aerial photograph



aerial photograph (plural aerial photographs)

  1. (photography) A photograph taken from an aircraft, or by a drone remotely controlled from the ground.
    • 2021 November 17, Nigel Harris, “Comment: Salisbury: a media own goal”, in RAIL, number 944, page 3:
      ■ An aerial photograph - NR [Network Rail] now has its entire network photographed from the air.

Usage notesEdit

A photo taken from a tall building or other high vantage point is not usually regarded as an aerial photograph.


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