Australia’s Natural Beauty As Captured by Drone Photographers

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Wilderness from the skies.

Australia’s Natural Beauty As Captured by Drone Photographers

The Australian landscape looms large in the collective imaginations of people all over the world. In his 2015 memoir Island Home, Tim Winton writes: “Few visitors to these shores arrive seeking the built glories of our culture. Generally, they’re here for wildness, to experience space in a way that’s unavailable, and sometimes unimaginable, in countries where there is more culture than landscape.”

As technology has evolved, the number of ways available to us to create a visual expression of that landscape has increased with it: from 25,000 year old Aboriginal rock etchings, to the paintings of early colonial settlers, and the now daily renderings of Australian geography piling up on Instagram. With the evolution of drone photography, it is now easier and cheaper than ever to capture Australia from above, where the bird’s-eye view gives you the chance to appreciate the scope of this country’s natural beauty in an entirely new way.

“Few visitors to these shores arrive seeking the built glories of our culture. Generally, they’re here for wildness, to experience space in a way that’s unavailable, and sometimes unimaginable, in countries where there is more culture than landscape.”

If you’re handy with a drone, head over to SkyPixel and enter your best shots in the Australia From Above contest, an aerial photography contest sponsored by DJI and Tourism Australia. The contest is open until May 2 and welcomes professionals and enthusiasts alike. Entrants have the chance to win a DJI Inspire 2 Premium Combo drone package, and trips for two to shoot on Lord Howe or Kangaroo island. Winning entries will be showcased on the SkyPixel website.

And if you just like to look, check out some inspiration in the gallery above.

Photos courtesy of SkyPixel.