Bird’s eye view: Incredible pictures show amazing forest formations

An inspired nature lover took to the skies to give a new aerial view of enchanting Danish woodland – revealing breath-taking lines and patterns like you’ve never seen before.

MICHAEL RASMUSSEN/CATERS NEWS - A playground in the forest Naestved, Denmark.

Amateur photographer Michael Rasmussen, from Naestved, Denmark, has taken his hobby of 20 years to new heights with a drone – and produced a set of stunning snaps.

 

MICHAEL RASMUSSEN/CATERS NEWS - A patch of pines in the middle of the forest in Naestved, Denmark.

MICHAEL RASMUSSEN/CATERS NEWS – A patch of pines in the middle of the forest in Naestved, Denmark.

Michael, a car parts salesman, said: “I am a child of nature, so trees are and will always be one of my favourite subjects.

“The world looks so different from a drone’s point of view, so I was pleasantly surprised when I first was able to photograph from that unique perspective.

 

MICHAEL RASMUSSEN/CATERS NEWS - A aerial view of a pond surrounded by trees in Naestved, Denmark.

MICHAEL RASMUSSEN/CATERS NEWS – A aerial view of a pond surrounded by trees in Naestved, Denmark.

“I am a kid at heart, so I have so much fun flying with the drone and capturing images – it’s like Christmas Eve every time I go out and get airborne.”

Michael, 39, never leaves anything to chance when it comes to shooting from above, and is particularly careful about disturbing his environment.

 

MICHAEL RASMUSSEN/CATERS NEWS - An aerial view of a stretch of road cutting through some trees in Denmark.

MICHAEL RASMUSSEN/CATERS NEWS – An aerial view of a stretch of road cutting through some trees in Denmark.

He said: “I always take my time to get a feel of the place – listening to nature and being on the lookout for wildlife I could scare with the drone.

“If something is there or something is off, I just don’t fly and come back some other day.

“Checking wind speeds and the weather forecast before going is all very important when you are out there flying, and not something I have ever thought about before getting a drone.”