41 Breathtaking Views From Above

Experience a bird's-eye perspective of places around the world from the 2017 National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year Contest.

Humans always dreamed of flying. Thanks to the Wright Brothers, we're able to hop from one destination to the next in just a few hours. People take to the air to learn about new cultures and travel to unexplored places all over the world. Photographers always look for new perspectives. Without flight, we wouldn't be able to see the world's full picture.

As the 2017 National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year Contest closes, the entries are pouring in from the sky. Many submissions feature amazing aerial views, from scenic streets in New Hampshire to city lights in China. Take a look at some of our editors' favorites so far, then be sure to submit your best shot before June 30.