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Ultra-high-resolution aerial photos reveal some of the most amazing mega cities in the world

Aerial photos with ultra-high resolution of & # 39; mega cities in the world portray life from above for the 55 percent of the population living in busy metropolises.

Photographer Ryan Koopmans, 33, traveled around the world for ten years to capture the greatest triumphs of humanity, touring Asia, Africa, Europe, North America and South America and summarizing the views while he went.

Now, ten years later, Koopmans has published his compilation entitled benefit like a book with some of & # 39; the world's most awesome views in the most populous cities.

His photos show the astonishing variation in architecture in places such as Dubai, Singapore, London, South Africa, Rotterdam and Chicago.

But with the world's population growing at an unprecedented rate, the emerging megalopolises all have one thing in common: they are densely populated, with 4.14 billion people, more than half the population.

The Dutch-Canadian photographer said: & # 39; I have been working on travel, documentary and architectural photography for the past decade and have therefore been very lucky to have had the opportunity to visit many places around the world.

& # 39; What interests me most are not specific buildings or monuments, but the polite experiences of the people who deal with them.

& # 39; The growth of the world population has led to rapid urbanization and the emergence of mega cities. & # 39;

To capture the masterpieces, the award-winning photographer searches for the dazzling heights of a skyscraper, on the roof or in the mountains.

Add: & # 39; I sometimes use a drone, but I'd rather not, because shooting with the hand camera gives me more control over the frame and higher resolution. & # 39;

Temple of Commerce, a night market in Kowloon, Hong Kong, November 2018. It is named after the Tin Hau temple in the middle of the main walk

Temple of Commerce, a night market in Kowloon, Hong Kong, November 2018. It is named after the Tin Hau temple in the middle of the main walk

Buildings in Whompoa Garden, Hong Kong, including a giant yacht that is actually a shopping mall, December 2018

Buildings in Whompoa Garden, Hong Kong, including a giant yacht that is actually a shopping mall, December 2018

Buildings in Whompoa Garden, Hong Kong, including a giant yacht that is actually a shopping mall, December 2018

The skyline of Hong Kong at night, 2018. A luminous blue tint surrounds billboards that shine from the top of a skyscraper

The skyline of Hong Kong at night, 2018. A luminous blue tint surrounds billboards that shine from the top of a skyscraper

The skyline of Hong Kong at night, 2018. A luminous blue tint surrounds billboards that shine from the top of a skyscraper

The New York skyline, 2015. In recent years, complaints have been filed about the looming shadows of very tall buildings in areas such as Central Park

The New York skyline, 2015. In recent years, complaints have been filed about the looming shadows of very tall buildings in areas such as Central Park

The New York skyline, 2015. In recent years, complaints have been filed about the looming shadows of very tall buildings in areas such as Central Park

A huge roundabout serves as an ornament and traffic arrangement in the financial heart of Shanghai, China, March 2012

A huge roundabout serves as an ornament and traffic arrangement in the financial heart of Shanghai, China, March 2012

A huge roundabout serves as an ornament and traffic arrangement in the financial heart of Shanghai, China, March 2012

An industrial area of ​​Huaxi, China, 2012. The industrial center is located east of Jiangyin city center, in Jiangsu province, which claims to be the richest village in the country

An industrial area of ​​Huaxi, China, 2012. The industrial center is located east of Jiangyin city center, in Jiangsu province, which claims to be the richest village in the country

An industrial area of ​​Huaxi, China, 2012. The industrial center is located east of Jiangyin city center, in Jiangsu province, which claims to be the richest village in the country

Yellow stars of the Chinese flag seen in the socialist village of Huaxi, China, 2012

Yellow stars of the Chinese flag seen in the socialist village of Huaxi, China, 2012

Yellow stars of the Chinese flag seen in the socialist village of Huaxi, China, 2012

Baghdad, the capital of Iraq, 2015. Rows of suburban green houses can be seen in the city that was founded in the eighth century

Baghdad, the capital of Iraq, 2015. Rows of suburban green houses can be seen in the city that was founded in the eighth century

Baghdad, the capital of Iraq, 2015. Rows of suburban green houses can be seen in the city that was founded in the eighth century

Buildings in Hong Kong, December 2018. Due to stunning home prices, an estimated 200,000 people live in Hong Kong in around 88,000 ultra-small & # 39; coffin houses & # 39;

Buildings in Hong Kong, December 2018. Due to stunning home prices, an estimated 200,000 people live in Hong Kong in around 88,000 ultra-small & # 39; coffin houses & # 39;

Buildings in Hong Kong, December 2018. Due to stunning home prices, an estimated 200,000 people live in Hong Kong in around 88,000 ultra-small & # 39; coffin houses & # 39;

The capital of Kazakhstan, formerly Astana, was recently renamed Nur-Sultan in honor of former President Nursultan Nazarbayev, June 2011

