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Best drone photos of 2018

An inquisitive lion gazes up at the sky. (Bachirm/Dronestgram)

Beauty from above: The best drone photography from last year revealed

They’ve taken photography to new heights – and these stunning shots have been selected as the best drone pictures from last year.

The Instagram Drone Photography Contest, run by Dronestagram, received thousands of entries from around the world.

Now in its fifth year, the winning entry from this year showed a group of hippos wading in the mud.

They may have had a fair amount of bad publicity recently, but these wonderful images show drones can still be used in a positive light.