Aerial photos of Royal Geographical Society capture unique perspectives

A freight train transports a large amount of potash and steel along the railway precariously near the edge of the cliff in Saltburn, Cleveland. Discovering Britain says that mined potash is a mixture of salt and potassium chloride, which is sometimes used in food as a healthier alternative to salt

If you thought you knew the landscape of Great Britain, these incredible and unique aerial photographs will give you something to think about.

They have been taken from the exhibition of the Royal Geographical Society & # 39; Britain From the Air & # 39 ;, which is part of a larger project called Discovering Britain, and reveal the impressive scope of the geography of the nation.

Included in the gallery is a train running dangerously close to a cliff, hypnotic lines of Merseyside housing, South Downs in all its glory, the most picturesque of towns and large royal monuments trapped from striking angles.

RGS said: "Contemporary images provide a unique perspective on some of the most striking and stimulating landscapes in the UK, while the exhibition panels explore the dynamic, but often invisible, processes that make them up."

This inspiring outdoor exhibit is currently on display in the coastal area of ​​Liverpool, and offers visitors the chance to see Britain as they have never seen it before.

If you are not close to Liverpool, you can see all the images of the exhibition and discover the geographical stories behind them, in the Discovering Britain website.

A freight train transports a large amount of potash and steel along the railway precariously near the edge of the cliff in Saltburn, Cleveland. Discovering Britain says that mined potash is a mixture of salt and potassium chloride, which is sometimes used in food as a healthier alternative to salt

A freight train transports a large amount of potash and steel along the railway precariously near the edge of the cliff in Saltburn, Cleveland. Discovering Britain says that mined potash is a mixture of salt and potassium chloride, which is sometimes used in food as a healthier alternative to salt

The famous circular street of The Circus in Bath, Somerset. The main architect of the Georgian city was John Wood the Elder, who according to Discovering Britain was inspired by the Colosseum in Rome.

The famous circular street of The Circus in Bath, Somerset. The main architect of the Georgian city was John Wood the Elder, who according to Discovering Britain was inspired by the Colosseum in Rome.

The famous circular street of The Circus in Bath, Somerset. The main architect of the Georgian city was John Wood the Elder, who according to Discovering Britain was inspired by the Colosseum in Rome.

The green hills of South Downs in Sussex. Until very recently, it was believed that fragments of fossil bones unearthed by archaeologists working in a small chalk quarry in Sussex were the oldest evidence of species similar to humans found in Britain, according to Discovering Britain

The green hills of South Downs in Sussex. Until very recently, it was believed that fragments of fossil bones unearthed by archaeologists working in a small chalk quarry in Sussex were the oldest evidence of species similar to humans found in Britain, according to Discovering Britain

The green hills of South Downs in Sussex. Until very recently, it was believed that fragments of fossil bones unearthed by archaeologists working in a small chalk quarry in Sussex were the oldest evidence of species similar to humans found in Britain, according to Discovering Britain

The picturesque rural English village of Belaugh in Norfolk. The thatched cottages are a quintessential feature of the English village. Discovering Britain says thatch is the oldest roofing material still used regularly

The picturesque rural English village of Belaugh in Norfolk. The thatched cottages are a quintessential feature of the English village. Discovering Britain says thatch is the oldest roofing material still used regularly

The picturesque rural English village of Belaugh in Norfolk. The thatched cottages are a quintessential feature of the English village. Discovering Britain says thatch is the oldest roofing material still used regularly

Industrial Britain: the smoke comes out of the big chimney of the Cottam power station, near Retford, in Nottinghamshire, in an image that has a certain cold beauty. The plant celebrated its 50th birthday earlier this year

Industrial Britain: the smoke comes out of the big chimney of the Cottam power station, near Retford, in Nottinghamshire, in an image that has a certain cold beauty. The plant celebrated its 50th birthday earlier this year

