Earth From Above, Amazing Aerial Photography

on Aug, 25 2010 17960 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





The Old Ghost

Two guys left the bar after a long night of drinking, jumped in the car and started it up.

After a couple of minutes, an old man appeared in the passenger window and tapped lightly.

The passenger screamed, "Look at the window. There's an old ghost's face there!"

The driver sped up, but the old man's face stayed in the window.

The passenger rolled his window down part way and, scared out of his wits, said, "What do you want?"

The old man softly replied, "You got any tobacco?"

The passenger handed the old man a cigarette and yelled, "Step on it," to the driver, rolling up the window in terror.

A few minutes later they calmed down and started laughing again. The driver said, "I don't know what happened, but don't worry; the speedometer says we're doing 80 now."

All of a sudden there was a light tapping on the window and the old man reappeared.

"There he is again," the passenger yelled. He rolled down the window and shakily said, "Yes?

"Do you have a light?" the old man quietly asked.

The passenger threw a lighter out the window saying, "Step on it!"

They were driving about 100 miles an hour, trying to forget what they had just seen and heard, when all of a sudden there came some more tapping.

"Oh my God! He's back!" The passenger rolled down the window and screamed in stark terror, "WHAT NOW?"

The old man gently replied, "You want some help getting out of the mud?"