Photos of the Week -- Dronestagram: Aerial Photos by UAV

by / May 20, 2014

Hobbyists and professional photographers from around the world share their photos and videos taken from the sky on

From May 15 to June 30, the website is hosting an aerial photo contest that will give participants a chance to win prizes like drones or Go Pro cameras. The website showcases photographs and video of famous landmarks, cityscapes, natural scenery and people, bringing a new vantage point to subjects that have been photographed from the ground for decades.

At left is a video taken by drone of surfers at the Banzai Pipeline, or simply "Pipeline" or "Pipe" -- a surf reef break located in Hawaii, off Ehukai Beach Park in Pupukea on O'ahu's North Shore.

And it's not the only video on There's one of World Champions Vince Reffet and Fred Fugen BASE jumping from above the pinnacle of the World’s Tallest Building in Dubai. And one of Puerto Vallarta, that includes gorgeous views and whale watching.