Explore the captivating world of wildlife through the lens of the Drone Photo Awards, featuring 20 awe-inspiring winning photos. These striking images, captured from a unique aerial perspective, showcase the beauty and diversity of our planet’s animal kingdom in ways that are both breathtaking and unprecedented.
Drone Awards is the most important worldwide competition about aerial photography and video. It’s a project of Siena Awards, dedicated to a different photographic genre deliberately separated from being compared to traditional photography.
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#1. 1st Place: Sleeping Giant by Dhanu Paran
The elephant rests on its side, its massive body occupying a significant portion of the frame. Its wrinkled grey skin appears to harmonize effortlessly with the surrounding foliage, giving the impression that it is an inherent component of the landscape.
#2. 2nd Place: Sorry Sight by Lalith Ekanayake
In the eastern province of Sri Lanka, wild elephants with their keen scavenging instincts have developed a peculiar, distressing, and dangerous behavior of searching for food in a designated garbage dump near the forest. It is disheartening to witness these majestic creatures resorting to such destructive and unhealthy habits.