As the name suggests, Dronestagram is the drone community's answer to Instagram. Over 30,000 users have registered so far, with the largest number hailing from the U.S., followed closely by France and the UK. This spectacular photo, taken by Alexandre Salem, is a bird's-eye view of Christ the Redeemer looking down on visitors in Rio de Janeiro.
Courtesy Dronestagram/Alexandre Salem
Copacabana Beach, Brazil —
From this angle, the sand at Copacabana Beach in Brazil appears strangely wrinkled.
Courtesy Dronestagram/Chico Lima
Maringa Cathedral, Brazil —
The steeple of Brazil's Maringa Cathedral can be seen peeking above the mist in this image by Ricardo Matiello. The stunning photo was also the winner of this year's Dronestagram Aerial Photography Contest, in the Places category.
Courtesy Dronestagram/Ricardo Matiello
Imperial Mausoleum of Xia, China —
This remarkable photo shows the ancient tombs at the foot of the Helan Mountains in northwest China.