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.


Worker resting on bales of cotton, Ivory Coast

Image SourceWith over 90,000 cotton farmers making their living in this small African country, the Sub Saharan region accounts for roughly 8% of the cotton on world market.


Village in the Rheris Valley of the High Atlas Mountains, Morocco

Image SourceThe Atlas Mountains stretch almost 2,500 miles across north western African and separate the Mediterranean coastline from the Sahara desert. Although not many people live in this environment every now and then you will find a small crowded village like this one.


Icebreaker Louis Saint Laurent in Resolute Bay, Canada

Image SourceIn order for a ship to be considered an icebreaker it must possess three qualities: a strengthened hull, an ice clearing shape, and the ability to push through ice covered water. Most ships operating this far north will fall into this category.


Palm Jumeirah artificial island in Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Image SourceCreated using land reclamation, this island is one of the three that are known together as the palm islands. In total they manage to increase Dubai’s coastline by over 300 miles.


Satellite dishes on the roofs of Aleppo, Syria

Image SourceOne of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world, the contrast of old architecture and new technology are juxtaposed in this photograph.