Industrial Britain: the smoke comes out of the big chimney of the Cottam power station, near Retford, in Nottinghamshire, in an image that has a certain cold beauty. The plant celebrated its 50th birthday earlier this year

The picturesque market town of Lechlade-on-Thames, Gloucestershire. Discover Britain says that about one sixth of the population of Great Britain lives in the approximately 1,700 market cities

The picturesque market town of Lechlade-on-Thames, Gloucestershire. Discover Britain says that about one sixth of the population of Great Britain lives in the approximately 1,700 market cities

The picturesque market town of Lechlade-on-Thames, Gloucestershire. Discover Britain says that about one sixth of the population of Great Britain lives in the approximately 1,700 market cities

Banks of sand, a small tongue of land that extends along the mouth of the port of Poole in Dorset. Today it is known as ¿milla millionaire¿ thanks to the dazzling prices of properties in the area

Banks of sand, a small tongue of land that extends along the mouth of the port of Poole in Dorset. Today it is known as ¿milla millionaire¿ thanks to the dazzling prices of properties in the area

Banks of sand, a small tongue of land that extends along the mouth of the port of Poole in Dorset. Today it is known as "millionaire mile" & # 39; thanks to the prices of the properties that irrigate the view in the area

Rows and rows of red brick townhouses are located side by side in Merseyside. Discovering Britain says they were originally built for the growing lower middle class, as skilled artisans and factory foremen

Rows and rows of red brick townhouses are located side by side in Merseyside. Discovering Britain says they were originally built for the growing lower middle class, as skilled artisans and factory foremen

Rows and rows of red brick townhouses are located side by side in Merseyside. Discovering Britain says they were originally built for the growing lower middle class, as skilled artisans and factory foremen

The picturesque harbor of Whitby in North Yorkshire. According to Discovering Britain, the city is where a young Captain James Cook developed his love for the sea

The picturesque harbor of Whitby in North Yorkshire. According to Discovering Britain, the city is where a young Captain James Cook developed his love for the sea

The picturesque harbor of Whitby in North Yorkshire. According to Discovering Britain, the city is where a young Captain James Cook developed his love for the sea

The expanding building of the Bluewater shopping center in Kent. When it opened in 1999, it was the largest shopping mall in Europe. Since then, its 330 stores have received more than a quarter of a billion visitors, according to Discovering Britain

The expanding building of the Bluewater shopping center in Kent. When it opened in 1999, it was the largest shopping mall in Europe. Since then, its 330 stores have received more than a quarter of a billion visitors, according to Discovering Britain

The expanding building of the Bluewater shopping center in Kent. When it opened in 1999, it was the largest shopping mall in Europe. Since then, its 330 stores have received more than a quarter of a billion visitors, according to Discovering Britain

The colorful roofs of the tops of the Chesterfield Market stalls in Derbyshire. The market has remained in the same place since 1220 and the market has the same size and shape as 800 years ago.

The colorful roofs of the tops of the Chesterfield Market stalls in Derbyshire. The market has remained in the same place since 1220 and the market has the same size and shape as 800 years ago.

The colorful roofs of the tops of the Chesterfield Market stalls in Derbyshire. The market has remained in the same place since 1220 and the market has the same size and shape as 800 years ago.

The winding Longleat Labyrinth in Wiltshire. It has six bridges that allow visitors to see the labyrinth from above to appreciate the beauty of its layout and, for those who want an easy option, to plan a path to the middle.

The winding Longleat Labyrinth in Wiltshire. It has six bridges that allow visitors to see the labyrinth from above to appreciate the beauty of its layout and, for those who want an easy option, to plan a path to the middle.

The winding Longleat Labyrinth in Wiltshire. It has six bridges that allow visitors to see the labyrinth from above to appreciate the beauty of its layout and, for those who want an easy option, to plan a path to the middle.

The home of English football, Wembley is the largest football stadium in Britain, with 90,000 seats. Discovering Britain says that if the seats were placed end-to-end they would extend for 33 miles, roughly the distance from Liverpool to Manchester.

