25 Stunning Aerial Photographs from Yann Arthus Bertrand

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The exceptional perspective aerial photography provides to viewers is so captivating that there may never be a photo taken from air that did not elicit praise from people. Somehow, when you watch the world from a high vantage point, everything becomes different or more beautiful. It will never fail to fill you with awe, as you gaze at the wonders of this planet we call Earth.

One of the best aerial photographers in the world is Yann Arthus Bertrand. His work in this field has been unequaled, as he seems to have a keen eye for what is exciting and interesting. A Parisian-born photographer, who is known all across the globe, Bertrand discovered his love for photography and how beautiful landscapes are from up a hot air balloon, when he was in Kenya during the late ’70s. He was studying lions’ behavior then, while in the company of the Massai tribe. During that time, he started to understand the power photos have and how they can be used for communication.

Having already released 80 books, the first of which was Lions, published in 1981, Bertrand had his work appear in a lot of internationally-renowned magazines like National Geographic, Paris Match, Life, and Geo. In 1991, he founded Altitude, which was the first ever photo agency with aerial photography as its specialization.

Below are just some samples of his broad range of beautiful aerial photographs:

1. Gannet Colony, Eldey Island, Iceland

gannet colony eldey island iceland 25 Mind Blowing Aerial Photographs Around the World

 

2. Rano Kau Volcano in Rapa Nui National Park, Easter Island, Chile

rano kau volcano in rapa nui national park easter island chile 25 Mind Blowing Aerial Photographs Around the World

 

3. Satellite Dishes on the Roofs of Aleppo, Syria

satellite dishes on the roofs of aleppo syria 25 Mind Blowing Aerial Photographs Around the World

 

4. The Orinoco River near the Esmeralda (Amazon Rain Forest), Venezuela

the orinoco river near the esmeralda amazon rain forest amazonas region venezuela 25 Mind Blowing Aerial Photographs Around the World

 

5. New Palm Oil Plantation, Borneo, Indonesia

new palm oil plantation near pundu borneo indonesia 25 Mind Blowing Aerial Photographs Around the World

 

6. Islet in the Terraced Rice Fields of Bali, Indonesia

islet in the terraced rice fields of bali indonesia 25 Mind Blowing Aerial Photographs Around the World

 

7. Bungle Bungle National Park, Kimberley, Australia

bungle bungle national park halls creek kimberley australia 25 Mind Blowing Aerial Photographs Around the World

 

 

 

 

8. Djidji Waterfalls, Ivindo National Park, Gabon

djidji waterfalls ivindo national park ogoouc3a9 ivindo province gabon 25 Mind Blowing Aerial Photographs Around the World

 

9. Malé Island, North Malé Atoll, Maldives

malc3a9 island north malc3a9 atoll maldives 25 Mind Blowing Aerial Photographs Around the World

 

10. Mount Everest, Himalayas, Nepal

mount everest himalayas nepal 25 Mind Blowing Aerial Photographs Around the World

 

11. Iguazu Waterfalls, Argentina and Brazil

iguazu waterfalls misiones province argentina and brazil 25 Mind Blowing Aerial Photographs Around the World

 

12. Pink Ebony on the Kaw Mountain, French Guiana

pink ebony on the kaw mountain french guiana 25 Mind Blowing Aerial Photographs Around the World

 

13. Makoko Shanty Town, Lagos Lagoon, Nigeria

makoko shanty town lagos lagoon lagos state nigeria 25 Mind Blowing Aerial Photographs Around the World

 

 

 

 

14. Greenhouses in San Augustin near Almería, Andalusia, Spain

greenhouses in san augustin near almerc3ada andalusia spain 25 Mind Blowing Aerial Photographs Around the World

 

15. Humid Area Near Surgut, Siberia, Russia

humid area near surgut siberia russia 25 Mind Blowing Aerial Photographs Around the World

 

16. The Maelifell Volcano on the Edge of the Myrdalsjökull Glacier, Iceland

the maelifell volcano on the edge of the myrdalsjc3b6kull glacier iceland 25 Mind Blowing Aerial Photographs Around the World

 

17. The Separation Wall in the West Bank

the separation wall built by israel in the west bank 25 Mind Blowing Aerial Photographs Around the World

 

18. Lumber Yard in Port-Gentil, Ogooué-Maritime Province, Gabon

lumber yard in port gentil ogoouc3a9 maritime province gabon 25 Mind Blowing Aerial Photographs Around the World

 

 

 

 

19. Palm Jumeirah Artificial Island, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

palm jumeirah artificial island dubai united arab emirates 25 Mind Blowing Aerial Photographs Around the World

 

20. Moshav (Co-operative Village) Farm at Nahalal, Israel

moshav co operative village farm at nahalal jezrael plain israel 25 Mind Blowing Aerial Photographs Around the World

 

21. Village of Koh Panyi, Phang Nga Bay, Thailand

village of koh panyi phang nga bay thailand 25 Mind Blowing Aerial Photographs Around the World

 

22. Windmills of Banning Pass, Near Palm Springs, California, United States

windmills of banning pass near palm springs california united states 25 Mind Blowing Aerial Photographs Around the World

 

23. Salmon Farm Near Mechuque in the Chauques Islands, Chile

salmon farm near mechuque in the chauques islands chile 25 Mind Blowing Aerial Photographs Around the World

 

24. Center-Pivot Irrigation, Ma’an, Jordan

center pivot irrigation mae28099an jordan 25 Mind Blowing Aerial Photographs Around the World

 

25. Louis-Saint-Laurent Icebreaker in Resolute Bay, Nunavut Territory, Canada

louis saint laurent icebreaker in resolute bay nunavut territory canada 25 Mind Blowing Aerial Photographs Around the World

 

 

 

 

Check out other aerial photographs articles:

These Photos Give You a Bird’s Eye View of Our Amazing Planet

20 Best Aerial Shots Ever Captured

 

 

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