Right now drone photographers are capturing some of the most spectacular footage ever recorded. In recognition of this global explosion of talent, the inaugural Dronefest will be awarding prizes for the best footage and images out there.
The event, taking over the SkyTech 2016 Drone Expo on Wednesday 27th January in the Business Design Centre in London, will award prizes for Best Showreel, Lifestyle footage, Wonders of the Natural World and for Photography.
The images on this page are the shortlisted entries in the Photography category, stretching from California to Bali.
The judges of the contest include Digital Camera editor, Ben Brain, Richard Sibley (Deputy Editor of Amateur Photographer Magazine and Editor of the website The Video Mode) and Sion Roberts, Head of the Rheinmetall Unmanned Systems Training Academy and a former RAF UAV Sensor Operator.
Check back next week for the announcement of the winners of the contest!