If you are pining for the white sand, salty waves and teeny bikinis beyond your sad cubicle walls, may we suggest a photo series for you. Gray Malin's "A La Plage" spans six continents (in 16 helicopters!), capturing the world's dreamiest beaches from a bird's eye view.
In an email to the Huffington Post, Malin explained how his passion for beaches extends beyond the obvious. "A simple beach or pool becomes a blank canvas that allows me to start seeing the world as art," he wrote. The photographer's delicious beachscapes are coming to Los Angeles' Gallery 169 this week, kicking off with an opening party, sponsored by HuffPost LA, this Saturday, May 18 from 5-8 pm. Take a look at some of Malin's sun-soaked photographs below and let us know your thoughts in the comments.