These Photos Prove Australia Is The Most Stunning Place On Earth

Fly high Down Under.
05/27/2016 06:00am ET | Updated May 27, 2016

You've seen the Sydney Opera House in pictures, and you may have even touched Bondi Beach in real life.

But as it turns out, Australia's full glory is best viewed from above.

Gabriel Scanu
Coalcliff, New South Wales
Gabriel Scanu
Bronte Beach, Sydney

Aerial photographer Gabriel Scanu doesn't book a window seat to get these stellar photos of the Aussie coast. Instead, he lets a drone do it for him.

"It’s crazy to think you can carry around a small piece of plastic that lets you climb thousands of feet into the sky and capture imagery from an angle that was never before possible," Scanu told HuffPost. "I find the whole process thrilling."

Likewise, we're thrilled to take a virtual vacation through Scanu's images, which include the ocean swimming pools at Bronte Beach and winding seaside roads near Coalcliff.

"The beaches are largely untouched and natural," Scanu says of his home country. He recommends Australia's soaring cliff faces and incredible national parks as the spots to start your adventure. Happy travels!

Gabriel Scanu
Maroubra Beach
Gabriel Scanu
Barrenjoey, New South Wales
Gabriel Scanu
Bare Island
Gabriel Scanu
The Spit, Gold Coast

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