16 Incredible Aerial Photos That Show Earth Like You've Never Seen It Before

June 9, 2014

The most vivid imaginations would do well to dream up some of the stunning patterns and colors seen when we take a bird's eye view of some of the world's most majestic cities and remote landscapes...

Betsiboka, Madagascar

These terraced rice fields are the work of the Betsileo people, noted to be savvy farmers - their name means 'The many invincibles'.

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Namib Desert, Namibia

The surreal pink waters of the Swakopmund Saltworks are a curious sight and a surprisingly brilliant spot for birdwatchers.

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Rajasthan, India

There's good reason Jodhpur, the second-largest city in Rajasthan, is known as 'Blue City' - here it's captured from Mehrangarh fort's wall.

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Jaisalmer, India

The colours of Rajasthan take on earthy tones in 'The Golden City', where its buildings are a reflection of the yellow stone on which the town stands.

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Chicago, USA

The bright lights of Downtown Chicago shine bright shades of orange beneath a moody sky.

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Bac Son Valley, Vietnam

Only a bird's eye view can do justice to the beauty of this fertile agricultural region north of Hanoi.

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New York, USA

The iconic 843 acres of Manhattan that is Central Park glows like a green beacon amid the skyscrapers.

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Male, Maldives

The brightly painted tall buildings of Male go close to matching the ever-present bright turquoise water that surrounds it.

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Longleat Maze, Wiltshire, England

With one and three quarter miles of paths to get lost in, formed by 16,000 hedged English Yews, this is a sight to behold.

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Old City Dubrovnik, Croatia

The 'Pearl of the Adriatic' may have lost some of its lustre due to natural and man-inflicted damage, but from above the UNESCO World Heritage-listed walled city remains a remarkable sight.

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Lisse, Netherlands

The tulip fields on the outskirts of this town in southern Holland are a major attraction and each spring they hold a big flower parade.

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Paris, France

Paris by moonlight? Give us twilight, as The Arc de Triomphe illuminates...

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Walvis Bay, Namibia

This is where the desert meets the not-so deep blue (at this point anyway) sea.

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Barcelona, Spain

If we didn't tell would you have guessed? Didn't think so. Barca isn't beaches, bars and Las Rambles, it's a bustling port city too.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Like some sort of elegant insect the engineering marvels of the Palm Jebel Ali and Palm Jumeirah jut out of the desert landscape.

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Cairo, Egypt

If you look closely you'll see three squares - the Great Pyramids of Giza - as they're increasingly engulfed by the city.

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