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Photo du Jour: Summer Swimming in NYC

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© New York On Air / Offset

August is the month when everyone takes a vacation. If you are one of the unlucky ones to be stuck in the city (with all the lovely tourists), maybe you should check out one of NYC’s public pools. In this aerial image, we see the city not as a concrete jungle but as a perfect blue waterscape, a refreshing oasis in which to escape the hustle and bustle of daily life. Though densely populated, the pool is strikingly vast, an enchanting manmade lake to be explored.

New York On Air specializes in aerial photography spanning the landscape of the city. With a team of helicopter pilots and aviation professionals, they are able to capture New York in unexpected and captivating ways.

This photo and many others from New York On Air’s portfolio are available through Offset, a new curated collection of high-end commercial and editorial photography and illustration from award-winning artists around the world.

A Parking Lot From Above

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Photo du Jour: A Makeshift Pool in the Ozarks

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In the hustle and bustle of domestic life with three children, photographer Julie Blackmon has a knack for finding moments of calm and serenity. At her aunt’s hilltop house in the Ozark, Missouri countryside, she captures a refreshing swim on a 102 degree July day.  In this magical scene, kids float about in an ethereal, murky blue water.

Adam Garelick’s Breathtaking View of Lower Manhattan at Night

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© Adam Garelick / Offset

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Photo du Jour: Beach Time in Los Angeles

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Colorful, vibrant umbrellas dot the sand on a Los Angeles coastline as brothers Bobby and David Meyers fly above, capturing abstract aerial coastal views for a new project. Having grown up in LA spending countless days surfing and diving in the locations they’ve since shot, the brothers say they had a hard time convincing people these were photographed in Los Angeles as they seemed to transform to more tropical places; “A landscape we thought we knew so well spoiled us from the air,” says one of the brothers. Check out more aerial shots here.

Edward Burtynsky’s Stunning Aerial Photos Examine our Relationship with Water

Colorado River Delta #2, Near San Felipe, Baja, Mexico, 2011. © Edward Burtynsky

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Benidorm #1, Spain, 2010. © Edward Burtynsky

Toronto-based photographer Edward Burtynsky is known for his large-scale photos documenting the impact of our civilization on the natural landscape. Water, his new project, puts in perspective this natural element and the role it plays for humanity. Covering 10 countries over a five year period, the images tell stories of the “way we shape water and water shapes us.”

Beautiful Yet Horrifying Aerial Photos of the BP Oil Spill

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One of the best ways to draw attention to the ugly side of humanity of is to beautify it, to make people want to look instead of look away. Seattle-based photographer Daniel Beltrá has achieved this with his photographs of the 2010 BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, which he documented for Greenpeace.

Breathtaking Aerial Photographs of Colorful African Landscapes

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Far surpassing common aerial photography, Brooklyn-based photographer Zack Seckler transforms southern Africa into living landscapes pulsing with color and wonder in his series Botswana. Using an ultra-light aircraft, Seckler photographed the entire series less than 500 feet above ground. The low elevation allows Botswana to blossom with exquisite detail while painting a poetic whole, each image bursting with a roaming vitality. The photos feel fluid and moving, each creature dotted across a textural abstraction of vegetation and glassy waters. Here we are given an omnipresent vision, examining a lush world with fresh perspective when captured at this bird’s-eye view. A delicate balance that is both miniscule and infinite, Seckler allows the terrain of Africa to breathe free, each magical landscape running wildly into the blue.

Stunning, Abstract Aerial Photos of a Beta Carotene Farm in Western Australia

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The most intriguing part of Australian photographer Steve Back’s gorgeously graphic series Hutt Lagoon is that the bright pink-colored water is all natural. “The images are not manipulated for color,” said Back. “I was commissioned to shoot some abstract landscape shots of Western Australia for a big Perth hotel. I chartered a light aircraft to explore shooting some islands off the coast of Northern WA. I had noticed these lakes on the map and Google Earth, and decided that they were worth a look. From the ground, the pink coloring is not so evident and a bit unimpressive, yet from the air, it looks fantastic. These are natural landscapes but the coloring is out of this world. And at first sight it is not easy to tell whether they are close up or far away.”

David Maisel’s Stunning, Abstract Aerials Document Environmental Destruction

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Terminal Mirage 18, David Maisel/INSTITUTE

Black Maps is San Francisco-based photographer David Maisel‘s new book of over 100 photographs spanning his career. The book combines various aerial projects documenting environmentally impacted sites; land that has been transformed and altered by industrial efforts—mining, logging, water reclamation, and military testing.