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Monday, August 4, 2014

How Our World Would Look If You Were a Bird

"How Our World Would Look If You Were a Bird. Part 1"

40 amazing aerial photographs courtesy of 

Their introduction:
Famous landmarks like the Arc Du Triumph, the Pyramids of Giza, and the Sagrada Familia have been photographed countless times by photographers from around the world, and they are recognizable to most, if not all, of us. But this collection of stunning aerial photographs gives us a bird’s-eye-view of these places, casting them in a totally new light. 
Most of the pictures are of places or things that most of us could easily identify right away. The images illustrate just how much a change in perspective can alter. It’s also worth noting that a few of these sites, like the Pyramids of Giza and the hotels in Dubai, were designed with an aerial perspective in mind. The designs of certain Dubai hotels can only be appreciated fully from above, and some theorize that the Pyramids of Giza were meant to be aligned with the stars in Orion’s Belt.

Although taking photographs from a bird’s actual perspective is possible, most photographers prefer taking pictures like these from hot-air balloons, helicopters, gliders, or very tall structures. A few of the photographs also seem to be taken from altitudes that even birds couldn’t reach. None of this, however, detracts from their epic beauty. 

Gallery 2 can be found here. [40 photos total]
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The following fragments were my favorites from Pixtales’ Gallery 1
9 Namib Desert, Namibia (SysaWorld Roberto Moiola)  (thumbnail)
17 Meskendir Valley, Turkey ( Beng Lieu Song) (detail)
21 Athens ( (detail)
29 Terraced Rice Fields, China (Thierry Bornier)  (detail)
39 San Francisco (Flickr: csaulit / Photo by Chris Saulit)  (thumbnail)

Are you ready for more?
Part 2 has 56 more aerial photographs which were posted at Pixtale March 07, 2014.

Pixtale is updated with new interesting photo stories nearly every day, checkout the our Archives.
The following fragments were my favorites from Pixtales’ Gallery 2
(All are by Yann Athus-Bertrand. All are details)
3 Al-Deir temple, Petra, Ma’An region, Jordan
6 "The tree of life ", Tsavo-East National Park, Kenya
16 Elephants in the Okavango Delta, Botswana
33 Mountains in Brandberg West, Damaraland region, Namibia

Please go to when you have the time! I hope that you study all 96 photographs and maybe choose a few favorites. Is there something about your favorite photographs which attracted you? I chose nine photographs to share with you. Did mine have a common thread?  My immediate reaction was, no. Wait... Maybe natural landscapes? Sort of... But, really, I was attracted to the varied textures. I made a subconscious "exception" when I chose Petra, a place that fascinates me.
Care to comment on your favorites? Or are you still delving deeper and deeper into pixtales' archive rabbit hole? Hallooo down there!
BTW, the Pixtale Archive is stored by date. I found their "Categories" links much more useful.


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