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Check out these captivating winning aerial images from The SkyPixel Photo Contest

Anyone who is even remotely interested in aerial photography knows that SkyPixel is an amazing forum for sharing your work with the fellow enthusiasts hence making it the leading community of aerial photographers all around the world. SkyPixel takes the sense of community very seriously as this becomes the foundation for feeling comfortable with sharing your art and hence a productive platform for constructive criticism and guidance. This is primarily the vision because of which SkyPixel conducts its SkyPixel Photo Contest to encourage and support both, professionals and amateurs, in following their pursuit.

Last year too, the contest received many entries which left everyone completely stunned and in an awe as everyone witnessed such intense talent. Check out these winning images to feel the same as the SkyPixel community felt.

“Above the Polar Bear” by Florian Ledoux

Grand Prize Winner

Image & Caption Credits: Florian Ledoux

“Dear future generation, I hope we will still be able to see the Arctic wildlife as we do now. It is threatened as the environment is changing. I was able to witness many scenes of wildlife and I can guarantee you this is the most beautiful thing I have ever seen. Incredible and unique shot above a polar bear in Nunavut, Baffin area during wildlife reportage in Nunavut and Greenland.”

“Sun’s Up, Net’s Out” by Zay Yar Lin

Category: Landscape, Professional.
First Prize

Image & Caption Credits: Zay Yar Lin

“An Intha fisherman sets up his net to fish as he paddles his boat with a unique leg-rowing technique in Mayanmar’s Inle Lake.”

“Lobsters Farm” by Trung

Category: Landscape, Enthusiast
First Prize

Image & Caption Credits: Trung

“Baby lobsters breeding farm in Tuy Hoa, Phu Yen province, central Vietnam.”

“Balmoral Ball” by Petra Leary

Category: Portrait, Professional
First Prize

Image & Caption Credits: Petra Leary

“Auckland’s hidden courts.”

“Dancer” by Cocoanext

Category: Enthusiast, Portrait.
First Prize

Image & Caption Credits: cocoanext

“Shanghai’s only nearly 190-year-old courtyard house with northern features is rarely seen in the south, where dancers dance not only skirts but also old Shanghai memories.”

“The Land of the Earth – Man Made Nature Revelation” by 在那片更高的天空

Category:  Story, Professional.
First Prize

Image & Caption Credits: In the higher sky

“The rapid development of human civilization has brought a series of negative effects. The environment is polluted and the ecology is destroyed. At present, the status quo of pollution in the earth is very harsh, forming a staggering “earth 殇”! Mankind must reflect on the triumphant industry development model, truly implement the policy of transforming the development mode and achieve sustainable social and economic development. Face the devastation of the earth, forever scars. Environmental pollution must be managed, otherwise there will be no complete earth. “

“Inle River Fishing Show” by Water Qinghua

Category: Story, Enthusiast.
First Prize

Image & Caption Credits: Water Qinghua

“At Myanmar’s Inu River, the ancient and unique fishing methods attract countless tourists to watch, and now has become a show.”

“Comet Into Darkness” by Drone Hikers

Category: Landscape, Professional.
Second Prize

Image & Caption Credits: Drone Hikers

“One of my favorite shots. An early morning in Newfoundland, I was hiking on the East Coast Trail when I heard a bunch of seagulls. I quickly launched my drone to find-out what was causing the mayhem. It was a small cod fishing boat steaming towards the harbor, a truly magical moment.”

“Geometry of Liquid Gold” by Javier del Cerro

Category: Landscape, Enthusiast.
Second Prize

Image & Caption Credits: Javier del Cerro

“In Castilla La Mancha there are numerous fields of olive trees perfectly placed on the ground.”

“Water Fall Hero” by 飞瀑英雄

Category: Portrait, Professional.
Second Prize

Image & Caption Credits: 飞瀑英雄

“He is over sixty, he is the world record holder for the Guinness waterfall diving. In China’s famous spout of the Yellow River and the great falls of the water tower in Heilongjiang province, he surprised the world with his leap. In the air, his action stretches the beautiful. Freeze the moment of the shock, take this leap into eternity..”

