Images: Daily Herald photo staff's 2021 drone pictures of the year

 
 
Updated 12/30/2021 8:53 AM

See the best drone images of 2021 from our Daily Herald photojournalists.

A family walks through one of three mazes on 12 acres of sunflowers at Goebbert's Pumpkin Patch and Apple Orchard in Pingree Grove.
A family walks through one of three mazes on 12 acres of sunflowers at Goebbert's Pumpkin Patch and Apple Orchard in Pingree Grove.
Jeff Knox | Staff Photographer
Yoga instructor Holly Johnson of Elburn, front, leads a paddle board yoga class on a Kane County Forest Preserve pond on Wednesday, Sept 1, 2021.
Yoga instructor Holly Johnson of Elburn, front, leads a paddle board yoga class on a Kane County Forest Preserve pond on Wednesday, Sept 1, 2021.
Jeff Knox | Staff Photographer
The Seascape Family Aquatic Center in Hoffman Estates.
The Seascape Family Aquatic Center in Hoffman Estates.
Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer
Hundreds of cars file into the Lake County Fairgrounds to get either their first or second COVID-19 vaccinations administered by the Lake County Health Department and Community Health Center on Tuesday morning.
Hundreds of cars file into the Lake County Fairgrounds to get either their first or second COVID-19 vaccinations administered by the Lake County Health Department and Community Health Center on Tuesday morning.
Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer
St. Viator's class of 2021 graduates at Arlington Park kept social distancing protocols in effect during their fifty-eighth annual commencement ceremony on Sunday.
St. Viator's class of 2021 graduates at Arlington Park kept social distancing protocols in effect during their fifty-eighth annual commencement ceremony on Sunday.
Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer
A pedestrian pushes a stroller along the trail surrounding the 80-foot smoke stack Wednesday at Gelatin Park in Grayslake. For 60 years, the Grayslake Gelatin Co. was the village's industrial heart and one of its main employers. The factory was closed in the early 1980s and the site was converted into a park. The smoke stack was preserved which says Grayslake on one side and gelatin on the other. The park is located just west of the Grayslake Area Public Library.
A pedestrian pushes a stroller along the trail surrounding the 80-foot smoke stack Wednesday at Gelatin Park in Grayslake. For 60 years, the Grayslake Gelatin Co. was the village's industrial heart and one of its main employers. The factory was closed in the early 1980s and the site was converted into a park. The smoke stack was preserved which says Grayslake on one side and gelatin on the other. The park is located just west of the Grayslake Area Public Library.
Paul Valade | Staff Photographer
A couple of Blue Herons guard their nest in a batch of sun-bleached dead trees along Rt. 72 in Hoffman Estates.
A couple of Blue Herons guard their nest in a batch of sun-bleached dead trees along Rt. 72 in Hoffman Estates.
Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer
Bonnie Duresa of Barrington Hills visits the grave site of husband, Robert Duresa, an Air Force veteran with friend, Debbie Brennan of Wauconda. The Fort Sheridan Cemetery was established in 1889 and more than 2,000 servicemen are buried there.
Bonnie Duresa of Barrington Hills visits the grave site of husband, Robert Duresa, an Air Force veteran with friend, Debbie Brennan of Wauconda. The Fort Sheridan Cemetery was established in 1889 and more than 2,000 servicemen are buried there.
Paul Valade | Staff Photographer
Downtown Arlington Heights.
Downtown Arlington Heights.
Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer
North School Park fountain in Arlington Heights.
North School Park fountain in Arlington Heights.
Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer
The new sculpture called Hallow is located at the Morton Arboretum in Lisle. The sculpture is made of wood, steel and concrete by the South African artist Daniel Popper.
The new sculpture called Hallow is located at the Morton Arboretum in Lisle. The sculpture is made of wood, steel and concrete by the South African artist Daniel Popper.
Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer
The sun sets on the final day of horse racing at Arlington Park on September 25, 2021.
The sun sets on the final day of horse racing at Arlington Park on September 25, 2021.
Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer
The late-day sun casts long shadows of a man walking on of the paths at Peck Farm in Geneva on Tuesday, June 22, 2021.
