Breathtaking aerial images show a year of change in Malta

Maltese aerial photographer Ryan Formosa has showcased some of the island’s most spectacular sights from above in a series of pictures he shot over the last year.

He captured breathtaking drone images of some of Malta’s most famous landmarks in the last 12 months.

From Marsaxlokk to Mellieha and an awesome aerial view of Zabbar’s Umbrella Street, Ryan’s photography showcases some of the best sights Malta has to offer.

His shots also documented some of Malta’s milestones in the calendar year including the newly-restored Fort St Elmo, the beautifully revamped Mdina Ditch Gardens and Valletta’s brand new entrance at Triton Square.

Ryan said: ‘I always wanted to try photography as a hobby. I bought myself a camera and from starting a simple hobby it has now become a passion.

‘I always try to capture original shots and refrain from any editing, so one can experience the raw beauty of the world around us.’

Here’s a collection of his favourite images from above Malta in last 12 months.

Mdina’s newly revamped Ditch Gardens


Marsaxlokk Harbour as you’ve never seen it before


Mellieha looks magic from the air in summer


An aerial view of Vittoriosa and its luxury yacht marina



Fort St Elmo is restored to its former glory


St Paul’s Pro Cathedral in Valletta as seen from above


Mosta Dome must be Malta’s most impressive church


A beautiful bird’s eye view of Marsamxett Harbour


Welcome to the new look entrance to Valletta


Zabbar’s hugely popular ‘Umbrella Street’ from above

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