Drones are fast becoming a buzzy headache for the Federal Aviation Administration, local law enforcement officials and the occasional beachgoer.
But they've also been a boon for photography, allowing photographers and film directors to capture spectacular aerial shots that they could previously only dream of. Earlier this month, Dronestagram — a website dedicated to photos taken by the unmanned aerial devices — handed out its first-ever awards for drone photography.
The awards showcased just a few of the powerful images captured by the camera-equipped machines. Here is a larger collection of some of the world's best drone photos.
— Dylan Stableford