If you've been paying any attention to tech news this year, you might've noticed that drones have been on the rise, and to close off the year, Dronestagram has just listed off the top 20 photos published on their site this year.

The word "breathtaking" might not even be suitable enough to describe the vast beauty behind these photos; as they also serve to testify yet another level of usefulness for drone technology. One specific photo to look out for is the one of the Basilica of Saint Francis of Assisi in Italy in which the detailing with mist is immaculate.

Check out the top 10 in the gallery above, and for more, head over to Dronestagram's official site.

For more drone footage check out Apple's under construction campus below.

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