The spectacular award-winning aerial shot of New York
Technically it is a stitched-together panorama, but don't let that take away from the brilliant image of the city that never sleeps.
By Declan Whooley
Russian photographer Sergey Semonov was the brains behind the image and took first prize in the amateur category in the Epson international awards recently.
The shots are taken from the vantage point of a helicopter and the images are then stitched together with some spectacular results.
You can check out the interactive map of New York here and get a different perspective on the Big Apple.
“I shoot landscapes, spheres from helicopter, gig-pixel panoramas as well as manipulate Photoshop and prepare the photos to be printed in a huge size and organize photo-exhibitions,” the photographer said.
He has also covered many other global landmarks such as the Golden Gate Bridge, the Taj Mahal, the Pyramids and the Alps to name just a few.
Photoshop may have been used, but the results are impressive none the less.