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Brilliance of Britain with Aerial photographs from Jason Hawkes

The London 2012 Olympic games start this week and to celebrate, we are featuring British photographer  Jason Hawkes stunning aerial photographs

The London 2012 Olympic games start this week by photographer Jason Hawkes

The London 2012 Olympic games start this week

The Glenfinnan Viaduct in Scotland featured in the Harry Potter films

The Glenfinnan Viaduct in Scotland featured in the Harry Potter films

Jubilee year Buckingham Palace dominates the landscape in this aerial view of London

Jubilee year Buckingham Palace dominates the landscape in this aerial view of London

Jolly hockey pics Pictured from above these sports pitches and the ant like people playing take on a strange geometrical beauty

Jolly hockey pics Pictured from above these sports pitches and the ant like people playing take on a strange geometrical beauty

Field of dreams The Oval cricket pitch in South London at night

Field of dreams The Oval cricket pitch in South London at night

Fun land A rollercoaster track twists and turns to form an incredible colourful image at this amusement park in Southend-on-Sea

Fun land A rollercoaster track twists and turns to form an incredible colourful image at this

amusement park in Southend-on-Sea

Looking down on an angel A rarely seen view of Anthony Gormley's Angel of the North sculpture in Gateshead

Looking down on an angel A rarely seen view of Anthony Gormley's Angel of the North sculpture in Gateshead

Brighton Pier Jason has specialised in aerial photography since 1991 and has produced more than 40 aerial photographic books for publishers

Brighton Pier Jason has specialised in aerial photography since 1991

and has produced more than 40 aerial photographic books for publishers

Hanging out with Nelson A view looking down on Nelson's Column in London's Trafalgar Square

Hanging out with Nelson A view looking down on Nelson's Column in London's Trafalgar Square

Ace view Centre Court at the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Club

Ace view Centre Court at the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Club

London suburbs

London suburbs

Heritage site A quiet moment at Stonehenge

Heritage site A quiet moment at Stonehenge

Nooks and crannies A lighthouse looks out over a rugged stretch of coast near East Prawle in Devon

Nooks and crannies A lighthouse looks out over a rugged stretch of coast near East Prawle in Devon

Myth and legend Some believe Glastonbury Tor in Somerset is the final resting place of King Arthur

Myth and legend Some believe Glastonbury Tor in Somerset is the final resting place of King Arthur

Bluegrass A field of Flax in Buckinghamshire takes on magical properties

Bluegrass A field of Flax in Buckinghamshire takes on magical properties

Wrong turns Longleat maze near Bath is the largest in Britain

Wrong turns Longleat maze near Bath is the largest in Britain

To see more of Jason’s work, please visit his website at http://www.jasonhawkes.com

Geoff Harris

I am a photography journalist and photographer and currently work as the Deputy Editor of Amateur Photographer (AP) the oldest weekly photographic magazine in the world. Before that I served as the editor of Digital Camera, Britain's best-selling photography magazine, for five years. During my time as editor it became the UK's top selling photo monthly and won Print Publication of the Year at the 2013 British Media Awards. As well as being lucky enough to get paid to write about photography, I've been fortunate to interview some of the greatest photographers in the world, including Elliott Erwitt, Don McCullin, Martin Parr, Terry O'Neill, Steve McCurry and the late Mary Ellen Mark. This has been a wonderful learning experience and very influential on my photography. Beyond writing, I am a professional portrait, travel and documentary photographer, and reached the finals of the 2016 Pink Lady Food Photographer of the Year competition. I am a Licentiate of the Royal Photographic Society and hope to take my Associateship whenever I can find the time.

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