In pictures: Stunning drone images capture England as it has never been seen before

Stunning drone images have shown England as it has never been seen before, from a striking shot of Winter Wonderland in Hyde Park to a perfect aerial view of Yew Maze in Kent.

The pictures offer a new perspective, putting architecture, nature, and humanity on display from unusual heights and angles.

Chris Gorman, 46, has been a press photographer for 25 years, but says drone photography has allowed him to market himself in a totally different, more creative way.

Gorman, who got into drones two years ago, says the small aerial vehicles are taking photography to new heights.

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"Everything in the world has been photographed from the ground so many times, but not from the air and not in such creative and fresh ways,” he told Yahoo News.

Gorman uses a DJI Mavic 2 Pro drone and holds a PFCO (permission for commercial operations), which every drone owner must now have if using a drone commercially following the Gatwick airport drone incident in December last year.

To get the perfect image he likes to use the drone for creative angles.

“The drone goes where a human can’t,” he said. “It's like magic.

“For example, Winter Wonderland had never been photoed from the air – it completely shows it from a far more dynamic way than a photo from the ground ever could.”

Best drone images of England (Scroll for gallery)
Best drone images of England (Scroll for gallery)
Best drone images of England (Scroll for gallery)
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Tennis player Toby Panton practises in the late afternoon sun at Steep Lawn Tennis Club in Hampshire.
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The Boomtown Fair in Winchester gets underway.
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Brighton's Royal Pavilion forms a stunningly festive backdrop for ice skating in this image.
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The weekend snow around Salisbury Cathedral took some time to burn off despite the stunning winter sunshine. The River Avon is in the foreground.
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(Chris Gorman/Big Ladder)
Mist sits in fields on the South Downs of England.
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RHS Garden Wisley's oldest and most magnificent features can be seen together for the first time from above by drone.
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(Chris Gorman/Big Ladder)
The Winter Wonderland fair in Hyde Park marks the start of the Christmas season in central London.
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(Chris Gorman/Big ladder)
A drone sent out to sea shows the morning light on the Seven Sisters at Beachy Head in East Sussex.
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The Battersea Power Station development lights up the banks of the River Thames in London.
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(Chris Gorman/Big Ladder)
Alex Woolley (left) and Megan Young, both 22 of Cirencester, enjoy the hot weather on Bournemouth beach.
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(Chris Gorman/Big Ladder)
One man and his dog, a nice day for a stroll. A man walks his Dalmatian in the summer sun on Brighton seafront.
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(Chris Gorman/Big Ladder)
The Silver Wind cruise ship passes under Tower Bridge on its way out of London on a balmy August evening.
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(Chris Gorman/Big Ladder)
The summer sky sets over London, in an image taken by drone from St Katharine Docks.
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(Chris Gorman/Big Ladder)
Hever Castle's Yew Maze basks in the late winter sunshine.
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A picture of a drone, rather than by one. The drone, captured over a five-minute exposure, forms a halo over St Hubert's Church in Hampshire.
(Chris Gorman/Big Ladder)

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