30 Of The Coolest Aerial Photos Ever Taken.

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What a knock out pic of Muhammad Ali beating Cleveland Williams at the Astrodome in Houston in 1966.

Unlike conventional photography, aerial photography involves taking photos of something eye-catching from an elevated position. It's like being Superman with a camera. To get the perfect shot, most people use a fixed-wing aircraft, a chopper, balloons, kites, or drones. On rare occasions, some thrill-seekers will climb to the very top of a building and risk life and limb to get an award-winning shot. Why would anyone take such a risk? Well, it's worth it, cause everything looks so much cooler from an aerial point of view, don't you think? So, without further ado, here are some of the coolest aerial photographs that are guaranteed to take your breath away.


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This bird's eye view makes you want to sink your teeth into the Big Apple.

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The world really is flat at Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe/Zambia!

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What a way to make an entrance at the Burning Man in Black Rock Desert, Nevada.

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This is what 105,491 people look like in the NHL Winter Classic game in Michigan Stadium, in Ann Arbor, Michigan, on New Year's Day, 2014.

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Everything's a little beachier at the Edgewater Condo in Panama City Beach, Florida.

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Lights will guide you to Miami from this sunset taken over the Miami Marine Stadium

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The moment when one hot air balloon proves its better than the other as it crosses over Rose Valley, Cappadocia.

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This skydiving circle has no beginning and no ending as it hovers over the Great Blue Hole in Belize.

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Things tends to get awfully fishy in the Ukraine-Polish border.

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Amster-Amster-dam-dam-dam! How a-maze-ing!

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The historic Longwood Gardens' fountain renovation project is looking a bit like Sim City.

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No one can color code their shipping crates better than the Port of Rotterdam.

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Malé, the capital of the Maldives is its own freaking island! How cool is that?

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Life has lots of curves, and so does Lombard Street in San Francisco.

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Amidst that glorious NYC skyscraper is the ever so green and lengthy rectangular Central Park.

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It's funny how a satellite image of the Port of Antwerp looks an awful lot like a motherboard.

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This bird's eye view of Dubai proves Heaven really is a place on Earth.

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Even Venice, Italy looks like a boot and is bellisimo!

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Even on a bleak day, Reykjavik, Iceland looks breathtaking and ethereal.

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A drone took a photo of Beelitz, a hospital for TB patients near Berlin that has since been abandoned.

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Even in the distance, the Freedom Tower stands out like the ultimate beacon for NYC.

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This shot of the Hoover Dam Bypass Bridge being built is so illuminating.

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The Hull Fair aerial shot courtesy of Chris Fenton in the UK looks like a kid's toy playset.

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Martians have landed! The freshly moved lawn by the Dragor marina in Denmark looks like crop circles.

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Looks like it's a no-go for flying on this foggy evening in Busan, South Korea.

Never has shepherding looked so cool from above this farm in Africa.

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The forecast is not so good over this harbor at Dun Laoghaire in Ireland.

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The aerial view from the Skylon Tower of the Niagara River is as impressive as the falls themselves.

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In Sydney, Australia, the Queenscliff Beach is a chaotic blend of colors and contrast.

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