Following last year’s competition eclipsed by this serendipitous shot of a shark swimming in a heart-shaped school of fish, the 2021 Drone Photography Awards brings together a slew of aerial images framing the myriad patterns, textures, and colors found around the world. Norwegian photographer Terje Kolaas captured the winning composition, which joins a flock of thousands of pink-footed geese as they make their way to Svalbard. The shot is particularly interesting because the winged creatures are early on their journey to the snow-covered arctic region, a premature arrival that’s likely sparked by the changing climate.

Hosted by the Siena Awards Festival, the 2021 competition garnered hundreds of thousands of submissions from photographers working across 102 countries, an immense and diverse collection that was culled down to a few dozen winners. An exhibition titled Above Us Only Sky will showcase the finalists from October 23 to December 5 as part of the annual event.
This link is to a Colossal web page that has a number of this year's shots that are simply fabulous. The brief article also had a number of links to explore further such as last year's winner, a shark swimming in a heart shaped school of fish.

Spectacular Winners of the 2021 Drone Photography Contest Capture a Bird’s-Eye View of the World — by Grace Ebert

https://www.thisiscolossal.com/2021/...graphy-awards/