Image above: The soft palette of a streetball game going down in Balmoral, New Zealand. @petraleary
Believeth not the naysayers: drones aren’t merely devices for spying on folk, delivering burgers, and filming not-very-titillating porn. Case in point? Aerial photography platform SkyPixel has just announced the winners of its annual photography contest – and they’re not half shabby. Matter of fact, they have "I’ve got me a new desktop background" written all over them.
From the tessellated ochres of a La Mancha olive grove to a man hanging out his noodles to dry (below), this is sumptuous stuff indeed. Become the coolest kid in your office desk pod (if you’re not already – we’re not implying that you aren’t) and get your new desktop background here.
The world’s largest land predator trades ice floes in Baffin Island, Canada. @florian_ledoux_photographer