneec.com
Price: $ 1,300 *

Carmine Chiriaco's "Dubai Marina" ("Dubai Marina") is an aerial view of Dubai Marina Pier. It offers a view contrasted with the water of the ocean, creating a whole new angle for a space visited every day by thousands of people. The Dubai towers are architectural marvels, and “Dubai Marina” allows us to admire them from the sky.

Dubai Marina © Carmine Chiriacò / droneawards.photo

Dubai Marina © Carmine Chiriacò / droneawards.photo

The Yuneec Z500 4K Typhoon Quadcopter is a drone that could have been used for the Chiriaco project. The Typhoon is a high altitude drone capable of reaching heights of 1000 meters. While it doesn't rival the DJI Phantom, which can reach nearly 6,000 meters, the Typhoon is still a safe bet for those looking to get into high-altitude photography.

38. Where The Herons Live

Drone probably used: DJI Mini 2 Quadcopter
Where to buy: Best Buy
Price: $ 599.99 *

Unlike geese, herons are popular birds. People often think that herons only live in reeds or swamps (as this is where they are most often seen). This belief is incorrect, however, as herons actually build their nests on top of giant trees.

Where Herons Live @ oko.magazine / Facebook.com

Where Herons Live @ oko.magazine / Facebook.com

Dmitri Viliunov allowed us to see where herons have made their home thanks to his aerial photography titled “Where Herons Live”. This ethereal photo, which almost looks like a painting, won first prize in the “Fauna” category at the Drone Awards. The DJI Mini 2 Quadcopter could very well have been used for this shot. Indeed, it has the altitude capabilities necessary to reach the height where the herons nest, while being small and discreet enough not to frighten them.Advertising

39. Containment

Drone probably used: DJI Mavic Air 2
Where to buy: DJI Drones
Price: $ 988 *

Everyone's lives were turned upside down when the coronavirus pandemic struck. Lockdowns and other isolation measures have made social distancing a harsh reality, and "The Lockdown", a photo by Bachir Moukarzel, shows how the usually busy highways and traffic lanes have been. deserted when restrictions were put in place.

The Lockdown © Bachir Moukarzel / droneawards.photo

The spooky, empty street in the photo was once Dubai's busiest highway, carrying no less than 7,000 vehicles per hour. The drone used could be the DJI Mavic Air 2, which the New York Times described as "the best drone" for photographers looking to take aerial shots at high altitudes. It was the publication's choice for 2020, the year this photo was taken.Advertising

40. Carpet Field

Drone probably used: Hubsan Zino Pro 4K
Where to buy: Amazon
Price: $ 439 *

Mehmet Aslan's “Carpet Field” received a “Special Mention” in the “People” category of the Drone Awards. The photograph shows hundreds and hundreds of carpets of different colors, of all shapes and sizes, stretching across Turkish fields. According to photographer Aslan, about fifteen workers were taking a nap on the carpets, probably exhausted after a long, hard day's work.

Carpet Field © Mehmet AslanReport / droneawards.photo

Carpet Field © Mehmet AslanReport / droneawards.photo

If carpet manufacturers expose rugs to the sun, it is to bring out the different colors. Natural light modifies and strengthens the pigmentation of carpets. Aslan's choice of drone isn't mentioned, but the Hubsan Zino Pro would be perfect for capturing a panoramic, high-altitude, detailed image like this.Advertising

41. Water lily

Drone probably used: SwellPro Splash 3
Where to buy: Swellpro.com
Price: $ 1,199 *

The Drone Awards 2018 presented a magnificent photograph, entitled "Nénuphar" ("Water Lily"), directed by Le Duong. This is one of several that Le Duong has produced featuring working women in the country. The photo was taken in the Mekong River, Vietnam. The water lily season in the Mekong Delta, which lasts only a few months in the fall, is startling.

Water Lily @ u / Namesfud / Reddit.com

Water Lily @ u / Namesfud / Reddit.com

Water lilies do not only captivate tourists, they are also picked and harvested by locals to build up additional income. The drone probably used for such a photo could have been the SwellPro Splash 3, an ideal drone for aquatic aerial photography. Advertising

42. Blacktip Shark

Drone probably used: SwellPro Spry
Where to buy: Swellpro.com
Price: $ 899 *

This winner in the “Wild Life” category is called “Blacktip Shark”. Photographer Adam Barker took this photo of a black tip shark swimming among hordes of fish off the Abaco Islands, Bahamas. The Abaco Islands are a nearly 200-kilometer chain of islands that offer natural wildlife to photographers and snorkelers.

Blacktip Shark @WIRED / Twitter.com

Blacktip Shark @WIRED / Twitter.com

Black tip sharks, as well as turtles and leopard rays, are most commonly seen in Walker's Cay National Park. Black tip sharks are usually quite timid, observing divers and swimmers from a distance. They only become aggressive in the presence of food (as in this photo). The drone used was potentially a SwellPro Spry, a good drone for taking pictures near water in humid climates.Advertising

43. The Heart of Warsaw

Drone Likely Used: Autel Evo II
Where To Buy: Best Buy
Price: $ 1,499.99 *

Before the pandemic, Warsaw, Poland was a bright and vibrant city. In summer, she saw restaurant umbrellas blooming, crowded with locals. The photo taken by Rafal Ganowski with the help of a drone, entitled "The Heart of Warsaw", is a good illustration of the dramatic changes that the pandemic has brought about in Warsaw.

Heart Of Warsaw @Rafal Ganowski / droneawards.photo

Heart Of Warsaw @Rafal Ganowski / droneawards.photo

The once bustling city found itself utterly abandoned, with its residents confined to their homes while waiting for the virus to dissipate. The drone used could have been an Autel Evo II, which has a 48 MP camera, omnidirectional sensors and a 3.3 inch OLED screen located in the remote control (so no phone needed to fly the drone).Advertising

44. Return to the fold

Drone probably used: MJX Bugs 3 Pro
Where to buy: Walmart
Price: $ 267.99 *

Mehmet Aslan's “Homecoming” shot was also awarded in the “Wildlife” category in various competitions. It featured a herd of water buffaloes passing by a misty lake on their way to where they would rest for the night.

