Polish photographer Jacek Deneka was named 2019 Drone Awards Photographer of the Year for this aerial shot of cross-country skiers at the Bieg Piastow Skiing Festival in Jakuszyce, Poland. The 2019 Drone Awards contest honored winners in six categories: abstract, nature, people, sport, wildlife, urban, and video.
The contest’s more than 4,500 submissions were judged by 44 photographer jurors from 34 countries. A gallery of the winning images will be displayed at the “Sky’s the Limit” exhibition in Siena, Italy, in November 2019 at the Siena Awards Photo Festival.
Amanda Arnold is associate editor of Professional Photographer.