These are +20 Best Drone Photos of 2020

We could stare at these images all day.

Drone cameras allow us to capture stunning aerial images that would have been previously impossible to take without a truly massive budget (like, helicopter money).

Thanks to the winners of the 2020 Drone Photo Awards we can see a different perspective on the world. This year the grand prize was taken from Australian photographer Jim Picôt, for his image Love Heart of Nature. The amazing photograph shows a shark swimming among a school of salmon.

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Nature Category Winner: Gray Whale Plays Pushing Tourists

At the end of the gray whale season, I was told about a gray whale that, for the last 3 years, used to play with the boats, pushing them gently. So we went back the year after and, incredibly, the gray whale appeared and this shot is the result.

Joseph Cheires

The photographer managed to capture the magical moment when the salmon came together in what looks like a heart, making for a dynamic and charming image. His is just one of the spectacular winning images across nine categories, including WildlifePeopleUrban, and Sport.

Below you can see all winning images and artist bios at the contest gallery page on our website.
People Category Highly Commended: Cross The Field

A girl, her mother, and their herd of cows walking across the pasture return home after a day of labor.

Khanh Phan

“Life Under COVID-19” Winner: Black Flag

Thousands of Israelis maintain social distancing due to Covid-19 restrictions while protesting against Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Rabin Square on 19 April 2020.

Tomer Appelbaum

Nature Category Runner-Up: Flamingos At Lake Logipi

The early morning sun lights a scene of flamingos gathered at the edge of Lake Logipi, next to an interesting fan-like geological formation.

Martin Harvey

Urban Category Winner: Alien Structure On Earth

Sometimes we need to change the perspective to feel the strength of the structure more strongly than we’ve ever thought. The Petronas Towers, also known as the Petronas Twin Towers, are twin skyscrapers in Kuala Lumpur.

Tomasz Kowalski

Wildlife Category Winner: Where Herons Live

Many think that herons make nests in reeds or in a swamp. In fact, they nest in the tops of huge trees and with a drone, it is sometimes possible to see them.

Dmitrii Viliunov

Photo Of The Year: Love Heart Of Nature

In winter, a shark is inside a salmon school when, chasing the baitfish, the shape becomes a heart shape.

Jim Picôt

“Life Under COVID-19” Highly Commended: The Lockdown

The busiest highway in Dubai shot with no cars present during the lockdown for the disinfection of the municipality. A moment to remember.

Bachir Moukarzel

Urban Category Highly Commended: Sunrise On The Top

At 4:30 in the morning, mysteriously shrouded in clouds, this is what the second-tallest building in Shanghai looks like.

Wedding Category Winner: Tropical Bride

“I used the flowers and the leaves leftover from the decoration of a wedding to make something creative.”

Mohamed Azmeel

Nature Category Highly Commended: Lonely Road

Driving along Ring Route 1, in a magical and enchanted landscape, I was ready to embrace whatever may lie ahead.

Hong Jen Chiang

People Category Winner: Frozen Land

With temperatures of minus 30°C, winters in the Eurasian steppe can be brutal. But life doesn’t stop, and local people move from one village to another with a sledge, crossing icy rivers and lakes.

Alessandra Meniconzi

Nature Category Highly Commended: Crater Row

A spectacular crater row in Iceland’s vast interior. The intense red on the rims is caused by the scoria being colored by the oxidation of the iron minerals in the lava, in contrast with the surrounding basalt. A white four-wheel-drive vehicle can be seen driving along the road beneath the craters.

James Rushforth

Wildlife Category Highly Commended: Homecoming

A buffalo herd is passing a lake before moving to its shelter where the herd will retreat to rest.

Mehmet Aslan

Abstract Category Highly Commended: Spring Zebra

The area of this small village in the Częstochowa region is characterized by large rapeseed crops that create beautiful patterns that extend to the horizon.

Lukasz Rajs

Wedding Category Runner-Up: Lovers On The Field

We were looking for some abstraction. We had a boat, a drone and… a lot of time. A strong wind created a beautiful storm in the field. Perfect weather conditions showed me “the eye of the tiger” or “deer eye” through the couple in the kayak. A wonderful combination: beautiful lovers, fantastic nature, strong wind, and this perspective.

Krzysztof Krawczyk

Sports Category Winner: On The Sea

An aerial view of swimmers, where the sea becomes the place to take refuge, between the blue carpet and the white foam of the waves.

Roberto Corinaldes

Wildlife Category Runner-Up: Munk’s Mobula Rays Schooling

Though from a boat, it was hard to appreciate just how enormous this shoal was, the drone revealed a mass of thousands of Munk’s Mobula rays (also called Munk’s pygmy devil rays) all swimming in the same circular direction.

