30 Amazing Aerial Drone Photographs

With the technological advancements in lightweight cameras and inexpensive quadcopters or drones, we can now get a glimpse of the world from a different perspective. And from high up above, especially with a bird’s eye view, the world is a stunningly beautiful place.

Feast your eyes on some breathtaking views, angles and shots from high up above. Here are 30 stunning aerial photographs you have to see to believe.

Note: Most of the 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.

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1. Hermitage Pavilion, Saint Petersburg by Amos Chapple

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

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Image source: Amos Chapple

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

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

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Image source: Amos Chapple

3. Saints Peter & Paul Cathedral, Saint Petersburg

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

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Image source: Amos Chapple

4. The Peter & Paul Fortress, Saint Petersburg

Dubbed “Saint Petersburg’s founding point.”

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Image source: Amos Chapple

5. Lotus Temple, New Delhi, India

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

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Image source: Amos Chapple

6. The Taj Mahal, Agra, India

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

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Image source: Amos Chapple

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.

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Image source: Amos Chapple

8. Hill 3, Mumbai, India

The slums of India with the “hill with a view” known to the locals as Hill 3.

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Image source: Amos Chapple

9. Sagrada Familia, Barcelona Spain

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

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Image source: Amos Chapple

10. The Beach Over Embattled Territory, Abkhazia

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

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Image source: Amos Chapple

11. The Vittoria Light, Trieste, Italy

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

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Image source: Amos Chapple

12. The Star Fort at Bourtang, Netherlands

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

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Image source: Amos Chapple

13. Buda Castle, Budapest, Hungary

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

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Image source: Amos Chapple

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.

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Image source: Amos Chapple

15. Approaching Thunderstorm, Oklahoma, USA

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

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Image source: Bill Wilson

16. Perspective, a bridge in Uttara, Dhaka

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

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Image source: ChayoN

17. Sun Down Over Munich, Germany

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

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Image source: Max Schrader

18. Caye Caulker Belize, Caribbean

An aerial shot of Caye Caulker, a small limestone coral island off the coast of Belize in the Caribbean.

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Image source: dronepicr

19. Aerial shot of Lonsdale Pier, Vancouver

Taken with GoPro and a Phantom Drone in a port in Vancouver.

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Image source: DevinOlsen

20. The Perfect Sunset Over Lake Sammamish, Washington

A shot of a beautiful sunset over the beautiful Lake of Sammamish.

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Image source: jcBoom

21. El Candelabro, Uruguay

Known as the “Candelabra of the Andes”, the Paracas Candelabra is a beautiful geoglyph found in Uruguay.

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Image source: Marcelo Campi

22. Aerial Shot of The German Lake Cologne

Stunning shot of a calm lake.

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Image source: dronepicr

23. Aikawashi at Night, Okayama, japan

Taken by the talented Japanese photographer Takuma Kimura.

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Image source: Takuma Kimura

24. Ohara Museum of Art

Another shot by the talented Takuma Kimura, this time capturing an overhead view of the Ohara Art Museum

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Image source: Takuma Kimura

25. Like Clockwork, Toronto, Ontario

Capturing the intricate details of Roundhouse park, Michael Muraz gives us an image of what would be mistaken at first as a giant exposed clock.

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Image source: Michael Muraz

26. Shilshole Bay, Seattle USA

The beautiful symmetry of docked sailboats taken by Daniel Gasienica.

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Image source: Daniel Gasienica

27. Muirfield Village, Edmond, Oklahoma

This beautiful design is captured by Bill Wilson in Muirfield Village in Oklahoma.

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Image source: Bill Wilson

28. Seattle Waterfront

A beautiful shot of Waterfront, a famous public park located in Seattle.

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Image source: Daniel Gasienica

29. Machine Life, Philadelphia

A haunting and yet still beautiful shot of “uber decay".

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Image source: Numb Photo

30. Venice Beach Skatepark, Los Angeles California

This photo shows us the details and design of what a skate park looks from up above.

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Image source: Dirk Dallas

Do you have more aerial photos to share? We’d love to see them!

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