POINT OF VIEW

Photos: Hong Kong’s overwhelming urban density—captured from a drone

Plenty to take in.
Plenty to take in.
Image: Andy Yeung
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Photographer Andy Yeung takes drone photos to capture the beauty of one of the world’s most densely populated cities: Hong Kong.

Taken from a bird’s-eye view, his latest photo series, “Urban Fog,” captures the city’s iconic skyline on foggy nights, when it looks like a dreamland of sorts. And in his “Urban Jungle” series, he focuses on the colors and vertigo-inducing heights of the hectic Sheung Wan, Wan Chai, and Sham Shui Po districts.

Based in Hong Kong, Yeung first picked up a camera in 2005. He focuses on landscape, architecture, and travel photography. His drone-based shots above the city have received international media attention. Some of the highlights follow.

Victoria Harbor, Hong Kong—Urban Fog
Victoria Harbor, Hong Kong—Urban Fog
Image: Andy Yeung
Victoria Harbor, Hong Kong—Urban Fog
Victoria Harbor, Hong Kong—Urban Fog
Image: Andy Yeung
Victoria Harbor, Hong Kong—Urban Fog
Victoria Harbor, Hong Kong—Urban Fog
Image: Andy Yeung
Sheung Wan, Hong Kong—Urban Jungle
Sheung Wan, Hong Kong—Urban Jungle
Image: Andy Yeung
Wan Chai, Hong Kong—Urban Jungle
Wan Chai, Hong Kong—Urban Jungle
Image: Andy Yeung
Sham Shui Po, Hong Kong—Urban Jungle
Sham Shui Po, Hong Kong—Urban Jungle
Image: Andy Yeung
Happy Valley, Hong Kong
Happy Valley, Hong Kong
Image: Andy Yeung

Of course, these photos focus on Hong Kong’s concrete canyons. As any serious explorer of the place knows, hiking trails, hang-gliding spots, and picture-perfect beaches are all a taxi ride away.