10 Frozen and Fiery Moments

2018 SkyPixel Contest Weekly Selection: Issue 6

There are no elements with such contrast as fire and ice. These opposites showcase the world living in extremes, where life finds a way to thrive. For this week’s selection of 2018 SkyPixel Contest submissions, we have shared 10 photos of ice and fire that leave a lasting visual impact. Click here to see more details.

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1. Advent Adventures | Equipment: Mavic Pro

Photographer: Taavi Purtsak

Looking for a Christmas tree in the wild, Taavi Purtsak realized that by changing his perspective a bit, he would find the perfect one.

2. The Eye of the Demon | Equipment: Mavic Pro

Photographer: 苏铁

Located in southwestern Iceland, the Great Geysir is a sight to behold from the ground. From above, its deep blue pool stares out like the staring eye of a demon.

3. Under the Iceberg | Equipment: Mavic Pro

Photographer: Thomas看看世界

Thomas always heard that 90% of an iceberg is underwater, but was in for a surprise when he saw this for himself.


4. Opening a Path | Equipment: Mavic 2 Pro

Photographer: Alex the Drone Hiker

Amongst a sea of ice, an icebreaker cuts through miles of frozen water. Flying overhead, Alex captures this lone red ship forging a single path for other ships to cross the impossible.

5. Gone with the Ice | Equipment: Mavic Air

Photographer: 李珩 13811278527

Li Wei and his friends add a fun, risk-taking element to their group photo, turning the frozen Lake Pumoyum Co and its shore into an epic fight, holding on for dear life.

6. Fantasy Forest | Equipment: Phantom 4 Pro

Photographer: 138523…

A winter sequoia forest reveals splashes of color and pattern, resulting in a burst of fireworks frozen in time.

7. Red Sand Garden | Equipment: Phantom 4 Pro

Photographer: Peterviragphoto

Cranbourne’s Red Sand Garden is a display of color and texture that comes together into a natural work of art.


8. The Hue of Old Town | Equipment: Phantom 4 Pro

Photographer: 雨果

It’s easy to assume that old cities are stuck in a simple, dull past. With a single shot, Hugo reveals that every town is full of life and color.

9. Grand Canyon in Wenzhou | Equipment: Inspire 2

Photographer: henry.zhou

Henry flies through Wenzhou’s Zeyajingkeng Canyon, whose peaks and turns shine at the golden hour.

10. Which Side is Your Favorite? | Equipment: Spark

Photographer: Cuno de Bruin

In the Netherlands, the spring blooms with acres of tulips, bringing waves of bright color with them.