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Human landscapes from above

Photographer Jason Hawkes returns to The Big Picture once more, this time venturing away from London (seen previously here and here). Recently, Hawkes has been carrying his Nikon D3 aboard helicopters around the world, hanging out the doorway and capturing landscapes - most somehow affected by humans - below. Today, he has shared with us 26 more of his favorite photos from above France, Las Vegas, Hong Kong, the UK and more - with links to Google maps where available. (26 photos total)

Red vans awaiting shipment, parked on disused aerodrome at Upper Heyford Oxfordshire, UK. [google map] (© Jason Hawkes)
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247 comments so far...
1.

amazing

Posted by wesley jun April 29, 09 12:45 PM
2.

Wow, so stunning.

Posted by Joffrey April 29, 09 12:46 PM
3.

we are taking over the planet, 1 truck of cement at a time

Posted by Nature J. Lover April 29, 09 12:54 PM
4.

Wow!! Beautiful Shots. The Great Sphinx of Giza at the Luxor Hotel is my favorite.

Posted by Mario April 29, 09 12:54 PM
5.

Need to update the Google Map link on pic #5. The map link is a nice feature.

Posted by yinyan April 29, 09 12:55 PM
6.

the last one is "invaders must die"!!

Posted by jin-lemmon April 29, 09 12:55 PM
7.

Nice set !

Posted by Bijaoui Balard April 29, 09 12:59 PM
8.

Nice shots! :)

Posted by S.Dani April 29, 09 01:01 PM
9.

#19 sandbanks. Are they man-made???

Posted by Bob April 29, 09 01:02 PM
10.

Am I the only one who thought that #12 was a giant, fallen dragon?

Awesome shots all around!

Posted by Jason Long April 29, 09 01:03 PM
11.

does he have model releases for these photos? :)

Posted by mariano April 29, 09 01:04 PM
12.

Amazing! Thanks!

Posted by Shannon April 29, 09 01:06 PM
13.

Bugs...laborious bugs, that's all we are...
Great Pics

Posted by ana April 29, 09 01:09 PM
14.

Who likes such pictures should get amazing photo album "Unseen Lithuania" by Marius Jovaisa: unseenlithuania , com

BTW, these are amazing too! :)

Posted by Mindaugas J. April 29, 09 01:12 PM
15.

Just beautiful!!!

Posted by Rachel Fox April 29, 09 01:18 PM
16.

The world looks so different from above. I always loved shooting from a high angle to emphasis shapes and the patterns created by my subjects. Love #7 and #12. Taimy Alvarez, DOP Sun Sentinel

Posted by Taimy Alvarez April 29, 09 01:20 PM
17.

THIS is exactly why I visit The Big Picture every day. One of the best sets in recent memory.

Posted by Adam Anderson April 29, 09 01:22 PM
18.

#8 ...It's Colombia

Posted by KLP April 29, 09 01:24 PM
19.

the picture #8, the correct name is Medellin, Colombia not Columbia.

Nice photes. like forever.

Posted by MICHAEL MONGE PINEDA FROM COSTA RICA April 29, 09 01:25 PM
20.

the poppies, so numerous they look like digital noise!

Posted by steve April 29, 09 01:35 PM
21.

Hey some of these pictures are from Yann Arthus Bertrand aren't they?

Posted by Lucas April 29, 09 01:36 PM
22.

Great photography!!!
Number 5 is my nightmare!YIKES!

Posted by solaveritas April 29, 09 01:38 PM
23.

Wow, It's like a "SIM CITY"!! #25

Posted by akikoyana April 29, 09 01:39 PM
24.

Magnificent! one of the best sets on this great Big Picture site!

Posted by berdim April 29, 09 01:39 PM
25.

Great shots !

You should check out french photographer Yann Arthus Bertrand's work, "La Terre Vue du Ciel", a massive and beautiful collection of natural and man-made landscapes from above !

Posted by Axel April 29, 09 01:42 PM
26.

#5, is that really in Hong Kong? Looks more like in Shanghai or Beijing.

Posted by noo April 29, 09 01:46 PM
27.

Very Koyanaskatsi -- cool set, thanks.

Posted by Evan April 29, 09 01:49 PM
28.

#12 - Tomatoes? Seems incredibly wasteful and oddly beautiful.

Posted by WeaverRose April 29, 09 01:49 PM
29.

Wonderful shots... keep it up! Google link is a great idea.

Posted by SMLTD April 29, 09 01:58 PM
30.

I agree with SMLTD.
Great pictures as always!

Posted by Thomas April 29, 09 02:04 PM
31.

WE NEED MORE CONCRETE TO COVER THIS MESS.
NOTHING IS ORGANIZED PROPERLY!

