10 Epic Mountain Views

2018 SkyPixel Contest Weekly Selection: Issue 11

When it comes to capturing epic scenery with your drone, few destinations can compare to mountains. The natural beauty, dramatic weather, and sheer size of the world’s grand peaks always provide a sense of awe and inspiration. In this week’s selection for the 2018 SkyPixel Contest, transport yourself with some fantastic, elevated artistry. Click here to see more entries.

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1. Mountain Travel – Bon | Equipment: Mavic 2 Pro

Photographer: 伊冉

Bon is a village that sits atop the mountainous regions of Tibet. In the frigid nights and days, Yi Wei captured gorgeous scenes of frozen and flowing water in this spiritual wonderland.

2. Magic in the Mountains – Italian Dolomites | Equipment: Mavic Air

Photographer: Shirley.Films

In just ten days, filmmaker Shirley captured the sheer peaks of Northern Italy’s Dolomites. Green and rolling with clouds on one side and desolate on the other, Shirley’s film showcases the stark contrasts of life at high elevation.

3. Tian Shan | Equipment: Inspire 2

Photographer: 秋风

Tian Shan translates from Chinese as “The Mountains of Heaven.” After watching Qiufeng’s short film, it is easy to see why.

4. Ice & Fog / A Blue Ridge Winter Morning | Equipment: Mavic 2 Pro

Photographer: Adam Spencer

It’s the dead of winter. Dense fog envelops the frozen landscape of these ancient mountains. Once proud peaks are now withered and worn and finally succumb to the scorn of old man winter.

5. Winter in Mount Lu | Equipment: Mavic 2 Pro

Photographer: 竹石文化

In Central China’s Jiangxi province, Mount Lu is completely covered in a thin layer of snow. Whether you’re looking at the modern cityscape or ancient temples, the blanket of a cold, quiet winter makes everything appear the same.

6. Wensu Grand Canyon | Equipment: Inspire 2

Photographer: henry.zhou

Wensu’s Grand Canyon is a jagged artwork of layered peaks, red clay, and dry earth. Henry Zhou explores this faraway land to capture everything.

7. Retezat – Mountains of the Heart | Equipment: Mavic Pro

Photographer: FrameHuntersMedia

The peaks of Romania’s Retezat Mountains set the stage for this outdoor adventure, captured by the talented Frame Hunters Media.

8. Bavarian Alps in Autumn | Equipment: Mavic 2 Pro

Photographer: lewisja…

This non-narrative short film by Lewis Hague explores the Bavarian Alps. Over a six-day period, Lewis took to the German Alpine Road in search of the perfect shot.

9. Monte Bianco – Courmayeur e Chamonix | Equipment: Mavic 2 Pro

Photographer: Lwyao

Monte Bianco, the Italian name for the famed Mont Blanc, towers as a once-in-a-lifetime ski destination. With thrilling peaks and pristine lines, this mountain is God’s gift to adventurers.

10. Hua Jian Sha | Equipment: Mavic 2 Pro

Photographer: 重庆火锅

Like most mountains, Hua Jian Shan is a land that exists above the clouds, perpetually living in a dreamlike state. Photographer Chongqing Huoguo finds the beauty between sunrise and sunset to capture magical imagery.