Most of us each day see the Cape in the traditional way--driving to work, the store or the beach or walking along the shore, a path or even in our neighborhood.
Some of us change it up a bit and see the Cape from the water, by boat, by paddleboard or just by swimming out far enough to take it all in.
Some of us climb to the highest point and take in the Cape and its surroundings from the Pilgrim Monument, Scargo Tower or Cape Cod (Highland) Lighthouse.
Still others go higher--into the clouds with the birds to gaze upon the Cape from above.
Restaurant owner, photographer/videographer, proud grandfather, occasional CapeCodToday.com contributor and all around peaceful guy Paul Rifkin did just that this week, embarking on a helicopter tour of parts of the Upper Cape and Martha's Vineyard.
From above, Paul captured unique photos of some of the most beautiful spots in and around the Upper Cape.
In the slideshow below, you'll see the lovely village of Woods Hole, the stunning shoreline of Cuttyhunk, one of the Elizabeth Islands, Scottish Longhorn Cattle on Nashawena Island (another of the Elizabeth Islands) and Gay Head or Aquinnah on Martha's Vineyard. Click here to see the slideshow with captions at Flickr.
(All photos by Paul Rifkin.)