Homecoming © Mehmet Aslan / droneawards.photo

Homecoming © Mehmet Aslan / droneawards.photo

The photograph presents a magnificent rainbow, which gives it a fascinating pictorial aspect. The photo was taken in Turkey. There were one million water buffaloes in Turkey in the 1970s, but there were only 85,000 in 2010 due to the destruction of wetlands. One of the best drones for photographing such nature is the MJX Bugs 3 Pro.Advertising

45. Demonstration of black flags

Drone probably used: Parrot Anafi
Where to buy: Best Buy
Price: $ 699.99 *

Although 2020 has disrupted many countries, people have lost none of their spirits when it comes to protesting and defending causes close to their hearts. This photograph entitled "Black Flag" is proof of this. Taken in Rabin Square on April 19, 2020, the photograph shows thousands of Israeli protesters maintaining social distancing in their own chalked squares.

Black Flag @tomerappelbaum / Twitter.com

Black Flag @tomerappelbaum / Twitter.com

Tomer Appelbaum's photograph showed that activism is not dead, even in the face of adversity. This photograph was taken at night, possibly with a drone such as the Parrot Anafi, which is a compact and durable drone, and listed as one of the best drones for night shots.Advertising

46. ​​Lovers in the Middle of a Field

Drone probably used: DJI Mavic Pro 2
Where to buy: DJI Drones
Price: $ 1,449 *

Krzysztof Krawcyzk is the photographer behind “Amoureux au Milieu d'un Champ” (“Lovers on the Field”), which features a newlywed couple lying in the middle of a field, still wearing their tuxedo and their white dress. The photographer said he was "looking for some abstraction". He and his subjects had "a boat, a drone and a lot of time."

Lovers On The Field © Krzysztof Krawczyk / droneawards.photo

Lovers On The Field © Krzysztof Krawczyk / droneawards.photo

Krawcyzk said the wind was blowing hard that day which helped create the "deer eye / tiger eye" effect seen in the photo. One of the best wind resistant drones, which you would need for a successful photo like this, is the DJI Mavic Pro 2, which has a wind resistance of 38 km / h.Advertising

47. Lotus Temple

Drone probably used: DJI Phantom 4 Pro V2
Where to buy: DJI Drones
Price: $ 1,599 *

Described by one publication as one of the best aerial photographs ever taken, the Lotus Temple photograph is astonishing and almost ethereal. The subject of the photographer is the Lotus Temple, which is a Bahá'í place of worship located in Delhi, India. Many photographers have traveled for miles to take a picture of this temple, which is shaped like a lotus flower.

Lotus Temple @ r / Dimension20 / Reddit.com

Lotus Temple @ r / Dimension20 / Reddit.com

Although there is no shortage of photos, there are on the other hand very few aerial photos taken by drone, especially with the unique lighting of it. The photo of the Lotus Temple could have been taken by a drone such as the DJI Phantom 4 Pro V2, which can reach the high altitudes necessary for such shots.Advertising

48. Lion of the Trees

Drone probably used: DJI Mavic Pro 2
Where to buy: DJI Drones
Price: $ 1,449 *

Filmed by researchers in Uganda using a high-definition on-board drone, this awe-inspiring shot captures the rare scene of a lion finding rest (or perhaps protection) on top of a tree. Photographer Alexander Braczkowski has spent months accustoming lions to the presence of drones, so that they can reveal themselves naturally despite the presence of the lens.

Tree Lion @Guardian / Twitter.com

Tree Lion @Guardian / Twitter.com

This bizarre behavior - which has so far only been unique to these African lions - suggests to researchers that these legendary felines have been forced to stray further and further from their traditional hunting methods for food. The fact remains that this shot is impressive, revealing this majestic feline in all its splendor.Advertising

49. Rainbow Mountains

Drone probably used: Ryze Tech Tello Quadcopter
Where to buy: Best Buy
Price: $ 99 *

Photographs of “Rainbow Mountains” in China made headlines on social media in 2016, and people marveled at these beautiful otherworldly colors rippling through Zhangye. Mr. Scheja took this aerial photo from the mountain range. The drone probably used for this photo could have been a Ryze Tech Tello Quadcopter, well suited for outdoor photography like this.

Rainbow Mountains © M.  Scheja / Shutterstock.com

Rainbow Mountains © M. Scheja / Shutterstock.com

So what is it that makes these mountains so colorful? The colors of the “Rainbow Mountains” are completely natural. The mountains themselves are made up of silt and sandstone dating from the Cretaceous period. The deposits of iron and trace elements in the stones, present even before the formation of the mountains, are at the origin of the brilliant colors that we see in this photo.Advertising

50. Crocodiles

Drone probably used: PowerVision PowerEgg X Wizard
Where to buy: Amazon
Price: $ 1,132 *

With five star ratings, PowerVision's PowerEgg X Wizard has won the hearts of many fans in the drone world. If some photographers are reluctant to buy it, rightly so, because of its small sensor, it is nonetheless a very powerful little machine, especially when the lighting is of good quality.

Crocodiles @abstractaerialart / Instagram.com

Crocodiles @abstractaerialart / Instagram.com

This drone features 4K / 6pfs UHD technology, as well as facial recognition using AI (although that probably wouldn't have helped it much with crocodiles). The drone can fly with a wind resistance of 20 knots, although crocodiles generally do not live in windy areas. The PowerEgg is one of the most popular small-sized drones on the market. Advertising

51. Football fans in Greece

Drone probably used: DJI Mavic Air
Where to buy: DJI Drones
Price: 675 dollars *

Ververidis Vasilis took this beautiful and spectacular aerial shot of fans watching a football match in Greece. The smoke surrounding the brightly lit grounds gives it an almost ethereal appearance. Football (or soccer for Americans) is the most popular sport in Europe.

Football Fans in Greece © Ververidis Vasilis / Shutterstock.com

Football Fans in Greece © Ververidis Vasilis / Shutterstock.com

Today, with the coronavirus pandemic, snaps like these, bringing together thousands of fans, are a scene from the past that we hope we can relive soon. Although the model of the drone used is not mentioned, we believe that the DJI Mavic, which costs € 675, would have been ideal for taking such a spectacular night photo at high altitude. It might sound expensive, but if you want to get into professional photography, it's worth it.

