Stunning Peeks at Five Colorful Cities Around the World

By: Tyler Connaghan | Published: Nov 03, 2023

Fasten your seat belts, and get ready to take flight. Today, we’re going to take a look at five incredible bird’s eye view photos that show us popular places from around the globe from a different perspective. 

Not only are these shots absolutely breathtaking, but they show us popular landmarks we might already be familiar with in an entirely new way. Who knows, they might even prompt your next summer vacation.

Male, Maldives

From miles up, the view of Male, Maldives is a mesmerizing sight. The city is located on an island, surrounded by turquoise waters, glowing in the bright sun, juxtaposed against the densely packed buildings that make up the urban landscape.



The Maldives have long been famous for their white sandy beaches, and from up high, you can see the endless stretches of sand that make up the coastline. Paired with the vibrant colors and intricate patterns of the coral reefs, you have a natural work of art. 


Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Rio de Janeiro is known for its vibrant energy and natural coastal beauty. As you soar above, the first thing that catches your eye is the city’s stunning coastline, stretching out for miles along the sparkling blue waters of the Atlantic Ocean. 


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Just like Male, the contrast between the urban landscape and the surrounding natural beauty is prominent. From the famous beaches of Copacabana and Ipanema to the city’s most famous landmark, the Christ the Redeemer statue, Rio de Janeiro offers a stunning panorama.

The Giza Pyramids, Egypt

Nothing captures the grandeur and majesty of one of the world’s most iconic ancient wonders quite like a bird’s eye view. From above, you can see the three main pyramids of Giza, each rising majestically from the golden sands of the Egyptian desert.


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The largest and most famous of the pyramids is the Great Pyramid of Giza, also known as the Pyramid of Khufu, which stands an impressive 481 feet tall. Surrounding the pyramids is a sprawling complex of temples, tombs, and monuments that make up the Giza Necropolis. 

Niagara Falls, New York

Take a minute to enjoy the sheer power and beauty of one of the world’s most iconic natural wonders. From above, you can see the mighty Niagara River flowing towards the falls, with its gentle curves and twists leading up to the edge of the precipice. 



You can see the water cascading over the edge in what you can only imagine is a thunderous roar. Beyond the waterfalls themselves, the surrounding landscape offers a lush, green tapestry, providing a stunning contrast to the turbulent waters.

Namib Desert, Africa

Though relatively desolate, the Namib Desert is still a breathtaking sight from above. Fun fact: it is also one of the world’s oldest and most remote deserts. 


Here, you’ll find towering sand dunes stretching out as far as the eye can see, with rugged mountain ranges and craggy peaks in the distance. You’ll only find a few scattered pockets of vegetation here, including the hardy camelthorn trees.