Amazing Aerial Photos of Beautiful Beaches

Today in “I want to go to there”: the work of Gray Malin, a Los Angeles-based photographer who you may have spotted on Real Housewives of Beverly Hills or My Life on the D-List. For an ambitious series titled À la plage, à la piscine, which we spotted via Trendland, Malin traveled around the world, leaning out of doorless helicopters to shoot some of the most gorgeous beaches and pools on the planet. The photos we’ve gathered — which are only a small sampling of the collection — capture sun, sand, surf, and the bathers who come to soak them up, from North America to Central and South America to Europe to Australia. Take a virtual vacation after the jump, and visit Malin’s website to see more of his work or buy a print. Malin’s photos will also be on sale Wednesday, August 1st at One Kings Lane.

Coogee Beach Horizontal. Photo credit: Gray Malin