Striking Aerial Views by Alex Maclean

Striking Aerial Views by Alex Maclean

Observe the changes humans have brought over the land in this stunning collection of photos from above.
December 11, 2014 by Globeprime

Pilot, photographer and architect, Alex Maclean has always been captivated by the evolution of landscapes in parallel with human activity, whether on farmlands or by the profound impact of emerging cities. His impressive collection has earned several awards and recognition across the world. Take a look at some of his best shots.

Crop Covering, Orange County, CA 2013

Alex MacLean Aerial Photography

Blue Mulch Strips, Painter, VA 2011

Alex MacLean Aerial Photography

Cracked Clay, France 2007

Alex MacLean Aerial Photography

Field Pastels, La Côte-Saint-André, France 2005

Alex MacLean Aerial Photography

Piazza Del Campo, Siena, Italy

Alex MacLean Aerial Photography

Bolinas, CA 2011

Alex MacLean Aerial Photography

Waterline on Sandbar, Wellfleet, MA 2013

Alex MacLean Aerial Photography

Rolling Purple Plains, Gretna, NE 2011

Alex MacLean Aerial Photography

Massive highways and housing developments near Houston, TX (The other end of the proposed Keystone XL: Consumption)

Alex MacLean Aerial Photography

Oil Sheen Along Rivulets of Tailing Pond at Millenium Mine Suncor, Alberta, Canada 2014

Alex MacLean Aerial Photography

Flower Lines, Lompoc, CA 1983

Alex MacLean Aerial Photography

Field Cuts, Conrad, MT

Alex MacLean Aerial Photography

Tilling Tracks, North of Great Salt Lake, Utah 2005

Alex MacLean Aerial Photography

Cross Till, Loraine, TX 2007

Alex MacLean Aerial Photography

Dry Land Farming Strips and Low Spots, Chugwater, WY 2008

Alex MacLean Aerial Photography

Subdivision Divided in Two, Sun City, AZ 2004

Alex MacLean Aerial Photography

Cul-de-Sac Golf Club Community, Bullhead City, AZ, 2005

Alex MacLean Aerial Photography

RV and Trailer Home Pads, Phoenix, AZ 2004

Alex MacLean Aerial Photography

Beach Goers and Green Umbrellas, Navarre Beach, FL 2007

Alex MacLean Aerial Photography

Sunbathers on a Rocky Shore, Liverno, Italy 2007

Alex MacLean Aerial Photography

Kitesurfers, Spiagge Biance Beach, Italy 2007

Alex MacLean Aerial Photography

Flower Fields II, Lompoc, CA 2013

Alex MacLean Aerial Photography

Flower Fields, Lompoc, CA 2013

Alex MacLean Aerial Photography

Parking on a Diamond, Atlanta, GA 2007

Alex MacLean Aerial Photography

Pivot Cheeks, Burley, ID 2005

Alex MacLean Aerial Photography

Snake River Valley Pivot Irrigator, ID 2005

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Bay Channel, Fremont, California, 1984

Alex MacLean Aerial Photography

Mudflats, Lower Saxony, Germany 2012

Alex MacLean Aerial Photography

Solar Star Nellis Air Force Base II, Las Vegas, NV 2009

Alex MacLean Aerial Photography

Loaded Coal Train Cars, Norfolk, VA 2011

Alex MacLean Aerial Photography

Logging Rafts, Olympia, WA 2005

Alex MacLean Aerial Photography

Motorcycle Racing on Black Ice, Southeastern MA 1989

Alex MacLean Aerial Photography

Dredged Wetlands, Chioggia, Italy 2009

Alex MacLean Aerial Photography

Wetlands Tampering, West Creek,  NJ 2010

Alex MacLean Aerial Photography

Drainage Channels, Venice, Italy 2009

Alex MacLean Aerial Photography

* All captions provided by Alex MacLean.
Credit: Alex MacLean

If you liked the previous gallery you would also enjoy this series from Bernhard Lang.

You can also explore more of Alex MacLean's photography on his website, Tumblr and Facebook.