These 25 Astounding Aerial Photographs Will Really Blow Your Mind

There is something about aerial photography that is endlessly fascinating; from the intricate patterns created by nature to the dramatic – and often disastrous – landscapes modified by man.

These incredible 25 aerial images are enthralling in both their complexity and beauty, and it’s amazing to think how geographic features like a familiar city or river can look so astounding from above.

Amsterdam and it’s canal system

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Bern, Switzerland

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Blue Dragon River of Portugal

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An aerial photograph of Burning Man festival

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Central Park, New York City

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The suburbs outside of Copenhagen, Denmark

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Megacity 1 from Judge Dredd? Not quite, it’s the Eixample district of Barcelona

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Fort Bourtange in the Netherlands

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A stunning glacial river in Iceland

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Glastonbury Festival held in Somerset, England

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The Grand Canyon from space

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A river in Iceland

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Lake Natron in Tanzania

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London at twilight

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Male, the capital of the Maldives

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A massive make-shift tent city outside of Mecca during Hadj

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Mexico City, Mexico

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New York City at night

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Sao Paola

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Scotsdale, Arizona

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Tulip fields in the Netherlands

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Vancouver, Canada

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Cemetery in Verdun, France

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Victoria Falls

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Terraced rice fields in Yunna, China

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