Maksim Tarasov grew up in Chelyabinsk and graduated from the Department of Informatics of Chelyabinsk State Pedagogical University (2007), studying at the Faculty of Psychology at the same time.

Engaged in photography since 2008, in 2015 took a great interest in aerial photography. The picture “The Eye” was included in the top ten of the best aerial photos of 2015 according to community “DRONESTAGR.AM”.

It’s not enough for me just to change the angle of shooting by rising higher. To look for things hidden from us – that’s interesting.

“Nature and world around us keep a lot of secrets. We got used to look at this world from the bottom up. Easily we can imagine anything from this perspective, even that we have never seen before. We got used to see things this way.

Drones give us an opportunity to rise to the sky and to see the world in a new way. To see it in the way birds see it. Join them and follow them in an exciting journey. Even well-known places look different from here. You need only rise in the sky!

At some point I realized that it’s not enough for me just to change the angle of shooting by rising higher. To look for things hidden from us – that’s interesting. To explore. To study. To turn every flight into discovery.

DRONESTAGR.AM
10 Of The Best Drone Photos Shot In 2015

2015 SKYPIXEL PHOTO CONTEST
1st prize in Enthusiast Group

Esquire.com
The Best Drone Photos of 2015
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KUWAIT GRAND PHOTOGRAPHY CONTEST 2016
Finalist in Landscape category

INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF PHOTOGRAPHY “PHOTOPARADE IN UGLICH” 2016
1st prize in DronePhoto

FEATURE SHOOT
12 Drone Photographers Changing The Way We See The World

DRONESTAGR.AM
20 TOP PHOTOS OF 2016

SOHU.COM
2016 CHINA INTERNATIONAL DRONE PHOTOGRAPHY CONTEST
3rd prize in Nature category

TIME.COM
The Best Drone Photographs of 2016

CNN
20 coolest drone photos of 2016
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The Golden Turtle International Festival 2017
1st prize in NEW TECHNOLOGIES IN WILD NATURE PHOTOS
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DIGITAL TRENDS 2018
The best drone photos from around the world

DRONESTAGR.AM
50 TOP PHOTOS OF 2018
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The Photo Montier Festival 2020
1st Prize in "Human And Nature" category
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Xposure INTERNATIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY FESTIVAL 2021
2nd Prize in "Drone" category
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The Golden Turtle International Festival 2022
Finalist in "Human And Nature" category
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