Mountain tops and monuments: The stunning bird's-eye-view images of Georgia
25 August, 2017
Mountain tops and monuments: The stunning bird's-eye-view images of Georgia
The Daily Mail, a famous British newspaper, devotes an article to Georgia and publishes the stunning bird's-eye-view images of its mountain tops and monuments.

On September 1, new laws will restrict drone use in Georgia.

According to an article, from September Georgia will impose tight restrictions on drones amid security and privacy concerns, so the images are taken before the new rules come into force.

This is the final photographic recording of the country from above.

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Towering mountains, deep valleys, extraordinary monuments and cluttered cityscapes make up photographer Amos Chapple's latest body of work.

One Last Time Over Georgia is set to be the final photographic recording of the country from above.

For the past four or so years, the use of drones, which hover in the sky but are operated by people on the ground, have enabled the making of some extraordinary aerial photographs.

However, following growing security and privacy concerns, new laws have been enforced across the world limiting their use.

Georgia is one of the last countries to allow drones to operate freely in its skies. However, this is set to change on September 1, when new laws will restrict drone use.

Chapple, a New Zealander and one of the early pioneers of drone photography, headed to Georgia with a high-end quadcopter to make one last aerial record of Georgia before the new rules come into force. The results are stunning…

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Gremi church and castle, in the lowlands of Kakheti, Georgia, which boasts a beautiful backdrop of vineyards

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Georgia's capital, Tbilisi, is overlooked by the Kartlis Deda monument, which is informally known as 'Mother Georgia'

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The Chronicle of Georgia, an enormous monument overlooking the Tbisili Sea, is by the same artist who created the divisive Peter The Great statue in Moscow. The panels on the monument feature religious scenes and moments from Georgia's history

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Sunset over the town of Batumi, Georgia's second largest city, on the coast of the Black Sea


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Amidst the billowing clouds, a tiny church can be made out aloft a mountain peak in the vicinity of Gulebi, a town in Georgia's southwestern Ajara Autonomous Republic

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The Imereti region is home to the Katskhi Pillar, where an elderly Georgian monk has lived for 24 years in order to be 'closer to God'. The monk has his food winched up by volunteers from the monastery below

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Near the border with Chechnya in the Khevsureti region is what remains of the village of Mutso, perched precariously on this slice of steep mountain

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Near Gudari is the Russia–Georgia Friendship Monument, a Soviet-era landmark with various scenes from the histories of both countries on its walls

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An evening shot of the medieval Georgian Orthodox Shavnabada Monastery near Tbilisi

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Travellers' rest: The cross at the top of the Abano Pass is 2,826-metres up and offers a free Wi-Fi hotspot as well as jaw-dropping views. It's found on a perilous road that connects Kakheti to the Tusheti region

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Georgia’s Parliament Building in Kutaisi was built on the site of a World War II memorial. During the demolition of the Soviet-era monument, which initially stood there, two people were killed

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An early morning shot of the Jvari monastery, which is situated just above the confluence of the Mtkvari and Aragvi rivers. The backdrop is Mtskheta, the ancient capital of Georgia

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The Tserovani refugee camp, home to Georgians displaced during the 2008 war with Russia

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A stork observes its surroundings from atop the ancient Baraleti church, near Tsikhisjvari in the Samtskhe-Javakheti region of Georgia

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Sheep (and one calf) are sheared at this shepherd settlement on rural plains in central Georgia

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After dark, the city of Batumi glows with neon lights. Batumi, whose beaches are less appealing than more northerly coastal regions, has gone all out to attract tourism with casinos and vibrant night life

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In the Tusheti region, sheep are released from their corral each morning and stream into the mountainous landscape. Come evening they will be herded back to captivity so they aren't vulnerable to the threat of predatory wolves

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Morning mist drifts over a small church near Ukhati along the north-south Georgian Military Highway

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The village of Omalo in Tusheti National Park, which borders Russia's Daghestan and Chechnya regions, is overlooked by ancient but formidable defensive towers

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The town of Chiatura has a network of 'rope roads' high above the ground, designed by Soviet engineers so that manganese miners could travel easily to work via cable car easily, despite the lofty landscape


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