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First ever modern aerial photography of Cuba and they are mind blowing

From www.ibtimes.co.uk

Here’s Cuba as you’ve never seen it before. Lithuanian aerial photographer and publisher Marius Jovaiša is the first artist to receive government permission to fly over the country and photograph it from above.

Nobody had been able to take aerial pictures of the country because of the secretive political regime and technical difficulties,” he told IBTimes UK. “I thought it would be awesome to try to become the first man on the planet who could convince the Cuban government to give permission for such an endeavour.”

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Towering mogotes, cone-shaped limestone mountains covered in vegetation, are the signature geological feature in Valle de Viñales.(Unseen Cuba / Marius Jovaisa)

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Founded in 1511 by Diego Velázquez de Cuéllar, Baracoa is Cuba’s oldest city and one of its more unique settlements. Cut off from the rest of the island for centuries, Baracoa has developed a singular culture, identity and cuisine. The ancient and tranquil city straddles the Bay of Baracoa, with the colonial city center to the east and the airport to the west.(Unseen Cuba / Marius Jovaisa)

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Playa Perla Blanca in Cayo Santa María boasts powdery white sands and rocky coves.(Unseen Cuba / Marius Jovaisa)

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Playa Ensenachos is the largest beach on Cayo Ensenachos, the smallest of the three main cays on Cayerías del Norte.(Unseen Cuba / Marius Jovaisa)

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Settled by the foothills of Sierra Escambray, the colonial city of Trinidad has been a Unesco World Heritage Site since 1988.(Unseen Cuba / Marius Jovaisa)

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The striking beauty of Valle de Viñales prompted Unesco to designate the area a World Heritage Site in 1999.(Unseen Cuba / Marius Jovaisa)

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The laid-back, rural nature of Valle de Viñales as well as its lush, dramatic geography has turned this slice of Pinar del Río into a major tourist destination.(Unseen Cuba / Marius Jovaisa)

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Affectionately known as the Athens of Cuba, the provincial capital city of Matanzas is the birthplace of popular Cuban rhythms such as danzón and rumba.(Unseen Cuba / Marius Jovaisa)

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Located in the Vedado neighbourhood of Havana, Cementerio de Cristóbal Colón is considered one of the greatest cemeteries in Latin America.(Unseen Cuba / Marius Jovaisa)

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Completed in 1929 and the seat of the Cuban government until 1959, El Capitolio was Havana’s tallest building until the 1950s.(Unseen Cuba / Marius Jovaisa)

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Castillo del Príncipe, built in 1779 on Loma de Aróstegui, was one of the many military fortifications the Spaniards erected to protect Havana from enemy attacks.(Unseen Cuba / Marius Jovaisa)

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The 30-mile El Pedraplén causeway cuts through Buena Vista Bay, linking mainland Cuba to the Cayería del Norte cays in Villa Clara Province.(Unseen Cuba / Marius Jovaisa)

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