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The World’s Best Aerial Photography: Top 20 Drone Photos of the Year

Drones have brought an extraordinary revolution in photography and shown here are the best images captured in 2017.

Drone photography is changing the way we view the world. The opportunity to see the world from above gives us a metamorphic experience where a circus suddenly looks like a box of sweets, a leafless tree transforms into a spider web, or a desert turns into a pastel painting. We rarely get the chance to turn our perspective upside down but the aerial photographers deliver us a whole feast of colors, texture and outstanding beauty we can never appreciate from down here.

The Dronestagram community is the perfect site online to see such artistic shots of landscapes. It probably holds the largest collection of aerial photos submitted by drone lovers worldwide. The site allows both professional and hobby photographers to share their captures in one place so others can see their works and get inspiration from them.

Drones are slowly taking over the world of photography and it is very easy to know why.

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The days of DSLR camera photography is slowly passing by. While this flying equipment was initially utilized in a few selected industries like filmmaking or the military, the availability of more affordable and easy-to-use drones made conventionalists switch to aerial photography. In fact, drone makers are already equipping their products with top-quality cameras that can compete with DSLRs. What makes these cameras pretty special, though, is the bird’s eye perspective that makes landscapes look larger and longer without the need of building higher platforms. Also, their ability to have a closer look on the ground than a helicopter has been dubbed “revolutionary.”

This kind of adorable shot can never be possible with a DSLR or even the best smart phone camera, but with drones, it is.

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Below are 2017’s top 20 drone images that have just been announced by the community.

#1. Unique friendships are formed where the sand meets the water.

#2. You will also see the beauty of diligence from another perspective.

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#3. The large polar bear Nanuk crossing between two pieces of sea glacier in Inuktitut.

#4. The rare moment you can swim with a whale on the same sea.

#5. The peace you get from living in isolation when the water rises.

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#6. The stairway to a new paradise can never be too long.

#7. How can a hidden world be this wonderful?

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#8. That perfect moment you crossed Route 66.

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#9. A ride through the amazing combination of nature and human’s work.

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#10. The salt fields of Bac Lieu looking like snow ball pastries lined on pans.

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#11. If you just look closely, the family is sailing on a lake rather than a cracked mud surface.

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#12. The scenic Tropical Island Beach of Dominican Republic.

#13. Beautiful picture of marigold harvest season.

#14. Escaping insanity to find serenity.

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#15. Iceland’s Gullfos Waterfalls boasting its double cascade.

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#16. Dubai skyscrapers from a different view.

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#17. Portuguese surfer braving the cold of February.

#18. Dawn captured from the Mercury Tower.

#19. Hippopotamus in Serengeti National Park.

Source: Yannick68
#20. We would all love to live in this Sveti Stefan Hotel in Montenegro.

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Russia’s Psychic Cat Achilles Correctly Predicts World Cup Opening Game Winner

But can he predict the 2018 FIFA World Cup champion?

The new Nostradamus might be an adorable furry critter. A sweet Russian cat has been chosen to predict the outcome of the first game of the 2018 FIFA World Cup. It may seem hard to believe but the feline was spot on with his prediction.

Achilles is already a modern day prophet. After all, the cat correctly predicted most of the results in last year's Confederate Cup in Russia. Nevertheless, people wondered if the adorable feline will manage to prophesy what would happen in this year's World Cup opening game. Achilles had to choose between Russia and Saudi Arabia, and managed to predict the motherland's stunning victory.

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Dog Interrupts MLB Baseball Game, Gets Rewarded With A Ball And A New Friend

The pooch thought the baseball team was trying to play fetch with her!

One lucky dog had a truly awesome day at the park. A young German Shepherd got to watch a Minor League Baseball game with her owner. In addition to that, the pooch got to play a game of fetch and made a new friend. She also went home with a ball and won the hearts of many fans.

The MLB team Tulsa Drillers recently had a Bark at the Park Night when they went up against the Northwest Arkansas Naturals. The event allows fans to bring their dogs to the field while the NWA infielders were warming up. One pooch noticed that the players were throwing a ball around. The excited German Shepherd immediately broke away from her owner and dashed to join the baseball players.

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Artist Shares Emotional Comic About Finding Your Childhood Bully After Many Years

This is how bullying can haunt your life for years and years to come…

If you’ve ever been bullied as a child, you know the effects can stay with you for a long time. Harsh words and deeds can really scar the soul and there’s always the possibility that you’ll never forget the bad experience way into your adult years.

This is exactly what Meghan Lands has been through and she accurately captured how it feels like in a short comic. Now an artist, Meghan has “spent the last 20 years trying to forget her first 10.”

Despite that, the Canada-based illustrator recently took the time to look for her bully on Facebook and it made her realize and remember many things. Needless to say, it has been an emotional rollercoaster for her.

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