Eye in the Sky - for real: The greatest drone photography captured from above

To celebrate the release of Entertainment One's Eye in the Sky released on Blu-ray and DVD from 15th August, a film that questions the incredibly topical implications of modern drone warfare, we take a look at some of the coolest photography taken by drones, counting down the 6 best shots.

Big thanks to our friends at Premier (www.premiercomms.com) for sourcing and providing the images for online use.

6) FIFA WORLD CUP FINAL 2014: GERMANY VS ARGENTINA

With over a billion viewers tuning in to see Germany beat Argentina 1-0 after extra time this priceless shot was taken prior to kick off.

5) HALEMAUMAU CRATER, KILAUEA CALDERA, HAWAII VOLCANOES NATIONAL PARK.

In this snapshot we see a lava lake residing in the Halemaumau crater which is home to Pele, the goddess of fire and volcanoes according to Hawaiian mythology. The crater is still currently active.

4) MARINGA, PARANA, BRAZIL.

Residing in the south of Brazil and founded in 1947 here a drone captures the aerial beauty of the district of Maringa. With a population of fewer than 400,000 this drone has beautifully captured the city in its finest form – a way in which wouldn't have been achieved any other way.

3) BASILICA OF SAINT FRANCIS, ASSISI, ITALY.

Situated in the province of Perugia, this shot of the Basilica of Saint Francis is simply breathtaking. Consecrated in the mid-13th century this drone picture adds a heavenly dimension to the Basilica allowing you to view the province like never before.

2) AN ANNUAL OCEAN RACE, LA JOLLA, CALIFORNIA.

Here La Jolla, a seaside town residing in the American state of California is captured at its peak of beauty, as we bear witness to swimmers in the hundreds attending an annual sea race along the 7 mile coastline. Through drone footage they have captured the nature of the event in its purest form.

1) SAINTS PETE & PAUL CATHEDRAL, SAINT PETERSBURG, RUSSIA

Simply stunning – the Saints Pete & and Paul cathedral is the oldest and first landmark residing in the Russian city of St Petersburg. With construction concluding in 1733 this drone captures the city in an essence of winter wonderland.

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EYE IN THE SKY is available on Blu-Ray, and DVD on the 15th August and available on digital download on the 8th August, courtesy of Entertainment One.

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