The sun affects everything and is a huge part of life on Earth. It helps plants grow, provides light, and offers warmth. It also happens to be a great photography prop for photographers. For this week’s selection of 2018 SkyPixel Contest submissions, we’re sharing 10 amazing photos that incorporate the beauty of the sun. Click here to see more entries.
1. Icy Adventure | Equipment: Mavic 2 Pro
Photographer: 王 汉冰
After a cold night, beautiful textures and designs flowered across a lake in the Taklimakan desert.
2. Sunset Sailing | Equipment: Mavic 2 Zoom
Photographer: Mike Leung
A vivid sunset illuminates a lone sailboat at Karon beach in Phuket, Thailand, creating a gorgeous aerial shot.
3. Nature Engraving | Equipment: Phantom 4 Pro
Although it looks like a painting, this aerial image was taken by DJI’s Phantom 4 in Utah. The contrast of snow and shadow across the badlands create a beautiful and whimsical texture.
4. Sunrise in Harwich | Equipment: Mavic Pro
Photographer: Mr. Droney McDroneFace
A spectacular sunrise overlooking the Dovercourt lighthouse in Harwich, UK.
5. 2 People, 2 Dogs, & 4 Shadows | Equipment: Mavic Air
Photographer: Yevhen Samuchenko
A pair of dogs and their owners take a morning stroll at Black Sea beach in Odessa, Ukraine. The sun’s angle produces the perfect shadow of their figures in the sand.
6. Val Comelico-Padola-Belluno-Italy | Equipment: Spark
Photographer: Alvise Bagagiolo
A warm sun glows through grey clouds over The Dolomites in Italy, bringing color to the pale snow and dark rock.
7. Newborn Sun | Equipment: Inspire 1 Pro
A bridge in Shenyang is eliminated by the stunning rays of a golden sun.
8. Ulm Minster | Equipment:Mavic 2 Pro
Photographer: Nico Saiger
A deep sunset colors the sky behind the world’s highest church tower, located in Germany.
9. Sand Dunes | Equipment: Spark
One of the largest sand dune beaches in the world lays along the ocean. The sun illuminates the vast expanse and a lone figure contemplating where the sand finishes and the ocean begins.