20 Great Stitched Panorama Examples

20 Great Stitched Panorama Examples


In a previous post I laid out some guidelines for helping you create stitched panoramic photographs.  To help further inspire experimentation of this technique, I scoured Flickr for some prime examples of what can be accomplished.  Each image links back to the Flickr page and most contain large or even original size images if you want to take a closer look.  If you have some examples of your own that you’d like to share, please feel free to post a link and description in the comments section below.

Mist covering village - Panorama

Mist covering village - Copyright René Ehrhardt

Underwater Panorama

Underwater Panorama - Copyright Odyssey Expeditions

La caverne aux livres

La caverne aux livres - Copyright gadl

Panorama di Orvieto with the famous Duomo

Panorama di Orvieto with the famous Duomo - Copyright pizzodisevo

Panorama view from Mont Fort

Panorama view from Mont Fort - Copyright Olivier Bruchez


Room - Copyright ‡ M ‡

Panorama of the riverside in Cologne

Panorama of the riverside in Cologne - Copyright Curnen

360° panorama at Higashiyama Zoo

360° panorama at Higashiyama Zoo - Copyright emrank

Muscat (Oman) Mosque Panorama

Muscat (Oman) Mosque Panorama - Copyright stanleykubrick

Grand Canyon

Grand Canyon - Copyright Corey Ann

Beijing Olympics: Men's Triple Jump Panorama of Idowu Phillips

Beijing Olympics: Men's Triple Jump Panorama of Idowu Phillips - Copyright rich115

Nathan Hale Park Sunset Panorama

Nathan Hale Park Sunset Panorama - Copyright versageek

Buenos Aires Panorama

Buenos Aires Panorama - Copyright lrargerich

Walls Fine Art Gallery - Norfolk, VA Panorama

Walls Fine Art Gallery - Copyright vabeachnet

panorama depuis le pilate

panorama depuis le pilate - Copyright 1suisse


Bathroom - Copyright marcosvidal

C-5 Galaxy Panorama

C-5 Galaxy Panorama - britiger

World War II Memorial, Washington DC Panorama

World War II Memorial, Washington DC Panorama - Copyright Gore Fiendus (Jerry Frausto)

Audi TT 3.2 Quattro

Audi TT 3.2 Quattro - Copyright realname

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Peter West Carey leads photo tours and workshops in Nepal, Bhutan, Seattle, Portland, Los Angeles and beyond. He is also the creator of Photography Basics - A 43 Day Adventure & 40 Photography Experiments, web-based tutorials taking curious photographers on a fun ride through the basics of learning photography.

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  • Jacinto Corning June 3, 2013 05:43 pm

    Wow, awesome blog layout! How long have you been blogging for? you made blogging look easy. The overall look of your web site is excellent, let alone the content!. Thanks For Your article about 20 Great Stitched Panorama Examples .

  • Gordon Radford March 14, 2013 10:35 pm

    I just started doing pano's last month.....My camera doesn't have a 'pano' mode....What do you think?


  • Gaard January 31, 2011 03:52 pm

    Hello there, I've seen some awesome panoramas here. I'd kinda like to get a little critique of my shot here:
    http://th01.deviantart.net/fs70/PRE/f/2010/010/c/2/Comasagua_Panoramic_View_by_GaardCeteru.jpg this is in El Salvador in Central America. This has some 10 to 25 10megapixels stitched together.

  • Michael L January 28, 2011 03:31 am

    Inspirational selection of photos. I was at Sydney Australia last week and took a 13-shot panorama of the Harbour. You can see it here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/mwkloh/5381353814/

    Unfortunately the horizon came out a bit wonky and I think this was because of the angle I was shooting at.


  • Bruce M January 13, 2011 07:01 pm

    Very nice selection of photos. Here is the result of my first attempt, and the lucky result. With some work in Photoshop I was able to get the waves to match, since they were close enough by chance. Of any I've done since, this is still my favorite.

  • starchim01 March 5, 2010 02:59 am

    Super foto.Cool pictures.