The home of English football, Wembley is the largest football stadium in Britain, with 90,000 seats. Discovering Britain says that if the seats were placed end-to-end they would extend for 33 miles, roughly the distance from Liverpool to Manchester.

The home of English football, Wembley is the largest football stadium in Britain, with 90,000 seats. Discovering Britain says that if the seats were placed end-to-end they would extend for 33 miles, roughly the distance from Liverpool to Manchester.

An aerial view showing the entrance to the canal tunnel in Kent that connects England with France. According to Discovering Britain, the first proposal for a tunnel under the Canal included an artificial island half way to change horses

An aerial view showing the entrance to the canal tunnel in Kent that connects England with France. According to Discovering Britain, the first proposal for a tunnel under the Canal included an artificial island half way to change horses

An aerial view showing the entrance to the canal tunnel in Kent that connects England with France. According to Discovering Britain, the first proposal for a tunnel under the Canal included an artificial island half way to change horses

Often cited as one of Britain's most picturesque railway lines, the single-lane West Highland Line crosses the peak of Lake Shiel via the Glenfinnan viaduct, pictured, en route from Glasgow to Mallaig in the Western Isles. Designed by Sir Robert McAlpine, the viaduct was one of the largest engineering works with unreinforced concrete. Some now know it as the Harry Potter Bridge ...

Often cited as one of Britain's most picturesque railway lines, the single-lane West Highland Line crosses the peak of Lake Shiel via the Glenfinnan viaduct, pictured, en route from Glasgow to Mallaig in the Western Isles. Designed by Sir Robert McAlpine, the viaduct was one of the largest engineering works with unreinforced concrete. Some now know it as the Harry Potter Bridge ...

Often cited as one of Britain's most picturesque railway lines, the single-lane West Highland Line crosses the peak of Lake Shiel via the Glenfinnan viaduct, pictured, en route from Glasgow to Mallaig in the Western Isles. Designed by Sir Robert McAlpine, the viaduct was one of the largest engineering works with unreinforced concrete. Some now know it as the Harry Potter Bridge …

The Brecon Beacons in Wales owes its name to the lighting of mountaintop fires to warn of attacks by the English. The discovery of Great Britain says that the Celts settled in the area with hill forts and that it was also conquered by the Romans

The Brecon Beacons in Wales owes its name to the lighting of mountaintop fires to warn of attacks by the English. The discovery of Great Britain says that the Celts settled in the area with hill forts and that it was also conquered by the Romans

The Brecon Beacons in Wales owes its name to the lighting of mountaintop fires to warn of attacks by the English. The discovery of Great Britain says that the Celts settled in the area with hill forts and that it was also conquered by the Romans

North York Moors contains one of the most spectacular and unusual valleys of Great Britain: Newtondale. Discovering Britain describes the valley as wide, deep and curved and says it was formed from the torrents of water released from melting ice sheets about 10,000 years ago.

North York Moors contains one of the most spectacular and unusual valleys of Great Britain: Newtondale. Discovering Britain describes the valley as wide, deep and curved and says it was formed from the torrents of water released from melting ice sheets about 10,000 years ago.

North York Moors contains one of the most spectacular and unusual valleys of Great Britain: Newtondale. Discovering Britain describes the valley as wide, deep and curved and says it was formed from the torrents of water released from melting ice sheets about 10,000 years ago.

Wast Water in Cumbria is the deepest lake in Britain. According to Discovering Britain, it is famous for its "screes": large swaths of dark debris that cover the side of the valley above the lake. On a thundering day they give the valley a dramatic and intimidating feeling

Wast Water in Cumbria is the deepest lake in Britain. According to Discovering Britain, it is famous for its "screes": large swaths of dark debris that cover the side of the valley above the lake. On a thundering day they give the valley a dramatic and intimidating feeling

Wast Water in Cumbria is the deepest lake in Britain. According to Discovering Britain, it is famous for its "screes": large swaths of dark debris that cover the side of the valley above the lake. On a thundering day they give the valley a dramatic and intimidating feeling

A lone harvester picks up the crops from a field in Devizes, Wiltshire. Although agriculture covers 70 percent of the UK's land area, it imports much of its food, which Britain attributes to increasingly "cosmopolitan" tastes.

