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
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Climate Change: In Focus

Climate Change: In Focus

climatechange02aNo snow, no ice?
by Patty Waymire
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climatechange02bEmperors at the ice edge in Antarctica
by Kira Morris
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by Tomasz Solinski
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climatechange02dOne to five…
by Vladimir Melnik
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climatechange02eClimatic Factories
by Terence Chiew
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Thanks to the thousands of people who participated in this assignment! What better way to understand the real impact of climate change than to ask a global community of photographers to share their stories about it. Our hope was to harness the power of collaborative storytelling and have a real impact on both policy and public perception.

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Celebrating Reflections

Celebrating Reflections Photo Contest Winners

Reflections09aCongratulations Grand Jury Winner “Loch Rusky Dawn, Scotland” by shahbazmajeed
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Reflections09bCongratulations Runner Up “Schloss Moyland 1″ by kerryellis
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Reflections09cCongratulations Runner Up “SurfersParadise” by mattzpixz
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Reflections09dCongratulations Amateur Winner “Matterhorn before sunrise” by petrabischoff
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Reflections09eCongratulations Honorable Mention “October Light” by Memoriee
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Reflections09fCongratulations People’s Choice “Solar Orgasm” by marcocacciatore
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Celebrating Reflections
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Life is Better At The Top

Life is Better At The Top

Rooftop07aPyramids at Giza – Cairo
Though the hotel itself bears the unremarkable name of the Pyramids Inn Motel, if you climb to the roof, you’ll be treated to one of the best views of the Giza pyramids to be found anywhere. Lined up along the horizon like Rockettes, it’s a wonderful sight, so long as it’s not obscured by sandstorms.

Rooftop07bBasilica di Santa Maria – Florence

Rooftop07cBarcelona – Spain

Rooftop07dCé La Vi – Singapore

Rooftop07eTour Montparnasse – Paris

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more in “15 Rare Rooftop Views Prove Life is Better At The Top”
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Olaf Heine’s Brazil

Olaf Heine’s Brazil
Photographic love letter to a country whose shape, volume and emotions are defined by sensual curves.
interview by Christopher Austopchuk

OlafHeine07a OlafHeine07b OlafHeine07c OlafHeine07dWhen did you become a photographer?
Olaf Heine: My father gave me my first camera when I was eight. It came naturally to record things that surrounded me. Others wrote diaries; I photographed. But my friends’ bands inspired me to work professionally, back in the early nineties in Berlin.

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