Drone photography: on top of the world

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

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

All photographs published by Dronestagram.

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