A lone harvester picks up the crops from a field in Devizes, Wiltshire. Although agriculture covers 70 percent of the UK's land area, it imports much of its food, which Britain attributes to increasingly "cosmopolitan" tastes.

A lone harvester picks up the crops from a field in Devizes, Wiltshire. Although agriculture covers 70 percent of the UK's land area, it imports much of its food, which Britain attributes to increasingly "cosmopolitan" tastes.

An incredible aerial shot that shows Buckingham Palace in the heart of central London. Its private ecological gardens are located next to two of the eight Royal Parks of London, creating a "green heart" in the middle of the city

An incredible aerial shot that shows Buckingham Palace in the heart of central London. Its private ecological gardens are located next to two of the eight Royal Parks of London, creating a "green heart" in the middle of the city

An incredible aerial shot that shows Buckingham Palace in the heart of central London. Its private ecological gardens are adjacent to two of London's eight royal parks, creating a "green heart" in the center of the city

The fertile and flat lands of East Anglia, in the photo, contain almost half of the most productive agricultural land of Grade 1 of England. But Discovering Britain says it's only as successful as 286 pumping stations work day and night to get water out of this low landscape in 6,000 km (3,728 miles) of man-made dams and drainage rivers

The fertile and flat lands of East Anglia, in the photo, contain almost half of the most productive agricultural land of Grade 1 of England. But Discovering Britain says it's only as successful as 286 pumping stations work day and night to get water out of this low landscape in 6,000 km (3,728 miles) of man-made dams and drainage rivers

The fertile and flat lands of East Anglia, in the photo, contain almost half of the most productive agricultural land of Grade 1 of England. But Discovering Britain says it's only as successful as 286 pumping stations work day and night to get water out of this low landscape in 6,000 km (3,728 miles) of man-made dams and drainage rivers

The Sea Fort Redsands on the coast of Kent, built to help to shoot down enemy planes with the intention of bombing London in World War II. Discover Britain says that the forts had some success: the soldiers stationed there toppled a total of 22 German attackers and 30 droodugs, protecting the densely populated London from even more devastation

The Sea Fort Redsands on the coast of Kent, built to help to shoot down enemy planes with the intention of bombing London in World War II. Discover Britain says that the forts had some success: the soldiers stationed there toppled a total of 22 German attackers and 30 droodugs, protecting the densely populated London from even more devastation

The Sea Fort Redsands on the coast of Kent, built to help to shoot down enemy planes with the intention of bombing London in World War II. Discover Britain says that the forts had some success: the soldiers stationed there toppled a total of 22 German attackers and 30 droodugs, protecting the densely populated London from even more devastation

Perched on the Northumberland coast, Bamburgh Castle was first built by the Normans and then added over the centuries. Discovering Britain reveals that the Anglo-Saxon king Ida, a powerful lord of the pagan war, captured and then refortified the castle. He gave it the name of Angulo Berniccia

Perched on the Northumberland coast, Bamburgh Castle was first built by the Normans and then added over the centuries. Discovering Britain reveals that the Anglo-Saxon king Ida, a powerful lord of the pagan war, captured and then refortified the castle. He gave it the name of Angulo Berniccia

Perched on the Northumberland coast, Bamburgh Castle was first built by the Normans and then added over the centuries. Discovering Britain reveals that the Anglo-Saxon king Ida, a powerful lord of the pagan war, captured and then refortified the castle. He gave it the name of Angulo Berniccia

