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DJI and Skypixel have announced the winners of its 2017 aerial photography competition.

As the name suggests, the competition showcases the best of aerial photography from the past year, giving prizes to breathtaking images in the landscape, portrait and story categories that shine a light on a side of the world most of us don’t get to see.

Florian Ledoux took home the grand prize with his “Above the Polar Bear” image (Slide 1). Speaking about the image, Ledoux said, “Dear future generation, I hope we will still be able to see the Arctic wildlife as we do now. It is threatened as the environment is changing. I was able to witness many scenes of wildlife and I can guarantee you this is the most beautiful thing I have ever seen.”

Browse a selection of the images above, then see the full list of winners here.

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