The perfect drone photographs of 2024 (based on SkyPixel)


If this assortment of finest drone photographs of 2024 are any indication, drone pictures has come a great distance since its inception. In 2024, drone pictures continued its ascent to new heights, capturing breathtaking landscapes, wildlife encounters and even human endeavors in methods by no means earlier than potential with a digicam on land or a helicopter within the sky.

SkyPixel at this time introduced the winners of its ninth Annual Picture & Video Contest. The winners have been chosen throughout greater than 130,000 submissions, which is a 100% enhance from the earlier yr.

Out of all 130,000 aerial photographs, this was deemed the perfect drone picture of 2023:

Picture: “Mongolian Yurt” by Daolai

The picture above is titled “Mongolian Yurt,” and it was submitted by the aerial photographer who goes by Daolai.

Daolai shot the picture on a snowy morning within the Ulan Butung Grasslands of Inside Mongolia utilizing a Mavic 3 Professional drone. For this particular picture, Daolai capitalized on the drone’s 3 times zoom performance.

So what’s so standout about this specific picture towards the hundreds of different SkyPixel entries?

“Captured this picture depicts herdsmen making preparations for the grassland occasion,” based on an announcement from SkyPixel. “The scene is of course picturesque, authentically depicting the lives of the herdsmen as they work together with the horses, the camels and the panorama, with their yurt, their houses, as a central focus. Towards the stark distinction created by the snow, Daolai discovered the scene paying homage to a conventional Chinese language ink portray.”

That picture was chosen by a judging panel of seasoned specialists together with:

  • Wen Huang, a World Press Picture decide and Senior Editor
  • Anne Farrar, Assistant Images Chief Editor at Nationwide Geographic
  • Nan Li, the Picture Director of Southern Weekly
  • Daniel Kordan, a famend panorama photographer

““I used to be drawn to the storytelling of this picture,” Farrar stated. “Such a lovely wispy panorama has a stunning painterly look, very delicate and virtually looks like powder. A wonderful aerial panorama that doesn’t depend on graphic high quality alone and tells a neighborhood story.”

Different nice drone photographs of 2024

Whereas Daolai took the general grand prize within the SkyPixel ninth Annual Picture & Video Contest, there have been loads of different deserving photos. SkyPixel additionally launched the outcomes of the opposite ‘High 10’ winners in addition to the 5 ‘Nominated Picture’ winners. Right here they’re:

High 10 Photographs of 2024

A Daring, Naked-Chested Journey by Parker
A Symphony in Snow by Guofu
Chook’s eye view on Iceland by Pawel Zygmunt
Balloon floating over bushes in winter by Jonas Hoffmann
Searching collectively by Pham Huy Trung
Movement and Stillness by Patrick Wong
Silence by Nguyen Khanh Vu Khoa
“Fatigue Sleep” by Muhammad Amdad Hossain
Tree of life by Isabella Tabacchi

High Nominated Photographs of 2024

Abyss by Dylan de Haas
Again dwelling by Jeremiasz Gadek
Mining Farm by Xuhaha
Pioneering New Realms by David
“Metropolis Spider-Man” by Qihui Chen

What occurs to the winners?

Apart from honor and publicity, the photographers behind the perfect drone photographs of 2024 truly get bodily prizes.

The Annual Greatest Work prize entailed greater than $14,000 price of drugs. That equipment included a Hasselblad X2D 100C medium format mirrorless digicam, which alone goes for greater than $8,000. Moreover, SkyPixel named Daolai as an official SkyPixel Creator (which features a prestigious trophy and an award certificates).

In the meantime, the High Picture winners every obtained the DJI Mavic 3 Professional Fly Extra Combo (DJI RC), a trophy, and award certificates, with a complete worth of practically $3,000. The Nominated Prizes every obtained the Osmo Motion 4 Journey Combo and award certificates (price about $400) and the Folks’s Selection Prizes obtained the Osmo Cell 6 and award certificates (price about $150).

The ninth Annual SkyPixel Picture & Video Contest winners have been chosen via a submission interval which opened on Nov. 7 2023 and ran via Feb. 2, 2024. All entries needed to have been shot on a drone (although it didn’t essentially should be a DJI drone).

Curious what the competitors was like final yr? Try the winners from the seventh version of the competition, which have been named in 2023. And are available again later this week for a information to the perfect aerial movies of 2023, additionally based mostly on SkyPixel winners.

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