52. Atlantic Road, Norway

Drone probably used: DJI Mini 2
Where to buy: DJI Drones
Price: 379 dollars *

Dmitry Tkachenko took this photo of the Atlantic Road in Norway. This aerial photo gives a nice glimpse of what is just an everyday commute for the many people who take it. The Atlantic Road (or more exactly the Atlantic Ocean Road) is an 8 km section of the departmental road 64. It crosses the municipalities of Averoy and Hustadvika, as well as an archipelago in More og Romsdal.

Atlantic Road, Norway © Dmitry Tkachenko Photo / Shutterstock.com

Atlantic Road, Norway © Dmitry Tkachenko Photo / Shutterstock.com

Built in July 1989, the Atlantic Road withstood extreme weather conditions, including successive hurricanes and (very) negative temperatures. The drone that could have been used here to capture this panoramic view would be DJI Mini 2, another DJI Drones model that performs well even in freezing weather in Northern Europe.

53. Shipping Containers

Drone probably used: Outdoor Quad with Camera Contixo F18 RC
Where to buy: Amazon
Price: 145 dollars  *

Avigator Thailand took this photo of shipping containers waiting to be loaded onto a ship. Aerial photography makes these containers, usually rather drab objects, look like small, colorful, bright blocks. This photo was probably taken by a drone like the Contixo F18 RC Outdoor Quad with Camera, which is well suited for outdoor photography.

Shipping Containers © Avigator Fortuner / Shutterstock.com

This photograph may be uniquely beautiful, but it is just one tiny item among millions. The shipping industry in Thailand employs millions of workers carrying billions of packages. Last year alone, it made 7.4 billion euros in profit. The Thai port of Laem Chabang is the twentieth largest port in the world.
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54. A Surfer seen by a Drone

Drone probably used: Swellpro Spry
Where to buy: Wellbots
Price: 750 € *

Dmitry Pustovalov took this incredible shot of a surfer riding azure waves. The model of the drone used to take this otherwise award-winning photo is unconfirmed, but it is likely a Swellpro Spry. Any model from Swellpro could have been used for this photo, as the photographer needs a waterproof drone in case of splashing or spraying.

Surfer Captured by Drone © Dmitry Pustovalov / Shutterstock.com

Surfer Captured by Drone © Dmitry Pustovalov / Shutterstock.com

Not to mention the clarity that is required to take such a photo, so crisp that it even makes a slight rainbow coloring appear on the lower left side. The way the sunlight plays on the azure waves makes it a true work of art.
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55. Paradise, Lençóis Maranhenses National Park, Brazil

Drone probably used: DJI Mavic 2
Where to buy: Store.DJI.com
Price: 675 € *

Pakawat Thongcharoen is a travel photographer who captured this unique drone view of Lençóis Maranhenses National Park in Brazil. The particular area photographed by Thongcharoen is part of a nature reserve. The dunes of Lençóis Maranhenses (which means the name means "bed sheets from Maranhao", the town where Lençois is located) are very special.

Paradise, Lencois Maranhenses National Park, Brazil @Pakawat Thongcharoen / Shutterstock.com

Paradise, Lencois Maranhenses National Park, Brazil @Pakawat Thongcharoen / Shutterstock.com

The dune field captured by the drone formed from sediment that accumulated over time. In some areas, the Lençois Maranhenses are no longer part of a reserve, and you can slide down the dunes (skibunda). The drone probably used to take this photo (in a hot and humid climate) could have been the DJI Mavic 2, which is resistant to heat.
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56. Holi Festival seen from above

Drone probably used: DJI Mini 2
Where to buy: Best Buy
Price: 420 € *

Anton Watman is the photographer behind this aerial view of the magnificent Holi Festival, which is an important annual event for followers of Hinduism. The date follows the Hindu calendar. So, in 2020, the Holi festival took place on Monday March 10, while in 2021 it took place on March 29.

Holi Festival from above © Anton Watman / Shutterstock

Holi Festival from above © Anton Watman / Shutterstock

Although the choice of the drone used by Watman is not known, it could be the DJI Mini 2, well capable of immortalizing this “festival of colors” in all its glory. The Holi festival celebrates the triumph of good over evil. Colorful powder is used in the festival to make it as beautiful and bright as possible, representing love and all the good in the world.
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57. Mada'in Saleh

Drone probably used: Mavic Air 2
Where to buy: Best Buy
Price: € 675 *

"Mada'in Saleh", a photo taken by Gab Scanu, is an aerial image of an ancient archaeological site in Saudi Arabia. On Instagram, the photographer said it was "the most incredible sight" he had "ever witnessed". The Australian travel photographer also said he used the Mavic Air to take this photo.

"Mada'in Saleh" by © Gab Scanu / Instagram.com

"Mada'in Saleh" by © Gab Scanu / Instagram.com

So what is Mada'in Saleh? Hegra, as it is also called, is an archaeological site dating back to the Nabataean kingdom. The site has acquired a reputation as a cursed place, because the Koran reports that its inhabitants were punished by God for their worship of idols. The Saudi government, however, has tried to entice photographers and tourists to come to the site in order to rid it of its reputation as a "curse."Advertising

58. Pilgrimage by Millions

Drone probably used: Yuneec Q500 Typhoon 4K
Where to buy: Shop.Yuneec.com
Price: € 1,000 *

Qinghua Shui took this photo, titled “Pilgrimage by Millions”. It won first prize in the “People” category of the Drone Awards the year it was taken. If you look closely, you'll see that there are indeed millions of people in this high-flying aerial photo, which depicts the Hajj in 2018. The drone probably used could have been the Yuneec Q500 Typhoon 4K, ideal for taking such shots. shots at such altitudes.

"Pilgrimage of Millions" by © Qinghua Shui / Instagram.com

"Pilgrimage of Millions" by © Qinghua Shui / Instagram.com

Hajj is the annual pilgrimage to Mecca, Saudi Arabia, which is the holiest city for followers of Islam. Muslims must make the pilgrimage to Mecca at least once in their lifetime. Each year, the Hajj attracts nearly two million pilgrims.
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59. Sitting Above the Clouds

Drone probably used: DJI Phantom 4 Quadcopter
Where to buy: DJI Drones
Price: € 1,150 to € 1,200 *

Francesco Cattuto is at the origin of “Assisi Over the Clouds”, a photo taken by drone at high altitude of the town of Assisi in Italy. This hill town is located in the Umbria region of central Italy, and is famous for being the birthplace of one of Italy's patron saints: Saint Francis. This beautiful city is home to the Basilica of St. Francis, whose life is recounted in 13th-century frescoes.

