See the Arctic's striking landscapes from above

From Alaska’s lush shores to Canada’s pristine snow cover, discover the Arctic from a bird’s-eye view.

Photographer Robert B. Haas’s book From the Eyes of the Vikings: An Aerial Vision of Arctic Lands reveals a dramatic and surprising diversity of brilliant colors and unexpected subjects. It’s the latest collection of aerial photographs from Haas, who has also published From the Eyes of the Condor: An Aerial Vision of Latin America, and From the Eyes of the Gods: An Aerial Vision of Africa.

“More than anything else, the Arctic is a place defined by its characteristics rather than the precise location of an artificial line on a globe,” Haas writes. “It is the end product of a recipe of elements mixed together in its own special brew of inhospitable landscapes, midnight sun, iconic wildlife, sparse habitation.”

From Alaska’s emerald shores to Canada’s ivory snow, discover the Arctic from a bird’s-eye view.

This story was published in 2010 and updated in December 2018.