17 Stunning Drone Photos from Around the World in 2015

Drone photography captures amazing images that would've previously gone unseen with a conventional camera. One of these hi-tech devices, flying over cities and secluded landscapes, offers a different perspective on places both familiar and foreign. They have the incredible ability to make the world feel massive–with views of never-ending oceans and giant volcanoes–yet equally as tiny–an urban sprawl, shot from above, shows just how densely populated some areas of the planet really are.

Drones are are quickly becoming an easily-accessible device, so it's no wonder that people from all over the globe have picked up the aerial photography and videography hobby. Dronestragam, a social network where users can go to view and share the latest and greatest drone images, has some of the most amazing shots captured with drone technology. Check out some of the site's best photos posted in 2015, below.

Above: Above the mist, Maring, Paran, Brazil
Photo credit: Ricardo Matiello

Lost island, Tahaa, French Polynesia
Photo credit: Marama Photo Video

Christ the Redeemer, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Photo credit: Alexandre Salem

Al Marmoum Race Track, Dubai, UAE
Photo credit: Shoayb

Above Xiwei Reservoir in Zoucheng, Shandong, China
Photo credit: AmbroseLune

Church, Paracatu, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Photo credit: Alexandre Salem

Bali Barat National Park, Indonesia
Photo credit: capungaero

Glorieta Rodolfo Sanchez Taboada, Mazatlan, Sinaloa, Mexico
Photo credit: w00tsor

Mont Saint Michel, Normandy, France
Photo credit: wanaiifilms

Turgoyak, Miass, Russian Federation
Photo credit: Maksim Tarasov

Coral garden in the lagoon of Taha'a, French Polynesia
Photo credit: Marama Photo Video

Ceking ricefield in Tegalalang, Bali
Photo credit: idronesia

Foggy Dhaka, Bangladesh
Photo credit: Zayedh

Amalfi Bay, Italy
Photo credit: Dronarium

Soda Lake Maar Volcano
Photo credit: JackFreer

Hidden Lake, Washington, USA
Photo credit: eringer

Plovdiv, Bulgaria
Photo credit: IceFire

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via [Mashable, Gizmag]

Sara Barnes

Sara Barnes is a Staff Editor at My Modern Met, Manager of My Modern Met Store, and co-host of the My Modern Met Top Artist Podcast. As an illustrator and writer living in Seattle, she chronicles illustration, embroidery, and beyond through her blog Brown Paper Bag and Instagram @brwnpaperbag. She wrote a book about embroidery artist Sarah K. Benning titled 'Embroidered Life' that was published by Chronicle Books in 2019. Sara is a graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art. She earned her BFA in Illustration in 2008 and MFA in Illustration Practice in 2013.
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