Posted by J C April 29, 09 02:15 PM
32.

#25 is so.. soulless... I could never, ever live in place like that.

Posted by jdb April 29, 09 02:27 PM
33.

Nice juxtaposition between 15 and 16.

Posted by Robert Weber April 29, 09 02:29 PM
34.

I thought #12 was a sand painting. What happened to all the tomatoes?

Posted by Claire April 29, 09 02:35 PM
35.

Colombia is a lot more beautiful than a poor shantytown of a city famous by the drug cartels. Centre of Medellin (with Botero's statues) is really nice, as is the valley in which the city is located.

Posted by lluis April 29, 09 02:35 PM
36.

I thought 12 was colored sand...on a small scale

Posted by Anonymous April 29, 09 02:37 PM
37.

#25 looks like old-school SimCity

Posted by SJB April 29, 09 02:39 PM
38.

Wow! Just wow! Great job the photographer, and great job you guys for providing all the info and links to google maps!

Posted by Ivo April 29, 09 02:45 PM
39.

the chrylser building is arguably THE most beautiful skyscraper ever built, definetly the most elegant, loving the shots of the English countryside as well. awesome post.

Posted by bob April 29, 09 02:45 PM
40.

#19 sandbanks. Are they man-made??? - No they are natural and a great beach spot for families - great pictures

Posted by Rose April 29, 09 02:58 PM
41.

Much appreciated. The photographer is gifted !!

Posted by Rakesh Sivan April 29, 09 03:03 PM
42.

Again, great pictures.

Look at all those cookie cutter houses in Las Vegas. Yeah, no wonder there is more of a housing slump in spots like that. I'd take my old neighborhood of varied houses, some small, some large, some old, some new...over that, any day. As another poster or two put it: looks like an old SimCity gaming landscape!

Posted by jenny April 29, 09 03:07 PM
43.

What? No crop circles!

Posted by your_imaginary_friend April 29, 09 03:13 PM
44.

ah

Posted by nanimo April 29, 09 03:15 PM
45.

Beautiful pictures, but as I looked at number 12, I really can't see tomatoes or a river. I've stared hard and backed up a bit but I still can't see the tomatoes. t looks like a painting of a mound of multicolored sand to me.

Posted by Raychel April 29, 09 03:39 PM
46.

Beautiful images, ty.

Posted by human being April 29, 09 03:41 PM
47.

I am from HK ...love the HK one and yes we are packed in small apartments like the one in the pic!

Posted by stippy April 29, 09 03:41 PM
48.

What an incredible collection!

Posted by nrc April 29, 09 03:48 PM
49.

What is the point of saying "amazing" picture or "Wow, so stunning."? When someone gives you a picture you don't say oh you just gave me a picture. DUH!! Unless you want to be an idiot and I don't think you guys here are all ... unless ... well ... anyway. People stop posting those type of responses if you can't say anything don't say nothing at all!!!

Posted by Mike April 29, 09 03:50 PM
50.

Twice a week I check this site out to enjoy the pictures that are shared with the world... well today I got surprised... # 15 it's from my island!... a few km from home... enjoy!!

Posted by Jesus Pons April 29, 09 03:59 PM
51.

Amazing pictures. Wow, so stunning!

#12: I wonder why the tomatoes are being dumped along the river. The pattern does look like a giant dragon to me, too.

@Mike#49: as Thumper's dad said, "if you can't say something nice, then don't say nuthin at all."

Posted by Choudoufu April 29, 09 04:07 PM
52.

FAAAAAA BUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU LUSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by GUY April 29, 09 04:08 PM
53.

Fantastic (yes Mike, I want to say it!!!) and congrats to the photographer. Thanks to his amazing vision of the world, we are blown away

Posted by Malene April 29, 09 04:10 PM
54.

to perchas

Posted by tlm April 29, 09 04:27 PM
55.

Amazing pictures. Stunning. Excellent. Great. Neat.

Posted by Curtis April 29, 09 04:34 PM
56.

What a sweet, fresh hell that is depicted in #25. But, aside from my hate-on for suburbs, these are amazing. Why are there tomatoes on the bank of a river in France?

Posted by nikitafullmoon April 29, 09 04:35 PM
57.

All of these photos are stunning. I can't believe #25. It's almost like those tracts of houses are fake. I'd rather stick pins in my eyes than live in a housing development like that. I love New England for it's beautiful architecture and historic sense!

Posted by Jennifer April 29, 09 04:35 PM
58.

It's Colombia...

Posted by Michelle April 29, 09 04:38 PM
59.

I just wish I could take photos like this. #12 is definitely a dragon. I'd also forgotten about the number of photo opportunities on my own doorstep - #19 is a 30 min drive away.

