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I am happy to share that I have been nominated as one of the 5 nominees in the Abstract category of the Siena International Drone Photo Awards. The photo that was nominated is ‘Elddreki / Fire Dragon‘, which is an image I captured last summer during the Litli-Hrútur eruption. Interestingly, I captured this photograph with the impulsively purchased DJI Air 3, which I had just gotten a few hours before to replace my DJI Mavic 3 Pro as it had been damaged at the eruption just the day before.

The final results of the competition will be announced during an award ceremony in the lovely Siena in Italy on September 28th 2024.

What you are looking at is a top down view of a small part of an active lava field. The lava broke through the upper part of the lava field and began flowing over it. To me, this particular abstract shot resembles a fiery dragon.

What Are The Drone Photo Awards?

The Drone Photo Awards stands as the preeminent global contest for aerial photography and video. Organized under the umbrella of the Siena Awards, it carves out a distinct niche within the realm of photography, intentionally diverging from traditional forms. This competition welcomes submissions of aerial photography and videos captured through various means, encompassing fixed-wing aircraft, helicopters, unmanned aerial vehicles, balloons, blimps, dirigibles, rockets, kites, and parachutes.

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Jeroen Van Nieuwenhove

Jeroen is an award-winning Belgian photographer based in Iceland. The past years, he dedicated his photography to the Central Highlands & volcanic eruptions. Most recently, he received international attention for his work at the Fagradalsfjall volcano.

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