Over this past summer we have published some very inspiring collections of photography. There are more people taking photos and sharing them online than ever before. And with access to so many photographs we can put together outstanding showcases featuring breathtaking artwork.

So in this gallery I have put together 45 shots above dense cities all around the world. These landscapes draw attention because it’s so unlike any other time period in history. More people are living in tighter areas in places like New York and Florida, or even major cities in South America & Europe. I hope these photographs can provide some insight into our world and the major structures our civilization has built in the past century.

Bird’s-eye View of Toronto

Sunset at Madeira Island, Portugal

Night Lights on Italy

Traveling over Bulgaria

Carcassonne, France

View over London

Eye Pods in London, UK

Downtown Boston, MA

From Above Chicago

Oh! Chicago.

Above South San Francisco

High Above San Francisco, California

Above Harbor Freeway

Daytime Los Angeles

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Flying Above Hong Kong, China(2008)

Hong Kong Sunset

Aerial Buildings in Hong Kong Bay

Downtown Austin, Texas

Tokyo from Above

Tokyo, Japan circa 2008

Chongqing, China – Above the City

Busy Streets in Japan

Würzburg, Germany

Above Houses in Stuttgart, Germany

Aerial over Geneva, Switzerland

Zermatt, Switzerland

Montreux Switzerland

High Above Philadelphia

Flight Into Philadelphia, PA

Deleware River – Airplane Shot

Skyline Columbus, Ohio

Downtown Waterfront

Downtown Seattle

City of Seattle, Washington

Airplane Above Seattle

Seattle Bay and Ferry

Portland, Oregon from the Air

Urban Veins – Portland Highways

Above Las Vegas

Las Vegas, Nevada – The Strip

The Kansas City Skyline

Sky Above Atlanta

California City Streets

Dense Landscape – Oakland, California

Posted by Jake Rocheleau

Jake is a writer & digital designer/illustrator. He writes about all things web and creative. Check out his website for work samples and follow his latest updates on Twitter @jakerocheleau.

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