25 Mindblowing Aerial Photographs Of Our World

Posted by on November 26, 2012

Getting a good picture on the ground is hard enough, let alone underwater, but when it comes to shooting from the air it quite literally takes things to a whole new level. Thanks to gifted photographers like Yann Arthus-Bertrand, however, those of us stuck here on the ground get to see the world through a whole new lens. These are 25 mindblowing aerial photographs of our world.


25

Dubai Marina and Jumeriah Lakes Towers, United Arab Emirates

Image SourceThe Dubai Marina is an artificial canal city carved along a 2 mile stretch of the Persian Gulf shoreline. Until it is completed, though, the prize for largest man made marina in the world goes to Marina del Rey in California.

24

Freeways in Los Angeles, United States

Image SourceServing over 22 million people, Los Angeles’s traffic infrastructure has had trouble keeping up with its rapid population growth.

23

Favelas in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Image SourceFavela is the term used to describe a shanty town in Brazil. A good percentage of the country’s population live in these substandard conditions, many times on hillsides just outside of major cities like Rio de Janeiro.

22

American Cemetery north of Verdun, France

Image SourceThis city in north eastern France was the site of the one of the bloodiest battles in World War I and today war cemeteries like this one are not uncommon.



21

Rano Kau Volcano in Rapa Nui National Park, Easter Island

Image SourceRano Kau is an extinct volcano that rises out of the southwestern part of Easter Island. It is almost a mile across and actually has its own self contained climate as a result of its inner walls being sheltered from the winds that sweep most of the island.