Since the day man stood upright, he wished he could fly with the birds. After many failed attempts (see Icarus), paragliding is probably the closest we will get for quite some time. Professional mountain photographer Alexandre Buisse armed himself with a Nikon D4 and took to the sky on several occasions (an average of twice a week) to get these amazing aerial shots while hanging with the birds over Italy and France. The photos are different than your typical aerial photography because there is no vehicle keeping the photographer afloat, just a pair of wings (and a prayer).

Check out the short video below of what it takes to get such stunning images:

[via PetaPixel]

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