Aerial Photographs of San Francisco Bay
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© aerialarchives.com aerial overview photograph of San Francisco bay CA ,
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Aerial Overview of San Francisco Bay, CA;
From Alviso toward the Northwest
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Aerial Archives creates custom aerial photography and videography of San Francisco bay and maintains an extensive collection of both current and historical aerial photography of the San Francisco bay area. To view thumbnails of aerial photographs of San Francisco Bay available for immediate online license, please consult aerial photographs of San Francisco bay.

This collection includes comprehensive current and historical oblique aerial photography of San Francisco Bay including aerial photographs of the bay area's geographic and geological features, including salt ponds, varying habitats and microclimates, rivers and creeks, lakes, parks, wetlands, fault lines, tide lines, shorelines, islands and similar features.

In addition, the archive contains comprehensive collection of vertical San Francisco Bay aerial photography including aerial photographs of San Francisco Bay both in color, infrared and black and white. For additional information about vertical aerial photography available for the San Francisco Bay area, please consult Aerial Maps of San Francisco Bay. For aerial photographs of the city of San Francisco, please consult aerial photographs of San Francisco.

Compilation of Aerial Photographs the San Francisco Bay Area


Aerial Photography of the San Francisco Bay Area
Compilation of Still Aerial Photography
Music by John Ming
Image ID: ALHB2131
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Aerial Photographs of the Parks of San Francisco Bay

© aerialarchives.com aerial photograph of Golden Gate park San Francisco bay CA,
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Aerial view of Ocean Beach, Golden Gate Park
and the Golden Gate bridge with downtown San Francisco
San Francisco Bay and Mount Diablo in the background, the Presidio
and the Angel Island State Park are shown in the middleground
Image ID: ALHB3769
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Among the aerial photographs of San Francisco bay area parks included in the collection are the Golden Gate National Recreation Area, Presidio, Golden Gate park and the East Bay Regional Parks.

The aerial photograph of Golden Gate Park and Ocean Beach with the skyline of the city of San Francisco and San Francisco Bay in the background shown above is available for immediate online license, or to obtain this photograph optimized to your specific specifications please contact Aerial Archives directly.

Aerial Photographs of the Bridges of San Francisco Bay

© aerialarchives.com Richmond San Rafael bridge, aerial photograph, San Francisco bay
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Richmond San Rafael Bridge Spanning the northern portion of San Francisco Bay from
Point San Pablo to Point San Pedro
Image ID: AHLB3532
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Among the aerial photographs of San Francisco bay area bridges included in the collection are the San Francisco Oakland Bay bridge, the Benicia bridge, the Carquinez bridge, the Dumbarton bridge, the Golden Gate bridge, the Richmond San Rafael bridge and the San Mateo bridge.

The aerial photograph shown above of the Richmond San Rafael bridge which is the northern most bridge spanning San Francisco Bay is available for immediate online licenseor, to obtain it optimized to your needs please contact Aerial Archives directly and reference the ID number in the caption to the photograph.

Aerial Photographs of the Ports of San Francisco Bay

© aerialarchives.com aerial photograph of Port of Oakland in San Francisco bay CA,
AHLB3769
Cranes from China being unloaded at the
Port of Oakland in San Francisco Bay
Image ID: ALHB2001
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Among the ports of San Francisco bay included in the collection are the Port of Oakland, the Port of Richmond, the Port of San Francisco, and many of the marinas, and commercial docking areas in San Francisco.

The aerial photograph of the Port of Oakland in San Francisco Bay shown above is available for immediate online license, or to obtain this photograph optimized to your specific specifications please contact Aerial Archives directly.

Aerial Photographs of Islands and Rocks of San Francisco Bay

© aerialarchives.com aerial photograph of Red Rock island in San Francisco bay CA,
AHLB3634
Red Rock in the northern portion
of San Francisco Bay, CA
Image ID: ALHB3634
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Among the aerial photographs of San Francisco bay islands included in the collection are aerial photographs of Alcatraz island, Alameda island, Angel island, Bair island, Belvedere, Coast Guard island, Greco island, the Marin islands, Yerba Buena island and Treasure island, as well as many of the rocks protruding from the Bay (e.g. Red Rock, the Brothers and the Sisters).

