11 July 2014 Last updated at 11:22
The arrival of cheap drone technology - and small, light high-quality cameras - has given rise to a new genre of beautiful aerial photography and film-making.
A new competition, sponsored by National Geographic, has highlighted some stunning examples of drone photographs taken in the past year.
The winner of the competition was a stunning view of an eagle soaring high above a national park in Indonesia.
More photographs can be seen on Dronestagram, a site dedicated to the images taken in mid-air.
The site's founder Eric Dupin told the BBC drone photography quite literally offers a whole new perspective.
"It depicts a new vision of the world, with stunning images taken from low altitude, near field," he said.