Sometimes it’s hard to appreciate the true beauty of the world’s landscapes unless observing from above.
When we fly over mountains, farmlands and prairies, we get a much different view of our surroundings. If you happen to fly over Penallta Park in South Wales in the U.K., you’re likely to see something that’ll make you look twice.
Artist Mick Petts is known for his incredible “Earth sculptures”, created using coal shale, stone and other natural materials to make incredible pictures from our own environment.
He created Sultan the Pit Pony, now the largest Earth sculpture in the U.K. For two centuries, pit ponies were used in the U.K. to carry coal from mines, an incredibly dangerous and difficult feat for the animals. Petts wanted to commemorate their important efforts during the United Kingdom’s Industrial Revolution, so he decided to create this massive tribute.
Aerial photographer Steve Brockett snapped some amazing overhead photos of Sultan, showing just how much time, effort and materials were needed to create this natural masterpiece.
To see more of these cool shots, visit Steve Brockett Photography.