Posted by Ryan Prince April 29, 09 04:39 PM
60.

Just beautiful

Posted by beth g April 29, 09 04:41 PM
61.

big shots! :D

Posted by Felipe Gomez April 29, 09 04:43 PM
62.

I agree about the tomatoes--what a beautiful waste~disconcerting that it's so amazing.

Posted by Lee Anne April 29, 09 04:51 PM
63.

The only word i can say is WOW

Posted by Skoranga April 29, 09 04:57 PM
64.

@comment #32 - I live in a "place like that". It is far from soulless. Las Vegas is full to the brim with conscience, ego, courage, intellect, vitality and so much more.

Posted by Beth April 29, 09 05:01 PM
65.

Are all of these human made landscapes?

Posted by kevin April 29, 09 05:06 PM
66.

very cool, visually stimulating display of images!

Posted by Rex Harris April 29, 09 05:17 PM
67.

@bob #39
I love the Chrysler Building too... It's really elegant, with a really (successful) 'art déco' style that'll never pass. it seems to have so much more "soul" that new skyscrapers.

New glass skyscrapers are beautiful, but none get the style a building like Chrysler's have... By far one of my favorites.

Posted by Deluxe April 29, 09 05:22 PM
68.

I'm awfully sorry, but I couldn't help missing the Dutch in this post. Think of flowers, waterworks, polders, etc.

Posted by shineslikesun April 29, 09 05:42 PM
69.

@ comment #64 - HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

Posted by NotBeth April 29, 09 06:03 PM
70.

Sea forts? I'd never even heard of those.

Posted by Ed April 29, 09 06:36 PM
71.

Wow, stunning. All pictures.

Posted by Mauricio Duque Arrubla April 29, 09 06:59 PM
72.

My girlfriend is complaining that Im visiting this site to often. Can you stop posting such amazing pictures. Oh yea and this site has inspired me so much I just bought a Nikon camera for $1000

Posted by MICHAEL April 29, 09 07:18 PM
73.

No.1 Photo goes to the Roar Roller Coaster of Six Flags, Maryland.
The other photos are all good.

Posted by Sam Habal April 29, 09 07:29 PM
74.

I agree, the pictures are amazing. It is nice to see views from the sky as we usually can not appreciate things from above. Despite their photographic beauty, I am so concerned about some of the pictures, which are man-made landscapes. The trash on #16, the cookie cutter houses on #25, the amount of electricity used in Las Vegas, the great number of red vans in #1, the assumed wasted tomatoes on 12 and the lack of trees on 25, 11 and 5. All of them indicate not only the damage to our planet, but also the continuation of a pattern of large scale industrialization to accommodate our large consumption.
I hope we can reflect upon our way of living and treating the earth.

Posted by Barbara April 29, 09 08:02 PM
75.

Where can I get a print of these?

I'd love to visit the Sea Forts...

Posted by kiliokal April 29, 09 08:35 PM
76.

I Like that you put the google map link in the pics.

Posted by Jerry April 29, 09 08:56 PM
77.

Truly you are an amazing photographer with an eye for the abstract in perfect unity!

Posted by MarkmBha April 29, 09 09:41 PM
78.

wish i was a bird

Posted by medaholic April 29, 09 09:41 PM
79.

THE NEXT BEST THING TO BEING THERE

Posted by Anonymous April 29, 09 10:46 PM
80.

Amazing...^_^

Posted by asri April 29, 09 11:01 PM
81.

awesome images!! tfs!

Posted by charleigh April 29, 09 11:29 PM
82.

fantastic!!!

Posted by asad April 29, 09 11:54 PM
83.

Great pics, it must be great to be able to take pictures from that altitude.

Posted by Dusan Vlahovic April 30, 09 12:05 AM
84.

#12...the tomatoes...if it hadn't been explained I never would have known, no way of guessing...but what ARE that many tomatoes doing dumped on the riverbank? is it storage after the harvest? was there some kind of salmonella scare and they had to trash all of that? What kind of story is behind that amazing picture? wow

Posted by Adelle April 30, 09 12:12 AM
85.

superb photography!

Posted by pcuserz April 30, 09 12:27 AM
86.

very beautiful loved them all

Posted by me April 30, 09 01:00 AM
87.

Fantastic!

Posted by 1234 April 30, 09 01:05 AM
88.

Amazing photos.....

Posted by MK April 30, 09 01:13 AM
89.

Beautiful! I especially like the Las Vegas housing complex. Those must be 3,000 sq. ft. homes on 4,000 sq. ft. lots.

Posted by Sasha Pave April 30, 09 01:48 AM
90.

What don't they show us?

