The world has grown fonder and more besotted with the plethora of forms of art sprouting around various corners of the world. With such enthusiasts, newer and different opportunities fall at the feet of talented, budding artists looking for representation and appreciation.
One such event is the Drone Awards which is something you wouldn’t have ever seen before. With an avant-garde ideology behind it, the awards are considered to be the most prestigious competition of aerial photography and videography.
The competition allows entries from all around the world to celebrate art. Being a spectacular event in itself, the entries also turn out to be revolutionary and mesmerizing. Read on to see some of the ethereal winning photos from the Drone Awards 2020.
Winners of the Drone Awards 2020
Amongst the multiple categories of the Drone Awards 2020, these winners have a brilliant vision and an unexplored angle, so let’s experience these wonderful aerial shots.
Love Heart Of Nature By Jim Picot
This year the enormous prize was bagged by an Australian photographer, Jim Picot for his aerial shot named Love Heart Of Nature. The background of this photo is the fresh blue sea where a shark is seen swimming amongst a herd of salmon.
The vision of the photographer left everyone awe-struck as he captured the movement of salmon, which looked like a heart. It was a beautiful moment captured by an intelligent photographer who underwent a lot of research to depict the natural beauty of the self-sustaining sea.
Alien Structure On Earth By Tomasz Kowalski
Another lauded winner was Tomasz Kowalski who clicked Alien Structure On Earth. He clicked an aerial shot of the Petronas twin towers, which are beautiful skyscrapers in Kuala Lumpur.
From the height of the sky, the towers look eccentric, almost unearthly through which Tomasz wanted to change our perspective about the strength of a structure.
Frozen Lake By Alessandra Meniconzi
Frozen Land by Alessandra Meniconzi won in the category of People in the awards. On the sled in focus are seated inhabitants of the Eurasian steppe.
The winters there go below 30 degrees Celsius, and even in such pinching cold, local life does not stop. Instead, this is how people travel across rivers and lakes, making a great depiction of domesticated life. The frozen water looks beautiful and nerves-like, making it a part of us.
The Gray Whale Plays Pushing Tourists By Joseph Cheires
Joesph Cheires’s shot, Gray Whale Plays Pushing Tourists is an idyllically timed moment that won in the “Nature” category.
The whale featured here is known to playful toy with boats that come in this lake for a ride. This shot is an epitome of communion between man and animals, taking us back to our ancestral roots.
Phoenix Rising By Paul Hoelen
Winner of the Abstract category, Phoenix Rising by Paul Hoelen made everyone’s jaws drop. The rainbow-hued shot which transforms into a swirly aesthetic pattern is actually the depiction of a regeneration process at the industrial mining site of Lake Owen.
The name of the shot comes from a bird who regenerates from its own ashes and that’s the image that this shot aims to evoke.
The Bottom Line
Every once in a while, it’s good to have a change of perspective, or we run the risk of being stagnant. This is exactly the kind of idea The Drone awards are invoking.
These awards take us away from the traditional, primordial idea of photography, asking people to look deeper within the art. The winners take us on a tour of extraordinary aerial shoots of otherwise mundane things, made awe-inspiring with just a switch in perspective.