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Lush island landscape in Polish lake captured from above

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Kacper Kowalski

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Kacper Kowalski

THIS speckled diamond looks like it belongs in an Impressionist painting. In fact, it is a photo of a small island in a lake in northern Poland.

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The image comes from Side Effects, a project by aerial photographer Kacper Kowalski about the complex relationship between humans and nature. To shoot his photos, Kowalski takes to the air in a paramotor or a gyrocopter, which he barely steers to allow the wind to dictate the direction. He sticks to the skies of Pomerania, surrounding his home …

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