Stunning Photos of Africa from Above

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Photo: Martin Harvey/Barcroft

As some of you might recall, I recently had the good fortune to work and travel on the African continent. Shooting in that area of the world is something that I’ve always wanted to do – and it did not disappoint. To the contrary, it opened up my understanding of the rich possibilities in the Sub-Sahara. We were there for almost two weeks and barely scratched the surface. Saying Africa is a dream destination for photographers is like saying it’s dry in the Sahara. It’s painfully obvious. But my opportunity to shoot in Africa only made me want to go back and go deeper.As an example of going deeper check out the image tabs above for a collection of mind-blowing photos taken of landscape and wildlife in Africa on a helicopter safari.

I couldn’t help notice this inspirational collection by photographer Martin Harvey. He took these photographs while on a helicopter safari that toured through Botswana, Namibia and Kenya. I admit to being jealous. The landscapes from high above are especially interesting to me. I’ve done some similar work in New Zealand (another one of my favorite places to shoot photos). Helicopter Safari – officially added it to the bucket list. It might seem far off and unattainable but I’m a big believer in this basic idea: Dream big.

Here’s my breakdown of 5 Tips for Shooting Photos & Video from a Helicopter

Read more about these helicopter safaris and see more of Martin Harvey’s photos click here:

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15 Responses to Stunning Photos of Africa from Above

  1. Karine Ardault September 10, 2012 at 10:15 am #

    Thanks for sharing this. I did not know this photographer and it is indeed great work. I really like the abstract patterns created by nature. I can only imagine how great it must be to be on board an helicpter for taking aerials instead of a plane where there is usually something in the way… Living in Africa myself I can only command on the beauty of this continent. And I am also taking the opportunity to make a shout out to another photographer/pilot who also takes beautiful aerials of Tanzania (

  2. Kimutai Cherono September 11, 2012 at 12:54 am #

    Love the pictures but a description of where they were taken would be nice. The circular volcano/caldera is beautiful but where is it?

    • faisal September 11, 2012 at 5:16 am #

      Yes, that would be cool, if we know more about each pic.

  3. Girish September 11, 2012 at 4:27 am #

    Great set of photographs. I like the 8th one a lot.
    Can you someone explain the 7th. I am not getting a idea of what that is.

  4. Max September 13, 2012 at 5:26 pm #

    I agree, different Points of View bring stunning views of Africa!
    You may want to check out the work of Yann Arthus Bertrand in the same vein: Earth From Above on, there are some quite stunning views too!

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    To be hones I did not like the pictures that much, I’ve seen better aero photography. They seem ordinary,

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