The winners of a global drone photography contest that pulled in more than twice as many entries as last year have been revealed.

1st Prize Winner – Places: Above the mist by Ricardo Matiello

Eric Dupin, founder of the Dronestagram competition, said: ‘I was really amazed by the quality and the originality of most of the pictures we received from the participants of the 2015 edition…

‘Last year we had to make a choice from 2,000 pictures.

‘This year we had to review more than 5,000 pictures in three categories: Places, Nature and “Dronies” (selfies made with drones).’

The drone photography competition was judged on creativity and photographic quality, as well as how entries fitted the theme of showing the ‘beauty of your favourite places’.

Judges included National Geographic photographer Ken Geiger.

1st-Prize-Category-Nature-French-Polynesia-by-Tahitiflyshoot-.web 1st Prize Winner – Nature: Snorkeling with sharks by Tahitiflyshoot

3rd-Prize-Category-Places-Tulip-fileds-by-Anders@andersa.com_.web By anders@andersa.com

To view all the winning shots see HERE