Earth From Above, Amazing Aerial Photography

on Aug, 25 2010 18135 views


A collection of aerial photography produced by Yann Arthus-Bertrand 

"Earth From Above" is the result of the aerial photographer Yann Arthus-Bertrand's five-year airborne odyssey across six continents. It's a spectacular presentation of large scale photographs of astonishing natural landscapes. Every stunning aerial photograph tells a story about our changing planet.


Amazon River, Brazil


Bazaar of Istanbul, Turkey


Boat Houses in Lagos, Nigeria


Boats stranded on the dry Aral Sea, Kazakhstan


Cattle near the Masai Mara National Park, Kenya


Cattle, Argentina


Coal mine in South Africa


Denver, USA


Easter Island, Chile


Elephants on the savannah, Botswana


Epicenter of the Atomic Bomb on Hiroshima, Japan


Favelas in Rio de Janeiro


Fraser Island dune, Australia


Freeways in Los Angeles, USA


Gullholmen, Sweden


Hashima Island, Japan


Machu Picchu, Peru


Military cemetery in Verdun, France


Mountains near Jengish, Kyrgyzstan


Neuschwanstein Castle, Germany


Palm Jumeirah in Dubai, United Arab Emirates


Pena, Portugal


Pigeon Houses Mit Gahmr Delta, Egypt


Ruins of the medieval city of Shali, Egypt


Sha Kibbutz, Israel


Solar plant in Andalusia, Spain


Stockholm, Sweden


Suburbs of Cape Town, South Africa


Suburbs of Copenhagen, Denmark




Tasmania, Australia


The Changping District in Beijing, China


Varanasi, India


Walled City of Dubrovnik, Croatia


Louver and Ile de la Cité in Paris, France





A Night Out

An Irishman's been drinking at a pub all night. The bartender finally says that the bar is closing. So the Irishman stands up to leave and falls flat on his face. He tries to stand one more time, same result.

He figures he'll crawl outside and get some fresh air and maybe that will sober him up. Once outside he stands up and falls flat on his face. So he decides to crawl the 4 blocks to his home and when he arrives at the door he stands up and falls flat on his face.

He crawls through the door into his bedroom. When he reaches his bed he tries one more time to stand up. This time he manages to pull himself upright but he quickly falls right into bed and is sound asleep as soon as his head hits the pillow.

He awakens the next morning to his wife standing over him shouting at him. "So, you've been out drinking again!!"

"What makes you say that?" He asks as he puts on an innocent look.

"The pub called, you left your wheelchair there again."