Wild animals have been made to look like tiny insects in these awe-inspiring aerial photos taken by a British photographer.
From whirling buffaloes to a tower or herd of giraffes marching one by one, hippos happily swimming, and an elephant wanting some alone time, these photos offer another perspective on ‘big game’ life on the Okavango Delta, Botswana.
London-born photographer Peter Adams was able to capture these amazing images by leaning out of the Robinson R44 helicopter about 3,000ft in the air, with the doors removed for multiple greater access.
The 56-year-old said: ‘I love the unique perspective to get the full picture of the environment in which these animals thrive in, completely in the wild, miles away from the nearest humans.
‘I was amazed at the number of animals I saw, especially elephants.
‘Okavango is flooded most of the year and largely without roads.
‘These are all aerial photos of the wildlife that lives in the Okavango Delta, elephants, giraffes, hippos, zebras.’
Okavango is one of the seven natural wonders of Africa and became the 1,000th site to be included in the UNESCO world heritage list in June 2014.
The delta is created by seasonal flooding; rainfall from the Angolan highlands increases 800 miles south in about a month, the water then spreads over a 200 x 100-mile area of the plain.
Peter said: ‘Flying over it for photography offers a unique insight and perspective and the possibility of seeing more wildlife.
‘There’s a bit of a ‘wow’ factor when people see these photos.
‘I think people are used to watching the African game in the bush, but seeing them surrounded by water and from the air is something very different.
‘I wanted to convey the pure beauty of the world and how we should preserve and protect these exceptional habitats.’