Meet the photographer who takes breathtaking aerial portraits with a drone

AAn aerial photography fan has created stunning images from around the world.

Dimitar Karanikolov’s work features what he calls “drone portraits” that capture figures in the center of the frame.

The Sofia-based architect says he has spent the past few years traveling on specialized photographic expeditions around the world during which he tries to “capture authentic environments, portraits and unusual perspectives” with his drone.

Dimitar, 46, explains: “I like symmetry and placing the subject in the middle. There’s a cinematic feel to it – it looks a bit like a movie poster.

“I like to take ‘drone portraits’ – a small figure placed somewhere in a wide landscape could give you a sense of scale and make a photo much more exciting.”

Dimitar uses a range of drones, including the DJI Phantom 4 and the DJI Mavic Pro.

Hierve el Agua, a natural rock formation in Oaxaca, Mexico

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Morenite Stone River in Vitosha Nature Park, Bulgaria is one of the few known stone rivers in the world

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Komodo Islands, Indonesia has one of the seven pink beaches in the world. A microorganism called foraminifer leaves a red pigment on coral reefs

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A swimming pool in an abandoned resort in Crete, Greece

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The Big Daddy Dune in Sossusvlei National Park, Namibia is one of the highest in the world

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A hotel swimming pool in Kizimkazi, Zanzibar

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Volcanic rocks at Faraclo beach

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A salt lake in Lemnos, Greece

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