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London and the U.K. From Above

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Photographer Jason Hawkes has been making fascinating aerial images since 1991. With a gyro-stabilized camera, he takes photos directly from the open door of a helicopter. Hawkes has covered subjects around the world, but specializes in aerial shots of the United Kingdom. Once more, he's been kind enough to share some of his recent photos with us here. [24 photos]

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St Michael's Mount, situated just off the Mount's Bay coast of Cornwall. See it mapped here. (© Jason Hawkes)
St Michael's Mount, situated just off the Mount's Bay coast of Cornwall. See it mapped here. (© Jason Hawkes)
View of Tower Bridge and the River Thames at night, London. (© Jason Hawkes) #
People relaxing on the beach in Lyme Regis, Dorset. (© Jason Hawkes) #
Longships Lighthouse stands just West of Land's End, Cornwall. See it mapped here. (© Jason Hawkes) #
The Brecon Beacons mountain range in South Wales. (© Jason Hawkes) #
Planes awaiting take off at Gatwick Airport Terminal at night. (© Jason Hawkes) #
The disused Cwm colliery in Beddau, Wales. (© Jason Hawkes) #
The bright lights of the landmark skyscrapers in the City at night, London. (© Jason Hawkes) #
Paths through Hyde Park, one of the largest parks in London. (© Jason Hawkes) #
The domed greenhouses at the Eden Project in St. Blazey, Cornwall. See it mapped here. (© Jason Hawkes) #
View of pigs on a farm in Narborough, Norfolk. (© Jason Hawkes) #
An offshore wind farm standing in the North Sea off the coast of Kent. (© Jason Hawkes) #
An illuminated Emirates Stadium at night during a match between Arsenal and Crystal Palace, London. (© Jason Hawkes) #
The lifeboat shed in the coastal town of Tenby, Wales. (© Jason Hawkes) #
Crowds of people at a summer event in Hyde Park, London. (© Jason Hawkes) #
Edinburgh Castle dominates the skyline from Castle Rock, Edinburgh. (© Jason Hawkes) #
Crossrail tunnel construction site at night, London. (© Jason Hawkes) #
China clay pits near Trethurgy, Cornwall. (© Jason Hawkes) #
Farmers working beneath wind turbines, Wales. (© Jason Hawkes) #
The Scottish Parliament Building sits within the UNESCO World Heritage Site in central Edinburgh. (© Jason Hawkes) #
Low level aerial view of Nelsons Column, Trafalgar Square, London. (© Jason Hawkes) #
People at the Duck and Waffle Restaurant at the top of the Heron Tower, London. (© Jason Hawkes) #
Thick sea fog hides the chalk headland at Beachy Head, East Sussex. (© Jason Hawkes) #
People at the top of The Shard at night, London. (© Jason Hawkes) #

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