30 Of The Most Breathtaking Aerial Photographs Submitted To The #Aerial2020 Contest


After an entire 12 months of ready, the winners of the Agora #Aerial2020 aerial images competitors are lastly right here. This 12 months, the organizers obtained over 9,00zero submissions and the grand prize of $1,00zero went to a Dutch photographer going underneath the nickname @by_ewold for his breathtaking photograph of windmills within the village of Zaanse Schans, titled “A magic morning in The Netherlands”.

“If you see the world from above, you notice how essential the viewpoint could be,” mentioned Octavi Royo, the CEO and co-founder of Agora. And we couldn’t agree extra. Try the superb successful photograph and the runner-ups within the gallery beneath!

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#1 Magic Morning In The Netherlands

Location: Zaanse Schans, Zaanstad, Netherlands

“I used to be ready for a very long time to seize this typical Dutch scene with low fog. And at last, on the 10th of Could, the climate forecast seemed excellent: no wind and low night time temperatures are the best substances for low fog. My alarm went off at 4:00 am to drive to the Zaanse Schans; once I bought there the fog was in every single place besides across the windmills. I made a decision to test first another spots, after 1 hour I got here again and wow! The wind had turned and blown the fog within the course of the windmills. I had solely 50% battery left on my drone and took off to discover a distinctive angle to seize this place. After I seemed on my telephone to see the drone view it was like a dream!”

@by_ewold (Netherlands)

#2 Overcrowded

Location: Dameisha seaside, China

“It is a public seaside subsequent to a 5 stars lodge. The lodge had its personal non-public seaside proper subsequent to it, which was empty. I used to be initially concerned about capturing that distinction. The gang density was so excessive, I needed to acquire numerous altitude to make it match within the body. At that time, these indistinguishable folks began to create a sample that I discovered much more highly effective and engaging.”

@will_tm (France)

#Three Floating In The Air

Location: Zhangjiajie Nationwide Park, China

“It is a cable automotive journey inside Zhangjiajie Nationwide Park. Throughout the park, there are altogether greater than 8,00zero cliff mountains, towering into the sky. Throughout our journey, it was a misty/cloudy morning which is why this surroundings seems much more mysterious. We couldn’t imagine our eyes once we increase above the clouds and this view appeared. I wished to seize this one of the best ways potential, placing my GoPro by way of the small window as a result of capturing by way of the scratched glass wouldn’t prove good in any respect. 1 minute later, the view disappeared once more. Turned out we bought fortunate! I completely love the outcome and the sensation it transmits, trigger once I have a look at this photograph I get this mysterious feeling and “wow-effect” again instantly.”

@sjoerdbracke (Netherlands)

#Four Magical Temper

Location: Mont Saint Michel, France

“One of the crucial stunning locations I’ve ever seen: it was a chilly dawn, however definitely price it. On prime of the rock, you’ll be able to see a church overlooking the village of 70 residents. The strongest tides in Europe rule right here, with the water going again kilometers.”

@arnold_maisner_photo (Germany)

#5 Rice Paradise

Location: Bali, Indonesia

“I needed to get up at 5.30 am to take this shot. The early morning mild bathing the rice terraces with the two volcanoes within the background made my day.”

@carlesalonsophotography (Spain)

#6 Loopy Highway

Location: Tianmen Mountain, China

@rakia10 (Spain)

#7 Life On Mars

Location: Capitol Reef Nationwide Park, Utah, USA

“I wished to indicate that our planet has landscapes that seem like they’re out of this world. We don’t must go to Mars to seek out these sorts of landscapes. Like in most of my photographs, I wish to make folks notice we will discover magnificence on this planet. We have to handle nature, a lot of occasions you see that when a location will get standard, vacationers overcrowd the place and principally smash it. In case you resolve to go to these sorts of locations simply depart nothing however footprints!”

@tomdewaart (Netherlands)

#Eight Desert Sundown

Location: Tatacoa desert, Colombia

“On this historical rock formation, you’ll be able to see how the drought slowly scraped out these patterns and buildings. Think about the time that has been wanted to create this. Layer by layer… that’s simply mind-boggling. You’d anticipate that it is a big mountain vary, however have a look at the inexperienced timber for scale reference…”

@johandroneadventures (Belgium)

#9 Racing The Tide To Security

Location: Sandy Cape Mild, Australia

“Cruising the Fraser Island freeway on the sandy cape: an ever-evolving panorama the place Big dunes meet crystal clear water.”

@lukeylove (Australia)

#10 Fortress Of The Dragon

Location: Basque Nation, Spain

“A tiny island joined to the mainland by a bridge clung to rocks and stacks; probably the greatest locations I’ve ever visited! That day was tremendous windy, I flew my drone about Three km away to get this shot and I used to be so fearful that I might by no means see it once more! Luckily, it got here again and it was undoubtedly price it.”

@sixthlens (Italy)

#11 The Rock In The Center Of Nowhere

Location: New Mexico, USA

“This needs to be one of many highlights of my US journey. Taking pictures this rock with the drone was fairly epic, I needed to fly it immediately into the wind for 3km to seize this.”

