Photo credit: Max Rive

If someone were to show you these photos online, you’d probably dismiss them as computer-generated, but in reality, they were all shot by photographer Max Rive. This daredevil actually hikes to all of these locations to observe and capture the world from a bird’s eye view. As you might notice, several of his photos have an HDR-like effect and that’s because he stitches multiple panoramic shots together for the vibrant colors. Continue reading for more.

My Modern Met says, “Each photograph emanates with vivid colors and whispers of quiet solitude. Anyone afraid of heights might feel a bit nervous looking at the single individuals balancing on the edge of cliffs and mountaintops, overlooking a huge expanse of clouds, sky, and the earth far below.”