Famous photographer Vincent Laforet takes amazing night photos of city skylines, and his amazing photos of Las Vegas are no exception. Laforet, who has also photographed New York’s city lights from bird’s eye view, turns Sin City into an incredible neon metropolis surrounded by a desert of darkness.

The photographer ascended with a helicopter to 10,800 feet above sea level to get the best aerial view. It took him a lot of courage to take the step out onto the skids, but his fear disappeared once he saw the view. The City of Sins became an island of light. The professional equipment he used allowed him to take the high-quality crystal-clear aerial photography shots that he has dreamed of capturing for decades.

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