Aerial pictures has an uncanny potential to actually supply a recent perspective on topics which were photographed to loss of life, and this potential is on full show within the winners gallery of the primary annual Aerial Pictures Awards.
The Aerial Pictures Awards was created as a catch-all for aerial imagery. Slightly than limiting entries to drones or another type of airborne transportation, the competition invited photographers from world wide to submit any aerial picture they deemed worthy: whether or not it was captured from a drone, helicopter, kite, balloon, or airplane.
The general public responded. Hundreds of entries got here in from 65 collaborating international locations, and the awards’ founder Christophe Martin topped an general winner and 22 class winners in every thing from Structure, to Transportation, to Waterscapes.
This yr, the grand prize went to Belgian Sebastian Nagy whose drone pictures positioned within the high 5 in 5 separate classes, incomes the best “common rating” of any submitting photographer and successful the title of Aerial Photographer of the 12 months. You may see his 1st place submissions within the Structure, Cityscapes, and Lodges classes beneath:
“To be sincere, I had by no means participated in a contest earlier than, however I had heard about this one in a really optimistic method, so I took half within the recreation,” says Nagy. “I didn’t assume I’d win something and it was largely for enjoyable. So I used to be very shocked once I heard the excellent news […] To be named first in a contest the place the theme is what we love most, our ardour, is
unbelievable and really satisfying!”
After all, Nagy’s photos weren’t the one spectacular photographs of the bunch. Scroll right down to see all 19 of the remaining class winners, and if you wish to study extra in regards to the photographers or see the entire photos that had been acknowledged in every class, head over to the Aerial Pictures Awards web site.
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Picture credit: All images credited individually, used courtesy of the Aerial Pictures Awards.