"Assisi Over the Clouds" by © Francesco Cattuto / Instagram.com

"Assisi Over the Clouds" by © Francesco Cattuto / Instagram.com

“Sitting above the clouds” is a different take on the city, with a rare perspective. We wouldn't be surprised if the DJI Phantom 4, a drone that performs well at high altitudes, was used on this. It can indeed reach a maximum altitude of 6000 meters.
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60. Katchkhi Piton, Georgia

Drone probably used: Autel EVO II
Where to buy: Best Buy
Price: € 1,095 *

The name of the photographer and the model of the drone used are unknown, but there's no denying that this is one of the prettiest photos on this list. It represents the Piton de Katchkhi, located in the region of Imerethia, in western Georgia. The monolith has recently been restored, under the leadership of the National Agency for the Preservation of Cultural Heritage.

Katskhi Pillar, Georgia © Andrei Bortnikau / Shutterstock.com

The Katchkhi peak is made of limestone, and has been around for thousands of years. In pre-Christian times, it was dedicated to the god of fertility. The model most likely used to take this photo could be the Autel Evo II, rated by Digital Camera World as one of the best drones of 2020.Advertising

61. Munk's Mobula Rays at School

Drone probably used: Swellpro Spry
Where to buy: Wellbots
Price: 750 € *

Mark Carwardine entered this photo for the Siena Drone Photo Awards in 2020. Entitled "Munk's Mobula Rays Schooling," the photo shows a phenomenon that most people rarely get to see. The photo shows a school of devil's rays, which often congregate in tropical or coastal waters. Mark Carwardine is a British zoologist who hosts a show on the BBC called Last Chance to See.

Munk's Mobula Rays Schooling © MARK CARWARDINE / Instagram.com

Munk's Mobula Rays Schooling © MARK CARWARDINE / Instagram.com

He is particularly interested in marine fauna, having published more than forty books on the subject. The Swellpro Spry could have been used for this photograph, due to its resistance to salty and humid sea air.
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62. A Path in the Forest

Drone probably used: DJI Mavic 2 Zoom
Where to buy: DJI Drones
Price: 990 € *

At first glance, one would almost have the impression of seeing a close-up of an underwater reef. Taking a step back, we realize that this is in fact a unique aerial view of a forest, taken by the DJI Mavic 2 Zoom, which has the clarity and the altitude capabilities necessary to take that kind of picture.

"Skating Shadows" by © Vincent Riemersma / Instagram.com

"Skating Shadows" by © Vincent Riemersma / Instagram.com

Entitled "A Path in the Forest" ("Forest Path"), this photo was taken by Mehmet Aslan and shows a flock of sheep crossing the forest to reach their home. “Forest Path” was a finalist in the Siena Drone Awards competition.
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63. Shadows of Skaters

Drone probably used: Autel Evo II
Where to buy: Best Buy
Price: € 1,095 *

"Ombres de patineurs" ("Skating Shadows") by Vincent Riemersma takes a simple element like the reflection of his shadow to make it extraordinary, thanks to the use of a drone like the Altar Evo II, which would be able to take such a sharp photo despite the icy conditions. “Skating Shadows” was inspired by the famous National Geographic photo of camels , which repeated the same concept with camels.

"Skating Shadows" by © Vincent Riemersma / Instagram.com

"Skating Shadows" by © Vincent Riemersma / Instagram.com

The Autel Evo II is a drone equipped with an 8K camera which collects a rating of 4.3 / 5 stars on Amazon. It is capable of shooting Ultra HD 8K videos, but also taking 48MP photos. "Skating Shadows" won the palm in the "Sports" category of the Drone Awards.Advertising

64. Space Flamingos

Drone probably used: DJI Mavic 2 Pro
Where to buy: DJI Drones
Price: € 1,200 *

At the Siena Drone Photo Awards in 2020, Paul McKenzie's work entitled “Outer Space Flamingos” was recognized, and not just for the creativity of its title. McKenzie, an Irish photographer, has taken many photos of these magnificent birds, having had to lie in the mud sometimes for hours to get the perfect shot.

Outer space flamingos © PAUL MCKENZIE / Instagram.com

The “Outer Space Flamingos” photograph was taken in the alkaline lakes of East Africa, where many flamingos live. The reason the lake is dark with galactic accents in the background is because the birds tap with their paws on the black, muddy bottom of the lake to squeeze food out of the bottom. The DJI Mavic 2 Pro, which performs well even in the hot and humid climates surrounding alkaline lakes, could have been used in this photo.
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65. Entrance to Hell

Drone probably used: PowerVision PowerEgg Explorer
Where to buy: Best Buy
Price: € 675 *

Xiaoxiao Liu is the source of this haunting photograph, aptly titled “Entrance to Hell”. This photograph would not have seen the light of day without a Herculean effort. Xiaoxiao Liu walked more than 60 km, for two days, to find the best position to capture the active volcano Kilauea. Located on Big Island, Hawaii, the volcano was erupting.

Entrance to Hell by © Xiaoxiao Liu / Instagram.com

Entrance to Hell by © Xiaoxiao Liu / Instagram.com

The lava, which flows into the Pacific, creates this smoky dichotomy with the sea. The Drone probably used is the PowerVision PowerEgg, which is a drone tough enough to withstand an atmosphere like the one surrounding Kilauea. The camera has artificial intelligence and 4K Ultra HD quality.Advertising

66. Warehouse fire

Drone probably used: PowerVision PowerEgg Wizard
Where to buy: Best Buy
Price: € 990 *

Byron du Bois captured “Warehouse Fire”, which earned him a nomination as one of the finalists for the Drone Awards in 2018. Warehouse Fire ”by Du Bois depicts a fire and its thick black smoke in a Transnet warehouse. Transnet, a South African railway company, is still under investigation in connection with the fire, but initial results have revealed flaws in the use of hydrants.

Warehouse Fire by © Byron du Bois / Instagram.com

Warehouse Fire by © Byron du Bois / Instagram.com

Although the warehouse fire took place in Rossburgh, it still plunged the city of Durban into smoke. This incident required the intervention of firefighters for several days. The choice of model used by Du Bois is not known but it is possible that he used a PowerVision PowerEgg Wizard, a powerful outdoor drone that could capture this scene without the photographer needing to approach. too close.
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67. Followed by Shadows

Drone probably used: DJI Mini 2
Where to buy: DJI Drones
Price: 379 € *

Haiquan Xiang took this Siena Award-winning photograph in 2020. Entitled "Follow by Shadows", this photo is another example of how drones can turn an ordinary phenomenon into something magical . Xiang's photo shows three zebras, followed by their extended shadows.

