An aerial snapshot of the Tumpak Sewu waterfall in East Java taken by British photographer Hugo Healy won the #Aerial2019 photo competition organized by photography app AGORA Images.

The 120-meter-tall tiered waterfall is also known as Coban Sewu.

The breathtaking view from above with the majestic Mount Semeru in the background had the jury convinced.

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AGORA Images hosts weekly photo contests that allow photographers to win cash prizes and recognition for their work. The #Aerial2019 competition was open from May 31 to Aug. 7 and received submissions of more than 12,978 aerial photos from photographers around the globe.

Healy’s photo was voted as best of the world of #Aerial2019 by the AGORA Community and guest judge Konrad Paluch, earning him US$1,000 and the AGORA “Hero” title.

According to a statement, the snapshot was taken during Healy’s road trip through Asia in early 2019. He used a DJI Mavic Pro 2 drone at the time, allowing him to “snap an incredible, unique view of the gorgeous landscape with the Semuru active volcano in the background”.

Healy’s on AGORA Images features photographs of several Indonesian destinations, including Mount Bromo and Ijen in East Java and Tegallalang in Bali.

AGORA Images is a global photography community of more than 3.5 million users from 193 countries. Its weekly contests invite photographers to submit their best work in universal themes such as #Animals, #Beauty and #Work. (kes)