Photographer Benjamin Grant has set off on a mission to change the way we see our planet with his stunning photo project - Daily Overview.

Every single day, Grant shares one satellite photo from Digital Globes to change the way we see our planet. "With a focal length 16 times longer than a standard DSLR camera, the cameras are so powerful that you can take a picture of a beach ball on the Golden Gate Bridge in full resolution…from Los Angeles," Grant told Bored Panda. "I try to present the images with no bias and let people decide what these altered landscapes mean, based on the facts and the visual evidence in the frame. I believe that this perspective is a means to start a conversation about the condition of our planet and how we can better protect it."

"I create the images by stitching together numerous high-resolution satellite photographs. I partnered with a satellite company called DigitalGlobe and accordingly have access to their full archive of imagery. Once I have put together a composite image, I then treat it like a photograph to make it as crisp and easy to understand as possible to accentuate certain patterns, colors, or places." The results are so amazing, Grant has even put together a book of over 200 high-resolution satellite photographs. It's titled "Overview: A New Perspective of Earth", and can be purchased through Amazon.

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#1 Palmanova, Italy

Palmanova, Italy

45.904892400°, 13.317671100°. Here’s one of my favorite images from the 'Where We Design' chapter in “Overview”. The town of Palmanova, Italy is recognized by its concentric layout known as a star fort. The rationale for this construction was that an attack on any individual wall could be defended from the two adjacent star points by shooting the enemy from behind. The three rings that surround Palmanova were completed in 1593, 1690, and 1813.

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rai mei 2 years ago

After reading the description it reminded me of Attack on Titan

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#2 Beach Pool, Mona Vale, NSW, Australia

Beach Pool, Mona Vale, NSW, Australia

-33.6787655, 151.3160979. Check out this incredible shot of the ocean pool at Mona Vale Beach, located in the suburbs of Sydney, Australia. There are a number of public ocean pools in New South Wales, offering stunning areas to swim, situated on the rocky coast, with waves splashing into the pool.

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Justin time 2 years ago

I've swam in this! So beautiful!

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#3 Valparaíso, Chile

Valparaíso, Chile

“Overview” — Valparaíso, Chile is built upon dozens of steep hillsides overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Known as “The Jewel of the Pacific,” the city is the sixth largest in the county and is home to approximately 285,000 residents. To learn more about the book, click here:

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Luis Milian 2 years ago

no more room to live! but nice to look at from far away

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#4 Bourtange, Vlagtwedde, Netherlands

Bourtange, Vlagtwedde, Netherlands

53.0066°N 7.1920°E. Bourtange is a village with a population of 430 in the municipality of Vlagtwedde in the Netherlands. The star fort was built in 1593 during the Eighty Years’ War when William I of Orange wanted to control the only road between Germany and the city of Groningen. Bourtange was restored to its mid-18th-century state in 1960 and is currently used as an open-air museum.

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Izabella Borowiak-Miller 1 year ago

For someone to come up with this layout is a genius! Love it!

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#5 Boca Raton, Florida

Boca Raton, Florida

26.386332°, – 80.179917°. Residential development is seen in Boca Raton, Florida, USA. Because many cities in the state contain master-planned communities, often built on top of waterways in the latter half of the twentieth century, there are a number of intricate designs that are visible from the Overview perspective. Boca Raton is home to roughly 91,000 residents.

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Yvonne Bernal 2 years ago

Reminds me of my grandmas quilt

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#6 Bahamas

Bahamas

Stunning blue waters surround and pass through the tidal channels of islands in the Bahamas. Small tidal changes on the banks cause water to flow through the narrow channels between the islands, first in one direction and then the other. The darker blue sections of water are the deepest parts of the channels and the surrounding light blue color is more shallow (less than 25 meters / 80 feet). This photo was captured from the International Space Station and is courtesy of NASA

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Scribbles 2 years ago

It's like a painting!!!

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#7 Seville, Spain

Seville, Spain

This solar concentrator in Seville, Spain use 2,650 heliostat mirrors to collect and focus the sun’s thermal energy to heat molten salt flowing through a 460-foot tall central tower. The molten salt then circulates from the tower to a storage tank where it is used to produce steam and generate electricity. In total, the facility displaces approximately 30,000 tons of CO2 emissions every year.