Followed by shadows © HAIQUAN XIANG / Instagram.com

Followed by shadows © HAIQUAN XIANG / Instagram.com

The drone used to make this capture could be the DJI Mini 2. Although smaller than other DJI models, the Mini 2 remains a good drone for outdoor photography. “Followed by Shadows” was filmed in the plains of Africa. Zebras probably crossed the plains to reach their natural habitat of wooded savannas.
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68. Mother and Son

Drone probably used: DJI Phantom 4 Pro
Where to buy: DJI Drones
Price: € 1,279 *

Anders Carlson took this wonderful family photo, "Mother and Son" on February 26, 2019. He used a Phantom 4 Pro, which is one of DJI's most expensive (and best performing) drones. Carlson's photo featured two humpback whales traveling in the ocean on a "windy day in Kona, Hawaii." "

Mother and Calf by © Anders Carlson / Instagram.com

Mother and Calf by © Anders Carlson / Instagram.com

The humpback whale is one of the most common whales, and it is found in every ocean on the planet. They are easy to spot because their body shape - bumpy heads and long pectoral fins - sets them apart from other whales. Their gestation period is 11 months, and babies (like the one in this photo) stay with their mothers for their entire first year of life.
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69. Row of Craters

Drone probably used: DJI Mavic Air 2
Where to buy: DJI Drones
Price: 675 € *

James Rushforth is the artist behind “Row of Craters”, which he presented at the Siena Drone Photo Awards in 2020 as well as the British Photography Awards. "Crater Row" represents the "favorite row" of Rushforth craters, located in "the vast interior of Iceland".

Crater Row © JAMES RUSHFORTH / Instagram.com

Rushforth explained on Facebook that the unique red of the edges is due to the oxidation of ferrous minerals in the lava which color the slag. The surrounding basalt is not affected by this oxidation, which creates a stark contrast. Rushforth described the scene as "from another world", especially since it is in a "remote place". The drone he used is probably the DJI Mavic Air 2, one of the best products from DJI.

70. Colorful Mixed Waters, Huelva, Spain

Drone probably used: Parrot Anafi EPV
Where to buy: Amazon
Price: 675 dollars *

Ignacio Medem is the photographer behind this Siena Award-winning photograph entitled “Colored Watermix, Huelva, Spain” (“Colored Watermix, Huelva, Spain”). This Spanish scene, which seems to come out of a fairy tale, represents the Rio Tinto (the "Red River"). The Rio Tinto crosses southwestern Spain in the Andalusian mountains of Sierra Morena.

Colored water, Huelva, Spain © IGNACIO MEDEM / Instagram.com

This unique coloring is due to five thousand years of mining. The chemicals from this extraction led to acidic mine drainage. If these chemicals are the source of the beautiful colors of Rio Tinto, they are an environmental disaster. The drone used by Medem could have been the Parrot Anafi EPV, which comes with virtual reality glasses and a backpack for the most dedicated nature photographers.
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71. Red Sand Garden

Drone probably used: DJI Phantom 4
Where to buy: DJI Drones
Price:  1,150 to 1,200 dollars *

Photographer Peter Virag used a DJI Phantom 4 drone to capture an aerial photo of the Red Sand Garden. The shot was taken almost 120 meters high, which was perfect for creating a whole new take on this unique garden. The Red Sand Garden is part of the Royal Botanic Gardens and is located in Cranbourne, Australia.

Red Sand Garden © Peter Virag / Instagram.com

Red Sand Garden © Peter Virag / Instagram.com

"Red Sand Garden" shows how the unique red sand contrasts with the gray plants. When you think of a garden, you immediately imagine green and bright colors. “Red Sand Garden” calls this representation into question. The plants on the northern hill are Acacia binervia and Spinifex sericeus, which help stabilize sand hills.

72. Concrete Jungle

Drone probably used: DJI Mavic Pro 2
Where to buy: Amazon
Price: 1,250 dollars

Bachir Moukarzel, a certified commercial drone pilot and photographer from Dubai, is the originator of “Concrete Jungle”. This shot is a bird's eye view of a Dubai cityscape. Bachir's photographs are well known on Instagram, and they often feature high-rise views of cities, making them appear such that ordinary people cannot see them.

Concrete Jungle @ ImageLab / Instagram.com

Concrete Jungle @ ImageLab / Instagram.com

The DJI Mavic Pro 2 could very well have been used for this incredible photograph, capable of reaching the altitude necessary to rise above skyscrapers while providing clarity and precision. The Mavic Pro 2 costs around $ 1,250 on Amazon, but you can also buy it directly from the DJI website as well.
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73. Peace

Drone probably used: DJI Phantom 4
Where to buy: DJI Drones
Price:  1,150 to  1,250   dollars *.

User @luckydron (real name Luis Saugar Domingo) captured “Peace,” which won multiple awards in urban drone photo contests. The 24-year-old photographer, according to his Instagram hashtags, used the DJI Phantom 4 to capture this striking, Madrid tour.

Peace @NationalGeographic / Instagram.com

Peace @NationalGeographic / Instagram.com

Domingo said he was traveling to Madrid and looking for a place to test his new drone. He started to fly it over the city, and found that the Phantom 4 had taken a "really cool and symmetrical" picture. Domingo said it was "difficult to take such a photo", but that he was happy to have gotten this once in a lifetime shot.

74. Maple shade in spring

Drone probably used: PowerVision PowerEgg X Explorer
Where to buy: Amazon
Price: 850 dollars *.

Caleb Kenna entered “Spring Maple Tree Shadow” at the Siena Drone Awards. Kenna is another drone photographer who uses aerial photography to capture the interesting dichotomy between shadows and solid objects. Kenna works as a freelance photographer for famous newspapers such as the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Boston Globe, etc.

