Stunning new aerial images have revealed the progress of Dundee’s £1 billion Waterfront transformation.
City photographer Shahbaz Majeed, 35, snapped the photos while taking a flight over the area in a helicopter for his company Frame Focus Capture Photography.
His main image shows the V&A and new railway station, which are both nearing completion, making their mark on the city’s landscape.
The new museum is seen jutting out into the Tay, just metres away from the Discovery — the only icon of the Waterfront remaining from the last few decades — with the new station building taking shape across the road, the curvature of the building more apparent from above.
Nearby, the new grid-iron structure of the roads system is now settled in, with several plots primed for developers to take on.
Also captured in the image is City Quay, complete with new wakeboarding centre, to the far right — as well as the Olympia swimming pool, which moved to its new position on the Marketgait ring road when the old pool closed a few years ago.
The V&A now occupies the site the pool once stood on, with part of that site now used for contractors working on the museum, to the right of the building in the image.
Shahbaz, from Hilltown, said the city was looking “fantastic” from above, and revealed how he had managed to capture it in all its glory.
He said: “We were well prepared for this and had clearing from the Civil Aviation Authority to take the pictures.
“We were going to be taking images of the new Queensferry Crossing near Edinburgh. We came up via Perth and took a series of images of the city from various vantage points.
“A drone can only fly to 400ft whereas a lot of these images were shots taken from as high as 2,000 ft.
“The doors on the helicopter were wide open and I was harnessed in while we circled over the city a few times. The joke initially was that I was coming up to Dundee just to wave to my kids.
“The city was looking fantastic. I know some of areas still look like a building site but it has completely transformed. I know there have been concerns that there is too much emphasis on the Waterfront but the whole city is changing.”
Shahbaz, who works as a web development manager at Dundee University, said he was looking forward to seeing how the Waterfront looks when completed.
He added: “Using a wide angle lens I was amazed at how well the Waterfront was taking shape.
“Stephen Fry once said ‘Dundee’s setting is probably more extraordinary than any other city in the UK’.
“It is about as ideal — ludicrously ideal — as any setting could be.
“I’m looking forward to seeing the finished article — not only as a photographer but as a Dundonian.”