With all the technological advancements in lightweight cameras and less expensive quadcopters or drones, we can now get a  chance to see the world from a different perspective. And from way up there, especially with a bird’s eye view, the world really is a stunningly beautiful place.

Get a load of these breathtaking views, angles and shots from high up above. Here are some stunning aerial photographs. These examples of drone photography really have to be seen to be believed.

Note: A some of these photos featured here are now illegal to take because of the regulations already in place prohibiting drones or quadcopters from flying over specific areas for security concerns.

1. Drone Photography: Hermitage Pavilion, Saint Petersburg by Amos Chapple

A golden halo envelops the Hermitage Pavilion in Saint Petersburg as the sun makes its final descent into the horizon.

2. Church of the Saviour on Spilled Blood, Saint Petersburg

This is the church where reformist Tsar Alexander II was assassinated. A fresh look into the grounds where no other human has seen before.

3. Saints Peter & Paul Cathedral, Saint Petersburg

An aerial view of Saints Peter and Paul Cathedral that shows the place layered in white.

4. The Peter & Paul Fortress, Saint Petersburg

Dubbed “Saint Petersburg’s founding point.”

5. Lotus Temple, New Delhi, India

A never-before seen angle of the Lotus Temple, showing the entire landscape.

6. The Taj Mahal, Agra, India

A full view of the Taj Mahal that reveals all major landmarks including the full span of the river.

7. Jama Masjid, Delhi, India

The largest mosque in India, which is dubbed Islam’s heart in the country. It shows the entire courtyard and the residences behind it.

IMAGE: Amos Chapple

8. Hill 3, Mumbai, India

The slums of India with the “hill with a view” known to the locals as Hill 3.  Drone photography at it’s best!

9. Sagrada Familia, Barcelona Spain

Urban planning done right as seen in this aerial photograph. Impeccable arrangement.

10. The Beach Over Embattled Territory, Abkhazia

Russian tourists lapping up the warm sun and sea, which is a rare sight in a rather cold place up north.

11. The Vittoria Light, Trieste, Italy

Vittoria Light stands 223 feet from the ground located on the hill of Gretta. This is also one of the tallest lighthouses in the world.

12. The Star Fort at Bourtang, Netherlands

An aerial view of the Star Fort which is known for its original architecture. It now rests as a museum at the center of a farming village in Holland.

13. Buda Castle, Budapest, Hungary

Taken using a quadcopter the night before Hungary’s national day.

14. The Basilica of The Sacred Heart of Paris, France

A beautiful capture of the famous Basillica that overlooks the mighty expanse of the world-renowned city.

15. Approaching Thunderstorm, Oklahoma, USA

Captured in a village in Oklahoma as the clouds gathered to prepare itself for a thunderstorm.

16. Perspective, a bridge in Uttara, Dhaka

An aerial photograph of a bridge in Uttara Dhaka using a drone and a GoPro.

17. Sun Down Over Munich, Germany

A beautiful scene over Munich, Germany as the sun sets over a busy community.

We couldn’t talk about drone photography without giving a nod to some of the amazing drone videos ar out there. Drones have been known to go to some of the most extreme places on earth. Below is a earth quake drone video that really show what these uav’s can do!

 

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