Posted by Michael A April 30, 09 01:52 AM
91.

looks like manhattan picture is either highly photoshopped or not a picture at all, looks like an artist drew over it or touched it up a lot

Posted by Anonymous April 30, 09 02:13 AM
92.

eye click picture, very good work.

Posted by Mahmudul KArim Rubel April 30, 09 02:21 AM
93.

Hey,

this are awesome shots and amazing too. Great piece of work

Posted by WebChecker April 30, 09 02:24 AM
94.

Very nice pictures! I was wondering why they dumped Tomatoes on the river banks in France?? Seems like an awful waste of food!?

Posted by Jon April 30, 09 02:38 AM
95.

amazing ! I love it

Posted by yelian April 30, 09 02:40 AM
96.

Great pictures.

Posted by Erik van Erne, Milieunet Foundation April 30, 09 02:43 AM
97.

#5 and #25 have lot of similarities.

Posted by Akhil Tandulwadikar April 30, 09 02:46 AM
98.

Awesome set !!! (as usual).

Posted by Andres COL April 30, 09 03:03 AM
99.

I agree with 74, it's called OVERPOPULATION, humans are desroying mother nature at amazing rates, EYE (sic) can't wait until it's her turn!!!! Nice photos, but photos of natural, untouched by humanity are more my style....

Posted by timberdoog April 30, 09 03:08 AM
100.

Ive been on that roller coaster many times! Awesome stuff!

Posted by Kholland April 30, 09 03:35 AM
101.

I still can't figure out how #5 is really apartments... is it really show from bird's eye view? Weird...

Posted by d'Anconia April 30, 09 03:41 AM
102.

Very Gursky-esque.

Posted by Jenna April 30, 09 04:05 AM
103.

Amazing...

Posted by Ali April 30, 09 04:14 AM
104.

Wonderful photos. On the other hand, it's just French photographer Yann Arthus-Bertrand's "Earth from Above" all over again. Déjà vu. For more, check out:
http://www.yannarthusbertrand.org/index_new.htm

Posted by Thomas D. April 30, 09 04:16 AM
105.

AMAZING shots!! astounding... loved it... Thanks.

Posted by Arnaud Jacobs April 30, 09 04:57 AM
106.

Brilliant photos, loved the one looking down on the Chrysler building in NY

Posted by Dave April 30, 09 05:02 AM
107.

your birds eye view is amazing, God must be wondering the human creation

Posted by Malang Azhar April 30, 09 05:16 AM
108.

in Italia si dice...." CHE FIGATA!!!"

Posted by SERAFINO April 30, 09 05:38 AM
109.

I will built our house in the up there!!

Posted by Yodz Insigne April 30, 09 06:00 AM
110.

it is so amazing , the spectacular view inspires the human to make better life in the yeras ahead , Thanks to Big Picture and Jasonhawkes !

Posted by Cmoonflyer April 30, 09 06:01 AM
111.

awsome,amazing photos!!

Posted by economlena April 30, 09 06:08 AM
112.

25 makes me want to play SimCity. I can't be alone! :)

Posted by Dan April 30, 09 06:20 AM
113.

Great shots! Thanks! the Google maps feature is really a good idea :)
Cheers!

Posted by geaNostra April 30, 09 06:45 AM
114.

fantastic

Posted by NaSh April 30, 09 06:46 AM
115.

nice !

Posted by eisenhauer April 30, 09 06:56 AM
116.

they are superb

Posted by charles April 30, 09 07:41 AM
117.

Earth - big human ZOO...

Posted by michael April 30, 09 07:52 AM
118.

#3 is actually in Wrexham, Wales, U.K., not Cheshire, England, U.K. The English/Welsh border is to the east of there, check your google maps link.........

Posted by dan April 30, 09 08:40 AM
119.

Fantastic shots. I love #1!
I took a similar picture of apartment buildings in HK (#5) http://www.flickr.com/photos/djwerdna/2297596403/

Posted by Andrew S April 30, 09 08:48 AM
120.

Las Vegas is disgusting much like the rest of USA they tarnished this collection

Posted by w April 30, 09 08:50 AM
121.

I felt like I was right beside you! Incredible

Posted by LauriAnn April 30, 09 09:14 AM
122.

@ 118 "W"

The only thing tarnishing this collection is you.

Posted by bob April 30, 09 10:01 AM
123.

Amazing compilation. It feels really nice to have glimpses into such a vivid variety in this world without having to move an inch.

Posted by rekha April 30, 09 10:04 AM
124.

Fantastic ...

Posted by Help me to be back before dying :P April 30, 09 10:18 AM
125.

Fantastic

Posted by Sankar April 30, 09 11:57 AM
126.

The 7# picture is amazing!!!

