London and the U.K. From Above

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.
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1. St Michael's Mount, situated just off the Mount's Bay coast of Cornwall. See it mapped here.




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2. View of Tower Bridge and the River Thames at night, London.




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3. People relaxing on the beach in Lyme Regis, Dorset.




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4. Longships Lighthouse stands just West of Land's End, Cornwall. See it mapped here.




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5. The Brecon Beacons mountain range in South Wales.




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6. Planes awaiting take off at Gatwick Airport Terminal at night.




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7. The disused Cwm colliery in Beddau, Wales.




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8. The bright lights of the landmark skyscrapers in the City at night, London.




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9. Paths through Hyde Park, one of the largest parks in London.




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10. The domed greenhouses at the Eden Project in St. Blazey, Cornwall. See it mapped here.




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11. View of pigs on a farm in Narborough, Norfolk.




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12. An offshore wind farm standing in the North Sea off the coast of Kent.




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13. An illuminated Emirates Stadium at night during a match between Arsenal and Crystal Palace, London.




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14. The lifeboat shed in the coastal town of Tenby, Wales.




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15. Crowds of people at a summer event in Hyde Park, London.




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16. Edinburgh Castle dominates the skyline from Castle Rock, Edinburgh.




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17. Crossrail tunnel construction site at night, London.




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18. China clay pits near Trethurgy, Cornwall.




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19. Farmers working beneath wind turbines, Wales.




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20. The Scottish Parliament Building sits within the UNESCO World Heritage Site in central Edinburgh.




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21. Low level aerial view of Nelsons Column, Trafalgar Square, London.




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22. People at the Duck and Waffle Restaurant at the top of the Heron Tower, London.




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23. Thick sea fog hides the chalk headland at Beachy Head, East Sussex.




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24. People at the top of The Shard at night, London.