Behold! Mind blowing aerial shots of the world from above

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It could be rows of CD’s but it’s actually the crops of Hail in Saudi Arabia

It could be rows of CD’s but it’s actually the crops of Hail in Saudi Arabia

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.

Can you detect a landmark from these patterns?

Can you detect a landmark from these patterns?

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.

Central Park, New York, USA

Central Park, New York, USA

The Palm Jumeirah — Dubai, United Arab Emirates

The Palm Jumeirah — Dubai, United Arab Emirates

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.

Shaped like a star, the village of Bourtagne in the Netherlands

Shaped like a star, the village of Bourtagne in the Netherlands

Our Lady of Almudena Cemetary in Madrid, Spain.

Our Lady of Almudena Cemetary in Madrid, Spain.

La Plata in Buenos Aires, Argentina

La Plata in Buenos Aires, Argentina

Kauffman Stadium and Arrowhead Stadium — Kansas City, USA

Kauffman Stadium and Arrowhead Stadium — Kansas City, USA

Eixample District — Barcelona, Spain

Eixample District — Barcelona, Spain

Billie Jean King Tennis Center — New York, USA

Billie Jean King Tennis Center — New York, USA

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Tracee Tuesday

Tracee Tuesday is a travel writer, radio and television personality.Her mission is to inspire, inform and equip you with information necessary to experience the most amazing trips that are fun, affordable and culturally broadening.In her pastime, Tracee enjoys: white water rafting, astrobiology, zoology, traveling, music, horseback riding, and is an all-out foodie.