Caught on camera: Hong Kong’s high-rise from above

With over 7 million people living in just 424 square miles, Hong Kong is one of the most densely populated cities on the planet.

With over 7 million people living in just 424 square miles, Hong Kong is one of the most densely populated cities on the planet. Now, a series of drone photos have captured the cramped conditions from an extreme new angle.

The images, taken by Hong Kong-based Andy Yeung, are part of his series of photos called “Urban Jungle”.

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Taken with a drone camera, they picture the city’s high-rise skyline from several hundred metres in the air, highlighting not just the height of the sprawling skyscrapers, but the lack of space between them.

The photos arrive after new research from Demographia highlights the city’s cost of living, with Hong Kong ranked as the least affordable market in the world. House prices in the city reached a record high in September 2015, with values at 19 times the median household income – up from 17 times median household income in 2014.

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You can see the full range of pictures of Yeung’s own website.

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