Incredible Drone Photographs of Worlds Most Famous Sights by Amos Chapple

Photographer Amos Chapple was in love with drones from the moment they hit the market. He purchase a drone before there were many regulations on, and travelled the world solo capturing some of the most beautiful images of the most famous sights in the world from a bird-eye view. In the process he created some of the most stunning aerial photography I have ever seen. Most of these images would be illegal to capture nowadays due to strict drone flying regulations. “There was a window of about 18 months where it was possible to fly these things anywhere and people were excited to see it. I’m glad I made use of that time,” explains the aerial photographer. To see more images and find out more about his amazing work, click here.

Taj Mahal as the day's first tourists trickle through the gates.The Taj Mahal and its gardens as the day’s first tourists trickle through.w704-3Saint Petersburg’s Church of the Saviour on Spilled Blood during a squally autumn morning. The church marks the spot where the reformist Tsar Alexander II was assassinated; the patch of the cobbles on which he lay dying is preserved inside the church.

Hermitage Pavilion, in the grounds of the Catherine Palace, at sunrise. Autumn from above; aerial images of Saint Petersburg before the long northern winter begins.

Hermitage Pavilion, in the grounds of the Catherine Palace, at sunrise. Autumn from above; aerial images of Saint Petersburg before the long northern winter begins.

Paris’ Sacré-Cœur glowing in a hazy sunrise.

Paris’ Sacré-Cœur glowing in a hazy sunrise.

w704-7Saints Peter & Paul Cathedral rising through winter mist.Jama Masjid, the heart of Islam in India. The red sandstone structure was built under the orders of the same Mughal emporer of Taj Mahal fame.

Jama Masjid, the heart of Islam in India. The red sandstone structure was built under the orders of the same Mughal emporer of Taj Mahal fame.

Clouds swirl through the pillars of Sagrat Cor Church, high on a hill above Barcelona. Twenty minutes later a thunderstorm hit the city.

Clouds swirl through the pillars of Sagrat Cor Church, high on a hill above Barcelona. Twenty minutes later a thunderstorm hit the city.

w704The star fort at Bourtange. Three centuries after the last cannonball was fired in anger at the fort, it now serves as a museum and centre of a sleepy farming village in eastern Holland. The low, thick walls were designed to offset the pounding force of cannonfire.
during-both-the-day-and-nightBuda castle on August 20, 2014. The barge in the centre of the Danube is loaded with fireworks, launched later that night to celebrate Hungary’s national day. when-the-commercial-drone-first-hit-the-market-in-2013-chapple-says-he-sifted-through-new-product-reviews-searching-for-the-right-model-to-help-his-art-take-flightThe neatly arranged suburbs around Sagrada Familia. Octagonal city blocks allow for the light, spacious street corners which make al fresco beer & tapas in Barcelona such a delight.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.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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