  • Cat Laine December 24, 2009 06:55 am

    An actually non-posed shot of my staff checking out our new offices in Guatemala. Feels a bit like an album cover: http://www.flickr.com/photos/aidg/4030798518/

  • Alfred December 3, 2009 09:40 pm

    Cool pictures. I have ever seen these pictures. Keep posting.

  • gary rosenberg October 22, 2009 05:10 am

    My experience is that I'm not happy "stiching" my photos together with software, but rather doing it manual in photoshop. Masking and Blending is the way to go. In this photo I have about 18 different vertical shots, but ended up using over 45 images to end up with this photo. Used the same photo about 3 different times to get all of the sky as well as the forground.

  • GuzZzt September 18, 2009 03:58 am

    I have also made some panoramas, but not with only a few photos....I took 510 photos and stitched them together.

  • bj-lee September 4, 2009 04:07 am

    I did not see a reference to the ICE Site...Microsoft Image Composite Editor is an advanced panoramic image stitcher. The application takes a set of overlapping photographs of a scene shot from a single camera location and creates a high-resolution panorama incorporating all the source images at full resolution.


  • Versageek August 1, 2009 04:54 am

    I'm psyched you used one of my panoramas as an example above. I figured I'd post one of my more recent, a two photo vertical panorama: http://www.flickr.com/photos/versageek/3714041544/

  • Praveen July 6, 2009 07:41 pm

    Some of my panorama shots at shilthorn and eiger in swizz.


  • venkateshhh July 2, 2009 08:38 pm

    sai ram brothers
    This is a panorama i have taken with my sony cybershot w 100. This was shot last year in our city ,visakhapatnam,andhra pradesh INDIA.
    I am so happy to see all the above inspirational works. Thanks a lot to all guys who made this site such a wonderful one.

  • venkateshhh July 2, 2009 08:36 pm

    sai ram brothers

    This is a panorama i have taken with my sony cybershot w 100. This was shot last year in our city ,visakhapatnam,andhra pradesh INDIA.
    I am so happy to see all the above inspirational works. Thanks a lot to all guys who made this site such a wonderful one.

  • Gurgen Bakhshetsyan June 24, 2009 06:49 pm

    Check mine


  • Miljenko June 12, 2009 09:02 pm

    The last one is my favorite too, but the shadows between cars could have been done better, maybe crossfaded between layers...
    Nevertheless, excellent, photos...

    Any comments, opinions, criticism are welcome on mine...

  • Sue W May 26, 2009 10:45 am

    Nice examples. Any tips on places that will print panaromic images at a reasonable price? is there a typical size that panaromics are printed?

  • Steve H. May 25, 2009 10:27 am

    I took this picture last year of the Penobscot River in Bangor, Maine. I stitched the photos together using Microsoft Research Image Composite Editor or ICE for short. Nice free program.


  • Luis May 25, 2009 04:20 am

    Always nice to see a pic published, mine is the Buenos Aires panorama.

    About the Audi Picture:
    It really is a panorama, I will try to explain how you can mame one too:

    Lets say you take the pics from right to left trying to be careful to keep the car complete in each frame, a generous overlap between pictures is also a great idea.
    You process the shot as a normal panorama stitching with Hugin, PtGUI or whatever you use for panoramas. Try to remove control points placed on the car and use the background to stitch (yes you need a non-plain background)

    In the result you will have several "ghost" cars everywhere, this is not what you wanted.
    You need to output the panorama as individual layers not as a single file, most stitchers can do this.
    Then open the already aligned layers in Gimp or Photoshop and working with layer masks do some erasing from each frame.

    I will try to refine that explanation next:

    Lets say you have 3 pics
    PIC 1: Car in position 1
    PIC 2: Car in position 2
    PIC 3: Car in position 3

    In the layered output there will be an overal between PIC 1 and PIC 2, otherwise they can't be stitched.
    So you erase the car parts from PIC2 that overlap with PIC 1 leaving only the Car in position 1. Then you do the same between 2 & 3 and so on.


  • airbrushjohn May 24, 2009 10:54 pm

    i love this article, thanks for sharing! i did a Panorama of a train bridge. just a basic shot.

  • Curnen May 23, 2009 11:12 pm

    Although I am proud seeing my panorama from Cologne being featured on this site, I can only recommend visiting David Iliff's Wikipedia Page for real quality night panoramas. My one was a humble attempt compared to them.

