Eagle shot wins drone photography competition

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Drone photography eagledronestagram / Capungaero
This staggering shot - the winner of the competition - was taken over Bali Barat National Park in Indonesia

A drone's eye view of an eagle soaring over Indonesia has won first prize in a new photography competition.

The images have all been made by photographers using remote control flying robots, or drones.

Aerial photography has become more popular in recent years because cameras have got a lot smaller and lighter and drone technology has become cheaper.

Eric Dupin of Dronestagram, who ran the competition sponsored by National Geographic said:

"It's a new vision of the world. It is so different to images taken by satellite or plane or helicopter, or, on the other end, street view images."

Here are the other winners, selected by a panel of judges.

2nd place:
Manila people shot from drone photography competitiondronestagram / jericsaniel
"I was flying in the park one Sunday morning when suddenly people had become really interested with my drone," says the photographer in Manila
3rd place:
Aerial shot of Annecy, south-eastern Francedronestagram / Drone-cs
The sun setting over the picturesque town of Annecy, south-eastern France

As well as the judges' prizes, awards were also given out for the most popular photographs among visitors to Dronestagram.

1st place:
Tamul waterfall, Mexicodronestagram / Postandfly
The Tamul waterfall in Mexico is famous for not only being enormous - 105m (344 ft) tall - but also for the beautiful crystal-clear water found below it
2nd place:
Paroisse Catholique Saint Nazaire in Sanary-sur-Merdronestagram / jams69
South-eastern France again proving to be a popular location for drone photography - this is a shot of the Paroisse Catholique Saint Nazaire, in the small town of Sanary-sur-Mer
3rd place:
Stadium in Sofia, Bulgariadronestagram / IceFire
A firework display to celebrate the 100-year anniversary of two of Bulgaria's biggest football teams