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Longleat Maze, Wiltshire | © Jason Hawkes
Longleat Maze, Wiltshire | © Jason Hawkes

10 Incredible Photos Of Britain From Above

Picture of Grace Beard
Commissioning Editor
Updated: 24 October 2016
The following images, currently on display at The Royal Geographical Society headquarters in London, capture the astounding diversity of Britain’s geography from the air. The pictures selected for the exhibition demonstrate how natural and man-made forces play their part in shaping the country’s landscapes, ranging from the magnificent archipelagos of Scotland to colourful recreational sites like Southend-on-Sea’s Adventure Island amusement park. Check our pick of the most epic shots below.

Felixstowe, Suffolk

Felixstowe, Suffolk © Jason Hawkes

Felixstowe, Suffolk | © Jason Hawkes

 

Bass Rock, Firth of Forth, Scotland

Bass Rock, Firth of Forth, Scotland © Jason Hawkes

Bass Rock, Firth of Forth, Scotland | © Jason Hawkes

 

Longleat Maze, Wiltshire

Longleat Maze, Wiltshire © Jason Hawkes

Longleat Maze, Wiltshire | © Jason Hawkes

 

Chesil Beach, Dorset

Chesil Beach, Dorset © Jason Hawkes

Chesil Beach, Dorset | © Jason Hawkes

 

St Kilda, Western Isles, Scotland

St Kilda, Western Isles, Scotland © Adrian Warren and Dae Sasitorn

St Kilda, Western Isles, Scotland | © Adrian Warren and Dae Sasitorn

 

Cottam Power Station, Nottinghamshire

Cottam Power Station, Nottinghamshire © Ian Hay

Cottam Power Station, Nottinghamshire | © Ian Hay

 

Hampton Court, Richmond upon Thames, Surrey

Hampton Court, Richmond upon Thames, Surrey © Ian Hay

Hampton Court, Richmond upon Thames, Surrey | © Ian Hay

 

Southend-on-Sea, Essex

Southend-on-Sea © Jason Hawkes

Southend-on-Sea | © Jason Hawkes

 

Brecon Beacons National Park, Wales

Brecon Beacons, Wales © Adrian Warren and Dae Sasitorn

Brecon Beacons, Wales | © Adrian Warren and Dae Sasitorn

 

Suilven, Inverpolly, Scotland

Suilven, Inverpolly, Scotland © Adrian Warren and Dae Sasitorn

Suilven, Inverpolly, Scotland | © Adrian Warren and Dae Sasitorn

Dr Rita Gardner, Director of The Royal Geographical Society, said: ‘The exhibition offers a fantastic opportunity for visitors to see Britain’s incredible natural and human landscapes from a unique perspective. Intricate patterns, often hidden at ground level, are revealed in our aerial images, and the environmental, social and economic forces that create our diverse landscapes are exposed and explained.’

Britain from the Air will be on display in the Society’s Pavilion and gardens in South Kensington, London, until 12 July.

 

By Grace Beard