“Earth From Above” is the result of the aerial photographer Yann Arthus-Bertrand’s five-year airborne odyssey across six continents.  It’s a spectacular presentation of large scale photographs of astonishing natural landscapes.

Every stunning aerial photograph tells a story about our changing planet.

Yann Arthus-Bertrand

“With Earth from above, I simply want people to see the Earth as it is today, as faithfully as possible.  What motivates me is the impact a photograph can make within the framework of environmental preservation.  The great novelty of our time is that mankind has the power to change its environment and I want my photos to testify to this fact so people can realize this.”

~ Yann Arthus-Bertrand


“Earth from Above” has been seen by more than 120 million people as a touring exhibition; as a lavish coffee-table book it has sold more than 3 million copies in 24 different languages.

Coal mine in South Africa

Favelas in Rio de Janeiro

Ruins of the medieval city of Shali, Egypt

Military cemetery in Verdun, France

Mountains near Jengish, Kyrgyzstan

Neuschwanstein Castle, Germany

Suburbs of Cape Town, South Africa

Suburbs of Copenhagen, Denmark

Tasmania, Australia

Freeways in Los Angeles, USA

Yann Arthus-Bertrand, born 1946 in France, has become globally famous as a nature photographer. During his career he discovered the beauty of the world as seen from above when he became a hot air balloon pilot and began experimenting with aerial photography.

Besides photography, Yann passionately engages in non-profit projects for different organizations.  As an artist, documentarian and advocate, Yann Arthus-Bertrand demonstrates the power of images to convey universal emotion, understanding and shared appreciation for our planet and its inhabitants. For this reason, he is recognized worldwide as one of the most important and respected environmentalists of our time.

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