Virtual Travels, 360° Aerial Panoramas, 360° Virtual Tours
AirPano is a VR project created by a team of Russian photographers focused on taking high-resolution aerial 360° photographs and 360° video. Today AirPano is the largest virtual travel resource in the world -- by geographical coverage, number of aerial photographs, and artistic and technical quality of the images — featuring 360° panoramas and 360° videos of the highest quality shot from
Frequently Asked Questions Virtual Travels, 360° Aerial
Frequently Asked Questions. AirPano is a VR project created by a team of Russian photographers focused on taking high-resolution aerial 360° photographs and 360° video. Today AirPano is the largest resource in the world -- by geographical coverage, number of aerial photographs, and artistic and technical quality of the images — featuring 360° panoramas and 360° videos of the highest
AirPano Project Virtual Travels, 360° Aerial Panoramas
AirPano Project. AirPano is a VR project created by a team of Russian photographers focused on taking high-resolution aerial 360° photographs and 360° video. Today AirPano is the largest resource in the world -- by geographical coverage, number of aerial photographs, and artistic and technical quality of the images — featuring 360° panoramas and 360° videos of the highest quality shot
Trip to the North Pole
Trip to the North Pole. For more than a hundred years there have been disputes about the conquest of the North Pole. It all began in the second half of the 18th century and reached its climax in the beginning of the 20th century when in one week time Americans, Frederick Albert Cook and Robert Edwin Peary, both claimed to reach the North Pole.
XXII Olympic Winter Games
Having been to the Olympic Games I'd forgotten how to write "Sochi" and "2014" separately.. I would never miss the 2014 Olympics and here is why: the Games were held in my country, they were only 3-hour flight away from my city, my friends lived on a hill with a nice view of the Olympic Park, an airfare was reasonable
Taj Mahal, India
In 1997 famous Frenchman Bertran photographed Taj Mahal from a helicopter. Since that moment nobody else has been able to get a permission to shoot the Indian landmark from air for 15 years. AirPano has achieved the impossible - for the first time in world's history we created a virtual aerial photo tour of Taj Mahal, one of the New Seven Wonders of the World
Virtual Tour of Dubai City, UAE
In short, Dubai is a paradise city, a page from a science fiction book, a true picture of how even the most bizarre and ambitious ideas may be implemented into reality. We hope that the panoramas and photos of Dubai will transmit the incredible greatness of the unique and the …
Saint Petersburg, Russia
That evening we left St. Petersburg accompanying with the sounds of thunder. The big rain drops were pattering on the train's windows but we were not upset anymore - our work had been done. A year of preparation, a month and a half of waiting for a good weather and an hour and a half of the flight over one of the most beautiful cities in Russia - all those were in past.
Pit Cenote, Mexico
Pit Cenote, Mexico. The representatives of the ancient Maya civilization definitely had the knowledge of how to enter the kingdom of the Dead: according to their mythology, every time when a part of a limestone cave hiding the groundwaters collapsed, the gates to the other world appeared. This hole filled with water is named "cenote" (ts'onot
New York, I love you
"New York, I love you" This shooting was technically difficult and we have been planning it for several years. The idea itself came to us in 2007 after we had created such panorama with the help of a 4-meter pole. In January 2010 we chose time, arrived in New York and shot night sphere from the window of the Millennium Hotel.
Thousand Island Lake, China
Thousand Island Lake, China. In 1959, Zhejiang province of China was in need of a hydroelectric power station, and so they built the Xin'an River Dam. The routine technical project (which happens on a regular basis everywhere around the world) turned not only into a new industrial facility, but also a rather interesting landmark of China.
Grand tour of Moscow, Russia
According to the legend Moscow is situated on seven hills. The Kremlin, a settlement around which the modern capital of Russia grew, is situated on one of those hills - the Borovitsky Hill. The first mention of Moscow dates back to year 1147, and since then, for almost nine centuries, the city experienced a myriad of events, and it has been destroyed and rebuilt over and over again
Holy places of Jerusalem, Israel
Jerusalem is one of the oldest cities on our planet. It was first mentioned in the 19 th — 13 th centuries BCE. The Kingdom of Judah, the empire of Alexander the Great, Syria of Seleucids, Ptolemaic Egypt, Ancient Rome, Byzantium, the Arab Caliphate, the Crusaders, the Ayyubid dynasty, the Mongol-Tatars, the Mamluk Sultanate, the Ottoman Empire, the British Empire, Jordan, and Israel all
New York, Ground Zero (Remembering 9/11)
The fantastic 3D-view of Manhattan, N.Y., The Twin Towers-, Ground Zero of 9/11-, is remarkable and recalls both the stupid, idiotic and fanatic, most cruel and evil attack on The U.S.A. and The Free World as a whole and how the times were before 9/11-2001! May the vitims R.I.P. and God bless them and their relatives, beloved ones!!
