Lightning storms, a fairy tale rail ride and more: These snaps from Drone Photo Awards are out of the world
Titled Wild Night in the Adriatic, it was snapped from a point above Stari Grad town on Hvar Island, Croatia. In the background two bolts of lightning illuminate the sky as a waterspout rotates close by. Image Courtesy: Miroslav Zadravec/Drone Photography Awards 2021
'Beach Season' was snapped on ice hummocks at the Kapchagai reservoir in the Almaty region in Kazakhstan. 'The air temperature on that day was -10 degrees Celsius. For our region and season, it could be said to be warm, and so, without waiting for summer, we decided to open the beach season,' the photographer explains. Image Courtesy: Alexandr Vlassyuk/Drone Photography Awards 2021
This image shows the Kingdom Centre, which stands at 992 feet (302m) high. 'The Kingdom Centre was the tallest skyscraper in Saudi Arabia when completed in 2002 - and is considered only the second to have been built in the country - but is now fifth on the list,' the photographer notes. Image Courtesy: George Steinmetz/Drone Photography Awards 2021
The photographer captured this striking snapshot in Levanger, Norway. 'Thousands of Pink-footed Geese roost in central Norway in spring, on their way to the breeding grounds on Svalbard in the Arctics,' the photographer explains. 'Probably because of climate change, they arrive earlier every year and often the ground and the fields where they feed are covered by snow when they arrive.' The photographer adds that the geese tend to travel in the same paths, so he was able to wait for them in the air with his drone. Image Courtesy: Terje Kolaas/Drone Photography Awards 2021
A small train known as The Vaccanonesa, which connects the Italian city of Trento with the villages of Val di Non and Val di Sole in the province of Trentino, crosses a breathtaking gorge at a height of over 150 metres. Image Courtesy: Paolo Crocetta/Drone Photography Awards 2021
A poodle-shaped wood surrounded by fields of bright yellow rapeseed in lower Silesian Voivodeship, Poland, is what's catching your eye above. Image Courtesy: Jan Ulicki/Drone Photography Awards 2021
Taken in Khwai, Botswana, the image portrays a hippopotamus group creating an interesting pattern. 'All hippos are adults except one baby who is in the centre,' the photographer says. Image Courtesy: Talib Almarri/Drone Photography Awards 2021
A foggy morning in downtown Dubai. The photographer says the 'very rare' fog was 'caused by the cold nights and warm mornings'. He admitted the conditions created the 'perfect scene for an aerial photo', with the city's skyscrapers 'emerging out of the low clouds and creating an impression that the city is floating in the sky'. Image Courtesy: Hugo Healy/Drone Photography Awards 2021
This fascinating photograph was taken in Zambia and shows the carcass of a buffalo that two male lions had killed. After they left, hyenas and vultures moved in to finish off the remains. Image Courtesy: Igor Altuna/Drone Photography Awards 2021
The photographer directed his drone into the air over Henningsvaer in the Lofoten archipelago, Norway, in a bid to capture the picture. 'The football field of the fishing town called Henningsvaer is a special one,' the photographer says. 'The green artificial grass stands out from the winter landscape'. Image Courtesy: Nando Harmsen/Drone Photography Awards 2021
Kochi (Kerala) [India], September 18 (ANI): The Digital Hub by the Kerala Startup Mission (KSUM), which aims to give a boost to technology innovation and focuses to host a vibrant ecosystem comprising incubators, accelerators and Centres of Excellence in emerging technologies, will be formally launched by Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on September 18 at the Kerala Technology Innovation Zone (KTIZ), Kalamassery, Kochi through video conference.
Dehradun (Uttarakhand) [India], September 18 (ANI): Uttarakhand Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami on Friday said that the state is aiming to achieve the target of 100 per cent vaccination with both doses by December 15.
California [US], September 18 (ANI): A US federal judge on Wednesday (local time) turned down Trump-era changes to H-1B visa rules that were to deter US companies from replacing American workers with cheaper foreign labour.
Indore (Madhya Pradesh) [India], September 18 (ANI): Madhya Pradesh Police on Friday registered a case against Congress MLA Jitu Patwari in Indore for abusing and threatening municipal officers and employees.
Chandigarh (Punjab) [India], September 18 (ANI): Fulfilling his government's universal healthcare poll promise, Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Friday announced free insurance cover for the 15 lakh families who were earlier not included in the ambit of the Ayushman Bharat-Sarbat Sehat Bima Yojana (AB-SSBY).
Tata Motors will soon launch its Punch micro-SUV in the Indian market. In the latest development, images of the car's cabin are doing the rounds online, revealing some of the design highlights and features.According to the photos, there will be blue and white accents, a semi-digital instrument console, and a 'floating' infotainment panel inside the cabin.Here are more details.
Samsung is expected to launch the Galaxy S21 FE (Fan Edition) smartphone in October this year.In the latest development, the handset's support page, with model number SM-G990B/DS, has gone live on Samsung Germany's website, hinting at its imminent launch.The device is rumored to offer a Super AMOLED display, triple rear cameras, and a 4,500mAh battery with fast-charging support.Here's our roundup.
Japanese automaker Yamaha has unveiled the YZF-R3 World GP 60th Anniversary Edition sports bike. It has been introduced in honor of the company's first victory at the Belgian GP event in 1964 and costs $5,499 (roughly Rs. 4.04 lakh).The limited edition motorbike gets a special livery while retaining the mechanicals of the standard YZF-R3 bike.Here's our roundup.
New Delhi [India], September 18 (ANI): Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya on Friday said the country has achieved a new milestone for single-day vaccination against COVID-19 under the leadership of PM Modi.
New York [US], September 18 (ANI): UN chief Antonio Guterres on Friday appointed Nobel Laureate Kailash Satyarthi as new Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Advocate ahead of the start of the 76th UN General Assembly.
Indore (Madhya Pradesh) [India], September 18 (ANI): Slamming West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) general secretary Kailash Vijayvargiya on Friday said the party will save the state irrespective of "appeasement" politics of the Trinamool Congress leader.
Today marks a very special day for all of us at Swarajya. It is exactly seven years back, on a fine Thursday morning in 2014, Swarajya 2.0 came into being. Here’s an example: speaking up for India's incredible art-architectural heritage is something that is very close to the heart of everyone at Swarajya.
New Delhi [India], September 17 (ANI): In a historic achievement, India administered more than 2.25 crore COVID-19 vaccine doses across the country on Friday, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said in a statement.
Supply of mentha oil from unregistered person has been brought under reverse charge. Further, Council has also recommended that exports of Mentha oil should be allowed only against LUT and consequential refund of input tax credit.