People from up to 126 countries have entered this contest that recognizes the best aerial view images made with drones.
Jim Picôt has been this year's winner of the Drone Photo Award thanks to his photograph Love. Heart of Nature , which shows a shark in the middle of a school of fish that moves underwater with the symbolic shape of the heart. But the curious thing about this edition has been, apart from the increase in participants (from 126 countries) thanks to the fact that professional drones are becoming more widespread, the total number of categories.
News of the Drone Photo Award 2020 compared to previous years.
Unlike last year, this 2020 had categories of Nature, People, Cities, Animals, Abstract, Weddings, Sport and a new one, Life under Covid-19 . In all of them there is a winning snapshot, a second prize and a category of "Highly recommended" by the Jury. 45 of these images will be part of the Above Us Only Sky exhibition and will be part of the Siena Awards Festival .
The Drone Photo Award winners by category are...
In the Nature category, the winner was Joseph Cheires with The Gray Whale Has Fun Pushing Tourists , which followed a rumor about this playful whale;
In People , Alessandra Meniconzi managed in Frozen Earth to capture the locals of the Eurasian steppe moving over frozen rivers and lakes.
In Cities the winner was Tomasz Kowalski with the spectacular Alien Structure in the Land of the Petronas Twin Towers in Kuala Lumpur;
Where the herons live , by Dmitrii Viliunov , was proclaimed the winner in the Animals category .
Paul Hoelen achieved glory with his Phoenix Rising in the Abstract category, symbolizing the Lake Owens mining industry;
In Weddings , using leftover flowers to create something new, the victor was Mohamed Azmeel .
And in Sports , the photographer Roberto Corinaldesi managed to freeze a group of swimmers in the sea , entering the water right between two waves.
For the new category Life under Covid-19 , the Jury opted for Black Flags , by Tomer Appelbaum , taken in Israel with thousands of people protesting in Tel Aviv's Rabin Square.
In case there is any curiosity left, here is the complete gallery .