“Free Wheeling” by Nigelkwan

Category: Portrait, Enthusiast.
Second Prize

Image Credits: nigelkwan

“Persimmon Harvest in Golden Autumn” by 天涯

Category:  Story, Professional.
Second Prize

Image & Caption Credits: 天涯

“Beautiful Salt Field” by 光和影

Category:  Story, Enthusiat
Second Prize

Image & Caption Credits: 光和影

“Santa Maddalena village in front of the Geisler” by Valentin Valkov

Category: Landscape, Professional.
Third Prize

Image & Caption Credits: Valentin Valkov

“Santa Maddalena village in front of the Geisler or Odle Dolomites Group, Val di Funes, Trentino Alto Adige, Italy, Europe.”

“Raising Ducks” by Caokynhan

Category: Landscape, Enthusiast.
Third Prize

Image & Caption Credits: caokynhan

“Downstream of BA River (Tuy Hoa City, Phu Yen Province, Vietnam) farmers are raising ducks in big numbers. The white ducks make a nice spot for a peaceful river.”

“The Rebirth” by Andrea

Category: Portrait, Professional.
Third Prize

Image & Caption Credits: Andrea

“Now you’re going to be witness to the rebirth of humanity.”

“Hanging up Noodles” by Rookie Visual

Category: Portrait, Enthusiast
Third Prize

Image & Caption Credits: 菜鸟视觉

“The Fisher Man” by lalienware

Category: Story, Professional.
Third Prize

Image & Caption Credits: lalienware

“The Long Ride” by Jesper Guldbrand

Category: Story, Enthusiast.
Third Prize

Image & Caption Credits: Jesper Guldbrand

“This series is called “Mind bending” and is shot during 2017 in different locations of Sweden. Falun is a great city for mountainbiking. This photo shows it. 20 images stitched together. A process that took about 1,5 month.”

“The Path of Camels across the Sands” by Abdullah Alnassar

Category: Landscape
Top 9 Nominated Enteries

Image & Caption Credits: Abdullah Alnassar

“The camel road across the desert is very hard through sand dunes”.

“ELEMENTS” by Olivier

Category: Landscape
Top 9 Nominated Enteries

Image & Caption Credits: olivier

“Drone pano shot of 12 images. We simply couldn’t keep driving without stopping, when we noticed that light, clouds and rainbow… Iceland is really, out of this world. I’ll be back, for sure”!

“Seize the Autumn Trail” by  LENG VISION

Category: Landscape
Top 9 Nominated Enteries

Image & Caption Credits: LENG_VISION

“FANCY FINISH” by Martin Sanchez

Category: Portrait
Top 9 Nominated Enteries

Image & Caption Credits: Martin Sanchez

“Always have a fancy finish. VISUAL DRONE ART”

“Lost in” by Marc Lamey

Category: Portrait
Top 9 Nominated Enteries

Image & Caption Credits: Marc Lamey

“Grand Staircase National monument area and Utah Coral sand dunes, with a DJI Phantom 4; AJ (The model) is lost in this world;”.

“Untitled” by Bobo

Category: Portrait
Top 9 Nominated Enteries

Image & Caption Credits: Bobo

“Footprints” by 煙雨斜陽

Category: Portrait
Top 9 Nominated Enteries

Image & Caption Credits: 煙雨斜陽

“Elemental” by Max Foster

Category: Story
Top 9 Nominated Enteries

Image & Caption Credits: Max Foster

Swooping lines of an Icelandic river delta as seen from 1,500 feet.

“Spring Festival Stocking in Anchang Ancient Town” by Zeng Xinmin

Category: Story
Top 9 Nominated Enteries

Image & Caption Credits: Zeng Xinmin

“Anchang Ancient Town is one of the four famous ancient towns in Shaoxing, Zhejiang Province is the first batch of published historical and cultural towns. Was built in the Northern Song Dynasty, after the war, repeatedly burned, and rebuilt in the Ming and Qing Dynasties, its architectural style inherits the typical characteristics of Jiangnan Water Village, a water, simple and elegant, its specialty Anchang sausage, or “sauce” The poultry meat, etc. Only you can not think of, there is no Anchang “wax”, “sauce” can not. It is the hometown of Shaoxing Master”.

Source:  Sky Pixel (via: Guardian)

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