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Impressions of China by Bernardo and Tomas Medina

Bernardo and Tomas Medina are a father-and-son team based in Houston, Texas, whose photographs have been featured in such publications as National Geographic and Smithsonian Magazine. In their words: Photographs contain no more or no less truth than a painting or a written a work of fiction. Photography allows us …

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Las Vegas At Night – An Aerial View

These images of Las Vegas at night are from renowned English aerial photographer Jason Hawkes. His shots show some of the desert city’s most famous landmarks like the Luxor pyramid, the Paris Casino Eiffel Tower, and the Stratosphere Tower. Capturing detailed aerial images at night has been difficult up until …

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Underground Cave Exploration with Stephen Alvarez

Very seldom do people explore the vast and uncharted underground of caves, but National Geographic adventure photographer Stephen Alvarez has throughout his career, explored and photographed some of the deepest and largest caves in the world. Because most people will never experience this type of adventure, Stephen Alvarez documents these …

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Amazing Photos of the Skies Overhead

Greek photographer Chris Kotsiopoulos is one of the talented few with the skill to capture the beauty of the heavens. Read his description of the conditions under which the photo above was taken (notice the red moon floating in the sky to the right of center): After months of anticipation …

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Images of Active Volcanoes by Martin Rietze

German photographer Martin Rietze is part of a select group of people who choose to put themselves in harm’s way and seek out the exploding phenomena of active volcanoes. I mentioned in this post that there are actually people who pursue volcanoes, and he is someone that does it professionally. …

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Helicopter Views Over Moscow

From the words of the photographer Konstantin Titov : We flew in a helicopter over the MKAD (Moscow Automobile Ring Road).  We flew over the entire ring at an altitude of 150 meters and a duration of about 50 minutes. Because of the heat the engine had to work at …

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Earth in Wide Angle by Yann Arthus-Bertrand

Yann Arthus-Bertrand is perhaps the best known aerial photographer on the planet. He has sold more than 3 million copies worldwide of his seminal photo essay Earth From Above, a decade-spanning attempt to photograph all the vistas of the planet from the sky. The book has been translated into 24 …