World Landmarks From A Bird’s Eye View Captured By Drone


Here you can find the works of Amos Chapple, who is based in New Zealand and has worked on a unique project of capturing the different landmarks of the world by the use of a unique drone technology. The bird’s eye view by which the world landmarks from a bird’s eye view captured by drone is achieved lend uniqueness to the images. He has named the series of images taken as Air. The pictures have been captured by drones from high up in the sky and his images include world landmarks like Saint Petersburg Hermitage Pavilion, the Taj Mahal and others like the Lotus Temple. The cameras have been able to capture the images in soft light and from incredible distances. He bought a consumer drone, learnt how to use it and then traveled around the world, making use of the drone technology to capture images before these acts were rendered illegal.

He states that, for a period of 18 months when the restriction had not been imposed, he was able to fly the drone anywhere and people were eager to see the images that could be captured through it. The images that he captured with the drone are mind boggling.

“Hill 3”, Mumbai, India

Morning over Maximum City. Known to the locals as "Hill 3" this knoll jutting above Mumbai's northern slums is no more valuable than the land below. Access to running water, which the hill lacks, is far more valuable than any view.

Buda Castle, Budapest, Hungary

Buda castle on August 20. The barge in the centre of the Danube is loaded with fireworks, launched later that night to celebrate Hungary’s national day.

Church of the Saviour on Spilled Blood, Saint Petersburg, Russia

Church of the Saviour on Spilled Blood, Saint Petersburg, Russia

Jama Masjid, New Delhi, India

Jama Masjid, the heart of Islam in India. The red sandstone structure was built under the orders of the same Mughal emporer of Taj Mahal fame.

Sacré-Cœur, Paris, France

Paris’ Sacré-Cœur glowing in a hazy sunrise.

Sagrada Familia, Barcelona, Spain

The “Eixample” district of Barcelona, with Sagrada Familia. The octagonal city blocks were designed to allow light and space on the street corners.

Sagrat Cor Church, Barcelona, Spain

Clouds swirl through the pillars of Sagrat Cor Church, high on a hill above Barcelona. Twenty minutes later a thunderstorm hit the city.

Saint Petersburg’s Hermitage Pavilion, Russia

Hermitage Pavilion, in the grounds of the Catherine Palace, at sunrise. Autumn from above; aerial images of Saint Petersburg before the long northern winter begins.

Saints Peter & Paul Cathedral, Saint Petersburg, Russia

Saints Peter & Paul Cathedral, Saint Petersburg, Russia

Taj Mahal, Agra, India

Taj Mahal as the day's first tourists trickle through the gates.

The Lotus Temple, New Delhi, India

The Lotus Temple, dotted with pigeons at sunrise. Designed by an Iranian exile, the building serves as the centre of the Bahai'i faith in Delhi.

The star fort at Bourtange, Netherlands

The star fort at Bourtange, Netherlands