The best drone photos of 2016 will make you see the world differently

2016 might have been a bad year for politics but drone photography definitely soared

Dronestagram, Instagram for drone photography enthusiasts, has announced their photo picks for this year.

The shots chosen from the social platform highlight the highs of capturing images from above. If you're wondering why people spend thousands on these gadgets, these shots will give you some perspective. And if you've always wanted to take your photography hobby to the next level, these might do the trick of persuading you to get some air. What are you waiting for? Let's get high. 


Fields of Lavender by jcourtial

"I went to Valensole hoping to get a new angle than the classic view. I knew this was harvest season so I looked for tractors and waited patiently until some started to harvest in a pattern that would create a pleasing composition from above. I just had to start the drone engine and capture the photo against really strong wind."

Drone: DJI Phantom 4

Camera: DJI Phantom 3

Shot in Valensole, Provence, France by jcourtial

Basilica of Saint Francis of Assisi

"The wonderful Basilica of Saint Francis of Assisi, at sunset with the city immersed in the fog"

Drone: DJI Phantom 3 Professional 

Camera: DJI Phantom 3 Professional 

Shot in Umbria, Italy by Fcatutto

Big Buddha

"Big standing Buddha in Ushika, Japan"

Drone: DJI Phantom 4

Camera: Dji Phantom 3

Shot in Ushiku Daibutsu, Japan by cliechti