  • masthy May 23, 2009 12:27 am

    I've taken some panorama shots in Australia. Here are the couple i like the best: One from Perth and another one from Sydney.

  • LA-Dub May 22, 2009 10:47 pm

    Love pano's. I'm pretty new to this. Couple of attempts below. Any comments very welcome.


  • ScriS May 22, 2009 07:18 pm

    This is the Flickr set of my wide panoramas shot.
    Feel free to leave comments:


  • NIX74 May 22, 2009 04:59 pm

    Nice collection you have. Thank you very much. Your guide also helped me to understand panorama photography. My last encounter with panorama was exposure and camera level. Guess with your tips.. I should be able to improve my skill.

    I have one panorama of KLCC over here : http://digiphotodotcom.blogspot.com/2009/05/klcc-park-panorama-view.html

  • LBHphotos May 22, 2009 11:02 am

    Here's one from New Zealand

  • Rob May 22, 2009 08:37 am

    the multiple shots of the audi
    my best guess is to take continous shots when the audi drove throught the corner, then layer several of the shots where the car did not overlap, thus producing the head to tail line of cars.
    the triple jump was likely done in a similar way as well

  • keith riley-whittingham May 22, 2009 08:31 am

    mine did not work, !!


  • Stephen VanGorkum May 22, 2009 08:08 am


  • ukwanderer May 22, 2009 07:15 am

    I take panoramic shot fairly frequently. Here are a couple of recent ones.



    Hope you enjoy. Comments welcome.

  • keith riley-whittingham May 22, 2009 05:44 am

    i am amaed & inspired by all these awesome pictures.
    here are a few i have done though.

    albert docks liverpool, england

    kirkstone pass, ambleside, england

    Ullswater, england

    liverpool albert docks, (thi one did not come out how i planned but i realy like it)

  • shardayyy May 22, 2009 05:06 am

    I also did a panorama of the WW II memorial in DC a couple of weeks ago.


  • Remi May 22, 2009 04:45 am

    If I may add a link: http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Commons:Featured_pictures/Places/Panoramas

    Bonus: these pictures are all free to re-use :-) (under a free license such as CC-BY-SA).

  • Kevin May 22, 2009 04:34 am

    How on earth were the panos of the Audi and the triple jump done? Those are AMAZING!

  • Globe Treader™ ©Kiran Ghag May 22, 2009 04:04 am

    good article..

    some of my panoramas

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/globe_treader/3304928505/in/set-72157606795576058/ (much wide)


  • Chris Parker May 22, 2009 03:46 am

    Thanks! It's a lot of fun!

  • Mia :) May 22, 2009 03:33 am

    Collection well done!

  • Rob May 22, 2009 02:55 am

    I agree about the last one. not really a panoramic is it? more like multiple shots layered, still good though.

    Lenin and house of Soviets

    Khor al Udeid in Qatar ( inland sea bordering Saudia Arabia )

    Salt pan

    Overlooking the Neva River in St Petersburg

    Bridge over the Neva River ( Hermitage on left, Peter Paul Fortres on right)

  • G. V. Ajay May 22, 2009 02:21 am

    I really enjoyed these great panoramas, I do stitching quite often for my interior pictures too. Yours are very inspiring.

  • Chris Parker May 21, 2009 09:24 pm

    I love all these panorama! I've made a few myself:


    Really easy to make with Photoshop CS4.

  • Paul May 21, 2009 12:10 pm

    I've tried a couple;

    One of Dubai Marina taken at night;


    A panoramic of the city of Los Angeles as seen from Griffith Observatory; http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3301/3549713943_537f80efcf_b.jpg

  • Elme May 21, 2009 08:57 am

    Those are great pictures. Thanks everyone for sharing!

    Peter, as your previous post said, vertical 'panoramas' can make very interesting pictures.

    I think this one
    really allowed be to capture the grandeur of the roof of the Hungarian parliament building in Budapest. It was made from 4 vertical shots.

