“The Earth is Art. The photographer is only a witness. ” ~Yann Arthus-Bertrand
This week’s photo challenge, ‘From above’, had me especially remembering the thrill I had of flying in a helicopter over Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe. It was my first time going up in one, and I hung back whilst the other passengers got on, not out of politeness, but because I realised that the last one on, got to sit at the front, next to the pilot. Method in my madness. 🙂 I took several photos, but this one came out the best, and hubby, who was white water rafting at the time, was very complimentary.
Here is one taken at Niagara, looking down across the falls.
This is an aerial view of the approach to Belize.
Looking down over the Hong Kong skyscrapers, to Victoria Harbour.
A view of the famous New Orleans Bourbon Street, from the balcony of The Four Points Sheraton Hotel, which is built on the site of the legendary French Opera House.
Whilst in Palm Springs, we took a fifteen minute Aerial Tramway ride, and ascended 8516 feet up Chino Canyon. The rotating cars allow for breathtaking views for up to fifty miles in all directions.
Looking down at the Pacific Ocean from cliffs in San Diego.
Half way up the Rock of Gibraltar, looking down on the bay of Algeciras.
The city of Granada viewed from the beautiful Alhambra Palace.
You don’t get much higher than this; soaring above the clouds like an eagle, looking down at The Alps on our flight back from Venice.
I hope you’ve enjoyed my “From Above” photos. To see more entries for the WordPress Photo Challenge, just click here.
I love the view of Victoria Falls! You had a great strategy for getting the optimal viewpoint! I can’t wait to see the view of Granada from the Alhambra… in only 1 month!!
Thanks, Cathy. Yes it won’t be long before you’re off on your next exciting trip. 🙂
Yes, it’s not long now! 🙂
Breathtaking pictures. I was flying around the earth with them.
Thanks so much, Sangeeta. 🙂
Fabulous series! The first shot is absolutely stunning. 🙂
Glad you enjoyed them. 🙂
Wow tremendous collection AD you must have a good catalogue system to find these 😉
The mighty Niagra Falls really are fantastic …another of those good window seats then 🙂
Thanks, Poppy. No catalogue system; just a good memory and lots of patience. 🙂 The Niagara pic was taken from the Skylon Tower.
Love the photo of Victoria Falls. Such an impressive vantage point and it really captures the size and power of these falls. Lucky you for having gotten to have this experience.
Thanks, Lexi. Yes I was very lucky indeed . 🙂
I love all of these…..We’ve actually been up above the skyscrapers of Hong Kong! It was SO awesome.
Thanks, Suzanne. Yes, that must have been really wonderful. 🙂
Such fantastic pictures! Love them!
Thanks so much, Ute. 🙂
Wow these are fabulous – the ones from the helicopter and tram are really impressive, but they’re all great shots!! 😉
Thank you so much,. I’m happy that you liked them. 🙂
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Wow, Victoria Falls is stunning!!
Thanks so much, Ruth. 🙂
The Victoria Falls pic is my favorite!
Mine too, Frank. I’m rather proud of my capture from high above on my one and only heli ride. 🙂
As always AP, amazing shots! I esp like the aerial tramway pic..really blows my mind
Yes, that’s a good phrase, Marco. That’s exactly what it did to mine too. 🙂
hehe – wonder what you have in store for us next up!
A whole lot of bridges.:)
A whole lot of bridges to burn?
Spectacular views especially the ones with the waterscape. Happy Mother’s Day.
Thanks so much, IT. I’m looking forward to spoiling my Mom on Mothers’ Day. 🙂
You have had any number of high spots in your travels! 🙂
It would appear so, Col. I’ve lost count. 🙂
Amazing Photography my friend , I love it 🙂
Thanks so much, Jake. 🙂 Have a wonderful week.
Great places, beautiful photos!
Thanks very much. 🙂
Love your from above shots.. are you saying the tramway goes up and rotates at the same time!! 😉
Yes,, but very slowly , not spinning round and round, thankfully. 🙂 The floor of the 5.5 m diameter aerial tram-cars rotates constantly, making two complete revolutions throughout the duration of the journey so that the passengers can see in all directions without moving.
