Stunning drone images capture the true beauty of Lithuania
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Its natural beauty has long been documented.
But, thanks to the advancement of technology, the aesthetic appeal of Lithuania has been given a fresh perspective.
Local photographer Martynas Charevicius, who’s based in the country’s capital city, Vilnius, has used a drone to soar above his homeland and capture stunning aerial views.
Catching a number of local destination points, including the Zverynas Bridge and the rural Salkininkai village, the collection shows both the rural and the man-made at their best.
From lush, green fields to historic churches and dramatic cityscapes, each is drenched in early-morning natural light for maximum effect. Mr Charevicius told MailOnline Travel: ‘Lithuania is still the perfect destination for the nature lover. Small, yet easily accessible and picturesque.’
Here, we present his genuinely inspiring collection.
Picturesque landscape: A dramatic shot deftly captures lake Asveja in Dubingiai town, Moletai district
Marooned: Originally built in the 14th century, Trakai Island Castle is located in the calm waters of Lake Galvė
Sun-drenched: The historic church in central Kernave, flanked by the stunning landscape stretching out behind it
Aerial view: A band of brightly-coloured hot-air balloons float along the sky high above the Three Crosses Monument
Power to the people: A trio of wind turbines stand tall in direct contrast to the lush, green fields of the Kaisiadorys district
Political landscape: The Zverynas Bridge is mirrored next to the Parliament of the Republic of Lithuania building
Neon nights: Illuminated by street lights and high-speed traffic, the nocturnal view of Vilnius oozes glamour
Green dream: The town of Dubingiai (left), in Molėtai district, which is situated near Lake Asveja – the longest in the country. On the right is a stunning image of daybreak over the so-called Black Road highway in Vilnius
So natural: A blanket of green fields command attention in Lithuania’s sparsely-populated Salkininkai village
Drive time: A rare glimpse of the roundabout in Dvarcionys, which is usually consumed with motor traffic (left). On the right is the church of St.Johns, which was built in 1388–1426, then reconstructed in the 16th and 17th centuries
Celebrations: The popular Gediminas Avenue captured on the day of the anniversary of the Coronation of King Mindaugas
Hook, line and sinker: An aerial image of a bridge and fishermen above the beautiful – and epic – Asveja Lake
A river runs through it: The picturesque River Neris in Kernave, which rises in Belarus and flows through Vilnius
Divine: The sunlight breaking through the clouds in this image almost makes it look like a religious scene
Historic hat-trick: Vilnius Cathedral Square, Gediminas Castle and the Three Crosses monument together in one image (left). Right is the A1 highway, eerily empty before the day begins
The mane attraction: Casting a shadow in the morning light, a wild horse enjoys a moment of solitude in a green field
The Asveja lake (left), in Dubingiai, covers 9.78-square kilometres and reaches a depth of 50.2m, which makes it the third deepest in Lithuania. On the right morning fog casts a dramatic view over the fields between Vilnius and Moletai
City life: The city centre of Vilnius glows with an orange hue thanks to the streetlights that line the Vilnia river
Where the land meets water: A stretch of calm water laps up against a tightly-packed forest in Trakai
Sail away: A collection of yachts pictured in the southeastern town of Trakai, west of Vilnius, the capital (left). On the right, two solitary houses sit side-by-side against an incredible mass of foliage