Beautiful aerial shots of Germany offer a different perspective to human life

German photographer Klaus Leidorf loves to spend a lot of time riding a Cessna 172 aircraft above his home country, taking aerial shots of the world below. Referring to his work as 'Aerial Archeology', he loves to capture everything from farms, beaches and cities to industrial sites and countryside.

The ongoing series – which began in the late 1980s – is a fascinating study of landscapes, and looks closely at how humans have transformed the world around us, often with frightening consequences. Using image-stabilisation technology and his trusty Canon EOS Mark III, Leidorf is able to capture the teeniest, tiniest detail, even when he's soaring far above the earth. You can browse through over a decade of his work via