They're called "tiny planet" photos and they are wicked cool. Basically you can make a regular panoramic shot into a tiny little planet shot. That's about all the technical expertise I have on the subject. But the folks at Sky High Maine aerieal photography know their stuff. Check out these amazing Maine "tiny planet" photos and if you want try and make your own there are cool apps that will do it.

 

Here's Sappi in Westbook.

 

Little Sebago!

 

Sebago Lake....beautiful!

Douglas Mountain with half a planet!

 

My favorite...The dark side of downtown Portland. Thanks, Sky High Maine!