Natural World Drone photography: on top of the world January 2, 2017January 2, 2017 admin 342 Views Jaw-dropping pictures taken from drones capture extraordinary views that the human eye may otherwise not see. Image copyright: MAX SEIGAL Max Seigal shot this awe-inspiring photograph of a rock climber scaling a cliff in Moab, Utah. Image copyright: FRANCESCO CATTUTOSwathed in fog, the Basilica of Saint Francis of Assisi in Umbria, Italy, looks beautiful as the setting sun bathes its towers in light. Image copyright: SZABOLCS IGNACZClusters of white sheep are seen scattered over the vibrant grass of Romanian fields. Image copyright: TODD KENNEDYLong shadows are cast as a caravan of camels walks along Cable Beach, West Australia, at sunset. Image copyright: JONATHAN PAYETAppearing through the steam and gas is an impressive aerial view of an erupting volcano on Reunion Island. Image copyright: KAROLIS JANULISRhythmic patterns of umbrellas and beds during summer on the Playa de Amadores in Gran Canaria. Image copyright: HELENE HAVARDSurrounded by moving palm trees, a couple lie together in a clearing on Huahine island, French Polynesia. Image copyright: CLIECHTIThe huge bronze Ushiku Daibutsu statue looks out over the verdant landscape of the Ibaraki Prefecture, Japan. Image copyright: ACTUA DRONEBy chance, a drone catches a bird mid-flight over the paradise of French Polynesian beaches. Image copyright: CALIN-ANDREI STANSighisoara, Transylvania, is the birthplace of Vlad the Impaler – otherwise known as Dracula – and this shot imagines what he might have seen on his nocturnal flights. Image copyright: ULYSSES PADILHAShaded by palm trees, pedestrians make their way along the striking graphic pavements of Copacabana beach, Rio de Janeiro. Image copyright: DRON EXPERTThe low sun creates long shadows, and impressive patterns, across the ridges of the sand on this Polish beach. Image copyright: RYAN JONESWater thunders downwards as the drone hovers over Niagara Falls. Image copyright: AUROBIRDThis farmer in Guntur, India, is a lone white dot in a sea of bright red chillies. Image copyright: MAKSIM TARASOVA formation of skiers on a frozen hillside of the Adzhigardak mountain, Russia. Image copyright: J COURTIALAn idyllic view of the brightly-coloured buildings of the Italian seaside town of Vernazza. All photographs published by Dronestagram.