The late-day sun casts long shadows of a man walking on of the paths at Peck Farm in Geneva on Tuesday, June 22, 2021.
Jeff Knox | Staff Photographer
Blanketed horses huddle together near the Cresswood Farm in Barrington as temperatures remain moderate under a partly cloudy sky throughout this first week in January.
Blanketed horses huddle together near the Cresswood Farm in Barrington as temperatures remain moderate under a partly cloudy sky throughout this first week in January.
Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer
Two gardeners, in opposing corners of this drone photo, work on their plot in the Palatine Community Garden in Frontier Park.
Two gardeners, in opposing corners of this drone photo, work on their plot in the Palatine Community Garden in Frontier Park.
John Starks | Staff Photographer
A large star is painted on the grass at the intersection of quadrants of American Flags as people walk through the Healing Field of Flags at the Polo Soccer Fields in Oak Brook on Thursday, September 9, 2021.
A large star is painted on the grass at the intersection of quadrants of American Flags as people walk through the Healing Field of Flags at the Polo Soccer Fields in Oak Brook on Thursday, September 9, 2021.
John Starks | Staff Photographer
Cross town rivals Naperville North and Naperville Central prepare to play in Benedetti Wehrli Stadium at North Central College Friday October 1, 2021 in Naperville.
Cross town rivals Naperville North and Naperville Central prepare to play in Benedetti Wehrli Stadium at North Central College Friday October 1, 2021 in Naperville.
Brian Hill | Staff Photographer
A long shadow is cast from a rider as they catch some air at The Hill BMX Tuesday July 20, 2021 in Elgin.
A long shadow is cast from a rider as they catch some air at The Hill BMX Tuesday July 20, 2021 in Elgin.
Brian Hill | Staff Photographer
Sean Trowbridge harvests a 75 acre field of corn on Ellithorpe Road, southwest of Burlington on Tuesday, October 26, 2021. Kane County has more than 333,000 acres of farmland.
Sean Trowbridge harvests a 75 acre field of corn on Ellithorpe Road, southwest of Burlington on Tuesday, October 26, 2021. Kane County has more than 333,000 acres of farmland.
John Starks | Staff Photographer
Foggy conditions greeted Karl and Kendra Fay of Palatine as they broke in their new snow shoes which was a Christmas gift from their mom in Deer Grove East in Palatine.
Foggy conditions greeted Karl and Kendra Fay of Palatine as they broke in their new snow shoes which was a Christmas gift from their mom in Deer Grove East in Palatine.
Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer
Tornado damage in the Woodridge neighborhoods after severe storms and a tornado ripped through the suburbs including hardest hit Naperville and Woodridge.
Tornado damage in the Woodridge neighborhoods after severe storms and a tornado ripped through the suburbs including hardest hit Naperville and Woodridge.
Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer
Cleanup continues in Naperville after a severe storm and tornado ripped though on Sunday night.
Cleanup continues in Naperville after a severe storm and tornado ripped though on Sunday night.
Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer
The 12th annual Lake View Villa Association Ice Fishing Derby on Bangs Lake in Wauconda kicked off with the tournament going virtual this year.
The 12th annual Lake View Villa Association Ice Fishing Derby on Bangs Lake in Wauconda kicked off with the tournament going virtual this year.
Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer
The "Field of Honor" display at Seven Gables Park in Wheaton consists of 2,000 American flags.
The "Field of Honor" display at Seven Gables Park in Wheaton consists of 2,000 American flags.
Paul Valade | Staff Photographer
A Great Egret is seen on the Fox River by Boy Scout Island Tuesday August 17, 2021 in St. Charles.
A Great Egret is seen on the Fox River by Boy Scout Island Tuesday August 17, 2021 in St. Charles.
Brian Hill | Staff Photographer
A brilliant December sunset is reflected in a pond west of Geneva.
A brilliant December sunset is reflected in a pond west of Geneva.
Jeff Knox | Staff Photographer
0 Comments
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
 
Article Comments
Guidelines: Keep it civil and on topic; no profanity, vulgarity, slurs or personal attacks. People who harass others or joke about tragedies will be blocked. If a comment violates these standards or our terms of service, click the X in the upper right corner of the comment box. To find our more, read our FAQ.