Posted by SnPv April 30, 09 12:18 PM
127.

For those who think Las Vegas is disgusting, or that the tracts of houses are soulless, have you ever been here? It's magical. I live here, maybe even in one of those houses above, and I love it here. I've lived in other major cities around the US, but Las Vegas is truly unique out of all the other cities in the world, both in culture and interest. Thanks for the photos...loved the photo of the sheep pen outside of Marrakech.

Posted by Sarah April 30, 09 12:43 PM
128.

why are there so many pictures of Nevada? It's such a terribly sh*tty state!

Posted by mikey April 30, 09 01:06 PM
129.

Excelentes fotos pero la numero 8 me parece que no se deberia de mostrar por que aca en medellin lo que sobra son montañas y zonas verdes y en esta foto no muestran nada de eso

Posted by tavo April 30, 09 01:23 PM
130.

#16: Mucking Marshes Landfill.

Heh.

Posted by Janice in GA April 30, 09 01:28 PM
131.

The last picture makes me thing I know where George Lucas got his idea for At-At's!!

Posted by Rhonda April 30, 09 01:41 PM
132.

# 104 agree with you.

A plane and a camera, although mandory for snapshots from the sky, are not sufficient. Some interesting shots but altimeter is not talentmeter.
Never mind and continue photographers: I will never see that without your job and there are yet people playing piano after Chopin and Liszt.


Posted by john uppereast April 30, 09 03:12 PM
133.

Hi, good post. I have been pondering this topic,so thanks for posting. I'll certainly be coming back to your blog.

Posted by Healthy Diet Lets Woman Lose Thirty Pounds in Thirty Days April 30, 09 03:19 PM
134.

#7 (yellowstone hot springs) and #19 (sand bars) are not man made! both are naturally occurring!!

regardless...incredible photos!!! i can't get enough of "the big picture"

Posted by geologist April 30, 09 04:15 PM
135.

Great pix! love the concept, particularly the natural ones, patterns in nature :~) Favourites were Hayling Island, the crops, electric pylon and the tomatoes - thought they were a close-up of different coloured grains of sand!

Posted by Victoria Player April 30, 09 04:31 PM
136.

Beautiful Pictures!
Thank you for sharing & taking the risk of falling out lol

Posted by April~aka Lady Kira April 30, 09 04:47 PM
137.

This is for Mike #49...

OOOOOO, wow, awesome, fantastic!

Posted by Dave April 30, 09 05:32 PM
138.

It's interesting how absolutely ordered we need everything. There are so many perfectly straight lines.

Posted by Travis April 30, 09 05:53 PM
139.

Awesome. I love the basketball court photo :)

Posted by Ryan April 30, 09 07:54 PM
140.

My favorite was the hot springs in Yellow Stone Park the colors and textures make it look like a water color painting.

Posted by Sharhi April 30, 09 09:59 PM
141.

And #24 wants me to play Rollercoaster Tycoon all over again :)

Posted by Nanohits April 30, 09 11:01 PM
142.

I can haz seafortz?

Posted by CptSmashy May 1, 09 12:02 AM
143.

Not bad, but No 8 was unnecessary. If you wanted to show something about Colombia, you could've posted something like this:
http://www.virtualamericas.net/colombia/photos/landscape/rural/co0139.shtml
or this:
http://cache.virtualtourist.com/2864354-Church_built_in_a_gorge_near_Ipiales-Colombia.jpg
...but it's just easier to perpetuate the stereotype, right?

Posted by Ligurian May 1, 09 01:03 AM
144.

Gileee bener...............

Posted by Parakitri May 1, 09 03:36 AM
145.

Amazing Photos!!!! BRAVO!!!

Posted by ALKIS LANTZOUNIS May 1, 09 03:42 AM
146.

It awaks my appetit to travel ... Thanks

Posted by gudrun May 1, 09 06:25 AM
147.

Whaouuu and thank you.

Posted by Sammy May 1, 09 06:41 AM
148.

Amazing... I cant believe compliments annoy people. If that is the case they shouldn't read the comments because obviously most of them are just going to be praises and thanks.

There should be one on the Nazca lines in Peru that would be a good addition.

Posted by Rafael May 1, 09 07:21 AM
149.

They would also be great for tilt shift photography.

Posted by Rafael May 1, 09 07:22 AM
150.

take a big breath mike.

Posted by me May 1, 09 07:24 AM
151.

Why are they dumping tomatoes in no. 12?

Posted by mat May 1, 09 07:30 AM
152.

good lord

Posted by pavi May 1, 09 07:40 AM
153.

This is awesome.

Posted by miklos May 1, 09 10:32 AM
154.

Mint photos!

