We take a look at the winning entries in the Drone photo awards 2022. The photos will be on display at the exhibition “Above Us Only Sky”, as part of the Siena Awards – the Festival of Photography and Visual Arts in Siena, Italy from October 1, 2022.
In pictures: Drone Awards 2022
The Sienna Awards judges sorted through thousands of entries from 2624 participants from 116 countries and announced the image titled Bing Bang by French photographer Armand Sarlangue as the overall winner of the Drone Awards 2022.
Overall winner! In the picture, a secondary fissure happening a few hundreds meters from the main crater of Fagradalsfjall volcano, Iceland, during the very last eruptive phase. It was captured as a storm was hitting west Iceland, with rain and strong winds. Due to the difficult conditions, a drone capture like this is unique.
In the picture, a seal popping up out of a frosty Marblehead Harbor, USA. They call these ice discs, or ice pancakes. When the harbour reaches below zero temperatures, it freezes over in parts with wake and tide action, a solid sheet of ice is prevented from forming. Smaller discs, or pancakes are formed instead.
Flamingos sleep together at night for greater security and stay close together during the day, thus protecting each other. In this crowd of bodies the colourful nuances of the plumage and the reflections of the light stand out, at Miankaleh, Mazandaran, Iran.