@joelfriend (UK)

#12 Chasing Waves

Location: Perth, Australia

@blakehobson (Canada)

#13 Highway In Winter

Location: Allgäu, Germany

“It was such a chilly day. There was recent snow and I wished to take my dream shot. Lots of people around the globe have by no means skilled snow so I wished to indicate them the great thing about winter by way of my photograph.”

@imkaphotos (Germany)

#14 Wind Farm

Location: Denmark

“See the sailboat for scale!”

@henrydo (USA)

#15 Bridge Topdown

Location: Vladivostok, Russia

@panvelvet (Russia)

#16 Bangkok Market From Above

Location: Bangkok, Thailand

“Close by this market was a parking storage. We climbed nearly to the highest and have been amazed by its magnificence from above. The lesson to study from this photograph: for those who’re in a spot to do some images, don’t simply keep on the location itself. Perform some research beforehand and look across the space to seek out distinctive factors of view.”

@michelle.wandering (Netherlands)

#17 Misplaced In The Metropolis

Location: Whampoa, Hong Kong

“This is without doubt one of the weirdest sceneries I’ve ever imagined. Sure, it’s a procuring heart, however from above it seems like a ship in the midst of numerous similar residential blocks.”

@poletaev.photograph (Russia)

#18 The Highway North

Location: Iceland

“If you’re exploring new terrains for the primary time, you’re probably not positive what’s across the nook—notably the climate. This was a peaceful earlier than the storm second when the snow had settled and left miles round blanket white. Driving the sub-arctic, North of Iceland in winter isn’t any imply feat with snow blizzards, whiteouts, and climate fronts that appeared from nowhere – have by no means seen the climate change so immediately… unbelievable, however retains you in your toes.”

@joncleave (UK)

#19 Heat Summer time Night In Budapest

Location: Budapest, Hungary

@jprphotos (UK)

#20 The Temper In The Mountains

Location: Lago Di Braies, Italy

“The Dolomites space is filled with picturesque landscapes, and no journey can be full and not using a go to to Lago di Braies. I arrived in hope of a sundown however that didn’t occur; as an alternative, I used to be greeted with some moody situations with a great deal of low clouds. I get pleasure from capturing in difficult situations and I used to be nonetheless decided to get some photographs of this stunning place.”

@jamesxtheo (UK)

#21 World’s Greatest Airport

Location: Singapour

@jordisark (Spain)

#22 Outdated Fortress Ruins In Higher Austria

Location: Austria

“This area has a lot historical past and a whole lot of outdated castles! This citadel was constructed round 1100 a.d, and I discover it actually spectacular that there’s nonetheless a lot left off these outdated buildings.”

@hardingmicha (Austria)

#23 Accumulating Salt

Location: Nice Salt Lake, Utah, USA

@jassensf (USA)

#24 Globos

Location: Cappadocia, Turkey

@sance (Spain)

#25 Whales

Location: Australia

“The east coast of Australia gives wonderful alternatives for whale watching. As I used to be flying my drone, I noticed this whale calf and mom surfacing.”

@simonpastor (France)

#26 The Dreamscape

Location: Central Hong Kong

“A metropolis with out clouds is sort of a musical with out music. I captured this shot throughout the sea of clouds season which solely occurs yearly. One has to get up tremendous early and maintain monitoring the most recent climate forecasts for an opportunity to seize such low clouds floating by way of town. Hong Kong is sort of a magical dream: I wish to present the world that this metropolis is not only a chilly concrete forest, however a metropolis with a heat, stunning soul.”

@jsrpixel (China)

#27 One Of The Most Superb Sunsets In Barcelona

Location: Barcelona, Spain

“It took me an entire 12 months to get this shot proper. I waited patiently for the solar to set on this actual place, so the lights create a path straight to the Sagrada Familia.”

@alvarovaliente_ (Spain)

#28 Patterns Of Loss of life Valley

Location: Mojave Desert, Loss of life Valley, USA

“I wished to convey the wonder and scale of this distinctive location. It was essential to {photograph} early because the temperatures right here can attain to 134 °F (56.7 °C) throughout the day!”

@cannonmatt (UK)

#29 Like A Chess

Location: Barcelona, Spain

“As a photographer, I really like capturing metropolis landscapes. I’ve at all times dreamed about seeing the well-known structure of Barcelona and its symmetrical neighborhoods. Through the years I’ve seen a whole lot of aerial photographs of town, so I believed I had an concept of what was awaiting me, however once I flew my drone to see it for myself it simply caught my breath. Barcelona is actually an incredible place that’s not like anyplace else.”

@mikhail_derevyanov (Russia)

#30 Dawn On Gunung Bromo

Location: Mount Bromo, Indonesia

“We hiked on the rim of Java’s Mount Bromo earlier than dawn, in nearly pitch darkness, surrounded by rumbling sounds coming from the volcano. Because the solar rose, we noticed a cloud of smoke coming from a crater and felt instantly so small within the entrance of nature. I did this hike with my 3-year-old daughter on my shoulders!”

@ghislainfave (France)