2016 has been a spectacular year for me as a traveller (a detailed round-up post coming up next) – but one of the highlights was the bird’s eye view I got of some stunning natural and man-made wonders on chopper rides.
From the Grand Canyon in the USA to twice in Canada, over the Niagara Falls and over the Rockies, recently the 12 Apostles on the Great Ocean Road in Australia from the vantage point of a helicopter.
Then the familiar landmarks of Dubai from a seaplane, and the very intriguing Nazca Lines in Peru from a light aircraft, it has been an amazing ride.
Here, a few of my favourite memories of the world I saw from above:
The dozen brown hues of the Grand Canyon
The magnificence of Niagara from the Canadian side
Up above the snowy Rockies
The mystery of the outstretched hands over Nazca
Fringes of the Palm and soaring tower of Burj
The 12 Apostles, shipwreck magnets from the past