Photos: The most incredible places to paraglide

Sometimes the world looks better when seen from the sky. Here’s our favorite paragliding locations.
By Marc Schwarz
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Paragliding over pyramids
Paragliding over pyramids Yes, it looks Egypt – but actually, these pyramids are located in Sudan. Before you ask, no, he didn't his paraglider off the pyramids. © SEARCH Productions
Over the Okavango
Over the Okavango The Okavango River begins in Angola, forms a portion of the border between Angola and Namibia, and eventually reaches the Okavango Delta in Botswana, where it evaporates rather than draining into an ocean. © SEARCH Productions
A slope to yourself
Skiing and paragliding is the most fun you can have on a mountain.
A slope to yourself Untouched powder is all yours when you can access it with a paraglider. © Tristan Shu
Haleakala hangout
Haleakala hangout “From Haleakala, you can fly many lines,” says Ovcharov. “Sometimes we'd fly from the south side, that's a long flight, where you land in Kihei, or fly a straight line into the town Kula. We always wanted to fly to Hana, to the east, but the headwind is incredibly strong!” © Jorge Atramiz
Acro heaven
Acro heaven De Dorlodot says that they have found excellent locations for acrobatic paragliding, giving them the freedom to train and learn various tricks. © John Stapels
Green and blue
Green and blue Tom de Dorlodot soars from an island peak out towards the Pacific Ocean. He and acro-paraglider pilot Horacio Llorens headed to the islands in search of unique paragliding locations. © @Thomas de Dorlodot / Search Projects
Like an eagle
Christian Maurer of Switzerland performs during the third day of the Red Bull X-Alps 2013 near the Zugspitze, the highest mountain of Germany. At the sixth edition of the world's toughest adventure race, 31 paragliding athletes from 21 countries battling over 1,000km across the Alps from Salzburg to Monaco.
Like an eagle Race favorite Chrigel Maurer of Switzerland has dominated the race from the start and has opened up a large lead against the nearest competitors. © Sebastian Marko/Red Bull Content Pool
Hernan Pitocco mountain landscape
Hernan Pitocco wing-over maneuver
Hernan Pitocco mountain landscape Shooting remote trips and expeditions is all part of a day's work for Australian photographer Krystle Wright. © Krystle Wright
Jumping in
Jumping in After hacking their way to the peaks with a machete to launch their paramotors, the water must look pretty inviting – especially with the 35-degree heat. © John Stapels
Falling water
Falling water The 108m Victoria Falls, between Zimbabwe and Zambia, is one of the most incredible sights in the natural world. When classified by width and height, it's the planet's biggest waterfall. © SEARCH Productions
Jumping off the table
Horacio Llorens paragliding over Cape Town.
Jumping off the table Horacio Llorens lifts off from Table Mountain in Cape Town, South Africa. © Kolesky/Nikon/Red Bull Content Pool
City soaring
Christian Maurer paragliding over Monaco.
City soaring Christian Maurer of Switzerland flies towards the Red Bull X-Alps finish in Monte Carlo, having completed a hike-and-fly crossing of the Alps. © Jörg Mitter/Red Bull Content Pool
Thomas de Dorlodot flies his paramotor above the mayan ruins.
Pyra-gliding Thomas de Dorlodot flies his paramotor above the rainforest and the mayan ruins of Tikal in Peten, Guatemala. © JJ Marroquin/Red Bull Content Pool
Light flight
Rafael Goberna flying against the sunset.
Light flight Rafael Goberna of Brazil takes in the 'golden hour' in Sofia, Bulgaria. © Predrag Vuckovic/Red Bull Content Pool
Exploring Ethiopia
Horacio Llorens paraglides above the Simien Mountains.
Exploring Ethiopia Horacio Llorens maneuvers over the Simien Mountains in Ethiopia. © John Stapels/Red Bull Content Pool