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25 Aerial Photos Of Ordinary Landscapes Will Make You Look Twice

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There is something extremely satisfying about looking at the world from above. Perhaps it’s the fact that we’re away from our worries, where we can revel in the beauty and organization of the world just as it is.

We can’t always fly, so let’s be grateful for aerial photographers such as Yann Arthus-Bertrand, Klaus Leidorf, and Gray Malin, among others, whose work can be appreciated year round.

From airplanes, helicopters, and hot air balloons, these photographers go to great lengths to teach us how big and vibrant the world is, through magnificent environmental, landscape, and wildlife captures.

Make an instant “getaway” and peer down at the world through some of the most stunning aerial photographs ever taken.

01. Soak in this scene of the charming Cayman Islands.

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02. Ever been in Los Angeles traffic? Be glad you’re not in it now!

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03. A glimpse of a lumber yard in Port-Gentil, Ogooué-Maritime Province, Gabon.

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04. The Canadian Coast Guard’s icebreaker, the Louis-Saint-Laurent, in Resolute Bay.

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05. A striking view of Central Park.

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06. A look at center pivot irrigation in Ma’an, Jordan.

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07. Arthus-Bertrand’s shot of an islet in the terraced rice fields of Bali, Indonesia.

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08. Just between Ravenna and Rimini, you’ll find these lovely seaside resorts at the Adriatic coastline of Italy.

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09. Stark contrast made by snow.

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10. Everything in its place.

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11. A flock of sheep keeping busy.

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12. A sea of rubber, or a tire scrap yard, is as fascinating as it is atrocious.

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13. The most soothing waves you’ll ever see.

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14. A frightening but natural scene at Zambia’s South Luangwa National Park.

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15. Calling all drummers! Slip yourself into this image of Neil Peart’s kit.

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16. The Grand Prismatic Spring at Yellowstone National Park is the largest hot spring in America.

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17. A surreal shot of Barcelona, Spain.

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18. New York City’s Yankee Stadium has never looked this good.

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19. A bird’s-eye view of a dromedary caravan near Nouakchott, Mauritania.

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20. Find summer bliss in Gray Malin’s Azul Beach, Brazil.

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21. Malin captures the timeless elegance of Saint-Tropez, France.

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22. Beach surfers at Maroubra, New South Wales.

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23. Tree of Life, an acacia at Tsavo National Park, Kenya.

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24. Meanwhile in the Ivory Coast, a worker takes a moment to rest on bales of cotton.

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25. “Sand Digger” in the rural commune of Kalabancoro, Bamako, Mali.

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25 Aerial Photos Of Ordinary Landscapes Will Make You Look Twice

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There is something extremely satisfying about looking at the world from above. Perhaps it’s the fact that we’re away from our worries, where we can revel in the beauty and organization of the world just as it is.

We can’t always fly, so let’s be grateful for aerial photographers such as Yann Arthus-Bertrand, Klaus Leidorf, and Gray Malin, among others, whose work can be appreciated year round.

From airplanes, helicopters, and hot air balloons, these photographers go to great lengths to teach us how big and vibrant the world is, through magnificent environmental, landscape, and wildlife captures.

Make an instant “getaway” and peer down at the world through some of the most stunning aerial photographs ever taken.

01. Soak in this scene of the charming Cayman Islands.

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02. Ever been in Los Angeles traffic? Be glad you’re not in it now!

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03. A glimpse of a lumber yard in Port-Gentil, Ogooué-Maritime Province, Gabon.

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04. The Canadian Coast Guard’s icebreaker, the Louis-Saint-Laurent, in Resolute Bay.

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05. A striking view of Central Park.

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06. A look at center pivot irrigation in Ma’an, Jordan.

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07. Arthus-Bertrand’s shot of an islet in the terraced rice fields of Bali, Indonesia.

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08. Just between Ravenna and Rimini, you’ll find these lovely seaside resorts at the Adriatic coastline of Italy.

