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The Most Gorgeous Drone Pictures of 2015

Daniel Bean
Assistant Editor

You can call drones a nuisance if you wish, but the field of professional photography, and its admirers, owes a lot to their advent. A quick browse through the website Dronestagr.am, a social media network for drone photography, will provide you with all the evidence you’d need to make that argument.

Now, just as it did last year, Dronestagram has put together a best-of collection to show off the most stunning drone pictures uploaded to the site this year. Below, you can take a look at some of our favorites from the website’s 2015 picks, the first of which is a high-altitude image from Brazil that snagged first prize in this year’s National Geographic Drone Photography Contest.

Follow this link to check out Dronestagram’s 2015 roundup in its entirety.

Above the mist in Maringa, Brazil. (Ricardo Matiello / Dronestagram)

Chinese fisherman in Xiwei Reservoir, Zoucheng, Shandong, China. (AmbroseLune / Dronestagram)

The Amalfi Bay in Amalfi, Italy. (Dronarium / Dronestagram)

A hole drilled in a frozen lake in Turgoyak, Miass, Russian Federation. (Maksim Tarasov / Dronestagram)

Mont Saint-Michel, Normandy, France. (Wanaiifilms / Dronestagram)

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