Spring Maple Tree Shadow PHOTO: © CALEB KENNA / Instagram.com

Spring Maple Tree Shadow PHOTO: © CALEB KENNA / Instagram.com

Kenna took "Spring Maple Tree Shadow" in Weybridge, Vermont. He says he has been using drones for three years to photograph the beautiful nature that Vermont has to offer. Currently, the work "Spring Maple Tree Shadow" is in the Edgewater Gallery, where it is on sale between 380 and 850 euros. For this shot, Kenna probably used a PowerVision Explorer, a favorite with nature photographers.

75. End of the Line

Drone probably used: DJI Spark
Where to buy: Walmart
Price: 500  dollars *

At first glance, you might think it was a man falling from a blue building. However, on closer inspection, we see that it is an artfully positioned photograph of a man lying on a tennis court. The photograph, which was taken with a DJI Spark, won first prize in the “People” category of the 2017 Dronestagram competition .

End of the line, by © Martin Sanchez / Instagram.com

The author is Martin Sanchez, and he took his picture in New Jersey. The photographer said he was driving past the tennis court and immediately stopped, after realizing that this bright blue background would be perfect for a photo. The judges of Dronestagram clearly agreed.Advertising

76. Tree

Drone probably used: Parrot HydroFoil MiniDrone
Where to buy: Amazon
Price: 75 dollars *

Manuel Enrique Gonzalez Carmona entered “Tree” at the 2020 Siena Drone Photo Awards, and received a “Commendation” in the “Nature” category. “Tree” is a far cry from the cliché of basic green foliage we are used to. Carmona's “Tree” is actually created from a concentration of water and minerals, producing this tree-like pattern.

Tree © MANUEL ENRIQUE GONZÁLEZ CARMONA / Instagram.com

Tree © MANUEL ENRIQUE GONZÁLEZ CARMONA / Instagram.com

Nature created this tree, which Mr. Carmona called “ephemeral” because it could just as easily make it disappear in a heavy rain. The drone used to take this photo could be a waterproof Parrot HydroFoil Mini Drone, which can be as close as possible to aquatic environments without risking damage.Advertising

77. Summer harvest

Drone probably used: DJI Mavic Air 2
Where to buy: DJI Drones
Price: 679 dollars *

User @jcourtial took this photo, titled 'Summer Trim', which won first prize at the 4th Annual Drone Photography Competition in the 'Nature' category. Taken in Provence, France, “Summer Trim” shows a farmer harvesting in a lavender field. The lavender fields are one of the most famous attractions of this beautiful region.

'Summer Trim' by © jcourtial / Instagram.com

'Summer Trim' by © jcourtial / Instagram.com

Located north of Marseille and Aix-en-Provence, these fields bloom in June, July and August. Thousands of tourists visit these fields each year, and "Summer Trim" is a rare aerial photo showing a single person in the field. The drone probably used here could be a DJI Mavic Air 2, which as seen in this list is a favorite with wide-area photographers.Advertising

78. Forest in Winter

Drone probably used: DJI Mavic Air 2
Where to buy: DJI Drones
Price: 840 dollars *

Love it or hate it, snow undeniably makes for beautiful photos. Aerial photography in winter is a great way to capture natural landscapes, as photographer Martins Vanags has found. He took this aerial shot of a forest right after a snowstorm, and the result is stunning.

Winter Forest © Martins Vanags / Shutterstock.com

Winter Forest © Martins Vanags / Shutterstock.com

One drone that could have been used to take this aerial photograph would be the DJI Mavic Air 2, which has become a favorite among photographers. The Mavic Air 2 can reach an altitude of 5,000 meters, making it largely capable of flying above the treetops to capture such a shot.Advertising

79. Warsaw at Night

Drone probably used: Snaptain S5C WiFi FPV Drone
Where to buy: Amazon
Price: 75 dollars *.

Warsaw, Poland, is a beautiful city by day, and just as captivating at night, as this aerial photograph by Grzegorz Marcinek proves. Taken at dusk, it offers a bird's eye view of Poland's most populous city, with a population of 1.8 million.

Warsaw at Night © Grzegorz Marcinek / Shutterstock.com

Warsaw at Night © Grzegorz Marcinek / Shutterstock.com

The model used to take this photo is unknown. It can be a high-end device fetching in the thousand dollars or something much more affordable, such as the Snaptain S5C WiFi FPV. The latter is one of the cheapest on the list. It is equipped with a 1080HD camera and RTF takeoff and landing capabilities.Advertising

80. Green Forest and Blue Water, Thailand

Drone probably used: Holy Stone HS110D
Where to buy: Amazon
Price: 57 dollars *

User @SVongpra captured this photograph of Koh Tao island in Thailand. This one achieves the feat of showing the rocky shore, dense forests and crystal blue water, all in one image. Koh Tao Island, for those who do not know it, is an island that is home to wonderful beaches like Sai Ri Beach, Mae Haad Beach, and Chalok Baan Kao Bay.

Green Forest and Blue Water, Thailand © SVongpra / Shutterstock.com

Green Forest and Blue Water, Thailand © SVongpra / Shutterstock.com

Koh Tao is one of the most beautiful islands in Thailand. It is unknown which drone @SVongpra used to take that perfect snapshot, but an affordable drone like the Holy Stone HS110D could have done the trick very well. HS110D is equipped with 1080HP camera and 120 degree wide angle. It is available on Amazon.Advertising

81. Salmon Circle

Drone probably used: DJI Mavic Mini
Where to buy: DJI Drones
Price: 300 dollars *

Photographer Reed Plummer took this photo, aptly titled “Salmon Circles”. He tagged it with the hashtag #CentralCoastDrones, which is a drone rental service located in New South Wales, Australia. Plummer's photograph captured a natural phenomenon, where huge schools of salmon swim in perfect circles.

Salmon Circles @Reedplummerimages / Instagram.com

Salmon Circles @Reedplummerimages / Instagram.com

Schools of fish often swim in circles when they want to stay in one place, according to the Daily Mail . Salmon travel together in groups called “schools”. They choose to swim together because it is safer and they all eat the same food. Plummer's choice of drone isn't certain, but it could be a DJI Mavic Mini, which is one of DJI's more affordable (and convenient to travel) drones.Advertising

82. Hello Mr. Elephant

Drone probably used: DJI Global Inspire ONE X5R
Where to buy: DJI Drones
Price:  2,200 dollars *

Instagram user @ferdigrapher captured this photograph, which he titled "Hello Mr. Elephant," which shows an elephant visibly interested in the drone. @Ferdigrapher was filming an ABC News project in Ngorongoro, in the Arusha region of Tanzania, when he decided to fly his drone to see what animals were around.

