400ft Britain celebrates the best of drone photography

Most of us aren’t tall enough to take spectacular aerial shots, and drones can offer that little extra photographic something. But there are all kinds of rules and regulations surrounding drone flight, which is why the CAA and VisitEngland have teamed up to launch 400ft Britain: a competition celebrating the best of drone photography.

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The rules are pretty simple: you need to submit a photograph or video showcasing the best of the British countryside, by uploading to Twitter, Instagram or YouTube and tagging your entry with #400ftBritain. All shots must be taken by drone no more than 400ft in the air – that’s the highest that the CAA recommends flying drones to keep them in sight. This is about drone safety after all, so best take a gander at our guide to flying drones within the law if you plan to enter.

Winners of the best photo and video will be announced next year, and will win a Phantom Flight School drone holiday to further sharpen their skills. Entries must be in by 31 January 2017, and you can read more about the competition on the official website.

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Best to get an idea of what the competition is like first, though, so check the gallery above to see some truly breathtaking shots. Good luck, photographers.

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