Aerial photography community SkyPixel and DJI have released a gallery of their picks for some of the top aerial photos from 2017.
Ranging in scope from a polar bear on the hunt in Nunavut to a selfie in the middle of Lake Baikal, the images are highlights from the ongoing 2017 SkyPixel Photo Storytelling Contest.
The competition is accepting entries up through 29 December 2017 in three categories: Landscape, Portrait and Story (which requires a series of images taken from the ground and in the air).
A total of $15,000 worth of prizes are up for grabs, and the final winners will be announced on January 31, 2018.
SkyPixel 2017 Contest
This year’s Grand Prize winner will receive prizes worth approximately $15k USD, including a DJI Inspire 2 with Zenmuse X7 DL-S 16mm F2.8 ND ASPH, an iPhone X 256G, a Nikon D850 FX-format Digital SLR Camera Body, a Lowepro Pro Runner RL x450 AW II, a Manfrotto MKBFRC4-BH Befree Carbon Fiber Tripod with Ball Head, and more.
Professional and Enthusiast groups will have a First, Second and Third Prize in each category, with rewards up to $7,000. SkyPixel will also give out a Popular Prize reward to the top ten most liked entries and an additional nine will stand to win Nominated Entries rewards.