Taj Mahal, India. Part II
Taj Mahal, India. Part II. In The New Seven Wonders Of The World list Taj Mahal, a mosque-mausoleum located in Indian city of Agra, takes a very important place. In spite of its Muslim origin this white marble necropolis became an actual symbol of India. Serious security measures are taken to protect it.
Flight to stratosphere
The stratosphere is situated between about 10 km (6 mi) and 50 km (30 mi) altitude above the Earth's atmosphere. The stratosphere has 2 layers: the lower one (11-25 km) and the upper one (25-50 km). It's worthy to mention that air temperature in the lower layer can reach -60 ° C, while the upper layer is being gradually warmed up to +0,8 ° C
The best panoramas made by AirPano in 2017
The new panorama will show the neighbouring Manezhnaya Square and the Corner Arsenalnaya Tower. The tour dedicated to the rehearsal the Russian Navy parade was captured in July 2017: more than 50 vessels and submarines, including the heavy nuclear missile cruiser "Peter the Great", gathered in the waters of the Neva River and the Kronshtadt sea
Angel Waterfall of Venezuela
In March of 2011, Dima Moiseenko flew to Venezuela to shoot Angel Falls, the world's highest waterfall. The photo session lasted for two days. However, all of difficulties were overcome and Dima managed to shoot Angel Falls and two other waterfalls that flow from the Tepui.
Underwater Orda Cave
Underwater caves are considered the hardest subject of underwater photography. Overhead environment, inability to surface when you need to, underwater narrows, you have to squeeze through, and complete darkness - here are just a few difficulties that one faces in cave diving; and if you plan to take pictures in an underwater cave, the list multiplies three-fold
Maya Pyramids, Tikal, Guatemala
The name Tikal, which in means "the place of spirit voices" Mayan language, appeared in the 1840s when Europeans discovered this area. Perhaps this monumental abandoned complex made explorers tremble in awe, and native Indians, descendants of the ancient Maya, decided to strengthen this impression by giving this place an appropriate name
Forest waterfall, 360 video panorama
South America. /. Brazil. / Forest waterfall, 360 video panorama. For the past 2 years AirPano team has achieved impressive results in panoramic photography. We have developed and refined a method of capturing spherical aerial panoramas at nighttime. We have created the first nighttime virtual tour over Las Vegas in the history of the world.
Dominican Republic - Caribbean Paradise. The island of Hispaniola (Haiti) located in the Caribbean Sea is a home to two independent countries. One of them, as you might have already guessed, is Haiti, and another one is the Dominican Republic. Despite the proximity, these countries are as different as night and day.
Lake Baikal, Russia
Lake Baikal is the deepest lake on the planet, and is one of the most famous landmarks of Russia and the world. In 1996 Lake Baikal was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Lake Baikal is the largest reservoir of fresh water. It is fed by 336 inflowing rivers and is drained though a single outlet - …
Flooding in Czech Republic, 2013
Flooding in Czech Republic reached its peak on June 4th and 5th. Yesterday, June 4th, all roads to Prague, capital of the Czech Republic, were still blocked. Similar to 2002 disaster in the Czech Republic, cresting river could flood the roads crushing, destroying, …
Swaminarayan Akshardham, Delhi, India
The world largest Hindu temple is situated in the capital of India. It was opened in 2005. The construction took over 5 years and involved 7 thousand artisans and 3 thousand construction workers from all over India. Construction of this beautiful site was funded by donations and …
The Temple of Doom, Palau
The mysterious and distant archipelago of Palau is full of mysteries. One of its most enigmatic places is the cave of The Temple of Doom located on the Blue Holes Reef. The entrance is hidden in the wall under water, at a depth of about 25 meters. Only a few people can get here, and it is even more difficult to get out of it: coral piles hide the passage.
