The Most Astounding Aerial Photography Ever Seen

Published September 9, 2013
Updated November 26, 2020

Enjoy earth from above with these 39 captivating aerial photographs.

From the mind-blowing 2-million strong tent city of Mecca to the staggering tulip fields of the Netherlands, we take a look at the most astounding aerial photography ever:

Fort Bourtange Aerial Photography
Fort Bourtange in the Netherlands.

Astounding Aerial Photography Glacial River In Iceland
Glacial river, Iceland.

Tent City In Mecca
Over 2 million pilgrims occupy this make-shift tent city outside of Mecca during Hadj.

Lake Natron in Tanzania
Lake Natron in Tanzania.

Aerial Photography Of Eixample Barcelona
This amazing aerial photograph captures the fascinating design of the Eixample district of Barcelona.

Blue Dragon River Aerial Photography
Blue Dragon River of Portugal.

Terraced Rice Fields In Yunna China
Terraced rice fields in Yunna, China.

An Amazing Aerial View Of Amsterdam
An amazing aerial view of Amsterdam and it's canal system.

World War 1 Trenches Aerial Photograph
An aerial photograph of the Loos-Hulluch trench systems in World War 1. British trench lines are on the left, German trench lines are on the right.

Scotsdale Arizona Photograph
Scotsdale, Arizona.

Maldives Aerial Photograph
Male, the capital of the Maldives.

Central Park Aerial Photography
Central Park, New York City.

Aerial Photography Of Victoria Falls
Victoria Falls.

Tulip Fields In The Netherlands
Tulip fields in the Netherlands

Vancouver Canada Aerial Picture
Vancouver, Canada.

Sao Paola Aerial Photograph
Sao Paola

Aerial Photography San Francisco
San Francisco, California

Verdun Cemetery
Cemetery in Verdun, France.

New York City
New York City, New York.

Aerial Photography Bern
Bern, Switzerland.

Mexico City, Mexico
Mexico City, Mexico.

Glastonbury Festival In 2013
Glastonbury Festival in 2013

Manhattan And Queens Aerial Photograph
An aerial photograph of Manhattan and Queens, New York.

The Amazon River
The Amazon River.

New York At Night
Aerial photography of New York City at night.

London Aerial Photo
London, United Kingdom.

Bath, England

Jeju Island
Jeju Island, South Korea.

Iceland River
Another photograph of a river in Iceland.

Hong Kong Aerial Photograph
Hong Kong, China.

Aerial Photography Harvest
Two fields: one has been recently harvested, the other awaits harvesting.

The Grand Canyon
The Grand Canyon from outer space.

Glastonbury Festival
Glastonbury Festival held in Somerset, England.

Aerial Photography
Maze, location unknown.

Aerial Photography Red Rocks Amphitheater
Red Rocks Amphitheater, Colorado.

Disneyland In 1962
Disneyland in 1962.

Copenhagen Suburbs Aerial Photography
The suburbs outside of Copenhagen, Denmark.

Aerial Photography Cape Town
Cape Town, South Africa.

An Aerial Photograph Of Burning Man 2013
An aerial photograph of Burning Man 2013.

After you enjoy this gallery of amazing aerial photography, be sure to see our other posts on the most popular All That Is Interesting pictures and our collection of interesting facts!

Alexander is a cofounder of All That's Interesting with an undergraduate degree from the University of Virginia in History and Economics and an MSc from the School of Oriental and African Studies in Economics. He specializes in American history, the Cold War, and true crime.
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