    Combining vertical and horizontal can also give you a much bigger field of view than your camera normally would have. Sometimes it is not even obvious that it was stitched together, although I do find I have more trouble with edge distortions when I combine pictures this way. This is my picture of the St. Stephens basilica in Budapest, made from 12 shots - 4 vertical x 3 horizontal
    outside: http://www.flickr.com/photos/elme/3337252877/
    inside: http://www.flickr.com/photos/elme/3337252971/

    This is my personal favourite in the "traditional" horizontal panorama format

    Thanks for your tips :)

  • eziman May 21, 2009 04:25 am

    what software for compound the images do you recommend? (open source is preferred). thanks!

  • Thomas Røygaard May 21, 2009 12:08 am

    Awsome pics.

    I played with a few stiches myself. These are from a trip to BC, Canada.


  • Kenneth Frazier May 21, 2009 12:04 am

    This was my first attempt at a pano, before I learned a lot of the rules of composition, paralax, etc. This shot is from the Vista De Boquete in Panama and is comprised of 7 shots in 180 degree of view. In the original image, you can zoom down to the river to see a rope bridge with a man crossing!


    I framed the pano with the individual shots above, almost five feet long and two feet tall. It's a great conversation starter as everyone that visits is immediately drawn to it.

  • Eric Mesa May 20, 2009 11:35 pm

    I love teh one with the olympic dude. Extremely creative!

    Here're my panos: http://www.flickr.com/photos/ericsbinaryworld/sets/367610/

  • Dean May 20, 2009 11:23 pm

    Here's my claim to fame...


  • yani May 20, 2009 08:28 am

    This is when the Pasha Bulker ran aground in Newcastle, Australia


  • Paolo May 20, 2009 07:44 am

    Here's my latest from the Atacama Desert, Chile


  • kees wolthoorn May 20, 2009 06:34 am

    see all my 145 winterpanorama pic's of the Tree Valleys in France (les trois vallées, savoie, france)


  • Dennis May 20, 2009 06:03 am

    This is one of my favorite of my panoramas of Diamond Head in Oahu, HI


  • Harrison May 20, 2009 05:38 am

    Local trainyard in Cayce, SC


  • Ken Klassy May 20, 2009 04:56 am

    Antarctica, Ross Sea, McMurdo Station 360


  • Ken Klassy May 20, 2009 04:53 am

    Antarctica, Ross Sea, McMurdo Station.


  • Jerry Frausto May 20, 2009 04:45 am

    Wow, it's funny seeing one of my images up there, albeit full of errors. Mine is the second from the bottom if anyone is interested. Thank you for including one of my panoramas.

  • Barbara Lee May 20, 2009 04:26 am

    Hello, check out this panorama I made of Cerro Torre in Argentine Patagonia. Thanks.


  • George L Smyth May 20, 2009 04:09 am

    Just thought that I would point you to a panoramic I took while in Scotland, at the top of the Sir Walter Scott Memorial:


    If printed out full size it would be about 9" X 88".

  • Mat May 20, 2009 03:23 am

    Love the panoramas, I've only done 1 myself, but hope to get a few more over the summer as we do a few weekend drives.

  • Shane - Inspiring your Success May 20, 2009 02:59 am

    They are all wonderful but that last photo... how on earth could that have been done? I saw stiching software the otherday and I cannot figure out how it was made.

  • Bruce May 20, 2009 02:57 am

    I have two panoramas that I took last night after a storm rolled through.
    This one. http://www.flickr.com/photos/bruzer1800/3545020308/

    the other one is here. http://www.flickr.com/photos/bruzer1800/3545020288/

    Any advise or comments are welcome.

  • Philip May 20, 2009 01:32 am

    I did two panoramas myself:

    This one from Edinburgh Castle overlooking New Town and this in winter near my appartment

  • ted May 20, 2009 01:21 am

    Nice selection of different kind of panorama images. Great images all of them!
    My personal favorite among my own images is of The Cathedral in Palma de Mallorca, Spain. I'm still a newbie when it comes to panorama stitching and would appreciate comments. More of my panoramas.

  • Rick May 20, 2009 01:16 am

    Great photos!

  • Tai May 20, 2009 01:14 am

    Here are a couple from Arlington: