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Joel Krahn - Aerials Over Africa

Joel Krahn captures Kenya and Sudan from above for some stunning ariel photos of their cities, rivers, and mountains. I particularly love the thunderstorm he was able to capture!
Incredible work!
@greggr He chartered a small plane that took him all over! He spent most of his time in Sudan. He details his travels and has some more on-the-ground photos on his blog (but perhaps I'll post them here soon!)
@caricakes Does he take these photos from an ultra light? A helicopter? While paragliding? I'm dying to know more! The sites are stunning, to be sure, but I want to know how he accomplished it!
I would have loved to be on this plane ride! It must have been even more stunning in person!
These are breathtaking shots! I love that thundercloud too, absolutely stunning!
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