There’s been a noticeable surge in the number of aerial photos that have been doing rounds on the web over the last few years. The steady rise in photos taken from the clouds is partly thanks to the new wave of affordable drone technology that’s has been seeping into the market.

The photos below, however, were taken far beyond reach of any commercial drone – they were snapped by the Irish Air Corps back in 2012 during a patrol of Ireland’s west coast.

Pictured, you’ll the magnificence of Slea Head, an enormous coastal headland that’s part of the Dingle Peninsula in the beautiful southwest of County Kerry.

While the chances are you’ll never get to see Slea Head from this angle, if you do happen to visit this wonderful chunk of Ireland you’ll be treated to dramatic views of the Blasket Islands.

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And that's a wrap!
Slea Head, Kerry… beautiful from the ground and just out of this world from above!