Drones

Jaw-dropping drone photos that highlight the best of the natural world

Jaw-dropping drone photos that...
Sygiriya, the legendary "lion rock" in Sri Lanka, is an ancient village built in the sky
Sygiriya, the legendary "lion rock" in Sri Lanka, is an ancient village built in the sky
View 48 Images
Omarama clay cliffs on the southern island of New Zealand
1/48
Omarama clay cliffs on the southern island of New Zealand
Beachgoers in Tahiti, French Polynesia
2/48
Beachgoers in Tahiti, French Polynesia
Desert shapes in Mexico
3/48
Desert shapes in Mexico
Prohodna cave, Bulgaria
4/48
Prohodna cave, Bulgaria
A majestic mountain road in the French alps
5/48
A majestic mountain road in the French alps
Swimming with teen whale sharks in Mexico
6/48
Swimming with teen whale sharks in Mexico
A peregrine falcon soars over the Pacific in California
7/48
A peregrine falcon soars over the Pacific in California
Living on the edge in Norway
8/48
Living on the edge in Norway
Lost island in French Polynesia
9/48
Lost island in French Polynesia
A heart-shaped lake in Autumn
10/48
A heart-shaped lake in Autumn
Snorkeling in French Polynesia
11/48
Snorkeling in French Polynesia
Standup paddle boarders in Switzerland
12/48
Standup paddle boarders in Switzerland
Kwinana Beach, Western Australia
13/48
Kwinana Beach, Western Australia
Turqoise waters define the Gorges du Verdon, France
14/48
Turqoise waters define the Gorges du Verdon, France
A road winds through the mountains of Romania
15/48
A road winds through the mountains of Romania
Autumn scenes in Canada
16/48
Autumn scenes in Canada
Lighthouse on the coast of Portugal
17/48
Lighthouse on the coast of Portugal
A big bend in the Colorado River, Arizona
18/48
A big bend in the Colorado River, Arizona
Colombia's Tequedama waterfall
19/48
Colombia's Tequedama waterfall
The Exuma Cays, Bahamas
20/48
The Exuma Cays, Bahamas
Icy island in the Galvė Lake, Lithuania
21/48
Icy island in the Galvė Lake, Lithuania
A pigeon tower and surroundings in Reading, UK
22/48
A pigeon tower and surroundings in Reading, UK
Autumn scenes in Sweden
23/48
Autumn scenes in Sweden
Rock formations and colors at Salta, Argentina
24/48
Rock formations and colors at Salta, Argentina
Sygiriya, the legendary "lion rock" in Sri Lanka, is an ancient village built in the sky
25/48
Sygiriya, the legendary "lion rock" in Sri Lanka, is an ancient village built in the sky
Miyazaki Prefecture, Japan
26/48
Miyazaki Prefecture, Japan
Waterfalls near Luang Prabang, Laos
27/48
Waterfalls near Luang Prabang, Laos
Salt marsh near the mouth of the Salinas River, US
28/48
Salt marsh near the mouth of the Salinas River, US
Waterfall on the French island of Réunion
29/48
Waterfall on the French island of Réunion
Close encounter with a baleen whale on the French island of Réunion
30/48
Close encounter with a baleen whale on the French island of Réunion
More autumn scenes in Canada
31/48
More autumn scenes in Canada
Waterfall in the National Park El Impossible, El Salvador
32/48
Waterfall in the National Park El Impossible, El Salvador
Thick forest in Russia
33/48
Thick forest in Russia
Rocky coastline in Portugal
34/48
Rocky coastline in Portugal
Near the town of Rotorua, New Zealand
35/48
Near the town of Rotorua, New Zealand
Small lakes in the forests of Canada
36/48
Small lakes in the forests of Canada
Waterfall in Iceland
37/48
Waterfall in Iceland
Surfers in action in Oahu, Hawaii
38/48
Surfers in action in Oahu, Hawaii
Epic rainbow in the Czech Republic
39/48
Epic rainbow in the Czech Republic
Krka Waterfalls in Croatia
40/48
Krka Waterfalls in Croatia
Flamingos take flight in Italy
41/48
Flamingos take flight in Italy
Chamonix Mont-Blanc, France
42/48
Chamonix Mont-Blanc, France
Spectacular rock formations in the Czech Republic
43/48
Spectacular rock formations in the Czech Republic
A lake fills the crater of the Quilotoa Volcano. in the Ecuadorian Andes
44/48
A lake fills the crater of the Quilotoa Volcano. in the Ecuadorian Andes
Breakers at Orewa Beach, New Zealand
45/48
Breakers at Orewa Beach, New Zealand
Extreme detail on a cracking frozen lake in Siberia
46/48
Extreme detail on a cracking frozen lake in Siberia
A girl in pink lies on a pristine blanket on Norwegian snow
47/48
A girl in pink lies on a pristine blanket on Norwegian snow
A small village in Norway
48/48
A small village in Norway

Camera drones are not only getting better, they are also getting cheaper, giving more and more aspiring aerial photographers the tools to gather incredible imagery from above. All over the world, hobbyists and professionals are putting their aircraft into the sky to gain incredible new perspectives on the natural world. Here we take a look at some stunning examples taken from photo-sharing platform Dronestagram.

In the space of a few short years, drone photography has become hugely popular, meaning there are more eyes in the sky than ever before. These flying cameras can be positioned out over waterfalls, above forests and in the midst of wildlife to show us perspectives on the world that simply haven't been seen before.

Flamingos take flight in Italy
Flamingos take flight in Italy

In the mix here we have all manner of natural phenomena, from flamingos taking flight, to majestic waterfalls in Laos, to frozen lakes in Siberia where there are cracks are beginning to appear. This particular photo reveals a rocky coastline in Portugal.

Rocky coastline in Portugal
Rocky coastline in Portugal

And this one shows a waterfall in El Salvador's El Impossible National park. Dronestagram user "Champagneroads" believes she was the first person to fly over this incredible landmark with a drone.

Waterfall in the National Park El Impossible, El Salvador
Waterfall in the National Park El Impossible, El Salvador

All of these images show us the Earth in astonishing ways, but some could easily be mistaken for the surface an alien world, like this photo taken by Steve Zmak above a salt marsh near the mouth of the Salinas River, USA.

To see the full selection of images, jump on into the gallery.

Source: Dronestagram

1 comment
Imran Sheikh
I am glad that i went through all the pictures, There are some Excellent images like.. Surfers in action in Oahu, Chamonix Mont-Blanc France and the most beautiful of them all "Epic rainbow in the Czech Republic". BTW - Rocky coastline in Portugal looks like spooky human scull without jaw!.. anyways Great post Gizmag.