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Vantage Point: Bird’s Eye View

Being a pilot is something I’ve always dreamed about. I took lessons in high school, funded by yours truly, but it soon became too expensive and sadly I haven’t had the means to get myself back into it. (Mind you, this was a solid 7ish years ago.) One of the things that always intrigued me about flying was the vantage point – to see something from a bird’s perspective is astounding.

I found some photos online that, if seen from a plane, would blow my mind. (Just seeing them in a photo is incredible.) Take a look.

“At first glance these photos by Andre Ermolaev look like twisting abstract paintings, but in reality are aerial photos of rivers flowing through Iceland’s endless beds of volcanic ash. Given its name and stereotypical depiction it’s somewhat surprising to learn that the small country named after ice is home to no less than 30 active volcanic systems. You’ll remember the eruption of the massive Grímsvötn volcano just last year that spewed some 120 million tons of ash in the first 48 hours and snarled air traffic for days.”

This almost looks like a watercolor…Source

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