The Siena Awards recently announced the winners and finalists for its 2021 Drone Photo Awards. Tens of thousands of aerial images were submitted from 102 countries. The overall winning image, featuring thousands of pink-footed geese flying towards the Arctic, belongs to Norwegian photographer Terje Kolaas.
Photographers submitted work from categories including Abstract, Sport, Urban, People, and ‘Extragalactic.’ ‘I’m so thrilled to win the award, it’s such a huge honor to be recognized on an International stage among so many talented photographers and amazing photos,’ Urban category winner Phil de Glanville tells DPReview.
His award-winning image, which also won the Community Choice Award in this year’s Oceanographic Magazine competition, was a result of planning mixed in with some trial-and-error. ‘Getting the timing of the waves and finding the right positions to shoot from takes practice. I like to shoot waves from low down and up close, so I’ve been fairly close to losing my drone on a few occasions! With this shot, I was able to capture the beauty of the wave barreling over with the power of it crashing.’
A gallery of all Drone Photo Awards 2021 winners and finalists can be found on their site.