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Yann Arthus Bertrand

This is the work of the world’s best aerial photographer, Yann Arthus Bertrand. We have already covered his feature film Home on Amazing Stuff, but his photographs are so heart-stoppingly beautiful, we just had to feature him again! The 65 year-old Parisian is most famous for his 1999 series of photographs, entitled The Earth From Above. These amazing photographs were the subject of a 100-city exhibition attracting over 100 million visitors; the book sold 3 million copies worldwide and was translated into 24 languages. Enough words, enjoy the pics:

Yann Arthus Bertrand: ‘For me, photography is a way to share what I have seen. It also allows me to live the kind of life I want to live. I became an animal photographer to stay in Africa and study the lions. In the early stages at least, photography is the profession you embrace to live on the roads and travel; a camera provides an excellent excuse to take off, leaving responsibilities and ties behind… You need talent to ‘see’ – not to press the button. The best shots derive from enlightened amateurism, from the free and open vision of the amateur coupled with careful consideration, for photography demands much distancing. Which takes us back to the old and ongoing debate: is photography a fully-fledged art form, or just a means to testify?’

Moshar farm, Isreal
Lumberyard in Port-Gentil, Gabon
Palm Jumeirah, UAE
NYC, USA
Masii MAra, Kenya
Coal Mines, South Africa
Jengish, Kyrgyzstan
Military Cemetery, Verdun, France
Solar Plant, Andalusia, Spain
Rano Kau volcano, Easter Island, Chile
LA Freeway, California, USA
Rice Fields, Bali, Indonesia
Mount Everest, Nepal
Gannet colony, Iceland
Aleppo, Syria
Bungle Bungle National Park, Kimberley, Australia
Greenhouses, San Augustin, Spain
Siberia, Russia
Centre-Pivot irrigation, Ma’an, Jordan
Pics from www.yannarthusbertrand.org

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