I came across this fabulous site only recently when it was referred to me in an email. The amount of time, work and effort put into creating these magnificent panoramas is mind boggling, as indeed are the end results:
AirPano.com is a non-commercial project focused on high resolution 3D aerial panoramas. AirPano team is the group of Russian photographers and panorama enthusiasts. During the next 2-3 years we plan to shoot the aerial panoramas and create the virtual 3D tours of the most interesting places of our planet.
Normally, we shoot from a helicopter but sometimes we use light jets, dirigibles, air balloons and radio-controlled helicopter models.
We already have created more than 250 panoramas which show more than 60 places of our world. You are welcome to see them on our website. AirPano is a world leader in number of exhibited places, quantity of aerial panoramas as well as in art and technical quality of the creative works. Every week we present a new virtual tour on our website.
There are currently around 90 panoramas to choose from the most majestic and exotic locations imaginable. Simply select a title and then click on the desired resolution. You can just sit back and enjoy the automatic 360° panning or pan around manually – hold down the left mouse button and drag left, right, up or down.
From the fabulous Victoria Falls in Zambia to the magnificent 12 Apostles in Australia, every selection presents a stunning panoramic view in hi-res – highly recommended.