15 Of The Most Incredible Shots Taken From Above

When trying to figure out exactly how things work, there’s no perspective as powerful as a bird’s eye view. GE wants to show us the bigger picture by giving the world an inside look at three undisclosed facilities. Help decide where GE sends its high-flying camera next by voting here, and take a look at some other images that are bound to give you a whole new perspective.

1. The Arecibo Radio Telescope, Puerto Rico

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2. Palm Jumeirah artificial island, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

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3. Albuquerque International Balloon Festival, New Mexico

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4. Residential area, Beijing, China

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5. Town of Koh Pannyi, Thailand

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6. Djidji waterfalls, Gabon

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7. Coogee, New South Wales

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8. The Svartsengi Geothermal Power Plant, Grindavík, Iceland

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9. Sandbanks on the coast of Whitsunday Island, Queensland, Australia

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10. Andalusia, Spain

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11. Marina Bay Sands Casino, Singapore

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12. The Great Salt Lake, UT

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13. Santa Monica Pier, California

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14. Burning Man Festival, Black Rock Desert, Nevada

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15. Olympic Park, England

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Have you ever wondered what was inside that locomotive rumbling by on the train tracks? You voted yes so we went to Grove City, Pennsylvania, where locomotive engines are manufactured and put together piece by piece. Watch how people and machines work to assemble high powered train engines from start to finish through the lens of our mini helicopter camera. This bird’s eye view of GE engineers at work really puts the intricacies of each engine into perspective, so take a moment to appreciate all the moving parts the next time you board a train!

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