Aerial photography allows us to view the world from a completely new perspective. It is a method of capturing photographs of the land from an elevated location. What makes this technique so unique is that the camera from which these pictures are taken is not supported by a ground-based structure. The camera may be mounted or hand held. Photographers are taken by a photographer, generated either remotely or automatically. Such photographs can be taken from helicopters, rockets, blimps, parachutes etc. Enjoy and be inspired by the following photographs.
Above the Ceiling:
Agricultural landscape near Cognac, Charente, France:
This photographer, Denis Giles has captured the essence of autumn through this beautiful photograph.
A worker rests on bales of cotton in Thonakaha, Korhogo, Ivory Coast. Photograph by Yann Arthus-Bertrand. He has been capturing unique views of our planet since 1994 in order to promote sustainable living.
Another inspirational photograph by Bertrand. This one is of the mountainous countryside near Maelifellssandue, Myrdalsjokull Region, Iceland.
This is one of the most stunning aerial photographs ever taken by Robert Campbell. It is an actual photo of a salt pond taken from an aeroplane.
Taken during a departure from Munich, this photograph looks like a shot out of a movie.
Cameron Davidson started his aerial photography career in 1980 while he asked a pilot to help him get an 'aerial' view. He was taking snaps for National Geographic at the time. Over the years, he has taken pictures of all types of landscapes. The picture below gives us a glimpse of New York city from the bird's eye view.
Paris sunset in gold. This breathtaking view was offered to us by Dutch Dennis.
A chance orbit of the International Space Station permitted the astronauts the stunning view of the Sarychev valcono in an early stage of eruption on June 12, 2009. It is one of the most active volcanoes in the Kuril Island chain and is located on the northwestern end of Matua Island.
Skyline at sunset by Jeff Bartelt.
This photograph is taken by Jason Hawkes. He's taken a number of picture of London at night via a helicopter. This one offers a wonderful view of the tower bridge and the river thames.
Nature at it's very best. Tulip fields near Lisse, Amsterdam Region, Netherlands. Taken by Samuel Leo.