I think there is a gopher hole in my back yard if any of you earth worshipers want to give it to your mother. Just a heads up though, sometimes snakes decide to live in there (and get a snack at the same time)

Posted by Travis May 1, 09 01:20 PM
155.

engrossing.

Posted by Tom Doggett May 1, 09 02:46 PM
156.

To Jennifer 57, about photo #25.

I agree about New England, but development in Italy would make you envy those boring, uniform Nevada housing plots.

Posted by Albert May 1, 09 02:58 PM
157.

Wow, what a STUNNING collection, now I'm going to look at them on my big monitor, my laptop does not do these justice!

Posted by John Currie May 1, 09 03:23 PM
158.

How wonderful if must be to travel the world and be albe to take such beautiful interesting pictures. Thanks you for sharing you wonderful talent.

Posted by Arlene May 1, 09 06:03 PM
159.

Pic #1. I used to live at Upper Heyford when I was a kid and can remember F-111's taking off from that same runway. Now it's a parking lot !

Posted by JB May 1, 09 11:56 PM
160.

After seeing it all, I am happy I live in Alaska where there is still open space,lol

Posted by Bern May 2, 09 02:09 AM
161.

oh wow...so beautiful

Posted by Italia Ponce May 2, 09 02:26 AM
162.

This is pretty cool. specially it link to Google Map!

Posted by Peter C May 2, 09 03:28 AM
163.

Las fotos estan muy bonitas y maravillosas, algo impresionantes. gracias.

Posted by Rosa Lòpez Melèndez May 2, 09 10:18 AM
164.

Le foto sono bellissime, inquietanti quelle dove pesante è la mano dell'uomo. Complimenti!!!

Posted by Antonietta Tessaro May 2, 09 03:36 PM
165.

Jason is a very talented photographer - loved his night aerials of London earlier last year. He is fortunate to have been to many of these places and he does an amazing job of taking great photos of more normal places. I would like to see his aerials of really amazing places like Petra, Easter Island, Angkor Wat, Cappadocia Turkey, the 300 foot dunes of Nambia, Mount Everest, the Wildebeest miragtion in the Serengeti. I was at a site earlier called The Coolest Places in the World at www.CoolestPlaces.net where they had lots of these places but not any aerials. If he combines his photos with these places, I bet he would find many new fans.

Posted by Mark Collins May 2, 09 05:43 PM
166.

The world is very different from above , Amazing and Lovely

Posted by Ardavan May 3, 09 01:45 AM
167.

Those tomatoes make me want to take of my shoes and make some pasta sauce. Thanks for giving me the small mental stimulation that keeps me young.

Posted by mrs leigh May 3, 09 02:13 AM
168.

IT IS AWAESOME & AMAZING INDEED. WORTH THE LONG TIME IT TOOK TO DOWNLOAD.

Posted by R. Ramasubramanian May 3, 09 08:05 AM
169.

And it's saddening that Boston Globe is about to go bankrupt. :``(

Posted by elnukh May 3, 09 07:35 PM
170.

amaziiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by gary May 3, 09 11:52 PM
171.

#19...wooww...Sadly no tourists enjoying!
#20 Poppy fields in france? Afghanistan and Pakistan are closed?

Posted by Brahmin May 4, 09 02:04 AM
172.

amazing , as usual !!

Posted by Rangaraj May 4, 09 05:53 AM
173.

Very, very nice, fantastic and great photos.
Thanks.

Posted by Frances May 4, 09 06:39 AM
174.

Incrível, essas fotos demonstram realmente o quanto são belas as fotografias! Abs e Parabéns! J.G.Silva

Posted by José Geraldo da Silva May 4, 09 08:28 AM
175.

For the dragon-like-tomatoes-or-supposed-so of #12, I'd rather vote for apples (they grow more of them in the Durance area, and the colors are not very reassuring for tomatoes aren't they?).
Yes, it's a huge waste of food, caused to simplify a bit by market failures.

Posted by Nicolas May 4, 09 08:55 AM
176.

These pictures shows us the coloured sight of the earth, but we are high over the bad side of it.

Posted by marinegeorge May 4, 09 12:04 PM
177.

moving set of photos, global, wow.
and thanks.

Posted by sumo May 4, 09 12:15 PM
178.

Impresionantes.

Posted by Miguel May 4, 09 12:27 PM
179.

FANTASTICO

Posted by LUIS E GIRON MOREL May 4, 09 01:38 PM
180.

Wonderful shots!

Posted by Joris May 4, 09 03:37 PM
181.

Number 21, totaly awsome.

Posted by miranda Miller age 10 May 4, 09 03:55 PM
182.

These photos are very good, fantastic!

Posted by Edu William May 4, 09 04:08 PM
183.

These photos are very good, fantastic!

