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20 Best 2014 Drone Pictures

This year has been exciting for the new category of drone photography. We were already used to watch videos made by drones, but the quality of the cameras housed by these drones are now excellent.

Drone models like the DJI Phantom 2 and the Parrot AR.Drone 2.0 come with a built-in high-definition camera allowing drone fliers to capture astonishing pictures and videos from way up in the sky.

The cameras on these drones can stream a live feed of what they see to your tablet or smartphone. Tapping a button on the device captures a photo or a video.

As you might expect, this has led to several stunning photographs. The website Dronestagram — a new social network dedicated to photographs taken by drones — gathers the best pictures. Here’s iLHP selection for 2014:

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Sacre-Coeur

A view of the Sacre-Coeur, on the tip of Montmartre, in Paris.

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Home of a Hermit

The Katskhi Pillar in Georgia has been the home of a monk for about twenty years.

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Beach in Abkhazia

A drone over the beach in Abkhazia, in Georgia, near the Russian border.

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Sunset over the old downtown

Sunset over the old town of Annecy in the French Alps.

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The Sagrada Familia in Barcelona

Barcelona’s grid-like district, and Antoni Gaudi’s famous — and still unfinished — Sagrada Familia in the center, seen by a drone.

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The church and the clouds

The Temple Expiatori del Sagrat Cor Church stands out of the clouds in Barcelona.

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Star-shaped village

The star-shaped village of Bourtange, in the Netherlands.

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Soaring eagle

An eagle soaring in the Bali Barat National Park in Indonesia.

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Balancing on the Water

Jérémy Thétaz crossing a “space-waterline” on a small lake near in Switzerland.

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Little players

Kids playing in a soccer league in Athens, Greece.

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All eyes on the drone

People stare at a drone in San Jose del Monte City, outside of Manila, Philippines.

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Tilted tower

A view of the famously tilted Pisa tower in Pisa, Italy.

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Waterfall

The Tamul waterall in the state of San Luis Potosi, Mexico.

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Schoolyard of shadows

Students are seen from above in a schoolyard in El Dorado County, California.

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Stadium Fireworks

The fireworks celebrating the 100th anniversary of two of the country’s biggest soccer teams in Sofia, Bulgaria.

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Balancing on the Clouds

Theo Sanson walks on a 280 feet long highline at 980 feet of altitude in Les Gorges Du Verdon in France.

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The Village

The city of Mougins near Cannes in France.

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Wedding

A flower girl looks toward the sky during a wedding in central Philadelphia.

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Sunny Wedding

A married couple photographed in Hlinsko, Czech Republic.

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Funeral

U.S. Marines in Philadelphia prepare for a wreath-laying ceremony.