Iran’s Palangan Village
Photographer Amos Chapple is showing the world in a different perspective. Using a small drone to lift his camera into the sky high above famed cathedrals or monuments, he captured a series of incredible aerial images. Amos Chapple won the New Zealand Junior Photographer of the Year in 2003 and New Zealand Environment Photographer 2006 and started his career as a press photographer. In 2009, he won the Cathay Pacific Travel Photographer of the Year award.
This activity draws a lot of attention so he normally avoids areas where there are many other people. Famous cities and historic sites were photographed from new angles by Chapple, from the Sacré-Cœur to the Jama Masjid, the heart of Islam in India, this drone photography work is breathtaking.
Ninth Fort in Kaunas, Lithuania, commissioned by the Soviet authorities in 1984 to commemorate mass shootings carried out by the Nazis.
Katskhi Pillar, Georgia. A monk has lived atop the pillar for the past 21 years in order to live “closer to God”.
Zhangye Geological Park, China The banding of the rocks is the result of red sandstone and mineral deposits being laid down over 24 million years & the whole “layer cake” then being upturned by seismic churning.
Saint Petersburg’s Hermitage Pavilion, Russia. The little whipped cream palace was famous for parties where mechanical tables laden with food rose from beneath the floorboards.
Saints Peter & Paul Cathedral rising through winter mist.
Lotus Temple Designed by an Iranian exile, the building serves as the centre of the Bahai’i faith in Delhi.
Sagrada Familia, Barcelona. Octagonal city blocks allow for the light, spacious street corners which make al fresco beer & tapas in Barcelona such a delight.
Sagrat Cor Church, Barcelona. Twenty minutes later a thunderstorm hit the city.
Two wrestlers practising the ancient Indian sport of Kushti in a pit they had hacked into the ground two hours earlier.