Posted by Edu (Brazil) May 4, 09 04:12 PM
184.

the tomatoes are all thrown away to keep the price stablity on the markets. sounds absurd and perverted, but that's the way it is. This happens all over the countries that have surplus production and are bound to this sort of economic system whilst others are starving simply because they are poor and don't have cash to come up with... sick sad world

Posted by eze May 4, 09 09:09 PM
185.

These are seriously amazing pictures! I'm infatuated by the simplicity of some of these

Posted by Shannen May 5, 09 08:55 AM
186.

The Maunsell Sea Forts always catch my eye. I think those might make a good supervillain lair. *wrings hands together*

Posted by MarcM May 5, 09 11:37 AM
187.

Great work man!

Posted by Dufi May 5, 09 12:10 PM
188.

My Planet rocks!!

Posted by Chris from The Netherlands May 5, 09 12:33 PM
189.

Wow. Simply wow.
Great collection!

Posted by Jake May 5, 09 12:57 PM
190.

whoooa, amazing!

Posted by Gabi May 5, 09 07:03 PM
191.

all the pictures were very beautiful they are the best of all i was know

Posted by severiano muñoz contreras May 5, 09 09:13 PM
192.

all the pictures were very beautiful they are the best of all i was know

Posted by severiano muñoz contreras May 5, 09 09:14 PM
193.

Great collection, as always

Posted by Indeshaw Adenaw May 6, 09 12:41 AM
194.

really wonderful pictures

Posted by drbaiju May 6, 09 02:26 AM
195.

best of the best

Posted by chian May 6, 09 03:44 AM
196.

#14. This picture does an excellent job of communicating one of the most basic mental processes people make - getting from one place to another. Though this directional framework can get rather cumbersome if left to poor planning, it definitely reflects human desires at its core - "Get me there fast!.. I'll walk straight there." Intersections are clear, and allow the person almost always have sense they are at least traveling the right general direction even if their current path is temporarily off course.

Posted by James Lytle May 6, 09 10:43 AM
197.

I would totally NOT want to carry groceries up the stairs in #5!! :oD

Posted by Sarah May 6, 09 12:41 PM
198.

Iz in yer seafortz, defendin yer islandz.

Posted by zume May 6, 09 12:51 PM
199.

There are some great patterns in there! I was lucky enough to take some aerial photography this week in a r44 helicopter, here is a few shots that I took:
http://caissy.ca/2009/aerial-photography-experience-part-1/

Posted by Maxime Perron Caissy May 6, 09 01:35 PM
200.

Du caralho!

Posted by Edu Melo May 6, 09 03:06 PM
201.

Top de Linha!

Posted by Anonymous May 6, 09 05:41 PM
202.

all the photos are a miracle

Posted by gdfbv May 7, 09 10:21 AM
203.

Amazing!!!

Posted by Mary May 7, 09 10:25 AM
204.

Who has copyright, the author of this work or google maps photographer?

Posted by Adam May 7, 09 11:23 AM
205.

fantastic, anywhere

Posted by Anonymous May 8, 09 04:52 AM
206.

Why are people still building in Las Vegas when the town and area is severely running out of water??? Picture 25 looks like "Suburban Hell of identikit homes". Yuk....

Posted by Rache May 8, 09 05:23 AM
207.

las vegas is an interesting city but a house without garden that is sad .
and thes things on picture 26 are cool why do the leve tham like that ?
it loks like they were conectet in the past .
woud be cool to live in one of those a town on legs .

Posted by ADM Ntek May 8, 09 09:34 AM
208.

All the photos are just like a miracle...
I'm so impressed for The YellowStone Picture.
It looks like a Watercolor Paintings from GOD to Nature, as a present.
Thanks Jason, you are the best and very talented photographer in the World.

Posted by Gulay Vural, Turkey May 9, 09 05:16 PM
209.

Your' selection is always great! Thank you!

Posted by Niels May 10, 09 06:58 AM
210.

I think you love dark color

Posted by Jessicarek May 10, 09 02:55 PM
211.

foto meravigliose, come sempre!

Posted by Davide Lupo pasini May 11, 09 11:17 AM
212.

I wan`t see more pics, its amazing, great job.

Posted by Iseeyoou May 12, 09 05:12 PM
213.

Hahahaha love that altimeter is not talentmeter. But it would be nice to afford a plane.

Posted by srfotog May 14, 09 01:03 AM
214.

Wow, love it. Like the photography of Ed Burtynsky. Check out the documentary "Manufactured Landscapes":
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0832903/

Posted by Zach May 14, 09 01:16 PM
215.

