With many activists debating the authenticity of global warming and the constant tragedies which strike this world daily, we often forget to take a moment to embrace the beauty of mother nature and how incredibly unique our planet is.
What better way to capture the brilliance of the earth than from above. That’s exactly what a group of photographers have done utilizing the Overview Effect. The term relates to the sense and feel that astronauts have when they, themselves, are looking at the earth from space.
Courtesy of the Daily Overview , a website, their main focus is, “to fully appreciate the beauty and intricacy of the things we’ve constructed, the sheer complexity of the systems we’ve developed, or the devastating impact that we’ve had on our planet.”
Some of the more universal aerial outlines are famous around the globe like Central Park in New York and the Palm Jumeirah in Dubai.
With its cube-like outlines, check out Barcelona’s streets as well as cities in Florida which remind you of cell-like formations.
Extracting photos from DigitalGlobe, a satellite company, they are constantly updating their site to display these amazing images.
“We plan to launch a sixth satellite on August 13 2014 which will enable accurate satellite imaging through haze, fog, dust, smoke and other air-born particulates,” said DigitalGlobe representative Abigail Van Uum.