Blenheim Palace in Oxfordshire, the birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill. Blenheim is a rare example of the English Baroque style that lasted only 40 years from 1690-1730. Characterized by bold lines, exaggeration and overwhelming size, it is a grandiose and ornate style that many critics of the time considered too extravagant, says Discovering Britain

Blenheim Palace in Oxfordshire, the birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill. Blenheim is a rare example of the English Baroque style that lasted only 40 years from 1690-1730. Characterized by bold lines, exaggeration and overwhelming size, it is a grandiose and ornate style that many critics of the time considered too extravagant, says Discovering Britain

Blenheim Palace in Oxfordshire, the birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill. Blenheim is a rare example of the English Baroque style that lasted only 40 years from 1690-1730. Characterized by bold lines, exaggeration and overwhelming size, it is a grandiose and ornate style that many critics of the time considered too extravagant, says Discovering Britain

The castle of Caerphilly in Wales, which ranks second in size until Windsor Castle, has been maintained since the late thirteenth century as a series of dominant and complex fortifications. The discovery of Great Britain says that Caerphilly reflected the accuracy of Norman military planners who used local lakes and natural waterways in their defensive design

The castle of Caerphilly in Wales, which ranks second in size until Windsor Castle, has been maintained since the late thirteenth century as a series of dominant and complex fortifications. The discovery of Great Britain says that Caerphilly reflected the accuracy of Norman military planners who used local lakes and natural waterways in their defensive design

The castle of Caerphilly in Wales, which ranks second in size until Windsor Castle, has been maintained since the late thirteenth century as a series of dominant and complex fortifications. The discovery of Great Britain says that Caerphilly reflected the accuracy of Norman military planners who used local lakes and natural waterways in their defensive design

Built in just six years by three legions of men by order of the Roman emperor Hadrian to separate England and Scotland in the year 12, Hadrian's Wall in Northumberland covers 73 miles and is one of the most remarkable attractions in the country.

Built in just six years by three legions of men by order of the Roman emperor Hadrian to separate England and Scotland in the year 12, Hadrian's Wall in Northumberland covers 73 miles and is one of the most remarkable attractions in the country.

Built in just six years by three legions of men by order of the Roman emperor Hadrian to separate England and Scotland in the year 12, Hadrian's Wall in Northumberland covers 73 miles and is one of the most remarkable attractions in the country.

Grand Hampton Court Palace surrounded by lush green gardens in Richmond-upon-Thames. The site on the north bank of the River Thames was chosen by Thomas Wolsey, chancellor and confidant of King Henry VIII, because it was easily accessible by construction barges from London, says Discovering Britain

Grand Hampton Court Palace surrounded by lush green gardens in Richmond-upon-Thames. The site on the north bank of the River Thames was chosen by Thomas Wolsey, chancellor and confidant of King Henry VIII, because it was easily accessible by construction barges from London, says Discovering Britain

Grand Hampton Court Palace surrounded by lush green gardens in Richmond-upon-Thames. The site on the north bank of the River Thames was chosen by Thomas Wolsey, chancellor and confidant of King Henry VIII, because it was easily accessible by construction barges from London, says Discovering Britain

The view from above of the Cammell Laird shipyard in Birkenhead, Merseyside. Over the course of some 185 years, some 1,350 ships were launched on the Mersey River from the stands of the Cammell Laird.

The view from above of the Cammell Laird shipyard in Birkenhead, Merseyside. Over the course of some 185 years, some 1,350 ships were launched on the Mersey River from the stands of the Cammell Laird.

The view from above of the Cammell Laird shipyard in Birkenhead, Merseyside. Over the course of some 185 years, some 1,350 ships were launched on the Mersey River from the stands of the Cammell Laird.

Hayling Island is under threat from the waves as the water can drag the white sand. Discovering Britain says the solution is to physically replenish the sand in time for the summer season, in an expensive process known as "beach recharge".

