Fiery picture taken above an active volcano triumphs in Drone Photo Awards 2022

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A stunning picture taken above an active volcano and compared to the Big Bang has triumphed at this year's Drone Photo Awards contest.

Armand Sarlangue captured the powerful image above the red-hot Fagradalsfjall volcano in Iceland, looking down into its molten depths.

The shot was the overall winner of the Siena Awards' drone photography competition and was selected by the jury from among thousands of images submitted by 2,624 participants from 116 countries.

Here are some of the category winners, runners-up and commended entries.

Urban category winner: Serhiy Vovk, Ukraine

People category winner: Anindita Roy, Bangladesh

Wildlife category winner: Mehdi Mohebipor, Iran

Wildlife category runner-up: Florian Ledoux, France

Nature category winner: David Rouge, Switzerland

Sport category winner: Daniel Koszela, Poland

Abstract category winner: Saurabh Sirohiya, India

Wedding category winner: Krzysztof Krawczyk, Poland

Commended entry: Michele Falzone

Commended entry: Nguyen Linh Vinh Quoc

Commended entry: Armand Sarlangue

Commended entry: Marek Biegalski

Commended entry: Bryan Helm

Commended entry: Xiping An

Commended entry: Wenyuan Kuang

Commended entry: Jim Picot

Commended entry: Fernando O'Farrill