Massachusetts photographer Alex MacLean comes from an architectural background and holds a pilots license. Which explains his amazing eye for these birds-eye view images that seem to frame aerial landscapes as orderly patterns.
Dark Hedges, County Antrim, Northern Ireland - This beautiful avenue of beech trees was planted by the Stuart family in the century, and is one of the most photographed natural phenomena in the country.
At first glance this photo by Andre Ermolaev looks like a twisting abstract painting, but in reality is one of the aerial photos of rivers flowing through Iceland’s endless beds of volcanic ash. This is just a river, just a volcano, just our planet.