Hayling Island is under threat from the waves as the water can drag the white sand. Discovering Britain says the solution is to physically replenish the sand in time for the summer season, in an expensive process known as "beach recharge".

Hayling Island is under threat from the waves as the water can drag the white sand. Discovering Britain says the solution is to physically replenish the sand in time for the summer season, in an expensive process known as "beach recharge".

In early 2014, England experienced the wettest January since records began causing the River Dee in Cheshire, pictured, to break. Caused a national disaster, devastating parts of the country with large-scale flooding

In early 2014, England experienced the wettest January since records began causing the River Dee in Cheshire, pictured, to break. Caused a national disaster, devastating parts of the country with large-scale flooding

In early 2014, England experienced the wettest January since records began causing the River Dee in Cheshire, pictured, to break. Caused a national disaster, devastating parts of the country with large-scale flooding

The city of Tewkesbury in Gloucestershire, pictured in 2007 when it was interrupted by floods. According to Discovering Britain, Tewkesbury is particularly vulnerable to flooding due to its geographical location at the meeting point of two major rivers: the Severn and the Avon.

The city of Tewkesbury in Gloucestershire, pictured in 2007 when it was interrupted by floods. According to Discovering Britain, Tewkesbury is particularly vulnerable to flooding due to its geographical location at the meeting point of two major rivers: the Severn and the Avon.

The city of Tewkesbury in Gloucestershire, pictured in 2007 when it was interrupted by floods. According to Discovering Britain, Tewkesbury is particularly vulnerable to flooding due to its geographical location at the meeting point of two major rivers: the Severn and the Avon.

When leaving the Isle of Wight, the chalk needles are recognized instantly from the air. According to Discovering Britain, the tall, needle-like pile that gave its name to these rocks collapsed during a storm in 1764. The stump of this 120-foot ancient pinnacle is now only visible at low tide and forms a dangerous reef

When leaving the Isle of Wight, the chalk needles are recognized instantly from the air. According to Discovering Britain, the tall, needle-like pile that gave its name to these rocks collapsed during a storm in 1764. The stump of this 120-foot ancient pinnacle is now only visible at low tide and forms a dangerous reef

When leaving the Isle of Wight, the chalk needles are recognized instantly from the air. According to Discovering Britain, the tall, needle-like pile that gave its name to these rocks collapsed during a storm in 1764. The stump of this 120-foot ancient pinnacle is now only visible at low tide and forms a dangerous reef

According to Discovering Britain, the wetlands of the United Kingdom have been disappearing at an alarming rate. But now many marshes are being restored including Morston Marsh in Norfolk, pictured

According to Discovering Britain, the wetlands of the United Kingdom have been disappearing at an alarming rate. But now many marshes are being restored including Morston Marsh in Norfolk, pictured

The wetlands of the United Kingdom have been disappearing at an alarming rate, according to Discovering Britain. But now many marshes are being restored including Morston Marsh in Norfolk, pictured

Lulworth Cove in Dorset is described by Disovering Britain as an idyllic bay, an almost perfect circle, backed by white chalk cliffs and with a sandy beach surrounded by blue waters

Lulworth Cove in Dorset is described by Disovering Britain as an idyllic bay, an almost perfect circle, backed by white chalk cliffs and with a sandy beach surrounded by blue waters

Lulworth Cove in Dorset is described by Disovering Britain as an idyllic bay, an almost perfect circle, backed by white chalk cliffs and with a sandy beach surrounded by blue waters

With 5,000 years of age, 17 miles long and made of 180 billion pebbles, Chesil Beach in Dorset is the best barrier beach in Europe, says Discovering Britain

With 5,000 years of age, 17 miles long and made of 180 billion pebbles, Chesil Beach in Dorset is the best barrier beach in Europe, says Discovering Britain

With 5,000 years of age, 17 miles long and made of 180 billion pebbles, Chesil Beach in Dorset is the best barrier beach in Europe, says Discovering Britain

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