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09. Stark contrast made by snow.

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10. Everything in its place.

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11. A flock of sheep keeping busy.

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12. A sea of rubber, or a tire scrap yard, is as fascinating as it is atrocious.

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13. The most soothing waves you’ll ever see.

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14. A frightening but natural scene at Zambia’s South Luangwa National Park.

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15. Calling all drummers! Slip yourself into this image of Neil Peart’s kit.

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16. The Grand Prismatic Spring at Yellowstone National Park is the largest hot spring in America.

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17. A surreal shot of Barcelona, Spain.

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18. New York City’s Yankee Stadium has never looked this good.

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19. A bird’s-eye view of a dromedary caravan near Nouakchott, Mauritania.

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20. Find summer bliss in Gray Malin’s Azul Beach, Brazil.

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21. Malin captures the timeless elegance of Saint-Tropez, France.

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22. Beach surfers at Maroubra, New South Wales.

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23. Tree of Life, an acacia at Tsavo National Park, Kenya.

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24. Meanwhile in the Ivory Coast, a worker takes a moment to rest on bales of cotton.

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25. “Sand Digger” in the rural commune of Kalabancoro, Bamako, Mali.

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Unphotogenic Shelter Dog Poses For Adoption Photos, Totally Nails It

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The kind folks at San Francisco Animal Care & Control (SFACC) usually post cute photos of their “adoptables” on their Twitter page.

These tweets typically don’t get a lot of likes (even though these animals just scream ADORABLE).

But then there’s this guy.

This teeny tiny pup’s name is Carpe Diem. And his derpy facial expressions have stolen everyone’s hearts.


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Carpe Diem’s adoption photos have been reshared 757 times and liked by 1.7k Twitter users.


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I mean…; how can you not?


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*googly heart eyes*


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“He’s silly and teeny tiny,” said Deb Campbell, a rep for SFACC. “He is one of the happiest dogs you’ll ever meet.”

The SFACC said that this wonderful 4-month-old pooch was found as a stray wandering the streets of San Francisco.


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But as of posting, the adorable fur baby has found his forever home!

Congratulations, Carpe Diem! Keep on herping and derping, little guy!


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Identical Quadruplets Sleep Through Their First Photoshoot (But It’s Still Adorable)

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The chances of having quadruplets are incredibly rare — 1 in 729,000 in fact. The chances of having identical quadruplets? 1 in 15 million.

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Bethani and Tim Webb, the lucky Canadian couple, gave birth to four identical baby girls on May 6th — Abigail, Mckayla, Grace, and Emily.

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It’s been two months and their little bundles of joy are happy, healthy, and totally nailing the whole looking cute thing.

Photographer Cassandra Jones of Noelle Mirabella Photography featured the quadruplets in a shoot and they look so darn adorable.

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Even though they slept through the whole thing.

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Talk about a cuteness overload!

This Woman Creates Powerfully Nostalgic Photos To Take Herself Back In Time

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Dear Photograph is a blog by Taylor Jones which started out with just six photos. But her simple yet powerful idea of holding up an old photo lined up to its original setting has struck a chord with so many people that, in the span of a few days, Dear Photograph has gone viral.

Of the hundreds of entries on the website, here are some of our favorites:

#1.


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Dear Photograph,
I was astounded, but I hadn’t had time to consider what I was seeing.
Mark Yokoyama

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Dear Photograph,
This is when I still had hair and my brother pooped himself. We were happy, but we didn’t know it.
Domenico

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Dear Photograph,
Though I am taller than you now, I look up to you still as I did nearly twenty years ago.
Andrew

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Dear Photograph,
I’ll always remember my first fish.
Brian Thurman

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Dear Photograph,
There’s no place like home.
Lilleechace

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Dear Photograph,
“No, ma’am, it’s not a boy in a dress, it’s a girl in a dress.”. The hair came, the dresses went, the park stayed.
Nomeda

