Aerial photograph

a photograph taken from an aircraft or satellite in flight.
Contemporary Examples

But you can take an aerial photograph and count them really easily.
Soon We’ll Be Watching Whales By Drone Abigail Golden August 24, 2014

Eerie orange cones captured in an aerial photograph will show each precise spot where a part of this pitiable child came to rest.
The Case Against Casey Diane Dimond May 21, 2011

Historical Examples

That purports to be an aerial photograph taken of the vicinity of General Walker’s residence.
Warren Commission (5 of 26): Hearings Vol. V (of 15) The President’s Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy

I might just add the witness is now referring to an aerial photograph.
Warren Commission (4 of 26): Hearings Vol. IV (of 15) The President’s Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy


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