SkyPixel, one of the world’s most popular aerial photography communities established by tech giant DJI, has announced the winners of its annual drone imaging contest. And the photos selected by the jury provide a truly incredible view of our world from above.

Prepare to be wowed

DJI and SkyPixel received over 30,000 submissions from 124 countries and regions for their seventh annual drone photo and video contest. The Grand Prize winner in the Photo Category is an epic capture by Zhu Jianxin who framed up an otherworldly sight of a frozen lake after heavy snow fell in the Taklamakan Desert. With a simple change in perspective, several cracks on a frozen lake magically come together into a portrait of an elegant orchid.

Jianxin had this to say about the drone photo:

Photography as an art form always comes from life. It is born from nature. I am amazed by how a drone changes my perspective and helps me capture the beauty of our world.

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