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Cairns New Zealand

View of the ocean in Cairns, New Zealand from a hot-air balloon. Mithun Basak is a engineer by profession and a traveler-photographer by passion. His interests include landscapes, nature, wildlife and architecture. Enjoy more of his work at his website

Eye in the sky - a bird's eye view of earth

1 January 1970

What does the world look like to a bird? From the time of Icarus, humans have wanted to stretch their wings to view the panorama of landscapes from high above. Yahoo! reader MITHUN BASAK did better – he compiled for us a gallery of images from around the world. All of these photographs were taken from high vantages – ultralight aircrafts, hot-air balloons, choppers, skyscrapers, hilltops, observation towers and cable cars. Get high and giddy on these inspiring images!