The world might seem like a very dark and scary place at times, especially considering the last year we've had.
But that doesn't mean that its beauty has faded. We might just have to look a little harder to find it.
We are constantly bombarded with bad news and, although we might feel guilty, sometimes you just want to escape from all of that and find some peace and happiness in something else.
The first-ever Aerial Photography Awards took place in 2020 and the winners have officially been revealed.
Judges had to blindly select their favourite images and choose the overall winners.
Over 65 countries, from Vietnam (who walked away with four wins) to Belgium (who had 10 wins, the most wins overall) entered the awards.
Here are some of the winning pictures.
Architecture 1st Place
Constructions 1st Place
Industrial 1st Place
World Culture 1st Place
Daily Life 1st Place
World In Lockdown 1st Place
Waterscapes 1st Place
Wildlife 1st Place
They also awarded Sebastien Nagy by naming him the Aerial Photographer of the Year.
Below you can see one of his many winning photographs:
While there may have only been a handful of official winners, all of these pictures capture such ordinary or everyday occurrences so beautifully.
Being so moved by all of these, we would have a tough time choosing any favourites.
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Main image courtesy of The Frame/Bachir Moukarzel
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