Western United States Aerial Photos by Niaz Uddin

Niaz Uddin is photographer and filmmaker based in Los Angeles. Uddin’s speciality is taking pictures from extraordinary heights. Aerial, drone, and travel photography that Uddin takes are simply breathtaking. Sometimes he flies with doors off a helicopter and capture the beauty of nature from 15,000 feet above the sea level. Spectacular pictures from a bird-eye perspective of the American West is what you are about to see scrolling down the page. Take your time to enjoy them because they are really appealing and give a sense of harmony to the observer…

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Western United States Aerial Photos by Niaz Uddin
more at The Awesome Daily

The Energy of Tomorrow Looks Strikingly Artistic from Above

The Energy of Tomorrow Looks Strikingly Artistic from Above

Two photographers share their unique perspectives on the growing wind and solar power industries.
A native of Bulgaria, Jassen Todorov is a violinist and music professor at San Francisco State University. He’s also a pilot and a member of National Geographic’s Your Shot community, regularly sharing photographs taken from his four-seater plane.

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The Energy of Tomorrow Looks Strikingly Artistic from Above
Jassen Todorov Photography

more at National Geographic

Discover Wild Iceland

Discover Wild Iceland
By Rafn Sigurbjornsson

Rafn Sig,- is well known freelance Icelandic photographer who have focused on the raw nature and landscape since he was a young boy. He has been hiking in the Icelandic highlands and low lands all his live and knows the nature and the hidden spots like a true native.

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Discover Wild Iceland
By Rafn Sigurbjornsson

a lot more at Behance

2016 SkyPixel Photo Contest Results & Winners

2016 SkyPixel Photo Contest
Results & Winners

skypixel02aGrand Prize
2016 SkyPixel Photo of the Year
Fishermen close the net by 郑戈 | Zheng Ge
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skypixel02bProfessional
Beauty – First Prize
Exploration by 王 汉冰 | Wang Han Bing
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skypixel02cProfessional
Drones in Use – Third Prize
Drone in Use by Norman Nollau
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skypixel02dDonna Wood in Scroesby Sound
by Eric Vickery Photography
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skypixel02e看不见的城市
by NK7
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more at SkyPixel

Welcome to the gallery of the 2016 winning images. We hope you enjoy them.

Travel Photographer of the Year is proud to showcase another great set of images, as the 2016 winners add fresh perspectives on our world through the eyes of talented amateur, semi-professional and professional photographers.

tpoty001aTravel Photographer of the Year 2016
Winner — Joel Santos, Portugal
This unique aerial photo shows the salt miners guiding a dromedary and donkey caravan through this desert’s unique salt patterns.
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tpoty001bYoung Travel Photographer of the Year 2016
Winner — Darpan Basak, India (age 14)
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tpoty001cYoung Travel Photographer – 14 years old & under – Places & Experiences
Winner — Ankit Kumar, India (age 13)
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tpoty001dYoung Travel Photographer – 15 to 18 years old – Places & Experiences
Winner — Courtney Moore, USA (age 18)
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tpoty001eBest Single Image in a Portfolio – Mankind
Winner — Jeremy Woodhouse, UK
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tpoty001fNatural World Portfolio – Land, Sea, Sky
Winner — Craig Easton, UK
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more at TPOTY

Through the Centuries, New York From Above

“Manhattan has been compelled to expand skyward because of the absence of any other direction in which to grow,” E.B. White wrote in “Here is New York,” his classic 1949 essay. “This, more than any other thing, is responsible for its physical majesty.”

nyabove01aThe steel-and-glass towers of Manhattan’s Financial District.
AirPano.com
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nyabove01bUnited States Army Air Corp biplanes flying in formation over Midtown Manhattan and the recently completed Chrysler Building. Circa early 1930s.
Underwood Archives/Getty Images
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nyabove01cWinter in Manhattan.
Taylor Scott Mason/NYonAir
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nyabove01dA view of Manhattan.
Taylor Scott Mason/NYonAir
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nyabove01eA view from a helicopter overlooking the George Washington Bridge in 1951.
Margaret Bourke-White/The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images
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nyabove01fThe World Trade Center’s Twin Towers in 1982.
Antonio Attini/Archivio White Star
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Through the Centuries, New York From Above
more by Jordan G. Teicher
at NY Times

Our Natural World

Our Natural World Photo Contest Winners

ournaturalworld12aCongratulations Grand Jury Winner “AUS_Wyndham36″ by ejpeiker
“What an amazing image this is! This was taken from above and what we see is a river with branches of inlets coming off of it like limbs of a tree. I love seeing nature reflect itself in patterns and textures. I felt this image was worthy of the Grand Prize because of it’s unique perspective of the world and the beauty of the nature’s art. Beautifully captured. Congratulations!” – Laurie Rubin
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ournaturalworld12bCongratulations Runner Up “The early bird catches all.” by marnarojas
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ournaturalworld12cCongratulations Runner Up “Elowah Falls in December with High Water by Michael Matti” by MichaelMatti
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ournaturalworld12dCongratulations Runner Up “Lonely Tree” by travisdaldy
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ournaturalworld12eCongratulations People’s Choice “Punch Bowl Falls” by jxsnyder
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Our Natural World Photo Contest Winners
more at viewbug