Most Spectacular Views of Earth From Above

aerial view tulips

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These breathtaking photos show a slightly different perspective of our planet’s landscapes, with spectacular views of earth from above, providing a glimpse as to what a bird might see while soaring over the land below.

Pictured above, tulips are lovely to look at up close, but their real beauty emerges when you see the total picture of the fields in Netherlands from high above as a stunning rainbow patchwork.

Dragon Falls, Venezuela


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Churun-meru, or Dragon, Falls are part of Angel Falls in Venezuela, the highest uninterrupted waterfall in the world, at a height of more than 3,200 feet.

Seljalandsfoss Waterfall, Iceland

iceland falls

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While on a trip to Iceland, photographer Sarah Martinet had the opportunity to shoot this spectacular waterfall photo from a plane with open windows.

Maze at Longleat, England

england above

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The maze at Longleat in England is made up of more than 16,000 English yews and is the longest, but not the largest, hedge maze in the world, covering 1.48 acres, and 1.69 miles of pathway. The full-scale maze has several dead ends and multiple paths punctuated by six raised bridges, all of which surrounds a central tower.

Niagra Falls, New York and Ontario

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Ron Snider was the first place winner in the Niagara Falls Live 2012 Photo Contest with this stunning photo from above the falls.

Seattle, Washington


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This jaw-dropping photo reveals a view of Seattle with all its major features: Lake Union, Elliot Bay, Lake Washington, downtown Seattle, the I-90 floating bridge, Aurora Bridge, Boeing Field, Seatac Airport, Mount Rainier and even Mount St. Helens.