Hello Mr. Elephant @ferdigrapher / Instagram.com

Hello Mr. Elephant @ferdigrapher / Instagram.com

This elephant photo was taken using a DJI Inspire ONE X5R, which is a small professional model with an M4 / 3 camera. What is surprising is that our friend the elephant doesn't seem to be overly worried by the sight of the drone, he probably thought it was some strange bird or a giant flying insect.Advertising

83. Wrecks of Moreton Island

Drone probably used: Ryze Tello
Where to buy: Amazon
Price: 75 dollars *.

Daniel Bouquets took this photo of wrecks off the Australian coast of Moreton Island. The drone model used has not been communicated but a drone that is both affordable and high-quality is the Ryze Tello, available for 75 euros on Amazon. Drones like the Ryze Tello are indeed the only way to capture something like the Tangalooma wrecks, unless you're ready to arm yourself with a snorkel and swim among the sharks.

Moreton Island Wrecks © Daniel Bouquets / Shutterstock.com

The Tangalooma Wrecks are a huge tourist attraction on Moreton Island. The Queensland government scuttled (deliberately sunk) these ships in the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s. Since then, the wrecks have attracted over 100 species of fish, dolphins, dugongs, sharks and carpet sharks, who have used them. of refuge.

84. Bangkok Highway

Drone probably used: DJI Spark
Where to buy: Amazon
Price: 419 dollars

This photo, taken by user Travel Mania, is a unique aerial view of the roads and interchanges that make up the Bangkok Expressway in Thailand. When you look at these meticulously constructed roads and highways from afar, it looks like a puzzle. The drone used to capture such an interesting aerial view could be a DJI Spark.

Bangkok Expressway © Travel mania / Shutterstock.com

Bangkok Expressway © Travel mania / Shutterstock.com

The Spark is a miniature drone which is perfect for traveling due to its compact size. It has a top speed of 50 km / h in "sport mode". Walmart offers it for € 500, but it can be found on Amazon for € 419Advertising

85. Blacktip Shark

Drone probably used: DJI Mavic 2
Where to buy: DJI Drones
Price:  1,300 dollars *.

Instagram user @obofili took this photo in the Indian Ocean, in the Maldives to be precise, with a DJI drone (the exact model remains to be confirmed but it could be a Mavic 2, very popular with photographers). The photo shows two black tip sharks, scientifically called C archarhinus melanopterus, swimming around tropical coral reefs, looking for fish.

Blacktip Reef Shark @obofili / Instagram.com

Blacktip Reef Shark @obofili / Instagram.com

Schools of fish move around to avoid sharks, although they probably can't escape them forever. Photos like @obofili's are important because they highlight the beauty of the sea creatures that inhabit these tropical reefs, which are among the world's most endangered natural habitats.Advertising

86. Mount Bromo

Drone probably used: Potensic T25
Where to buy: Amazon
Price: 129 dollars *

Sugrit Jiranarak took this amazing, painting-like photo of Mount Bromo at sunrise. This panoramic view might as well have been taken with a high-end device such as a DJI or a more modest drone like the Potensic T25, which you can find on Amazon for 129 euros and which is equipped with a 1080HP camera and 'an advanced GPS system.

Mount Bromo © Sugrit Jiranarak / Shutterstock.com

Mount Bromo © Sugrit Jiranarak / Shutterstock.com

Speaking of Mount Bromo, a drone is a great way to capture the beauty of the crater without getting too close to it, as it remains an active volcano. It rises to 2,329 m, which does not make it the highest peak in the Tengger massif, but certainly the best known. Mount Bromo is one of the most visited tourist attractions in East Java, Indonesia.

87. Autumn road

Drone probably used: Autel Evo II
Where to buy: Best Buy
Price:  1,150 dollars  *

Autumn is one of the most beautiful times of the year, and this shot of a road adorned with fall colors is a good illustration of it. Piotr Krzeslak is the source of this photo, which seems to come straight out of a masterpiece.

Autumn Road © Piotr Krzeslak / Shutterstock.com

Autumn Road © Piotr Krzeslak / Shutterstock.com

The drone used to capture this colorful image could be an Autel Evo II. Although it is more accessible than most other high-quality drones, the Autel Evo II has nothing to envy them. Manufactured by Autel Robotics and Sony, this 8K drone features a 48MP sensor which Autel says is "superior" to any other aerial drone.

88. Green terraced rice fields

Drone probably used: DJI Mavic 2 Zoom
Where to buy: DJI Drones
Price:  1,000 dollars *

User @qualtaghvisuals captured this aerial photograph in Ubud, on the island of Bali, Indonesia. The drone probably used could be a DJI Mavic 2 Zoom, capable of reaching the altitude necessary to take such a photo. The photo is an aerial view of green terraced rice fields in full vegetation. These structured fields are vast, expansive and extremely beautiful.

Green Rice Terraces © qualtaghvisuals / Shutterstock.com

According to an Indonesian travel site, the "most beautiful" of all the rice terraces are on the island of Bali. These bright green rice fields are an extremely important part of the Indonesian economy. Indonesia itself is one of the largest rice producers in the world, producing over 50 million tonnes of rice per year.Advertising

89. Tail in the air

Drone probably used: Mavic Pro
Where to buy: eBay
Price: 840 dollars *

Sandrine Aubeza (Instagram handle: @sandrinehecq) took this photo using a DJI drone and @sandmarc filters. The DJI drone she's used is the Mavic Pro, which you can find on eBay for $ 840. This powerful drone comes with a 4K three-axis gimbal camera.

Tails Up @ sandrinehecq / Instagram.com

Tails Up @ sandrinehecq / Instagram.com

Its maximum transmission range is 6.6 km but Aubeza had to get much closer than that to take this photo of a whale, half in and half out of the water, in Australia. Few continents are better suited to whale watching than Australia, home to more than forty-five species of whales, porpoises and dolphins.Advertising

90. Sandstone from Zhangye Danxia

Drone probably used: Parrot Anafi FPV
Where to buy: Best Buy
Price: 500 dollars *

Mr. Scheja is behind this photo, which is another aerial angle of the Rainbow Mountains located in Gansu Province, China. The most fascinating thing about Zhangye Danxia's relief is that there are so many different aspects and angles to capture, as the colors differ with every square meter.

