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[Photos] These Striking Drone Shots of Vietnam From Above Will Take Your Breath Away

A collection of drone photos submitted for a recent competition highlights Vietnam's stunning beauty from above.

Tuoi Tre reports that the Ho Chi Minh City Photography Association and the Phuong Nam Calendar Company worked together to hold the "Vietnam From Above" competition, which allowed photographers to submit their best drone work for a future calendar.

The campaign received almost 3,400 submissions from 358 photographers, and the 100 best images were shortlisted, after which 16 prize winners were chosen by a panel of judges.

Nguyen Vinh Hien, who documents the Mekong Delta with his VND150 million (US$6,600) drone, won 1st place for his stunning shot of Ca Mau Cape, Vietnam's southernmost point.

Check out some of the other winners below, from salt flats to terraced rice paddies and Ha Long Bay's awe-inspiring limestone karsts.:

'Alluvial colors' by Nguyen Hoang Nam.

'Harvest' by Duy Bang.

'Salt flats' by Nguyen Tien Dung.

'Flamboyant Saigon' by Nguyen Xuan Trang.

'My Thuan Bridge' by Nguyen Vinh Hien.

'Eco-tourism' by Mai Thanh Chuong.

'Mysterious Ha Long Bay' by Nguyen Minh Tan.

'Hien Luong Bridge' by Nguyen Minh Tan.

'Fatherland sea and islands' by Huynh Van Truyen.

'Floating houses on Lan Ha Bay' by Giang Son Dong.

'Early sun on the paddy fields' by Nguyen Hoang Nam.

'Saigon skyline symphony' by Nguyen The Duong.

'Vinh Long pottery village' by Nguyen Vinh Hien.

[Photos via Tuoi Tre]

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