German photographer Klaus Leidorf (Flickr) has a unique point of view on the world. It may be connected to the fact that he looks at it from above, riding a Cessna 172.
What started as a primarily archeological photography business, i.e. conducts archaeological surveys, turned into a passion when Leidorf joined Corbis as a contributing photographers and started selling photograph to academic publishers, newspapers, and a major insurance companies.
Interestingly, it was only through the technological advancement of stabilized gear that Leidof was able to these photographs. Te combination of the plain vibration along with the long focal length Leidorf used needed a bit of help to stay sharp. Leidof now uses the EOS 5D Mark III and EOS-1Ds Mark III along with an array of stabilized lenses: 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6L, 300mm f/4L & 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L to get the stability he needs for those shoots.