During the past few years, drones have dramatically changed the landscape of photography. So much so that numerous awards, dedicated specifically to aerial photography have emerged. One of them – probably the most prestigious – is Dronestagram (previously here and here), and it has just announced the winners of its 4th annual International Drone Photography Contest.

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“Drones are becoming an increasingly accessible way to get a new perspective on the world,” Eric Dupin, CEO of Dronestagram said. “There literally are no physical limits as to where a shot can take place anymore.”

The competition was judged on creativity and photographic quality by a panel of experts, including some from Dronestagram’s partner National Geographic. Scroll down to enjoy the best of 2017 aerial photography, selected from thousands of entries from around the world.

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Provence, summer trim, France

Image credits: jcourtial

Infinite Road to Transylvania, Romania

Image credits: Calin Stan

Ice formation, Greenland

Image credits: Florian

End of the line, U.S.

Image credits: Martin Sanchez

Waterlily, Vietnam

Image credits: helios1412

La Vijanera, Spain

Image credits: feelingmovie

Concrete Jungle, United Arab Emirates

Image credits: bachirm

Dawn on mercury tower, Russia

Image credits: alexeygo

Peace, Spain

Image credits: luckydron

Two Moo, South Africa

Image credits: LukeMaximoBell

Ugo le marin, France

Image credits: rga

Next level, France

Image credits: macareuxprod

Goal, Spain

Image credits: Karolis Jay

Motorbike Bridge Over River In Thailand

Image credits: tominspires

put your sports shoes on, Laos

Image credits: jcourtial

Portuguese surfer, Portugal

Image credits: jcourtial

The Family, Tanzania

Image credits: AndrewMorgan

Tatacoa Desert, Colombia

Image credits: raggafran

The great Sirigiya, Sri Lanka

Image credits: jcourtial

Sunrise at the Iguazu Falls Balcony, Argentina

Image credits: DroneFilmsProject

Great wall in sunset, covered with snow, China

Image credits: ohlipang

Infinite Road to Transylvania, Romania

Image credits: Calin Stan

Spanish Maze, Spain

Image credits: Martin Sanchez