The most awesome drone photos of 2015

1 1st Prize Category Places Above the mist Maring Paran Brazil by Ricardo Matiello2Ricardo Matiello/DronestagramThis image won in the category of places and also received the most likes.

Talented pros and amateurs submitted more than 5,000 entries to aerial photo-sharing website Dronestagram’s annual photo contest.

Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer Ken Geiger led the judging team, which consisted of a panel of experts.

Prizes included features in National Geographic, a new drone and controller, an Adobe Creative Cloud subscription, and more.

From French Polynesia to Bulgaria, these are the best drone photos of 2015.

'Tulip Fields' -- 3rd place in Places category

'Lost Island, Tahaa, French Polynesia' -- 3rd place in Nature category

'Glorieto Rodolfo Sanchez Taboada, Mazatlan, Sinaloa, Mexico' -- 3rd place in Most Liked Picture category

'Mont-Saint-Michel' -- 2nd place in Places category

'La Jolla' -- 2nd place in Nature category

'Plovidv by night, Bulgaria' -- 2nd place, Most Liked Picture category

'French Polynesia' -- 1st place in Nature category

'Where's Wally' -- 1st place in 'Dronies' category

'Above the mist' -- 1st place in Most Liked Picture and Places categories

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