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27 Amazing Aerial Photographs by Yann Arthus-Bertrand

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Heart in Voh

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Autumn Forest in the Region of Charlevoix, Quebec, Canada

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Fields of Tulips, Near Amsterdam, Netherlands

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Patchwork of Carpets in Marrakech, Morocco

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Grand Prismatic Spring, Yellowstone National Park, US

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Dromedary Caravan Near Nouakchott, Mauritania

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Worker Resting on Bales of Cotton, Ivory Coast

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Dromadary Caravan Near Nouakchott, Mauritania

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Tree of Life, Tsavo National Park, Kenya

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Sandbank on the Coast of Whitsunday Island, Queensland, Australia

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Greater Flamingos on Lake Naruku, Kenya

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Cliffs of Inishmore, Aran Islands, County Galway, Ireland

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Nature Reserve, Arguin Bank, Gironde, France

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Whale Off the Valdés Peninsula, Argentina

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Agricultural Landscape Near Cognac, Charente, France

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Yankee Stadium, New York City, US

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Perito Moreno Glacier, Santa Cruz, Argentina

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Car Breakers, Saint-Brieuc, Côte d’Armor, France

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Flock of Scarlet Ibis, Near Pedernales, Amacuro Delta, Venezuela

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Solar Thermal Power Plants in Sanlúcar la Mayor

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“Sand Digger” in Kalaban Koro, Bamako, Mali

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Rubber Tracks on a Recreation Ground near Doha, Qatar

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Orchard Among the Wheat, Macedonia, Greece

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Confluence of the Rio Uruguay and a Tributary, Misiones Province, Argentina

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Training Arena in the Hippodrome of Maisons-Laffitte, Yvelines, France

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Icebergs and an Adelie Penguin, Adelie Land, Antarctica

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Icebreaker Louis Saint Laurent in Resolute Bay, Nunavut Territory, Canada

French photographer Yann Arthus-Bertrand has an unbelievable portfolio of aerial photography, capturing some of the most beautiful places in the world.

When Yann was 30 he traveled to Kenya with his wife with whom he carried out a three-year study on the behaviour of a family of lions in the Massaï Mara reserve. He quickly started using a camera as a visual aid to capture his observations and enhance the written reports they compiled. While in Africa, he earned his living as a hot-air balloon pilot. This was when he really discovered the earth from above and the advantages of viewing what he was studying from afar to gain an overall picture of an area and its resources. He discovered his calling: to demonstrate the Earth’s beauty and show the impact of mankind on the Planet. His first book, Lions, was born of this adventure – he likes to call these lions his “first photography teachers.”

Yann is also the founder of the Goodplanet Foundation that aims to raise public awareness of environmental issues, implement carbon offset programmes and fight deforestation with local NGOs.

Images courtesy of Yann Arthus-Bertrand