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

 

Switzerland

 

Tasmania, Australia

 

The Changping District in Beijing, China

 

Varanasi, India

 

Walled City of Dubrovnik, Croatia

 

Louver and Ile de la Cité in Paris, France

 

 

 

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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?"

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