Here Are The Best Aerial Photos Of 2017

Written by Gina Stephens

&carbon copy; Florian Ledoux, SkyPixel


The SkyPixel aerial photography competition always receives some incredible entries and 2017's meet didn't disappoint with strong, graphical shapes, remarkable moments and exquisite colours appearing as themes. 

The First-class Prize was awarded to Florian Ledoux, a photographer from France, who used his Phantom 4 Pro to capture a shot of a polar bear jumping across ice floes in Nunavut, Canada.

Exposing on in his entry, "Above The Polar Bear", Florian said: "I have witnessed incredible moments and scenes of the rude but I can guarantee you that this, by far, is the most beautiful thing I have ever seen,” he said, “I hope that future generations command still be able to witness the beauty and grandeur of the Arctic wildlife the same way we do today."




In combining to the Grand Prize, each main category also consists of a First, Second and Third Prize from both the professional and enthusiast troops. The winning entries are all incredibly diverse and include a girl dancing in a 190-year old building in Shanghai as well as a striking image depicting environmental colliding in the world today.

The 2017 Photo Contest awarded nine additional entries as 'Nominated Entries' as well as highlighted the top ten ton liked photos as recipients of the 'Popular Prize'.


© andrea, SkyPixel


All winning entries were better by a panel of judges consisting of professional photographers, filmmakers and creative directors. The overall contest received over 44,000 submissions from 141 Boonies.

More information on the SkyPixel photo contest can be found on the SkyPixel website. 

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© Marc Lamey, SkyPixel


&double; Martin Sanchez, SkyPixel


© Rain and sunshine, SkyPixel


© Shen Min, SkyPixel


&replication; Bobo, SkyPixel


© Trug, SkyPixel


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 &specimen; olivier…, SkyPixel


 © Abdullah Alnassar, SkyPixel


 &carbon copy; cocoanext, SkyPixel


 © nigelkwan, SkyPixel


Rookie visual

© Rookie visual, SkyPixel


&replica; Javier del Cerro, SkyPixel


© Valentin Valkov, SkyPixel


© Drone Hikers, SkyPixel


&imitation; Zay Yar Lin, SkyPixel



About the author

Gina Stephens

Gina is a photography enthusiast and drone lover who loves to fly drones, capture images and have fun cherishing them with family and friends.

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