The winners of this year’s Drone Photo Awards have been announced as part of the Siena Awards Festival – offering an array of striking images showing the world from above.
The overall winner was declared to be an aerial shot by Australian photographer Jim Picôt that shows a school of salmon forming a heart shape while evading a hungry shark.
It was selected as the overall best photo from entries in nine categories – including nature, sports and urban architecture – submitted from 126 countries.
Image: A shark inside a salmon school that formed into a heart shape in Avoca Beach, Australia (Jim Picôt)
The 45 top-ranked pictures will be showcased in the ‘Above Us Only Sky’ exhibition, which runs from 24 October to 29 November at the Accademia dei Fisiocritici in Siena, one of Italy’s oldest science museums.
Image: Jim Picôt also picked up a commended award in the sport category for this astonishing picture of a surfer on Injidup Beach, Western Australia
Image: A drone captured an image of these herons nesting high in trees (Dmitrii Viliunov)
Image: This image, called Ring of Crocodiles, was taken in Bangladesh and commended in the wildlife category (Adnan Asif)
Image: The Petronas Towers, also known as the Petronas Twin Towers, are twin skyscrapers in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (Tomasz Kowalski)
Image: Behold ‘Grafarkirkja’, Iceland’s ‘turf church’ (Deryk Baumgärtner)
Image: This picture of a surfer in the jaws of a huge wave was taken in Western Australia (Sagi Roitfarb)
Image: The architectural designs of buildings, streets, and the pier of Dubai Marina contrast with the ocean water (Carmine Chiriacò)
Image: A photo shot at 4:30am shows the second tallest building in Shanghai among clouds (Rex Zou)
Image: A buffalo herd in Turkey can be seen passing near a lake before moving to its shelter (Mehmet Aslan)
Image: A spectacular crater row was captured in Iceland’s vast interior (James Rushforth)
Source : Sky News