The capital of Kazakhstan, formerly Astana, was recently renamed Nur-Sultan in honor of former President Nursultan Nazarbayev, June 2011

The capital of Kazakhstan, formerly Astana, was recently renamed Nur-Sultan in honor of former President Nursultan Nazarbayev, June 2011

Maidan Nezalezhnost in Kiev, Ukraine, the main square in the country, 2014. Sellers sell food and souvenirs

Maidan Nezalezhnost in Kiev, Ukraine, the main square in the country, 2014. Sellers sell food and souvenirs

Maidan Nezalezhnost in Kiev, Ukraine, the main square in the country, 2014. Sellers sell food and souvenirs

Frosted buildings in Stockholm, Sweden, December 2017. Most buildings in Stockholm are yellow because the paint was produced as a by-product of the copper industry

Frosted buildings in Stockholm, Sweden, December 2017. Most buildings in Stockholm are yellow because the paint was produced as a by-product of the copper industry

Frosted buildings in Stockholm, Sweden, December 2017. Most buildings in Stockholm are yellow because the paint was produced as a by-product of the copper industry

A built-up area in Shanghai, China, 2012. The Chinese government wanted to make Shanghai New York from Asia

A built-up area in Shanghai, China, 2012. The Chinese government wanted to make Shanghai New York from Asia

A built-up area in Shanghai, China, 2012. The Chinese government wanted to make Shanghai New York from Asia

The Ponte City Apartments in Johannesburg, South Africa, July 2017. The unique building has been used as a film location for various science fiction thrillers such as District 9 and Resident Evil: The Final Chapter

The Ponte City Apartments in Johannesburg, South Africa, July 2017. The unique building has been used as a film location for various science fiction thrillers such as District 9 and Resident Evil: The Final Chapter

The Ponte City Apartments in Johannesburg, South Africa, July 2017. The unique building has been used as a film location for various science fiction thrillers such as District 9 and Resident Evil: The Final Chapter

An international cruise ship in Singapore's Keppel Harbor, 2011. Singapore is undoubtedly one of the greatest success stories of the 20th century, with what was once swamp now a sea of ​​skyscrapers that is home to a global business hub

An international cruise ship in Singapore's Keppel Harbor, 2011. Singapore is undoubtedly one of the greatest success stories of the 20th century, with what was once swamp now a sea of ​​skyscrapers that is home to a global business hub

An international cruise ship in Singapore's Keppel Harbor, 2011. Singapore is undoubtedly one of the greatest success stories of the 20th century, with what was once swamp now a sea of ​​skyscrapers that is home to a global business hub

Peasant housing in Jiangsu, China, 2012. A leading education, tourism, and home of & # 39; the world's leading electronic equipment exporters

Peasant housing in Jiangsu, China, 2012. A leading education, tourism, and home of & # 39; the world's leading electronic equipment exporters

Peasant housing in Jiangsu, China, 2012. A leading education, tourism, and home of & # 39; the world's leading electronic equipment exporters

View from observation deck of the Shard of the surrounding London area, 2013. The £ 2 billion Shard skyscraper towers high above London Bridge Station and dwarfs some of the capital's most iconic sights, including Tower Bridge

View from observation deck of the Shard of the surrounding London area, 2013. The £ 2 billion Shard skyscraper towers high above London Bridge Station and dwarfs some of the capital's most iconic sights, including Tower Bridge

View from observation deck of the Shard of the surrounding London area, 2013. The £ 2 billion Shard skyscraper towers high above London Bridge Station and dwarfs some of the capital's most iconic sights, including Tower Bridge

Modern towers from Erbil & # 39; s & # 39; Empire World & # 39; rise in Iraqi Kurdistan, 2015. The development is worth $ 2.7 billion and is the largest in the country

Modern towers from Erbil & # 39; s & # 39; Empire World & # 39; rise in Iraqi Kurdistan, 2015. The development is worth $ 2.7 billion and is the largest in the country

Modern towers from Erbil & # 39; s & # 39; Empire World & # 39; rise in Iraqi Kurdistan, 2015. The development is worth $ 2.7 billion and is the largest in the country

Favela Rochina in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. 2017. Fewer murders, firefights and robberies, rising property values ​​and increased tourism in the slums are cited as examples of what the Brazilian police are doing well in their fight against gang violence.

Favela Rochina in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. 2017. Fewer murders, firefights and robberies, rising property values ​​and increased tourism in the slums are cited as examples of what the Brazilian police are doing well in their fight against gang violence.

Favela Rochina in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. 2017. Fewer murders, firefights and robberies, rising property values ​​and increased tourism in the slums are cited as examples of what the Brazilian police are doing well in their fight against gang violence.