#12 Why dont they use it to make food for starvingpeople in the third world, they are not likely to buy Heinz ketchup or sundried tomatoes for premiumprices anyway. It really gives me a bad feeling

Great pictures as always!

Posted by Arne May 15, 09 06:22 AM
216.

Love Hyde Park & The Tomatos. The Apartments & Red SUVs are just Crazy! The Grand Prismatic Spring... Just WOW!

Posted by Istvan May 15, 09 10:21 AM
217.

Caralludas

Posted by CUKI May 15, 09 03:24 PM
218.

hei its very interesting and so cool :))))

Posted by petya May 19, 09 02:29 AM
219.

Maravillosas tus fotos ....

Posted by Marcel del Castillo May 19, 09 03:58 PM
220.

@ #120, "W" (ashamed to leave his real name)
Where are you? Let's see just how "disgusting" and "tarnished" YOU are!
There always has to be a "big-mouthed nobody troll" that wants to ruin a beautiful thing like this with the garbage from his mouth.

Posted by Ron May 19, 09 10:20 PM
221.

ALL the pictures are beautiful!
Thanks to all who are and were responsible.

Posted by Ron May 19, 09 10:24 PM
222.

Wonderfull!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by Guadalupe Guerra May 20, 09 01:53 PM
223.

#131, Lucas was actually inspired by cargo container loaders at the Port of Oakland

http://www.zpmc.com/uploadimages/2004/12/23/85878088.jpg

Posted by jonnyflash May 21, 09 12:30 PM
224.

@49 You're a hilarious idiot, Mike! :D Thanks for making me smile.

Posted by Chris May 21, 09 11:17 PM
225.

The huge waste of tomatoes saddens me. Why can't they give them to someone who needs them???

Posted by Meg May 23, 09 04:26 AM
226.

Bravo for another great job - great mix of photos to please one's eye. The beauty of Yellowstone was my fav.

Posted by Ginny May 25, 09 12:52 PM
227.

It is good

Posted by Mateshree May 26, 09 08:14 AM
228.

Wow it was fun thanks

Posted by juliette utermohlen May 27, 09 07:41 AM
229.

Grandeur, beauty, sublime, intricate, and wonderful colors. What else could one ask for? Spectacular. Thanks and keep up the good work.

Posted by Steven May 27, 09 05:46 PM
230.

cant ever imagine seeing these amazing shots anywhere else but on the NET. thanks for sharing.

Posted by qaidzoher tambawala May 27, 09 09:25 PM
231.

WHY DONT THEY MOVE TO FLORIDA TO BE SAFE .

Posted by DANIEL June 2, 09 01:45 PM
232.

COOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL

Posted by Anonymous June 7, 09 11:37 PM
233.

amazing pictures! Enjoyed them very much.

Posted by Jerry & Isabel Aarons June 9, 09 09:23 PM
234.

Photo #11!

Brutal pincushion distortion in #5 though. I can't enjoy the shot because of it.

Posted by bawheed@yahoo.com June 15, 09 04:17 PM
235.

perfect :D

Posted by aris June 18, 09 06:21 AM
236.

Brilliant Photographer--took my breath away

Posted by Neil V. July 23, 09 03:34 PM
237.

Amazing!!!!!!!

Posted by Fabiana September 9, 09 09:34 AM
238.

Dear Sir,
I would like your permission to include a small picture of your photo "Looking Down on the Chrysler Building" in my children's story about a chipmunk who strays on to a space shuttle. He is returning to earth, is looking out of the shuttle, and wondering whether to jump out and return home.
Strategic Books have agreed to publish it.

Posted by Andrew Frame September 30, 09 02:29 PM
239.

EXCELENTES IMÀGENES¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡

Posted by Antonio Bustillos October 24, 09 12:34 PM
240.

Beautiful, therefore why Medellin

Posted by Eli Henao December 12, 09 01:31 PM
241.

What an amazing collection

Posted by kombizz March 25, 10 03:34 PM
242.

Bravo pour la qualité de ces photos. Continuez.
Congratulations for the quality. Go head.

Posted by Jacques April 21, 10 01:09 PM
243.

it is short massage but big picture
we are like it this

Posted by natesan April 23, 10 01:19 AM
244.

todas muito bonitas olha trabalho com fotos aereas digitais mas com a camera fica longe do meu alcançe como faço para obter uma foto com fundo perfeito ?? alguem se abilita a responder? obrigado

Posted by roberto ferreira August 23, 10 01:00 PM
245.

Precisely in the purpose :)

Posted by dvd cloner October 15, 10 01:49 PM
246.

Tempted to write backwards, it would seem to fit with the other comments! Needless to say the photos are brilliant. What a wonderful world we live in.

Posted by Snapper November 10, 10 06:55 PM
247.

i love this photography so rare

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