Nature is captured from on high by photographers around the world.
Technology can also be used to capture spectacular moments, which is confirmed by the best drone photos of 2021.
This year, nature and wildlife in different ecosystems played an important role in the Drone Photo Awards 2021.
Snapshots of birds in flight, polar bears who have to struggle with the disappearance of their ecosystem as a result of climate change, or wild animals roaming the African savanna are some of the best photos taken by drones to win awards this year.
Nature always catches our eye in the best drone photos taken by dozens of photographers from around the world.
These Drone Photo Awards 2021 bring together the pictures taken by drone photographers from 102 different countries.
The organizers received “thousands of photographs” that were grouped into eight categories.
The “Drone Photographer of the Year” was Terje Kolaas, who took a photograph capturing the flight of dozens of pink-footed geese on their way to Svalbard in the Arctic.
Thousands of pink-footed geese fly to their breeding grounds on Svalbard in the Arctic. Specialists say that this year their migration began early, which could be evidence of the impact of climate change on the animals.
This picture, one of the best drone photos, was taken by chance, as the photographer was on a photo shoot for some other species when a zebra appeared in the frame. Of course, the photographer didn’t hesitate to capture the moment.
The Rift Valley is a sanctuary for hundreds of flamingos, which migrate there every year during the rainy season. In the picture, you can see a pattern that these birds form when they fly.
The destruction and disappearance of their ecosystem has led this pair of golden jackals to seek refuge in a wheat field in rural Bangladesh. This photographer had to use a drone to capture these animals as it’s very unusual to capture them during the day without intimidating them.
Thousands of seagulls flock to feed in the Yumuna Ghat area of Delhi, India. This is one of the best drone photos taken within the last few months.
Another of the best drone photos tracks a flock of 1,500 sheep that grew to more than 1,900 heads by winter. The photographer documented their migration during the transition from summer to winter in the north of Israel.
To capture the best drone photos, it’s often necessary to get up very early. That’s what happened in order to take this picture, which shows a group of baby flamingos feeding during their first days of life. The photograph was taken at Salt Lake, where these animals take advantage of the nutrients and minerals in the lake each year.
The Vankali bird sanctuary in Sri Lanka is home to flamingos that take advantage of the peace to feed in the salterns. This picture, which is one of the best drone photos, shows the place where these birds spend each winter.