40 Breathtaking Examples of Aerial Photography

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Aerial photography can be very inspirational since it provides a view of our environment and surroundings from a perspective we are not used to. It was first practiced in the 1800′s by photographers in balloons. Today, with the advancement in equipment and technology, aerial photographers are able to get a wider variety of photos from above. Here are 40 breathtaking aerial photos for your inspiration.

Clicking on the images will take you to where we found them, and will allow you to see a larger version and learn more about the photographers.

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Henry Jones is a web developer, designer, and entrepreneur with over 14 years of experience. He is the founder of WDL and ThemeTrust.

31 Comments

  1. Jeremy
    December 30, 2009

    Impressive

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  2. Charlotte Web Design
    December 30, 2009

    Awesome photography, nice to watch. I love black and white photography especially.

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  3. Johnny
    December 30, 2009

    Well done, most of these are truly breathtaking photos, Nice roundup :)

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  4. michelle
    December 30, 2009

    wow I love the one with the clouds :)

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  5. SmashingWebs.com
    December 30, 2009

    Wow… Amazing collection :)

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  6. Simon Liew
    December 31, 2009

    That was incredible photos collection. Hope to see more.

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  7. Steve Martin
    December 31, 2009

    Amazing photos… These Aerial photos are stunning to look at…. Thanks for sharing your photographs and thoughts…

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  8. Css Awards gallery
    December 31, 2009

    Wow… Amazing list

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  9. ferhan
    December 31, 2009

    very nice

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  10. Justin Zalewski
    December 31, 2009

    Great collection, photography is all about getting a new visual perspective and these aerial shots certainly provide that!

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  11. Mario Körbler
    January 1, 2010

    Great photo collection! I like the vine photo best!

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  12. sajib
    January 1, 2010

    Fabulous collection. The pictures are breathtaking.

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  13. Katherine
    January 1, 2010

    Nice aerials. I don’t see any of Adriel Heisey, Yves-Bertrand, Cameron Davidson or William Garnett’s work. They are the true masters of aerial imagery. Mr. Garnett (R.I.P) was an incredible photographer. Also, look at Marilyn Bridges work.

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  14. Stefan Matei
    January 2, 2010

    Now there’s something you don’t see in Google Maps…

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  15. Matthew Aebersold
    January 2, 2010

    These are absolutely amazing. Thank you for this!

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  16. Jannis Gerlinger
    January 4, 2010

    stunning pictures !

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  17. claire
    January 4, 2010

    Absolutely stunning and really creatively inspiring photos – nice to see a historical example in there too!

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  18. Rachel
    January 5, 2010

    Wow! Those are the most gorgeous and amazing pictures I have seen in a long time! Absolutely breathtaking and sensationals!

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  19. Amit
    January 16, 2010

    wow that was exquisite!!i m not into aerial photography much..the last pic related to aerial photography was clicked from a tenth floor of a sky scraper ;) beautiful images..

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  20. Anh dep
    January 17, 2010

    Stunning! great collection

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  21. Marty
    January 22, 2010

    Why isn’t credit given under each photo to the photographer? I know each photo is linked, but that isn’t good enough. They deserve to have their work recognized as their work.
    It’s only fair, you would want the same.

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  22. Boby Dimitrov
    February 1, 2010

    Thanks for featuring two of our images! You can see more aerial photography (mainly taken by a helium balloon) from Bulgaria here:
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/bobydimitrov/sets/72157606220043203/

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  23. Tim Nealon
    February 8, 2010

    Nice pics. Thanks for taking the time to collect all of these in one place.

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  24. Sue
    February 22, 2010

    Fabulous photographs

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  25. Lumka
    March 16, 2010

    wow! They are wonderful!

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  26. Sam
    April 1, 2010

    Stunning pictures

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  27. Sarah Marie
    April 1, 2010

    lovely!

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  28. Vishal
    April 2, 2010

    hey man
    these r one of the most interesting pics I have ever seen

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  29. Jen Pruett
    April 29, 2010

    wow those are just amazing photos never seen anything like this, Thank you for sharing, Jen

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  30. CSS Gallery
    June 4, 2010

    There are just some shots most photography hobbyist can’t touch due to expense and we can only envy them. These are great!

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  31. Unaiz
    May 31, 2013

    This is really amazing collection of aerial photographs, I’ve ever seen, Thank you very much for inspiration :-)

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