Over the years aerial photography has become increasingly popular. Why so? Maybe it was the creation of aerial drones such as the DJI Phantom and other similar drones that allowed photographers to explore different perspectives. It allowed them to do things that were much safer to be done through machines/drones rather than by themselves. For example, it would be rather easier, safer and even cheaper for a drone to just beam up into the sky and take a top-down image from a skyscraper height. At the same time, it would be a lot more dangerous if a photographer had to actually climb all the way up scaffoldings with his/her camera gear to take that shot.
Aerial photography is the taking of photographs of the ground from an elevated position. Usually the camera is not supported by a ground-based structure.
This is what aerial photography means according to Wikipedia. It must be remembered that aerial photography, albeit, becoming increasingly popular, is still bogged down by rules and regulations set by various agencies that must be complied with in order for photographers and other people to handle drones and stuff.
However, this post is not merely about drone photography, it is all about aerial photography. This means that the post will include photographs from:
- Photographers taking photographs from helicopters
- Airplanes (both passenger/commercial/military)
- Lightweight, and small airplanes such as Cessna which allows photographers to explore a whole new world – albeit expensive at times. The results are always worth it.
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I will also be adding some small notes below some of the images, especially under the ones that caught my eye the most. Be sure to stick around, hang tight and enjoy these images!
Morning in May by Matjaz Cater
Windows by Matjaz Cater
Red in October by Matjaz Cater
《梦幻之城》by NIE ZIJUN
I love the color tones and the whole sunset moment on this one. The red hour is one of the best hours to capture landscape photography
Through the Rainforest by Karel Donk
ICELAND FROM ABOVE by Mark PAULDA
Ah Iceland. One of the most beautiful places on Earth and you can see why
Field by Oliver Jaeger
Aerial view of Paris cityscape at night by Gable Denims
Mont Blanc by PhotoStock-Israel
Mystique mountains by Balazs Kiss
High angle view of Pacific Islander woman by Gable Denims
Natural curves by Sarah Martinet
Seljalandsfoss by Sarah Martinet
Aerial Photography Of The Slums by Mohammad Albustani
High angle view of winding switchback road by Gable Denims
Hot Air Ballooning at Dawn by Julian Pinget
Cañon del Colorado by Xavier Soldevila
Ballons 4 by Álex G. Photos
Waving by Daniel Talbot
For a moment I thought this was some digital or oil painting, but it turns out it was a really cool photograph of wave clouds
Don’t Let Go by Toby Harriman
Well…this is a vertigo inducing photograph! Pretty rad and scary!
Moonwalk by Victor Caroli
Electrify II by Toby Harriman
The painting of river by Andre Ermolaev
Andre has captures some of the most beautiful landscape photographs from an aerial view. Be sure to check his gallery out. You will not be disappointed, I can assure you
Flying by Danilo Fisichella
Centipede by Beno Saradzic
The tilt-shift effect is pretty awesome. Makes it look like a tiny toy set.
San Francisco City Hall by Toby Harriman
Late Afternoon along the Na Pali Coast by John Harrison
The lush green colors, and how the water shades from a tea to a darker blue. This picture is perfectly composed and captures the beauty of this landscape. I’d love to walk on that beach.
Langisjor Aerial by Alex Nail
Icelandic highlands by Thorarinn Jonsson
The first thing I think about when I look at this photograph: tranquillity. A sense of calmness and quiet surrounding you. Such still water.
Blue jewel by Sarah Martinet
River Branches by Mieke Boynton
A beautiful captures that seems like the river is clearly branching out into a tree shape. At first observation, one might think this was a cappuccino design or something.
Barcelona by Aldas Kirvaitis
Mexico City by Pablo Lopez Luz
Namib Desert, Namibia by SysaWorld Roberto Moiola
One of the rarest place on Earth. Where land meets water.
Tulip Fields, The Netherlands by Normann Szkop
Bern by imgur.com
Moscow by imgur.com
Male, Maldives by Mohamed Abdulla Shafeeg
Bac Son Valley, Vietnam by Hai Thinh
Definitely one of the most green valleys I’ve seen. Plus, surrounded by mountains, might be the place to live?
Camel train by Camel train
Bondi Paddleboarder by Matt Lauder
Wettest Place on Earth by Levo Photography
Lake Powell Aerial by Antony Spencer
United Colors of Yellowstone by Benjamin gs
This happens to be one of my favorite spots in the world. I really hope to visit this someday. It’s psychedelic colour combination is amazing!
Atlanta’s Skyline by Dayo Adeoti
Flying free by Luca Pinter
Flying Reine by Daniel Haussmann (Lumen Art Studio – Images)
On the way! By Petr Jan Juračka
A lot of new toys by Uwe Braun
Ethereal Land Mark by Dr. Akira TAKAUE
Torrevieja by Patricio Morales Perez
UrbanSprawl by Bill Sherman
Birds Eye 3 by Alisdair Miller
The World Below by Bobby Joshi Photography
Green Pasture by Klaus Leidorf
Just like someone put a house there, and the rest was done by God through a paint-brush. Perfectly composed and captured.