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Drone photography: on top of the world

Jaw-dropping pictures taken from drones capture extraordinary views that the human eye may otherwise not see.

Man hangs from a cliff Image copyright Max Seigal
Image caption Max Seigal shot this awe-inspiring photograph of a rock climber scaling a cliff in Moab, Utah.
Basilica of Saint Francis of Assisi at sunset immersed in fog Image copyright Francesco Cattuto
Image caption Swathed in fog, the Basilica of Saint Francis of Assisi in Umbria, Italy, looks beautiful as the setting sun bathes its towers in light.
Lots of white sheep against green grass Image copyright Szabolcs Ignacz
Image caption Clusters of white sheep are seen scattered over the vibrant grass of Romanian fields.
A line of camels walk through the desert Image copyright Todd Kennedy
Image caption Long shadows are cast as a caravan of camels walks along Cable Beach, West Australia, at sunset.
An impressive aerial view above an erupting volcano on Reunion Island Image copyright Jonathan Payet
Image caption Appearing through the steam and gas is an impressive aerial view of an erupting volcano on Reunion Island.
Summer camp in Gran Canaria on the finest playa de Amadores. Image copyright Karolis Janulis
Image caption Rhythmic patterns of umbrellas and beds during summer on the Playa de Amadores in Gran Canaria.
A couple hold hands surrounded by palm trees Image copyright Helene Havard
Image caption Surrounded by moving palm trees, a couple lie together in a clearing on Huahine island, French Polynesia.
Ushiku Daibutsu statue Image copyright Cliechti
Image caption The huge bronze Ushiku Daibutsu statue looks out over the verdant landscape of the Ibaraki Prefecture, Japan.
A bird flies over an island Image copyright Actua Drone
Image caption By chance, a drone catches a bird mid-flight over the paradise of French Polynesian beaches.
An aerial shot of a winding road and autumnal trees Image copyright Calin-Andrei Stan
Image caption Sighisoara, Transylvania, is the birthplace of Vlad the Impaler - otherwise known as Dracula - and this shot imagines what he might have seen on his nocturnal flights.
Patterned pavements contrast with green palm trees Image copyright Ulysses Padilha
Image caption Shaded by palm trees, pedestrians make their way along the striking graphic pavements of Copacabana beach, Rio de Janeiro.
An aerial view of a beach Image copyright Dron Expert
Image caption The low sun creates long shadows, and impressive patterns, across the ridges of the sand on this Polish beach.
Niagara Falls Image copyright Ryan Jones
Image caption Water thunders downwards as the drone hovers over Niagara Falls.
A famer bends over in a field of chillies Image copyright Aurobird
Image caption This farmer in Guntur, India, is a lone white dot in a sea of bright red chillies.
A triangle of skiers from above Image copyright Maksim Tarasov
Image caption A formation of skiers on a frozen hillside of the Adzhigardak mountain, Russia.
Sunset in Vernazaa Image copyright J Courtial
Image caption An idyllic view of the brightly-coloured buildings of the Italian seaside town of Vernazza.

All photographs published by Dronestagram.

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