Favela & # 39; s in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 2018. Some favela & # 39; s like Vila Cruzeiro, considered one of the most dangerous favela in Rio, are church property but are flooded with drug drivers

Favela & # 39; s in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 2018. Some favela & # 39; s like Vila Cruzeiro, considered one of the most dangerous favela in Rio, are church property but are flooded with drug drivers

Favela & # 39; s in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 2018. Some favela & # 39; s like Vila Cruzeiro, considered one of the most dangerous favela in Rio, are church property but are flooded with drug drivers

A collection of private villas, factories, condominiums, working farmland and construction sites in Huaxi Village, Jiangsu, the most populous province of China, March 2012

A collection of private villas, factories, condominiums, working farmland and construction sites in Huaxi Village, Jiangsu, the most populous province of China, March 2012

A collection of private villas, factories, condominiums, working farmland and construction sites in Huaxi Village, Jiangsu, the most populous province of China, March 2012

A tall ship passes the breakwater of Monroe Harbor in downtown Chicago, USA, September, 2013

A tall ship passes the breakwater of Monroe Harbor in downtown Chicago, USA, September, 2013

A tall ship passes the breakwater of Monroe Harbor in downtown Chicago, USA, September, 2013

A fully automated metro line crosses roads and a manicured garden in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, September 2019

A fully automated metro line crosses roads and a manicured garden in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, September 2019

A fully automated metro line crosses roads and a manicured garden in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, September 2019

Artificial "supertrees" line Singapore & # 39; s artificial marina, which serves as vertical gardens, as it was under construction in 2011

Artificial "supertrees" line Singapore & # 39; s artificial marina, which serves as vertical gardens, as it was under construction in 2011

Artificial & # 39; supertrees & # 39; line Singapore & # 39; s artificial marina, which serves as vertical gardens, as it was under construction in 2011

A huge parking lot near London, England, 2019. The image shows the incredible infrastructure needed to accommodate the 8.9 million residents of London

A huge parking lot near London, England, 2019. The image shows the incredible infrastructure needed to accommodate the 8.9 million residents of London

A huge parking lot near London, England, 2019. The image shows the incredible infrastructure needed to accommodate the 8.9 million residents of London

The bottom of the Burj Khalifa in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 2017. The Burj Khalifa is the highest structure in the world at 2,716.5ft and more than 160 floors

The bottom of the Burj Khalifa in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 2017. The Burj Khalifa is the highest structure in the world at 2,716.5ft and more than 160 floors

The bottom of the Burj Khalifa in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 2017. The Burj Khalifa is the highest structure in the world at 2,716.5ft and more than 160 floors

Huaxi Village is a collection of private villas, factories, apartment buildings, farmland and construction sites in the Chinese province of Jiangsu, 2012

Huaxi Village is a collection of private villas, factories, apartment buildings, farmland and construction sites in the Chinese province of Jiangsu, 2012

Huaxi Village is a collection of private villas, factories, apartment buildings, farmland and construction sites in the Chinese province of Jiangsu, 2012

Princess Amalia wind farm in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, in the North Sea, September 2019. It is located 14 miles west of the village of Egmond aan Zee.

Princess Amalia wind farm in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, in the North Sea, September 2019. It is located 14 miles west of the village of Egmond aan Zee.

Princess Amalia wind farm in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, in the North Sea, September 2019. It is located 14 miles west of the village of Egmond aan Zee.

Buildings in Chicago, Illinois, USA, 2018. The city has a skyline full of iconic skyscrapers such as the John Hancock Center, 1,451-ft. Willis Tower (formerly the Sears Tower) and the neo-gothic grandstand tower

Buildings in Chicago, Illinois, USA, 2018. The city has a skyline full of iconic skyscrapers such as the John Hancock Center, 1,451-ft. Willis Tower (formerly the Sears Tower) and the neo-gothic grandstand tower

Buildings in Chicago, Illinois, USA, 2018. The city has a skyline full of iconic skyscrapers such as the John Hancock Center, 1,451-ft. Willis Tower (formerly the Sears Tower) and the neo-gothic grandstand tower

A train entering London bridge train station as seen from above, England, March 2017

A train entering London bridge train station as seen from above, England, March 2017

A train entering London bridge train station as seen from above, England, March 2017

Baghdad, Iraq, 2015. Vibrant yellow new building offers hope for a country's recovery after the war

Baghdad, Iraq, 2015. Vibrant yellow new building offers hope for a country's recovery after the war

Baghdad, Iraq, 2015. Vibrant yellow new building offers hope for a country's recovery after the war

Rows of Roman pillars, somewhere in China, specific location unknown, 2018

Rows of Roman pillars, somewhere in China, specific location unknown, 2018

Rows of Roman pillars, somewhere in China, specific location unknown, 2018

Vantage investigates man-made structures, surreal architecture and mega cities

Vantage investigates man-made structures, surreal architecture and mega cities

photographer Ryan Koopmans

photographer Ryan Koopmans

The first monograph by photographer Ryan Koopmans, a prize-winning Canadian / Dutch photographer whose work is exhibited and published around the world, Vantage examines man-made structures, surreal architecture and mega cities

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