What a wonderful world – 30 bird’s eye views that leave you speechless

It is a big world out there.

And yet, we usually are way too busy, too absorbed in our own problems and too focused on what’s happening in our teeny-tiny life bubble that we forget about this world.

We forget about the beauty and the wonders. About nature and pollution. About other people’s happiness and tragedies. About the big picture.

So today, I want to bring the big picture back into our little, comfortable world. I want to invite you on a photographic journey of marvelous beauty, ancient glory and modern mega cities, because the world is so much more than what we see through our own eyes.

Let yourselves be enchanted by the beauty of our planet and by what human beings have created over time. If these 30 photos aren’t blowing your mind – in either a positive or negative way – then what is?

1. A Lake in Pomerania, Poland

A Lake in Pomerania, Poland

2. Amsterdam, Netherlands


3. Athens, Greece


4. Bac Son Valley, Vietnam

Bac Son Valley Vietnam

5. Paris, France


6. Bern, Switzerland


7. Cape Town, South Africa

Cape Town

8. Central Park, New York City, USA

Central Park, NYC

9. Chicago, USA


10. Dubai, UAE


11. Dubrovnik, Croatia


12. Great Pyramids of Giza, Egypt

Giza Pyramids, Egypt

13. Longleat Maze, England

Longleat Maze, England

14. Male, Maledives

Male, Maldives

15. Mangroves, New Caledonia

Mangroves, New Caledonia

16. Marina Bay, Dubai, UAE

Marina Bay, Dubai

17. Meskendir Valley, Turkey

Meskendir Valley, Turkey

18. Mexico City, Mexico

Mexico City

19. Moscow, Russia


20. Namib Desert, Namibia

Namib Desert, Namibia

21. Niagara Falls, USA

Niagara Falls, USA

22. Barcelona, Spain


23. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Rio de Janeiro

24. Seattle, USA


25. Shanghai, China


26. Venice, Italy


27. Tulip Fields, Netherlands

Tulip Fields, Netherlands

28. Vancouver, Canada


29. Vatican City, Vatican

Vatican City

30. Terraced Rice Fields, China

Terraced Rice Fields, China

No matter where you are on this planet, there is so much more to explore.

Open your eyes and your heart.

Embrace the beauty

and be critical about what feels wrong to you.

Open your mind.

I have been stumbling upon these bird’s eye views a couple of times already, and when a friend of mine emailed them to me yesterday, I knew I had to share them with you.

In the end, I want to thank all the amazing photographers who took these pictures and put them out into the world wide web. It is photos like these that make us dream, think and wonder.

And now it’s your turn: Share this article and spread the wonder! 🙂

Always happy travels!



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