A Polar Bear Frolics on Sea Ice, and 13 Other Gorgeous Drone Photos
A polar bear leaps over water on sea ice in Canada, north of the Arctic Circle. Florian Ledoux captured this image from a drone last August while sailing around Lancaster Sounds and several fjords near Baffin Island. It nabbed him the title of Drone Photographer of the Year.
Martin Mecnarowski captured this image of ice thawing this spring in the Czech Republic. As it dissolved, it formed neuron-like patterns that are visible from above.
Xiaoxiao Liu took this photo of lava flowing from the caldera of an active volcano on Big Island, Hawaii. The photographer walked 40 miles over two days to find the perfect position to capture the image.
A road weaves through a forest near Derna, Bihor County, Romania.
Mada’in Saleh is a centuries-old archaeological site in the Hejaz, Saudi Arabia that is famous for its tombs carved into sandstone.
An aerial view of basketball courts in China.
A blacktip shark chases a school of boneship near Abaco Island in the Bahamas.
The crater of an extinct volcano scars the terrain in Landmannalaugar, Iceland. This shows an extinct volcano where the crater opening can still be seen.
Runners prepare to begin a marathon in China.
A pair of tugboats guide a ship as it docks.
Speedskaters cast long shadows on the ice while racing across the Weissensee in Austria.
Athletes line up under the sun in this image by Chinese photographer Senrong Hu.
Cars, trucks, and people pack into Corabastos, the biggest market in Bogota, Colombia.
Bachir Moukarzel went to Oslob in the Philippines to swim alongside the whale sharks there. He captured this image with his drone.