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The world from above: the magnificent drone photographs of Amos Chapple

Selection of extraordinary drone photographs of incredible places around the world taken by Amos Chapple, a celebrated photojournalist from New Zealand.

I’m a New Zealander who writes and takes photos of ordinary people in extraordinary places. I started off at New Zealand’s largest daily paper in 2003. After two years chasing news I took a full-time position shooting UNESCO World Heritage sites. In 2012 I went freelance but kept up the travel. Since then I’ve been published in most major news titles around the world and my stories have regularly appeared on the front page of Reddit and other viral news platforms. In 2015, photos I shot with a modified drone were compiled into a photo gallery that received more than 6 million page views. After near constant travel through more than 70 countries I’ve experienced almost nothing but decency and goodwill. I respect photojournalists working in conflict areas, but I believe there’s much we haven’t lost or destroyed that warrants an honest representation in news media.

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The Hermitage Pavilion, St. Petersburg in autumn mist

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Church on Spilled blood, St. Petersburg

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St. Peter & Paul Cathedral, Petergof

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The Peter & Paul Fortress, Saint Petersburg’s founding point

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The Lotus Temple, dotted with pigeons at sunrise. Designed by an Iranian exile, the building serves as the centre of the Bahai’i faith in Delhi

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Taj Mahal and gardens as the day’s first tourists trickle in

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Two wrestlers practising the ancient Indian sport of Kushti in a pit they had hacked into the ground two hours earlier

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Jama Masjid, the heart of Islam in India

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Morning over Maximum City

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The neatly arranged suburbs around Sagrada Familia, Barcelona

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Russian tourists basking on the beach in Abkhazia

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The Vittoria Light, overlooking the Gulf of Trieste at sunset

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The star fort at Bourtange

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Buda castle at night

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Clouds swirl through the pillars of Sagrat Cor Church, high on a hill above Barcelona

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Paris’ Sacré-Cœur glowing in a hazy sunrise

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Curated by Leandro Lima

CEO-founder of Flooxia. A Brazil-based amateur fine art photographer, among other things, who loves visual arts, nature, science, and innovative technologies.

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