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Birds Eye View Photos of 10 Beautiful Cities

In the last few years Birds Eye View has become a popular genre amongst professional as well as amateur photographers. Continues improvement in camera equipment and affordable drone technology made it possible to take beautiful photos from above the ground in stunning angles. 

Birds Eye View Photography is when you take a photo of a city or a landmark from above the ground, focusing on the object from an elevated view. Imagine yourself flying high in the sky like a bird and looking down at the landscape beneath you.

In this article we showcase extraordinary photos from around the world. The following may all be places that you’ve seen many times before: in photos, books, maybe even movies, but from above they take on a whole new perspective. Whether it’s the breathtaking image of Central Park from thousands of feet in the air or an incredible view of Venice from the sky. Hope you enjoy our list of 10 best birds eye view photos in the world.

New York – US

New York is famous for its high-rise buildings and busy streets but Central Park provides a natural haven right in the middle of the Big Apple. Most people know that the park is pretty large but the sheer scale of Central Park can only be truly appreciated from Birds Eye View photos. 

Central Park

Statue of Liberty in New York City 

by Humza Deas

Financial District New York

Venice – Italy

The city of Venice is built on the Venetian Lagoon and is famous for its canals, bridges and fine art. The above image really does help emphasise just how much Venice is cut-off from the Italian mainland and how water plays a huge role in the life of city’s residents. 

From above you can see beautiful contrast between the orange rooftops and the blue water. The shot below also gives you an idea of how Venetian Gothic architecture looks. 

Niagara Falls – Canada/USA

Niagara Falls may be one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world but few people will ever have seen it from this angle before. The bird’s-eye-view photo really does emphasise the sheer size, power and beauty of this incredible waterfall.

Paris – France

Paris is one of the most famous cities in the world and attracts millions of visitors every year. The ‘City of Love’ has many famous landmarks, with the Arc de Triomphe being one of the most popular. This incredible image shows the Arc like never before though and could easily be mistaken for a scene from Star Wars.

Vatican City – Italy

With a population of 842 and covering an area of approximately 110 acres (44 hectares), Vatican City is officially the smallest state in the world. This breathtaking image shows the city in all its glory and provides an incredible view of the famous St. Peter’s Basilica from above.

Marina Bay – Dubai

Dubai is home to the tallest building in the world and is renowned for its incredible skyscrapers. This birds eye view image of Marina Bay really emphasises this fact though and shows the beauty, wealth and desert-like conditions of this unique city.

Mexico City – Mexico

Drone photography allows us to explore cities from a completely fresh angle. Mexico City is one of the largest cities in the world, with its 16 municipalities stretching across a 573 square mile area of Mexico. The sheer size and scope of the city has been captured perfectly in the above photo, which shows the dense housing estates spread across the rolling hills of the Valley of Mexico.

Sydney – Australia

Sydney is one of the most beautiful and exotic cities in the world and is famous for its breathtaking harbour and vibrant city centre. It is one of the largest cities in Australia and is the capital of New South Wales. The photos from above capture Sydney’s extraordinary landscape.

Here are other stunning Birds Eye View pictures of Sydney:

Circular Quay ferry wharf

The water in Sydney is absolutely mesmerising.

Nördlingen – Germany

The town of Nördlingen in south Germany is one of only three German towns that still has a complete city wall intact. The small town only has a population of 24,000 but is famous for its quaint beauty and red roofed buildings, both of which have been perfectly captured in the above image.