Yann Arthus-Bertrand

CANDELABRA OF PARACAS PENINSULA, Peru (Photographer: Yann Arthus-Bertrand)
Candelabra of Paracas Peninsula, Peru (Photographer: Yann Arthus-Bertrand)

A couple of weeks ago in Amsterdam I stumbled upon an open-air exhibition of Yann Arthus-Bertrand, a French photographer that has made an enormous series of photographs of the earth, taken from the sky. It blew me away.

I post here just a selection from his amazingly elaborate website, which contains even more images than his (expensive) books.

The photographs mostly speak for themselves. I just want to add that the white plant-like figures in Namibië are natural salt-patterns, and the heart-shaped figures in New Caledonia are also not made by humans. Some iconographies just emerge.

The gigantic cactus and bird drawings in the landscape remind to the Palm Islands in Dubai, only these representations were done thousands of years before people even thought of flying…

LAKE SHORE IN ETOSHA NATIONAL PARK, Namibia (Photographer: Yann Arthus-Bertrand)
(Photographer: Yann Arthus-Bertrand)

 

HEART IN VOH, New Caledonia, France (Photographer: Yann Arthus-Bertrand)
(Photographer: Yann Arthus-Bertrand)

 

OUTLINE OF A HUMMINGBIRD IN NAZCA, Peru (Photographer: Yann Arthus-Bertrand)
(Photographer: Yann Arthus-Bertrand)

 

REMAINS OF AN ANCIENT TRAP OR “DESERT-KITE” BETWEEN AS SAFAWI AND QASR BURQU, Mafraq, Jordan (Photographer: Yann Arthus-Bertrand)
(Photographer: Yann Arthus-Bertrand)

 

VILLAGE, Chad (Photographer: Yann Arthus-Bertrand)
(Photographer: Yann Arthus-Bertrand)

 

BARRIAS, CARACAS, Venezuela (Photographer: Yann Arthus-Bertrand)
(Photographer: Yann Arthus-Bertrand)

 

MEXCALTITAN, Mexico (Photographer: Yann Arthus-Bertrand)
(Photographer: Yann Arthus-Bertrand)

 

CITY OF SHIBAM HADRAMAWT, Yemen (Photographer: Yann Arthus-Bertrand)
(Photographer: Yann Arthus-Bertrand)

 

VILLAGE IN THE HEART OF RICE FIELDS NEAR ANTANANARIVO, Madagascar (Photographer: Yann Arthus-Bertrand)
(Photographer: Yann Arthus-Bertrand)

 

RIVER ON THE AUYÁN TEPUI, Gran Sabana region, Venezuela (Photographer: Yann Arthus-Bertrand)
(Photographer: Yann Arthus-Bertrand)

 

DETAIL OF THE THJORSA RIVER, Iceland (Photographer: Yann Arthus-Bertrand)
(Photographer: Yann Arthus-Bertrand)

 

WHITE HAVEN BEACH AT HIGH TIDE, Queensland, Australia (Photographer: Yann Arthus-Bertrand)
(Photographer: Yann Arthus-Bertrand)

 

DEFORESTISATION OF THE AMAZONE, Brasil (Photographer: Yann Arthus-Bertrand)
(Photographer: Yann Arthus-Bertrand)

 

SAND BANK OF THE RIO CARONI, Venezuela (Photographer: Yann Arthus-Bertrand)
(Photographer: Yann Arthus-Bertrand)

 

GREAT BARRIER REEF, Queensland, Australia (Photographer: Yann Arthus-Bertrand)
(Photographer: Yann Arthus-Bertrand)

 


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