Australian photographer, Phil De Glanville, has taken out first place in the Sport category in this year’s international Drone Photo Awards competition.

‘Gold at the End of the Rainbow’ by Phil De Glanville, captures striking rainbow above surfer Ollie Henry struggling with a large wave in the South West of Western Australia. © Phil De Glanville.

The award is part of the Siena Awards international festival of visual arts and winning images will be showcased in the “Above Us Only Sky” exhibition in Siena from 23October until 5 December 2021. The overall winner of the competition was Norwegian photographer,Terje Kolaas, whose photograph, titled Pink-Footed Geese Meeting the Winter, was shot in central Norway and portrays geese flying towards Svalbard, in the Arctic, with the landscape still covered with snow. The birds’ early arrival is likely linked to climate change. The photo (shown below) was selected from tens of thousands of images submitted by photographers from 102 countries and, together with the first place shots classified in the eight categories of the Drone Photo Awards.

Terje Kolaas: Drone Photo Awards 2021 – Photographer of the Year. © Terje Kolaas

Click here to view a gallery of the winning images.