www.stuff.co.nz: Incredible images from Drone Awards

A French photographer has won the title of “Photographer of the Year” at the World Drone Awards.

Florian Ledoux captured a polar bear swimming through the freezing waters off northern Canada.

More than 4000 submissions were made across a range of categories: abstract, nature, urban, wildlife, people and sport.

Abstract Winner: "Weather Snake".
Abstract Winner: “Weather Snake”.

Ledouz wrote that: “Polar Bears are facing a range of threats that are impacting their future population status. They are among the first refugees of climate change. The most striking observation during my reportage was the obvious lack of pack ice.