With the warmer months arriving, it's the perfect time to consider the shower of blooms nature is about to produce in celebration. We scoured SkyPixel, a community for aerial photographers and filmmakers, to select a handful of drone photos that offer a unique perspective on these eye-popping displays of color from around the world.
The above photo of a Dutch flower field was captured by aerial photographer Norbert Stellaard using a DJI drone. Two-thirds of the world’s total flora sales come from the Netherlands. Daffodils, hyacinths, crocuses and tulips are just a few of the many varieties grown throughout the country.
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Cherry blossoms in Japan
Inokashira Park, created in 1913 as a gift from the emperor to the Japanese public, is well known for the stunning old-growth cherry trees that line a pond in its center. When in bloom, as this shot from photographer Danilo Dungo beautifully shows, the falling petals almost cover the surface of the water.
LED flower for Chinese New Year
Thousands of colorful LEDs were used to create this luminous "electronic flower" for New Year's celebrations in the city of Dongguan, China.
San Jose Rose Garden
Once the site of a prune orchard, the 5.5-acre San José Municipal Rose Garden today boasts more than 4,000 roses from 189 varieties. This photo, taken by aerial photographer Al Diaz in February 2015 using a DJI Phantom drone, shows the gardens' precise layout from above. Want to visit? The best time to catch this park in bloom is from April to November.
Aerial photographer Rienk Feenstra captured this shot of a tulip field in Holland using a DJI Phantom 3 Advanced. Of the over 9 billion bulbs produced annually in the Netherlands, one third are tulips.
Rapeseed field in Germany
The brilliant yellow of a rapeseed crop in Germany is captured in this aerial shot from photographer Martin Deja. Rapeseed, a flowering member of the mustard family, is commonly grown for animal feeds, edible vegetable oils and biodiesel. Germany is the largest producer in the EU, with more than 3 million acres.
Singapore's SuperTrees act as soaring vertical gardens for a variety of plant species. Comprised of 18 towers, the botanical wonder is completely solar-powered and serves the dual purpose of both collecting rainwater and acting as cooling vents for nearby conservatories. Aerial photographer Winson Lim captured this shot of the SuperTrees high above Singapore's Garden by the Bay.
A tale of two crops in South Africa
Aerial photographer Eddie Oosthuizen captured this striking photo of two unknown but contrasting crops in South Africa.
A sea of sunflowers
Sunflowers extend towards the horizon in this sunset shot captured by Zane Isaac. In the U.S., the top producing states of sunflower include the Dakotas, Minnesota, Kansas, Colorado, Nebraska, Texas and California.