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April 29, 2009

Human landscapes from above

Photographer Jason Hawkes returns to The Big Picture once more, this time venturing away from London (seen previously here and here). Recently, Hawkes has been carrying his Nikon D3 aboard helicopters around the world, hanging out the doorway and capturing landscapes - most somehow affected by humans - below. Today, he has shared with us 26 more of his favorite photos from above France, Las Vegas, Hong Kong, the UK and more - with links to Google maps where available. (26 photos total)

Red vans awaiting shipment, parked on disused aerodrome at Upper Heyford Oxfordshire, UK. [google map] (© Jason Hawkes)
 
Luxor Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas. [photo removed by photographer request] #

Flooded fields in Cheshire, England. UK. [google map] (© Jason Hawkes) #

Havøygavlen wind farm coverd in snow in northern Norway. [google map] (© Jason Hawkes) #

Apartment blocks, Hong Kong mainland. China. (© Jason Hawkes) #

Colorful basketball courts and playground, North Las Vegas, US. (© Jason Hawkes) #

The Grand Prismatic Spring in Yellowstone National Park, the largest hot spring in the United States. [google map] (© Jason Hawkes) #

Medellín, Colombia, aerial view over shanty town. [google map] (© Jason Hawkes) #

Lines of crops growing near the Village of Prickwillow in Cambridgeshire. [google map] (© Jason Hawkes) #

The Hydroelectric Dam of the Lake of Sainte Croix du Verdon Provence, South France. [google map] (© Jason Hawkes) #

Looking down on the Chrysler Building, east side of Manhattan, New York. [google map] (© Jason Hawkes) #

Tomatoes dumped on the banks of the River Durance, France. (© Jason Hawkes) #

Solar One, solar power plant, Nevada Desert. [google map] (© Jason Hawkes) #

Footpaths criss-crossing Hyde Park in London, UK. [google map] (© Jason Hawkes) #

Son Saura Beach on the Spanish island of Menorca. [google map] (© Jason Hawkes) #

Mucking Marshes Landfill, a major landfill site servicing London. [google map] (© Jason Hawkes) #

Fish farm near Ma Wan Town, Hong Kong, China. [google map] (© Jason Hawkes) #

Yellow school buses, Nevada. USA. [google map] (© Jason Hawkes) #

Sandbanks of Hayling Island, Hampshire, UK. [google map] (© Jason Hawkes) #

Field of poppies, Provence, France (© Jason Hawkes) #
 
Recreation of the Great Sphinx of Giza, Luxor Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas. [photo removed by photographer request] #

Electricity Pylon in fields near Littlebury, Essex, UK. [google map] (© Jason Hawkes) #

Farmhouse and sheep holding pen, 10 miles outside Marrakech, Morocco. (© Jason Hawkes) #

Roar Rollercoaster, Six Flags America, Maryland. [google map] (© Jason Hawkes) #

Newly built housing and new housing plots on edge of Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. [google map] (© Jason Hawkes) #

The Maunsell Sea Forts. Fortified towers built in the Thames and Mersey estuaries during the Second World War to help defend the United Kingdom. [google map] (© Jason Hawkes) #

 
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