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Eagle eyed drone photography wins award

A photo captured from a drone hovering above an eagle has won an international competition for aerial photography taken by drones. The photo was taken by Dendi Pratama and captures the eagle soaring above a national park in Bali in Indonesia.

The competition was set up by National Geographic France in partnership with Dronestagram, a website posting photos and videos captured by drone hobbyists.

Drone photography has increased over recent years with the availability of small, affordable drones carrying high quality cameras. There are also examples of drone imaging being used for inspection, recently by EasyJet to inspect its fleet of 220 Airbus aircraft. The University of Sheffield in the UK has engineered a robotic helicopter that can learn as it flies using imaging and other sensing data.

The winning photographs can be viewed here.

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