The Whole Wide World
March 2, 2012 10:38 AM   Subscribe

AirPano's speciality is stunning panoramic photographs taken in flight: this plunging interactive piece above Angel Falls, the world's highest waterfall, being a wonderful example. Other pieces include the Maldives, the Great Pyramids of Giza, and Neuschwanstein Castle, Germany. A list of all the works in the catalog, and as locations on a world map. All of the linked panoramas require Flash (amd most have music, which can be muted), but the site also supports lower resolution versions for mobile devices. posted by Bora Horza Gobuchul (13 comments total) 21 users marked this as a favorite
Beautiful. Wish there were more in Africa, though. (Timbuktu is begging for this sort of thing.)
posted by mykescipark at 10:40 AM on March 2, 2012

Extremely close and incredibly cool. thanks!
posted by chavenet at 10:42 AM on March 2, 2012

Looks like we were too late to save the Maldives from that whole global warming thing.
posted by theodolite at 10:45 AM on March 2, 2012

posted by obscurator at 11:03 AM on March 2, 2012

The Angels Falls image, taken in mid-air, is unintentionally fun if you set it spinning really fast and pretend you are royally and epically screwed. Having "The Lonely Shepherd" playing in the background only widens my michevious grin.
posted by CynicalKnight at 11:10 AM on March 2, 2012

My goodness. Needs to be IMAX'd.
posted by lstanley at 11:11 AM on March 2, 2012

I strongly recommend reading the descriptions despite their rather awkward English. Very interesting if you wonder how the hell they shot the Neuschwanstein in the fog.
posted by hat_eater at 12:21 PM on March 2, 2012

Brilliant! thanks
posted by 13twelve at 1:21 PM on March 2, 2012

Very nice, except that I now have vertigo from the Angel Falls 360 and can't stop clinging to my monitor.
posted by BlueHorse at 3:03 PM on March 2, 2012

This is awesome. Now I want to go to Venezuela.
posted by ooga_booga at 6:08 PM on March 2, 2012

This are great, and also the first time I've caught myself thinking "I wish I could view this in 3D, with glasses".
posted by Joakim Ziegler at 11:33 PM on March 2, 2012

Where does all that water go - the creek leading away from the falls is practically dry.
posted by a non e mouse at 12:42 AM on March 3, 2012

These are fantastic! Thank you very much for sharing. I'm hope (and suspect) that the lack of comments is because people went straight to the links and got lost in it all (as I've done repeatedly). :)
posted by Davenhill at 9:46 AM on March 3, 2012

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