Aerial Photography of Beautiful Places

A collection of photos produced by Yann Arthus-Bertrand - french photographer, journalist, reporter and environmentalist. He founded the Altitude Agency in 1991, which was the world's first press agency and images bank specialising in aerial photography (500,000 pictures taken in more than 100 countries by more than 100 photographers). In 1994 Arthus-Bertrand started a thorough study on the state of the Earth sponsored by UNESCO. As part of the study, he made a picture inventory of the world's most beautiful landscapes, taken from helicopters and hot-air balloons. The book from this project, Earth from Above sold over 3 million copies and was translated into 24 languages. In 2000, his "Earth from Above" free exhibition was set up on numerous big posters on the gates of Jardins du Luxembourg in Paris. It then travelled worldwide from Lyon to Montreal, to 110 cities and was visited by 120 million people.

 

Crowd in Abengourou, Ivory Coast

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Al-Dayr, Petra, Ma'an region, Jordan

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Training arena in the hippodrome of Maisons-Laffitte, Yvelines, France

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Village, Mopti region, Mali

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Dogon village near Bandiagara, Mali

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Perito Moreno Glacier, Santa Cruz, Argentina

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Erosion on the slopes of a volcano near Ankisabe, Madagascar

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The Corcovado overlooking the city of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Detail of a building in Sao Paulo, Brazil

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Cliffs of Inishmore, Aran islands, County Galway, Ireland

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Fishing nets in the port of Agadir, Morocco

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Agricultural landscape near Cognac, Charente, France

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Market gardens on the S enegal river near Kayes, Mali

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Orchard among the wheat, Macedonia, Greece

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View of Venice, Veneto, Italy

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Rubber tracks on a recreation ground near Doha, Qatar

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Polygonal patterned ground in Beacon valley, Antarctica (South Pole)

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City of Shibam Hadramawt, region of Hadramawt. Yemen

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Ginseng fields near Cheorwon, Gangwon Province, South Korea

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White corn store near Masai Mara National Reserve, Kenya

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Palm grove and herd of cattle near Laguna Negra, Eastern Republic of Uruguay

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Village of Koh Pannyi, Phang Nga bay, Thailand

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Kuna settlement, Panama

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Motorway interchange near the Yokohama port, Honshu, Japan

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Car breakers, Saint-Brieuc, Côte d’Armor, France

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Drying dates in a palm grove south of Cairo, Nile valley, Egypt

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Worker resting on bales of cotton, Ivory Coast

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