Mark Carwardine

People Category Highly Commended: Carpet Field

Hundreds of handwoven carpets are placed in the fields in order to draw out different colors with the burning effect of the sun’s rays. A pair of workers lies down on the carpets after finishing their work to relieve the tiredness of the day.

Mehmet Aslan

Nature Category Highly Commended: The Island

Pawel Zygmunt

People Category Runner-Up: 2,000,001

Two million Hongkongers took to the streets on 16 June 2019, calling on the government to withdraw the controversial extradition bill. The night before the historic march that nearly one-third of the population took part in, protestor Leung Ling Kit ended his life after hanging a banner of the people’s demands in the city centre.

Tugo Cheng

“Life Under COVID-19” Runner-Up: Heart Of Warsaw

The deserted oldest part of Warsaw which, before the pandemic, used to be filled with sun umbrellas of nearby restaurants and crowds of people.

Rafal Ganowski

Wedding Category Highly Commended: Pebble / Wave

After the ceremony, the couple headed to the beach and decided to go in for a dip. We were lucky to find the perfect waves which only touched the bottom of the dress.

Dominic Lemoine


Travelers Share Images From Their Adventures, Here Are 30 Pics That Will Make You Crave Traveling

A lot of people dream of traveling the world. However, not always we manage to make our dreams come true. There are all kinds of reasons that keep us from packing our bags and leaving. Whether is travel restriction from the pandemic, economical reasons, work or whatever, there’s always something holding us back. On the other hand, we will never be able to learn through a text book what is really out there. The cultures and traditions your learn while traveling are those kind of experiences that make life as great as it is.

Life is all about exploring new things. And if you’re like most of the people working around the clock, with no time to travel, we have decided to bring that experience closer to you. r/Travel is a community about exploring the world. Created in 2008, this community counts 5.8 million members who share some of the most incredible content. We compiled a list with some of the most famous images of places worldwide that will make your jaw drop.

Scroll down below to see the wonders that are hidden throughout the world, and make sure to upvote your favorite one of them.

1. Taken with a phone out of my hotel window in Venice… and no boats!


2.Taking a ride on the Bernina Express through the Alps

3. Wife and I hate big social events and love traveling. So rather than a normal wedding, traveled to Switzerland and did our vows in private. Photo from the day


4. The exact moment I took a step too close to the border between North and South Korea and got a push on the butt from two NK soldiers. What’s your favorite travel photo of yourself?


5. First view of Lauterbrunnen Valley from the train. Everyone gasped.


6. I heard this place had stunning views but I just wasn’t prepared for this. My Jaw dropped. Lauterbrunnen, Switzerland


7. Exploring the Italian Alps in my Fiat 500


8.Currently on month 5 during my solo-worldtrip. Shot this picture in the Himalayas of Nepal yesterday.


9.The most incredible border between Vietnam & China


10. Not as exotic as most destinations posted here, but still just as beautiful – Seven Sisters, UK


11.One of my favorite pics from Kyoto, Japan. Felt like a scene from Lord of the Rings.


12. I spent four days camping out in the remote Algerian Sahara – just me and a local guide. I took a million photos but this was one of my favorites. Freezing cold at night, but free of all light pollution the sky was breathtakingly beautiful.


13. First time Athens today and definitely fell in love with this city


14. The view outside the door in my Airbnb on the Isle of Skye, our closest neighbor is half a mile away.


15. I rarely see pics of Africa here. So here a kind reminder of how beautiful the continent is. This photo was taken in Uganda.


16. Took a trip to Germany this summer. Rothenburg was definitely a place to remember…


17. After 4 days of trekking over the Salkantay pass to get to Machu Picchu, I woke up around 3:30 am to try to get there before the rest of the tourists. 100% worth it for seeing the sunrise alone.


18. My favorite meal in Germany – Lunch in the Bavarian Alps


19. Over the years I’ve posted quite a bit of pics here, from my travels to Asia. I thought it fitting with my love of travel to propose to my favorite travel buddy while on a trip in Hakone, Japan. She said yes 🙂


20. The Serengeti absolutely blew my mind away


21. Morning hike on the island of Capri


22. Would you believe me if I told you this was Iraq?


23. Just another roadside attraction!!! Låtefossen, Norway.

24. Pic I took of a suspension bridge in the mountains of Wakayama, Japan


25. Went to Edinburgh and it was amazing. The architecture of the buildings was mind blowing.


26. Breakfast in Cappadocia yesterday


27. Took this photo on Thursday Traveling in my own country, Mauranger, Norway. The Blu green water comes from a glacier.


28. A medieval arch and aqueduct in Perugia, Italy.


29. It’s forecast to be really hot in Prague today, so we decided to get all of our sightseeing out of the way between 5:30 and 7:30 this morning. Couldn’t have made a better decision.


30. Colmar, France. In the Litte Venice neighborhood.


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