The best photos taken from drones, according to The Times.
Drone photography achieves that, providing a new perspective on the world from points we cannot easily reach.
This year, thousands of images were submitted to the Dronestagram and Skypixel competitions, including the photograph of a gold trout circle underwater that would have been difficult to see from the ground. Another organized the chaos of a pool packed with young swimmers preparing for competitions in Colombia. And yet another outlined the process of haystack production in Romania.
In 2016, drones also became more affordable and easier to use. Every time a drone lifts off, it raises the bar.
The Best Drone Photographs of 2016:
Children’s playground, New York, USA. Photo by Bob Gates
The beach in Rotterdam, Holland. Photo: Vaidas
Residents of Venezuela cross the border with Colombia. Photo by: Losmanesdeldrone
Sichuan Province, China . A photo: 鱼 鱼 .
Lake Gerledan (France), which in 2015 was drained to service the dam of the hydroelectric power station. Credit: Nicolas Charles
Climbing in Moab, Utah, USA. Photo by Max Seigal
Fort James, Ireland. Photo: Carrigphotos
A winding road in the forest, Romania . Photo: Calin-Andrei Stan
Herd in the territory of Pantanal, Brazil. Photo: Cesar de Oliveira
Harvesting of hay under the town of Brasov, Romania . Photos: Thedon Courtesy
Thermal springs in Central Tuscany, Italy. Photos of Vaidas
Trout in fisheries in Holstebro, Denmark. Photo by Flemming Lauridsen
Cleaning lavender, Valansol, France . Photo: Jcourtial
Surfing on the beach of Leblon in Rio de Janeiro. Photo: Ulysses Padilha
Sheep in the pasture, Romania. Photos: Thedon
Summer field. Sauerland, West Germany. Photo by Carsten Kramer
Remains of the pier, Port of Melbourne, Australia. Photo: Simon Milder .
Alto Taho National Park , Guadalajara, Spain . Photo: Stillvictor
Lakes in Dubai. Photo by: Desouzad
Winter trees in Santa Ana, Romania. Photos: Thedon
Dog sledding. Satka, Chelyabinsk region, Russia. Photo: Maksim Tarasov .
The car passes through the field, Chelyabinsk region, Russia . Photo by: Maksim Tarasov
Caravan of camels, Australia. Photo: Todd Kennedy .
The main market in Bogota, Colombia. Photo: Alex Visbal & Alejandro Pabon
A group of young swimmers preparing for competitions, Colombia . Photo by: Losmanesdeldrone