For aerial photography of Alctraz island, please consult Aerial Photographs of Alcatraz Island. The aerial photograph of Red Rock in San Francisco Bay shown above is available for immediate online license, or to obtain this photograph optimized to your specific specifications please contact Aerial Archives directly.

Aerial Photographs of Cities, Towns and Communities of the San Francisco Bay Area

© aerialarchives.com aerial photograph of City of San Francisco from San Francisco bay
AHLB3643
San Francisco with San Francisco bay, the Ferry Building and
the Embarcadero in the foreground toward the west, CA
Image ID: ALHB3643
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The San Francisco Bay areas cities included in the archive include Oakland, Palo Alto, San Francisco and San Jose. This collection of aerial photographs also includes current and historical aerial views of the other municipalities that are part of the San Francisco Bay area.

The aerial photograph of the city of San Francisco viewed from San Francisco Bay shown above is available for immediate online license, or to obtain this photograph optimized to your specific specifications please contact Aerial Archives directly.

Northern Portion of San Francisco Bay, San Pablo Bay

© aerialarchives.com Northern Portion of San Francisco Bay, San Pablo Bay with a view toward Mount Tamalpais, AHLB3535c, AC4A9N
Northern portion of San Francisco Bay, San Pablo Bay
viewed from the northern edge of the bay toward Mount Tamalpais,
in Marin County in the background
Image ID: ALHB3525c
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The collection includes perspectives of each portion of San Francisco bay as well as comprehensive vertical and oblique aerial photographs of the entire periphery of San Francisco bay and its surrounding geography.

The aerial photograph of the northern portion of San Francisco Bay with Mount Tamalpais in the background shown above is available for immediate online license, or to obtain this photograph optimized to your specific specifications please contact Aerial Archives directly.

Fog Rolling into San Francisco Bay through the Golden Gate

© aerialarchives.com Fog Rolling into San Francisco Bay through the Golden Gate with Alcatraz in the foreground, AHLB3681, ABF41R
Fog rolls into San Francisco Bay through the Golden Gate as ferries, barges and a sail boat ply
the bay with Alcatraz in the foreground and the north tower of the Golden Gate bridge
and the Marin headlands to the right
Image ID: AHLB3681
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The archive also contains a unique collection of aerial photographs of fog in San Francisco bay. This includes large collections of aerial photographs of fog at the Golden Gate bridge, aerial photographs of fog rolling over the Marin headlands into San Francisco bay, and aerial photographs of fog creating a number of unusual effects in the bay area. A number of other weather phenomena in the bay area are also documented from the air.

The aerial photograph of fog rolling into San Francisco Bay shown above is available for immediate online license, or to obtain this photograph optimized to your specific specifications please contact Aerial Archives directly.

Aerial Photographs of Tidal Flows of San Francisco Bay

© aerialarchives.com aerial photograph of tidal flows of San Francisco Bay
AHLB3768
Phytoplancton Bloom (Red Tide) near the Bay Bridge
the Port of Oakland and former Alameda Naval Air Station in the background;
San Francisco Bay
Image ID: ALHB3768
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The aerial photograph of the a containership leaving the Port of Oakland, which just passed under the Bay Bridge passing through a phytoplancton bloom (red tide) in San Francisco Bay shown above is available for immediate online license, or to obtain this photograph optimized to your specific specifications please contact Aerial Archives directly.

Many additional aerial photographs of San Francisco bay's tidal patterns are available from the Aerial Archives library.

The archive also contains aerial photography of each of the bridges crossing San Francisco Bay, the cities adjacent to San Francisco bay and each of the marinas, ports, parks, harbors and airports located in the San Francisco Bay Area.

To obtain an aerial photograph of San Francisco not shown on this site, please contact Aerial Archives directly.

For historical aerial photography of San Francisco Bay we recommend that you use the research request form.

Additional information about obtaining existing aerial photography of San Francisco Bay is also available at aerial photography research and at aerial photography research FAQs.