Winners of First Drone Aerial Photo Contest Announced

We are pleased to announce the winners of the first National Geographic France/Dronestagram contest for aerial photographs made with the use of drones. [Dronestagram is a website that specializes in photos and videos captured by drone hobbyists.]

More than one thousand aerial photos were submitted from all over the world, from which we have chosen these five. The world doesn’t look the same from above. Enjoy !

First prize : Flying with an Eagle, Bali Barat National Park, Indonesia

Photographer : Dendi Pratama

Second Prize : Happy Filipinos, Manila, Philippines

DCIM100GOPROPhotographer : Jericho Saniel Lunario

Third Prize : Annecy at sunset, Haute-Savoie, France

Annecy1Photographer : Dominique Reginensi

Fourth Prize : Mougins Village out of the mist, Côte d’Azur, France

village de Mougins1Photographer : Julien Demartini

Fifth Prize : Sanary-sur-mer from the bell tower, Côte d’Azur, France

SanaryPhotographer: Jeremy Ballester

Changing Planet

Trained journalist Jean-Pierre Vrignaud, 49, started his career in the french dailies Ouest-France (regional) and Liberation (national) before working in magazines. He was copy editor for Rebondir magazine and books (careers and jobs), deputy editor-in-chief of Max Magazine (lifestyle for men), and a contributor to Science & avenir (pop science), Quo, 60 millions de consommateurs, L’entreprise en solo, Courrier Cadres, and Paris Match. In 2004, he joined Prismamedia for Ça M’intéresse Magazine, and was in charge of the Culture sections. In 2010, he took part in the launch of the magazine Ça M’intéresse Histoire, where he now holds the post of Deputy Editor-in-Chief. In September 2013, he was also named editor-in-chief of National Geographic France.