Sandstones of Zhangye Danxia © M.  Scheja / Shutterstock.com

Sandstones of Zhangye Danxia © M. Scheja / Shutterstock.com

This magnificent pattern is the result of mineral deposits, especially sandstone. The Rainbow Mountains were formed around 55 million years ago, when the Indian and Eurasian Plates collided. They are just as admirable today as they once were. Scheja did not mention the model used but the Parrot Anafi FPV is a high quality drone that would be perfect for this type of landscape photography.

91. Sheep of Peace

Drone probably used: DJI Mavic 2 Zoom
Where to buy: DJI Drones
Price:  1,000 dollars *

This photo of sheep, taken by the Instagrammer @lorenzodcr_, was posted on the Instagram account @droneofficial. The caption of the photo asked the following question: "What peace do the sheep convey?" ". Sheep are certainly peaceful animals, and they move in herds, as you can see in this aerial photo.

Peace Sheep @droneofficial / Instagram.com

Peace Sheep @droneofficial / Instagram.com

Sheep are gregarious animals, and they move in herds not only for protection from predators, but also because they are social beings. The drone used could be a DJI Mavic 2 Zoom, which has a high quality camera that can take such a clear photo. It is also a silent drone, which may have helped to avoid scaring the sheep who would surely have scampered off if they had heard a drone buzzing loudly above them.Advertising

92. The Viaduct

Drone probably used: Autel Evo II
Where to buy: Best Buy
Price:  1,100  dollars *

User @CaptainWang took this image of a freeway overpass in a town that was not cited. Although the aerial photo was taken on a cloudy day, it provides a crisp, clear view of the puzzle-shaped formations our roads and highways often take. The model of the drone used is not indicated either.

The Overpass © Captain Wang / Shutterstock.com

The Overpass © Captain Wang / Shutterstock.com

One drone that could capture this type of industrial image is the Autel Evo II, which you can find at Best Buy or Amazon for $ 1,100. Since spring 2020, the price of the Evo II has dropped by 170 € in all stores.Advertising

93. White Parasols

Drone probably used: Ryze Tello
Where to buy: Amazon
Price: 75 dollars *.

People don't immediately think of Eastern Europe when it comes to beach resorts, and yet… The golden sands of Varna, Bulgaria are an example of why Eastern Europe has become a popular destination for Western Europeans for their vacation. Photographer Michael Dechev took this aerial shot of strikingly arranged and spaced white umbrellas on a beach in Varna.

White Umbrellas © Michael Dechev / Shutterstock.com

White Umbrellas © Michael Dechev / Shutterstock.com

The model of the drone used by Dechev was not indicated, but it could be a Ryze Tello. The Tello is a mini-drone with an HD camera. It is very easy to fly and is also affordable. Even the DJI Tello Boost Combo, which is the result of the collaboration between Ryze and DJI, costs only 115 euros. The simplified version is a little cheaper and available on Amazon from 75 €.Advertising

94. Departure

Drone probably used: DJI Mavic Air II
Where to buy: DJI Drones
Price:   1,779 dollars *

Namibia is one of the most beautiful countries, not just in Africa, but in the world. Donal Boyd (Instagram account: @donalboyd) captured this ethereal and gorgeous photo of an elephant standing against Namibia's natural green and tropical background in the early morning hours.

Departure.  @Donalboyd / Instagram.com

Departure. @Donalboyd / Instagram.com

The light haze was, according to Boyd, due to the downpour the night before. The climate in Namibia, like many hot and humid climates, is very rainy in some places (especially in the northeast). This does not seem to bother the elephants much, so they have the opportunity to cool off. Temperatures of around 40 ° C are as frequent as the afternoon and evening rains.Advertising

95. Xinjiang River

Drone probably used: Yuneec Typhoon H Plus
Where to buy: Amazon
Price:   1,150 dollars *

This photo was taken by user @HelloRF Zcool. This is an aerial shot of a river in Xinjiang, the colors of which are rather striking. The drone model used has not been confirmed but it could be the Yuneec Typhoon H Plus, a hexacopter capable of taking a 20MP 360-degree image. The H Plus features three-axis image stabilization technology, driven by sensors.

Xinjiang River © HelloRF Zcool / Shutterstock.com

Xinjiang River © HelloRF Zcool / Shutterstock.com

The Xinjiang River, also known as the Aksu River (meaning "white / clear water" in Kyrgyz and Uyghur), stretches over 280 km and its watershed, located in Kyrgyzstan, spans nearly of 13,000 square km. This photo could have been taken at any time, as Xinjiang is the only Tarim river that flows year round.Advertising

96. Yellow Field

Drone probably used: DJI Mavic Mini
Where to buy: Best Buy
Price: 500 dollars *

Without a close look, it would be hard to tell what exactly this aerial photograph is all about. This is a field of yellow rapeseed in full bloom. The Brassica subspecies is known for its bright yellow hue, and it is cultivated because its oil contains a significant amount of erucic acid. In fact, rapeseed is used to make the oil of the same name, which is used in just about everything.

Yellow Field © Smit / Shutterstock.com

Yellow Field © Smit / Shutterstock.com

User @Smit took this photo in Ukraine. The lines come from tractor tracks, and the sun makes the colors even more vibrant. The drone used for this photo could be a DJI Mavic Mini, which is practical and popular with travelers.Advertising

97. Gray Whales in Migration

Drone probably used: SwellPro Splash Drone 3
Where to buy: SwellPro.com
Price:  1,000 dollars *.

Kyle Munson took this aerial photo of two gray whales, which appear to be a mother and calf, judging by their sizes, migrating. The drone used could have been a SwellPro Splash 3, a waterproof drone with excellent aquatic performance, capable of withstanding splashes and spray.

Gray Whales Migrating © Kyle Munson / Shutterstock.com

Gray Whales Migrating © Kyle Munson / Shutterstock.com

The migrations of gray whales are truly impressive. Each year, they migrate over distances of 16,000 to 19,000 km round trip from one calving lagoon to another. They travel at a speed of eight kilometers per hour and travel about 120 km per day. Their southward migration takes place in September and October, and they are particularly fond of the warm lagoons of Baja California and Mexico. In summer, they find refuge in the Arctic seas.