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For the third year in a row, Dronestagram — “the world’s first social network dedicated to aerial photography” — has partnered with National Geographic to put on a competition of epic proportions. This year, their International Drone Photography Contest racked up a whopping 6,000 entries with a mere nine of those being selected as winners. The contest was split into three categories, those being Travel, Sports and Adventure, and Nature and Wildlife, and the top three entries were chosen in those groups.

Take a look below at the stunning aerial shots that were crowned this year’s winners:

1st Place: Basilica of Saint Francis of Assisi in Umbria, Italy by fcattto
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2nd Place: Camels on Cable Beach, Nassau, Bahamas by Todd Kennedy

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3rd Place: Sunbathers on Gran Canaria, Canary Islands by Karolis Janulis

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Sports and Adventure
1st Place: Rock climbing in Moab, Utah by Maxseigal

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2nd Place: Swimmers in Norte de Santander, Colombia by losmanesdeldrone

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3rd Place: Skiier in Chugach Mountain Range, Alaska by High Angle Shot

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Nature and Wildlife
1st Place: A Patch of Pines in Kalbyris Forest, Denmark by Mbernholdt

A patch of pines in the middle of the forest

2nd Place: A Swarm of Sheep by Szabolcs Ignacz

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3rd Place: Piton de la Fournaise Volcano, Réunion Island by Jonathan Payet

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