Delta of the Orinoco River, Venezuela
The first Europeans reached the Orinoco Delta soon after Christopher Columbus came here. The first thing they saw was the dwellings of Warao built on pillars and connected by bridges. This kind of architecture reminded them of Venice, so the new lands were named Venezuela ("little Venice")
Victoria Falls, Zambia and Zimbabwe border
Victoria Falls, Zambia and Zimbabwe border. "Victoria" — is one of the most spectacular attractions of Africa and one of the most unusual waterfalls in the world. It is created by the Zambezi River that suddenly plummets into a narrow, 100-meters deep chasm. At the same time, Victoria — is the only waterfall in the world that is over one
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Epson International Pano Awards 2020. 9 years in a row AirPano has won in the main categories of The EPSON International Pano Awards.This year our photographers make the Top 20 list in the 360° category of the best panoramas of the year and Oleg Gaponyuk has become the VR photographer of the year and won the first place for his underwater split-panorama from Palau …
Caroline Atoll. Kiribati
Caroline atoll was the absolute highlight and the main destination of my 2019 catamaran expedition in the Pacific Ocean. This atoll lies around 837 km to the North of Tahiti, but it\'s 24 hours ahead in time. So if it is Monday on Tahiti, it is already Tuesday on Caroline — and technically, those who are on this atoll are in front of everyone else on Earth in time.
One more unique feature of Zürich is the lake bearing the same name. Lake Zürich is split between the cantons of Zürich, St. Gallen and Schwyz. In the past it served for transportation, but nowadays it is a popular tourist destination with excursions and boating trips along the picturesque shores. The surface area of the lake is 88 square
Shooting spherical stereo panorama
If you increase the number of images for improved accuracy you can shoot spherical panorama with parallax. This is how we did it. We shoot the first series of panoramas without parallax. Then we move the camera head for parallax (the tripod needs to be still at all …
New York, Manhattan, Night
New York, Manhattan, Night. This shooting was technically difficult and we have been planning it for several years. The idea itself came to us in 2007 after we had created such panorama with the help of a 4-meter pole. In January 2010 we chose time, arrived in New York and shot night sphere from the window of the Millennium Hotel.
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"Japan: a country where everything is different" photo contest. Sergey Semenov took a third place in the "Japan: a country where everything is different" photo contest. he contest was organized by the Moscow office of the Japanese National Tourism Organization and took place on the official website of the National Geographic Russia. "A spontaneous trip to the area of Khibara turned out to be
Everest, Himalayas, Nepal, Part I, January 2012
Everest is a part of the Himalayas, a rather narrow mountain range that separates the Indian and the Asian tectonic plates (the Tibetan Plateau) Ten out of fourteen 8K Peaks are located in the Himalayas, and the rest of them in the nearby Karakoram Range. I must say that I …
Valley of Geysers, Kamchatka, Russia
The Valley of Geysers — one of the most famous attractions of Kamchatka region and the world. There are dozens of similar canyons in Kamchatka, but this is the only one with 40 geysers and numerous hot springs stretched 6 km from the mouth of the river. All known modern forms of hydrothermal activity is represented in the valley
The Geoglyphs in Palpa Valley, South America, Peru
The Geoglyphs in Palpa Valley, South America, Peru. Nazca and Palpa lines. South America, Peru. No one knows exactly what Nazca lines are. The only indisputable fact is that they are located in South America, at the Nazca Desert plateau in the southern part of Peru. They were added to the list of UNESCO World Heritage sites in 1994.
Spherical 360 Video, Test Shooting
No doubt, the lens doesn’t look new in that case but it allows making spherical panoramas with 3 shots. Our plan of “360 video” creating was the following: shoot an ordinary video with three cameras simultaneously, then cut the video for the separate shots, stitch the spherical panoramas using those shots and, finally, create the video using the 360 degrees panoramas.
Underwater Shooting on the Maldives. Coral reefs
Shooting Details. Maldives. This sphere shooting story began many-many years ago, about 10 years earlier, when I had got an idea to go in for diving.
Shooting technique of spherical stereo panorama
We shot a lot of spherical panoramas in various parts of the globe: these panoramas are often complex and unique and allow the viewer to visit the most interesting and inaccessible places on our planet. In addition, our viewer can look at the sights from the most incredible angles that were previously simply not accessible. But so far nobody was able to make a spherical panorama with a 3D …
Halong Bay, Vietnam
Halong Bay is one of the most beautiful and breathtaking places on the planet. In 2011 the magnificent landmark of Vietnam was declared one of the "New Seven Natural Wonders of The World" beating serious "competitors" like Vesuvius Volcano in Italy, Great Barrier Reef in Australia, and even Baikal, the deepest lake in the world
Leaning Tower of Pisa, Tuscany, Central Italy
First of all, Pisa is famous for Torre Pendente di Pisa, The Leaning Tower of Pisa. It's so famous that it outshines all other Pisa tourist attractions and monuments combined. Locals call it the "long-drawn miracle". Ironically enough, the tower is located at Piazza dei Miracoli (the Square of Miracles)