Yann Arthus-Bertrand shows Italy’s Lake Como in beautiful detail

Watch the video of Yann Arthus-Betrand’s aerial footage of Lake Como, Italy. A unique, stunning view of one of the world’s most fascinating landscapes.

World-reknowned photographer, documentary maker, and environmental activist Yann Arthus-Bertrand is back with a video realised with his typical aerial view: on board of a hot-air balloon. He decided to capture one of the world’s most beautiful lakes and one of Italy’s most extraordinary natural places, Lake Como. The 21-minute video is entitled Lake Como seen by Yann Arthus-Bertrand.

The film has been premiered on 18 June 2015 at Teatro Sociale of Como and is now available online thanks to TedXLakeComo. The video was shot in 3 days in the month of May, flying over the lake.


“My family has owned for a long time a house in the north of Italy, near the Alps,” says Yann Arthus-Bertrand. “After a long time I was back in this region that is simply amazing. I was delighted at having the chance to shoot a video on the Lake Como, especially in springtime, when nature awakes with all its colours,” said Bertrand.


The photographer is an environmental activist, thanks to the commitment of the Good Planet foundation, which he founded in 2005. Hearth from Above and Home, produced by Luc Besson, are just two of his masterpieces, which led him to be appointed UNEP Goodwill Ambassador.


His last work, Human, was released in 2015 and features interviews to different women and men from 60 countries all over the world.

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