The Aerial photo prices invited photographers from around the world to submit their best photos using drones, helicopters, kites, balloons, or airplanes for a prize of $ 10,000 ($ 7,663).
And it is clear that the participants pulled out all the stops.
The competition, sponsored by photopublicity.com, received thousands of entries from 65 participating countries, with 106 images recommended in some way.
However, the main award winner was the Belgian Sebastien Nagy, who was named Aerial Photographer of the Year 2020.
After receiving this award, he commented, “To be honest, I had never competed in a competition, but I heard very positively about it, so I did participate in the game. I didn't think I was going to win anything and it was mostly for fun. I was very surprised when I heard the good news. It was a little hard to believe at first as it was the Grand Prix, but I felt a real joy and pride. & # 39;
Scroll down to see one of his winning shots and the tough competition he faced …
In the "Constructions" category, first prize went to Lebanese photographer Bachir Moukarzel for this stunning photo of the 492-foot tall Dubai frame, known as "the world's largest photo frame".
A stunning drone shot of humps in Disko Bay, Greenland, by Dutch photographer Albert Dros
LEFT: This incredible image of an iceberg drifting off the coast of Qeqertarsuaq, Greenland, won first prize in the Waterscapes category to British photographer Kyle Vollaers. He said, "It's one of the most beautiful and abstract places I've ever seen." RIGHT: Chinese photographer Yiran Ding and his photo of Shanghai, seen through an airplane window, won first prize in the travel category
This fascinating photo of a flock of sheep crossing the autumn forest by the Turkish photographer Mehmet Aslan won first place in the Trees & Forests category
LEFT: This stunning drone shot is one of the most famous towers in Hong Kong, the International Finance Center, which is located at an altitude of 415m. Photographer Suiron Huang said, “I took this picture during the low altitude cloud season, which only happens once a year. I chose this angle to highlight the architectural character of this tower and make it look like an angry claw pounding through the soft clouds. & # 39; RIGHT: This hypnotic drone image was captured by Belgian photographer Sebastien Nagy, named Aerial Photographer of the Year 2020
The winner of the World Culture category is this photo by Bangladeshi photographer Azim Khan Ronnie of 60,000 supporters attending Eid-ul-Fitr in Gor-e-Shahid Boro Math, Dinajpur, Bangladesh. Eid-ul-Fitr is a "Muslim festival of happiness" that is celebrated all over the world
LEFT: This amazing picture was taken by Alexander Sukhare v with a drone in the Gulf of Finland. CORRECT: This drone picture, which Sebastian Müller took in the highlands of Iceland, impressed the judges
Vietnamese photographer Hien Nguyen was named Aerial Photographer of the Year 2020 in the People category after submitting this stunning shot. It shows smoke pouring from the engine of an anchovy fishermen's boat on the coast of Phu Yen, the green nets of which are illuminated underwater
LEFT: This breathtaking drone picture of Gangi in Sicily was taken by Andrea Caruso. RIGHT: The colorful roofs of Las Palmas, Gran Canaria, captured in a shot by Sebastien Nagy that forced the judges to award first prize in the Urban Landscapes category
A breathtaking shot of flamingos flying over Lake Natron in Kenya by Chinese photographer Hua Shang. He came second in the nature category
First prize in the Environment category went to the Bangladeshi photographer Azim Khan Ronnie for this picture of farmers in the middle of a field in Bangladesh that was destroyed by floods
A striking picture of two men fishing from Min Maung Myo in Myanmar
In this mesmerizing picture by Khanh Phan, a field of grass with leaves over a meter high in Vietnam looks like waves. According to the photographer, snakes, frogs and fish live in the field. The grass is cut to feed the cattle
LEFT: An amazing picture that Yura Borschev took with a drone at the Supsurf Festival in Saint Petersburg. RIGHT: A breathtaking view from above of the rock formations of the Colombian Tatacoa Desert at sunset by Belgian photographer Johan Vandenhecke. The picture was the winner in the summary category
This picture by Marc Le Cornu shows the "explosive" start of the Jersey Triathlon
LEFT: In the documentary category, photographer Marc Le Cornu won first prize with this photo of the Jersey Airport Rescue & Firefighting Service training in a burning aircraft. He said, "These live-fire scenarios are designed to ensure that the crews are fully qualified and ready in the event of a real incident." CORRECT: This was one of the images selected by judges in the World category in Lockdown. It was taken by Indian photographer Prabu Mohan, who said, “It's an apartment near my house (in Vietnam). Residents hang the Vietnamese national flags to aid those on the front lines fighting coronavirus.
A child reaches for a plastic bag that fell into the Amstel in Amsterdam. A hypnotic image by Canadian photographer Ryan Koopmans
In the Pattern category, this photo of several umbrellas crossing in the streets, taken by Japanese photographer Daniel Bonte, won first prize
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