Drones are everywhere, from the battlefield to the backyards of America.

In 2013, when the first consumer drones began arriving on the market, photographer Amos Chapple knew he needed one. After purchasing a drone, he traveled the world photographing famous landmarks — before some governments had time to roll out regulations on drone use.

“There was a window of about 18 months where it was possible to fly these things anywhere and people were excited to see it. I’m glad I made use of that time,” Chapple says.

Now, with drone use illegal in many of these locations, his collection of beautiful drone images are some of the only aerial photos of their kind. Chapple shared many of them with us. You can find more on his website.