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Breathtaking Aerial Photography of Some of the Most Scenic Places Around the Globe

Dromedary Caravan Near Nouakchott, Mauritania

Dromedary Caravan Near Nouakchott, Mauritania

Master Photographer Yann Arthus-Bertrand devoted five years in his project to photograph 6 continents from way above. What that painstaking patience yielded are these breathtaking, and often unusually different aerial shots of some of the most scenic places around the globe.

Fields of Tulips, Near Amsterdam, Netherlands

Fields of Tulips, Near Amsterdam, Netherlands

Bertrand’s intention was to arouse people’s consciousness towards a mindset on global sustainability, as well as its impact on the environment. Bertrand is the founder of the Goodplanet Foundation which intends to implement carbon offset programs, inspire public awareness on environmental issues and combat deforestation with the help of NGOs. His is also the founder of the Altitude Agency, the first ever press agency dedicated in the art of aerial photography.

Perito Moreno Glacier, Santa Cruz, Argentina

Perito Moreno Glacier, Santa Cruz, Argentina

Feast your eyes on Bertrand’s astounding compilation of aerial photos. The collection is an affirmation of how beautiful mother earth is. Seen from these lofty perspectives it is a virtual rainbow and kaleidoscope of colors in addition to delightful patterns, leaving one breathless and in a state of wonder.

Tree of Life, Tsavo National Park, Kenya

Tree of Life, Tsavo National Park, Kenya

Yann Arthus-Bertrand is a renowned French photographer, journalist, reporter and environmentalist. Bertrand’s sister Catherine is one of his most intimate collaborators, working with him in countless projects.

Bertrand has been passionate about nature and wildlife even from an early age. He formed the Altitude Agency in 1991 and to date it has amassed some 500,000 aerial images shot in more than a hundred countries by more than 100 lensmen.

Worker Resting on Bales of Cotton, Ivory Coast

Worker Resting on Bales of Cotton, Ivory Coast

In 1994 he initiated a study on the condition of the planet funded by UNESCO. In furtherance of the project, he shot a picture catalog of the world’s most gorgeous landscapes, snapped from hot-air balloons and choppers.

Grand Prismatic Spring, Yellowstone National Park, US

Grand Prismatic Spring, Yellowstone National Park, US

The pictures were compiled into a book called Earth from Above, selling in excess of 3 million copies, many of which were translated into two dozen languages.

An Earth from Above exhibition was mounted in 2000 which went on the road, travelling worldwide on a 110 city stomp.  The exhibit was seen by an estimated 120 million viewers. In 2008, a DVD of the collection was released.

Heart in Voh

Heart in Voh

See Bertrand’s sublime aerial images here.

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Patricia Ramos the author

I am a freelance photographer who is no stranger to smudged lenses, long hours in front of the computer, heavy camera bags (and the back aches that ensued) and missing lens caps. If you know what I'm talking about, you probably have as much love and passion for photography as I do.

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