Huffpost WorldPost

If These Aerial Photos Of Typhoon Haiyan Don't Move You, Not Much Will

Posted: Updated:

Thousands of images capturing the heartache and destruction of Typhoon Haiyan have poured out of the Philippines in the last five days, but few have captured the scale of destruction as well as this set of aerial shots. In these images, the extent of loss comes into frame: the rubble of razed homes, trees tossed aside like toothpicks and entire villages wiped from the Earth.

capiz
This aerial photo shows destroyed houses in Capiz province in the central Philippines on November 11, 2013, only days after Super Typhoon Haiyan devastated the town on November 8.
(TARA YAP/AFP/Getty Images)


capiz
This aerial photo shows damaged houses in Capiz province in the central Philippines on November 11, 2013, only days after Super Typhoon Haiyan devastated the town on November 8.
(TARA YAP/AFP/Getty Images)


samar
This aerial photo shows uprooted coconut trees on a hill near the town of Guiuan in Eastern Samar province in the central Philippines on November 11, 2013, only days after Super Typhoon Haiyan devastated the town on November 8. (TED ALJIBE/AFP/Getty Images)


tacloban aerial
This aerial photo shows destroyed houses in the city of Tacloban, Leyte province, in the central Philippines on November 11, 2013, only days after Super Typhoon Haiyan devastated the town on November 8.
(TED ALJIBE/AFP/Getty Images)


tacloban aerial
This aerial photo shows a devastated area in the city of Tacloban, Leyte province, in the central Philippines on November 11, 2013, only days after Super Typhoon Haiyan hit the town on November 8.
(TED ALJIBE/AFP/Getty Images)


tacloban aerial
This aerial photo shows destroyed houses in the city of Tacloban, Leyte province, in the central Philippines on November 11, 2013, only days after Super Typhoon Haiyan devastated the town on November 8.
(TED ALJIBE/AFP/Getty Images)


tacloban aerial
This aerial photo shows destroyed houses and the airport terminal (upper R) in the city of Tacloban, Leyte province, in the central Philippines on November 11, 2013, only days after Super Typhoon Haiyan devastated the town on November 8.
(TED ALJIBE/AFP/Getty Images)


tacloban aerial
This aerial photo shows destroyed houses in the city of Tacloban, Leyte province, in the central Philippines on November 11, 2013, only days after Super Typhoon Haiyan devastated the town on November 8.
(TED ALJIBE/AFP/Getty Images)


tacloban aerial
This aerial photo shows flattened houses in the city of Tacloban, Leyte province, in the central Philippines on November 11, 2013, only days after Super Typhoon Haiyan devastated the town on November 8.
(TED ALJIBE/AFP/Getty Images)


tacloban aerial
This aerial photo shows destroyed houses in the city of Tacloban, Leyte province, in the central Philippines on November 11, 2013, only days after Super Typhoon Haiyan devastated the town on November 8.
(TED ALJIBE/AFP/Getty Images)


samar province
This aerial photo shows uprooted coconut trees and destroyed homes near the town of Guiuan in Eastern Samar province in the central Philippines on November 11, 2013, only days after Super Typhoon Haiyan devastated the town on November 8.
(TED ALJIBE/AFP/Getty Images)


samar
This aerial photo shows destroyed houses along the water in the town of Guiuan in Eastern Samar province in the central Philippines on November 11, 2013, only days after Super Typhoon Haiyan devastated the town on November 8.
(TED ALJIBE/AFP/Getty Images)


samar
This aerial photo shows destroyed houses in the town of Guiuan in Eastern Samar province, central Philippines on November 11, 2013, four days after devastating Typhoon Haiyan hit the country.
(TED ALJIBE/AFP/Getty Images)


guiuan
This aerial photo shows destroyed houses in the town of Guiuan in Eastern Samar province, central Philippines on November 11, 2013, four days after devastating Typhoon Haiyan hit the country.
(TED ALJIBE/AFP/Getty Images)


guiuan
This aerial shot shows damaged buildings and uprooted coconut trees in the town of Guiuan in Eastern Samar province, central Philippines on November 11, 2013, four days after devastating Typhoon Haiyan hit the country.
(TED ALJIBE/AFP/Getty Images)


philippines aerial
This aerial photo shows typhoon devastation along the coast in Eastern Samar province, central Philippines on November 11, 2013, four days after Typhoon Haiyan hit the country.
(TED ALJIBE/AFP/Getty Images)


philippines aerial
This aerial shot shows destroyed houses on Victory Island off the town of Guiuan in Eastern Samar province, central Philippines on November 11, 2013, four days after devastating Typhoon Haiyan hit the country.
(TED ALJIBE/AFP/Getty Images)


philippines aerial
This aerial photo shows destroyed houses in the town of Guiuan in Eastern Samar province, central Philippines on November 11, 2013, four days after devastating Typhoon Haiyan hit the country.
(TED ALJIBE/AFP/Getty Images)


philippines aerial
This aerial photo shows the devastation on Victory Island off the town of Guiuan in Eastern Samar province, central Philippines on November 11, 2013, four days after devastating Typhoon Haiyan hit the country.
(TED ALJIBE/AFP/Getty Images)


philippines aerial
In this aerial image, the devastated center of Tacloban is seen on November 11, 2013, in Tacloban, Leyte, Philippines.
(The Asahi Shimbun via Getty Images)


philippines aerial
In this handout from the Malacanang Photo Bureau, an aerial view of buildings destroyed in the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan on November 10, 2013, over the Leyte province, Philippines.
(Ryan Lim/Malacanang Photo Bureau via Getty Images)


philippines aerial
In this handout from the Malacanang Photo Bureau, an aerial view of buildings destroyed in the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan on November 10, 2013, over the Leyte province, Philippines. (Ryan Lim/Malacanang Photo Bureau via Getty Images)


Suggest a correction

Around the Web

Super Typhoon Haiyan Devastates the Philippines - In Focus - The ...

BBC News - Typhoon Haiyan: Aerial view of Philippines damage

Photos: Typhoon Haiyan devastation - Minnesota Public Radio

Typhoon Haiyan: Will it derail Philippines' economy? - NBC News.com

Typhoon Haiyan latest - Telegraph

Mapping the Destruction of Typhoon Haiyan - Map - NYTimes.com

Aerial video shows Typhoon Haiyan devastation - USA Today

Aid efforts begin after typhoon Haiyan kills 10,000 in Philippines ...