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07/26/2014 08:00 am ET

Forget Selfies, Dronies Are The New Must-Take Travel Photo

Selfies are so last season.

Meet "dronies," the cooler, more adventurous, amped-up sibling of the oft-maligned selfie.

A "dronie" is basically a selfie from the sky, taken not at arm's length from your smartphone but from an uber-cool drone that flies above you, photographing not only your face, but your (hopefully) beautiful surroundings.

According to The Telegraph, "dronies" are best taken as short videos, rather than single images. "Dronies" are even being encouraged by the New Zealand Tourism Board, which is piloting drones on ski runs to photograph skiers and snowboarders.

The "dronies" are then sent to the skier or boarder's phone, ready to be shared with friends, like the video below.

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So yea. It's a thing. See?

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Are you ready to take a "dronie"?

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BEFORE YOU GO

  • Manila, Philippines (2nd Prize: Jericsaniel)
    Manila, Philippines (2nd Prize: Jericsaniel)
  • Annecy, France (3rd Prize: Drone-cs)
    Annecy, France (3rd Prize: Drone-cs)
  • Tamul waterfall in Mexico (Popular Prizes -- 1st Prize Winner: <a href="http://www.dronestagr.am/author/postandfly/" target="
    Tamul waterfall in Mexico (Popular Prizes -- 1st Prize Winner: Postandfly)
  • Sanary-sur-Mer, France (Popular Prizes -- 2nd Prize: <a href="http://www.dronestagr.am/sanary-sur-mer-6/" target="_blank">Jam
    Sanary-sur-Mer, France (Popular Prizes -- 2nd Prize: Jams69)
  • Sofia, Bulgaria (Popular Prizes --  3rd Prize: <a href="http://www.dronestagr.am/sofia-bulgaria/" target="_blank">IceFire</a>
    Sofia, Bulgaria (Popular Prizes -- 3rd Prize: IceFire)
  • Irino Beach, Kuroshio-cho, Kochi, Japan (<a href="http://www.dronestagr.am/irino-beachkuroshio-chokochijapan-2/" target="_bla
    Irino Beach, Kuroshio-cho, Kochi, Japan (K-max07)
  • Mammoth Lakes, CA (<a href="http://www.dronestagr.am/mammoth-lakes-ca-2/" target="_blank">mikebish</a>)
    Mammoth Lakes, CA (mikebish)
  • Snorkeling in the coral garden of Taha’a lagoon (<a href="http://www.dronestagr.am/jardin-de-corail-dans-le-lagon-de-tahaa-po
    Snorkeling in the coral garden of Taha’a lagoon (Marama Photo Video)
  • Glapsides Beach (<a href="http://www.dronestagr.am/glapsides-beach/" target="_blank">DennyR</a>)
    Glapsides Beach (DennyR)
  • The city of mougins near Cannes in france. (<a href="http://www.dronestagr.am/mougins/" target="_blank">mougins</a>)
    The city of mougins near Cannes in france. (mougins)
  • La Alhambra de Granada (<a href="http://www.dronestagr.am/la-alhambra-de-granada-3/" target="_blank">migueljavalos</a>)
    La Alhambra de Granada (migueljavalos)
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