One of the joys of being on an airplane is getting to see cities from thousands of feet in the air. Photographer Sergey Semenov captured that feeling when he created this image by stitching together thousands of photos he took from helicopter tours. His hard work paid off as he won first prize in the amateur category of the 2012 Photographic Pano Awards. Sergey “flattened” the image after stitching together his photos, which can be seen unflattened in 360 degrees in this panorama.
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Here’s Central Park from 2500ft (Fisheye Lens):