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Dear Photograph,
Fourteen years ago, you were more than just a memory. You were more than saved birthday cards and boxes of photo albums. Your clothes still hang in the closet and your toothbrush remains in the bathroom after all these months as if we are foolishly awaiting your return. If it weren’t for these souvenirs of the life you once possessed, I would have the hardest time deciding if you really once existed or if these thoughts of you are nothing more than beautiful figments of my sad imagination.
Nadia

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Dear Photograph,
All those years ago you stood here in the country, ready to marry Mom and spend the rest of your life together. Now 57 years later she spends each day with you as you gradually forget and slip further away from us. But love and family endure, and we cherish each day we still have together.
Love, Your Family

#9.


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Dear Photograph,
A friend snapped this picture of us nearly ten years ago, when we were just a couple of kids. We were only friends, but I had a secret crush on him and he had a secret crush on me. When he finally kissed me later that year, I told him “I wish I could keep you” and he said, “I wish you would.” And I did. We came back to this spot on the eve of our seventh wedding anniversary.
Love,
Jen

#10.


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Dear Photograph,
Almost 50 years later and I have not lived more than 5 miles from this exact spot.
Chris

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Dear Photograph,
I burned you once. I’m sorry for that. You take me back to a time where I thought the road we traveled would always be the one we traveled together. Now our roads have led us to different places and I’m no longer holding his comforting hands. We may not have discovered everlasting love along this pathway but I know that time will catch up to us and that our roads will cross again…;it’ll only be a matter of time.
Love Always and Forever,
Chas

#12.


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Dear Photograph,
Remember when we decided to see if shrink wrap would hold my brother Joe to a tree? This made us laugh so much!
Annie Enderle

#13.


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Dear Photograph,
Thanks for bringing him back for a minute.
Kj

#14.


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Dear Photograph,
Letting go of my mother’s hand the first day of school was always the hardest.
Liz

#15.


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Dear Photograph,
For one brief moment, this murky little duck pond became the most beautiful place on earth.
Greg

#16.


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Dear Photograph,
At the time it was not common for a man to walk behind a pram.
I’m still proud of my father.
Eva Willemier Westra

#17.


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Dear Photograph,
My parents tried forever to teach me how to ride a bike with no training wheels. One sunny afternoon in 1999 they looked out the window and saw my neighbour, Jenna, running alongside me cheering me on. My parents ran out and took this photo, which is one I’ll always remember. Thanks for getting me off my training wheels Jenna!
Keaton

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Dear Photograph,
I drained 3’s all day!
Janet

#19.


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Dear Photograph,
Dad never took a picture of me, ever. Then Inoticed his reflection in the glass. Happy Father’s Day, Dad.
Anonymous

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Dear Photograph,
Dad always had the comfiest shoulder.
David

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Dear Photograph,
I’m so proud my boys childhood dreams were made of bravery, honor and valor. Fifteen years later, dreams really do come true.
Nancy

Dear Photograph has been listed in Time Magazine’s 10 best blogs, and Jones has now also been given a book and movie deal revolving around the website’s concept.

22 Creepiest Abandoned Places Around The World

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What people can build mother nature can just as easily reclaim. From grandiose mansions to ships that sailed the seven seas, these places were once admired and occupied by many people.

Today they have been long abandoned, creating some creepy yet beautiful locations full of their own folklore and intrigue.

Here are 22 creepy abandoned places you have to visit around the world

Michigan Central Station — Detroit, Michigan, United States

Michigan Central Station — Detroit, Michigan, United States

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The Michigan Central Station was built just over 100 years ago. Located in Detroit, Michigan, it was the tallest train station in the world — up until that point.

The station is now abandoned but locals are attempting to have the building renovated.

The station was placed on the National Register of Historic Places, which could help the build receive a renovation in the future.

Unfortunately, vandals have stolen or destroyed most of the buildings architectural designs.

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