WOW! What amazing shots… Thanks and Love, nia
Thanks, Nia. Glad you enjoyed. Have a lovely week. xx
It’s always nice to be on top of the world isn’t it? 🙂
Wonderful pictures! I especially love the one of the Victoria Falls!!!! A sight I would love to see someday!
Thanks, Nicole. It is a wonderful sight. 🙂
Beautiful pics, as always!
Thanks so much, PPD. 🙂
you had wonderful look-outs!
Yes I certainly did. 🙂 Thanks, ft.
Super pic of Vic Falls AD 😀
Thanks so much, Chris. 🙂
Great shots as always. My favourite is the one of Pacific ocean in San Diego. At once beautiful and angry….
Thanks, Shakti. 🙂
Wow ! You really got a fantastic serie of photos from above here ! I was particularly fond of the photo of the Pasific Ocean and the one of the Rock of Gibraltar . // Maria
Thanks so much, Maria. Glad you enjoyed. 🙂
Wonderful photos from above. I also like the falls shot.
BE ENCOURAGED! BE BLESSED!
Thanks, Francine. Yes, that’s my favourite too. 🙂
Brilliant photos. Hugs Paula. Xx
Thanks so much, Paula. xx
So amazing “From Above” gallery. Two thumbs up.
Happy Sunday, Sylvia.. 🙂
Thanks so much, Bams. 🙂
super photos as usual ad, your shot of Vic Falls is stunning … i was there as a five year old … would love to go back 🙂
Thanks, Christine. It was a lucky shot. 🙂
You have breathtaking photos. 🙂
Thanks so much, Zen. 🙂
You’re welcome. 🙂
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beautiful post my dear friend Have nice day
Thank you so much. 🙂
Another smashing collection Sylvia! 🙂
Thanks so much, Adrian. 🙂
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Flying over the alps is amazing!
Yes it was, Tandy. Will you be doing the same?
What a great selection of photos!
Thanks, Naomi. It’s surprising what one can find for the different challenges. 🙂
Ha, I agree, the Palm Springs Tram shot made me feel a bit dizzy! All of your photographs were so dramatic….all beautiful from above!
Thanks so much, Elisa. Fortunately I’m not afraid of heights. 🙂
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Amazing! The one from Niagara is great! Great addition to the challenge 🙂
Thanks so much, TG. 🙂
Thank you. 🙂
Awesome! Yea, that’s the right word. 🙂
Thanks so much. 🙂
Wow, ad! You have certainly looked down from above an awful lot. Great job!
Thanks, Gemma. 🙂
Wow! That shot of the Victoria falls is a stunner Sylvia! Thanks for the tip about getting into the helicopter last 🙂
Thanks so much, Madhu. The pilot didn’t mind sharing the front with me. 😀
Love travel photos like these! 🙂
Thanks so much. Sheryl. 🙂
The Victoria Falls – stunning. But every photo here is fantastic. Well done!
Thanks so much, Ann-Christine. 🙂
Great views from above … I don’t think I have any photo from above at all.
I flew over Niagara Falls in helicopter, but those negative I can’t find .. or the photos, lost in transit. San Diego shot is my favorite of this great bunch.
Thanks so much, Viveka. Glad you liked the San Diego pic. I almost didn’t include it. 🙂
wow…gorgeous photos, all of them!
Thanks so much, Heather. 🙂
Wow my Vic Falls photo pales into insignificance compared to yours! It also makes Niagara look a bit dull 🙂
That photo of Victoria is a total winner for this challenge. Love it. I’m a bit used to the Gib views! Nice compilation though. I’ve been a bit slack in my challenge photos, may or may not do this one but your post is inspiring.
Awesome shots! Especially the tram ride 🙂 🙂
Amazing photo’s AD!!!
One place I would love to visit, New Orleans – maybe, one day 😉
I can now say that I have been around the world today! What a remarkable collection!
Love these high point photos!
That Aerial Tramway ride photo is giving me a queasy feeling in my stomach, AD. And the Victoria Falls, marvelous! I really enjoyed seeing your part of the earth from above!