26 unbelievable aerial photos of Earth

26 unbelievable aerial photos of Earth

Have you ever wondered what the planet looks like from above? What it would be like to get a bird’s eye view of sprawling cities, stunning landscapes and rugged coastlines? Wonder no more as these incredible 360˚ panoramic images take you on an exciting tour from above.
Taken by not-for-profit organization AirPano, who have already photographed over 200 of the world’s most interesting destinations, these 27 images are sure to have you in awe and may even encourage you to take your travel photography skills to the next level.

1. Istanbul, Turkey

Once you see a photo of the iconic Byzantine Hagia Sophia Museum in Istanbul, one of the most visited museums on the world, you’ll be booking yourself on the next flight so you can explore this incredible city from ground level!
Istanbul from above, view of the Hagia Sophia Museum

2. Iguazu Falls, Argentina and Brazil

One of the planet’s most awe-inspiring sites, this shot of Iguazu Falls as viewed from above, comes complete with a double rainbow separating neighbours Argentina and Brazil and a small snapshot of one of the most powerful waterfalls in the world.
Aerial view above Iguazu Falls, Argentina and Brazil

3. Tolbachik volcano, Kamchatka, Russia

You know you’ve captured a unique moment when your camera shutter clicks just as a volcano that hasn’t been active for a few years shoots fiery lava up into the sky! See more incredible photos of the world’s most dangerous volcanos here.
Erupting volcano, red lava, Russia

4. Wayag Island, Raja Ampat, Indonesia

With islands so green and water so blue, there are more than 1800 of them to explore by boat or by snorkel. Check out more of Indonesia’s best beaches here.
Wayag Island, Raja Ampat, Indonesia, aerial view, green wooded islands in the turquoise ocean

5. Qiandao Lake, Hangzhou, China

A lake so beautiful it’s hard to believe it’s man-made: Qiandao lake was completed in 1959 and is now home to over 1,000 islands which can be explored by traditional boat.
Aerial view of Qiandao Lake, Hangzhou, China, islands dotted in green blue water

6. San Francisco, USA

It’s not all hippies and flower power in America’s coolest city, there are also some towering skyscrapers to check out downtown. Hop on the tram and get acquainted with the city by the bay with these top ten things to do.
San Francisco aerial view                      Read More