40 Breathtaking Examples of Aerial Photography

By / Dec 30, 2009 / Inspiration

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.

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About the Author

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

  • Jeremy

    Impressive

  • http://www.impact-webdesign.net/ Charlotte Web Design

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

  • http://www.webtint.net/ Johnny

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

  • http://www.kaplang.com/blog michelle

    wow I love the one with the clouds :)

  • http://smashingwebs.com/ SmashingWebs.com

    Wow… Amazing collection :)

  • http://www.simonlwc.com/ Simon Liew

    That was incredible photos collection. Hope to see more.

  • http://www.bwired.com.au Steve Martin

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

  • http://www.thecssawards.com Css Awards gallery

    Wow… Amazing list

  • ferhan

    very nice

  • http://www.justinzalewski.com Justin Zalewski

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

  • http://www.koerbler.com Mario Körbler

    Great photo collection! I like the vine photo best!

  • http://www.thefunnyimages.com/ sajib

    Fabulous collection. The pictures are breathtaking.

  • Katherine

    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.

  • http://www.vileworks.com Stefan Matei

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

  • http://www.mattaebersold.net Matthew Aebersold

    These are absolutely amazing. Thank you for this!

  • http://www.jannis-gerlinger.de Jannis Gerlinger

    stunning pictures !

  • http://trickygirl.wordpress.com/ claire

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

  • http://lesbeauxsites.typepad.com Rachel

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

  • http://www.shariblog.com Amit

    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..

  • http://xemanhdep.com Anh dep

    Stunning! great collection

  • http://www.martycoleman.com Marty

    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.

  • http://air.azholding.com Boby Dimitrov

    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/

  • http://www.timnealonphotography.com Tim Nealon

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

  • Sue

    Fabulous photographs

  • http://www.ukzn.ac.za Lumka

    wow! They are wonderful!

  • http://inspiredmonster.com Sam

    Stunning pictures

  • Sarah Marie

    lovely!

  • Vishal

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

  • http://www.photobuzz.org Jen Pruett

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

  • http://cssgallery.com CSS Gallery

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

  • http://designgrapher.com Unaiz

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