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Luis Milian 2 years ago

looks like that optical illution that moves while staring at it.

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#8 Al Falah Housing Project, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Al Falah Housing Project, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

24.445187, 54.719998. The Al Falah Housing Project is located in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. The development covers 12.5 million square meters with 4,857 villas as well as mosques, schools, a shopping mall, and a hospital.

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Yvonne Bernal 2 years ago

The Arabs build just about everything on such a GRAND scale. I find it interesting how many of their architectural masterpieces can only be fully recognized from the air.

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#9 Salt And Clay Pan, Namib Desert, Namibia

Salt And Clay Pan, Namib Desert, Namibia

Salt and clay pan located on the edge of the Namib Desert in Namibia. These reddish sand dunes of the desert, seen in the top half of this Overview, are among the tallest in the world, with many rising more than 656 feet (200 meters).

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Hans 2 years ago

This could be a makro scale of kilometer or a mikro scale of mikrometer....you could not tell the difference unless you know it.

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#10 Pivot Irrigation Fields, Wadi As-Sirhan Basin, Saudi Arabia

Pivot Irrigation Fields, Wadi As-Sirhan Basin, Saudi Arabia

30.089890096°, 38.271806556°. Center pivot irrigation is used throughout the Wadi As-Sirhan Basin of Saudi Arabia. Water is mined from depths as great as one kilometer (~3,000 ft), pumped to the surface, and evenly distributed by sprinklers that rotate 360 degrees. Spurred by a government effort to strengthen its agriculture sector, cultivated land in Saudi Arabia grew from 400,000 acres in 1976 to more than 8 million acres by 1993. For a sense of scale, the total area shown in this Overview is approximately forty square miles (32,000 acres).

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Hans 2 years ago

Like a collection of vinyls...

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#11 Rice Terraces, Yuanyang County, China

Rice Terraces, Yuanyang County, China

23°09′32″N 102°44′41″E. Rice paddies, constructed in steps, cover the mountainsides of Yuanyang County, China. Cultivated by the Hani people for the last 1300 years, the slope of the terraces varies from 15 to 75 degrees with some having as many as 3,000 steps. As we’ve been getting a lot of questions recently about prints, I want to mention that this Overview, and many others, can be purchased directly from our website in the Printshop section!

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Yvonne Bernal 2 years ago

Besides growing rice, it looks like hillside excavating is the job to have in that section of county.

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#12 Fruit Orchards, Huelva, Spain

Fruit Orchards, Huelva, Spain

37.714546°, -6.532834°. Fruit trees swirl on the hills of Huelva, Spain. The climate here is ideal for this growth with an average temperature of 17.8° C (64° F) and a relative humidity between 60% and 80%.

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fanisah rohmawati 2 years ago

this pict make me dizzy

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#13 Los Caracoles Pass, Andes Mountains

Los Caracoles Pass, Andes Mountains

32°51'6"S 70°8'16"W. Los Caracoles Pass, or The Snails Pass, is a twisting mountain road located in a remote section of the Andes Mountains on the Chilean side of the border with Argentina. The path climbs to an elevation of 10,419 feet, has no roadside safety barriers, and is frequented by large trucks.

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Yvonne Bernal 2 years ago

I find it interesting that from above it comes across as a only zig zag road and not a climbing road.

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#14 Bahá'í House Of Worship, Wilmette, Illinois

Bahá'í House Of Worship, Wilmette, Illinois

42°4′27″N 87°41′3″W The Baha'i House of Worship in Wilmette, Illinois, is the oldest surviving Baha'i House of Worship in the world and the only one in the United States. The building contains an auditorium that seats 1,191 people beneath a 138 foot-high (42 m) domed structure. You’ll also notice that many components of the complex come in sets of nine as the number symbolizes perfection and completion in the Baha'i faith.

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Luis Milian 2 years ago

that one with the yellow flowers wants to be different. lol

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#15 Brøndby Haveby, Brønby Municipality, Denmark

Brøndby Haveby, Brønby Municipality, Denmark

55 ° 38 ’12.836031 “N, 12 ° 23′ 58.386726″ E

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Evisa Isabella Rose 2 years ago

Unique and interesting!!!

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#16 Niagara Falls, Canada, United States

Niagara Falls, Canada, United States

43.077305°N 79.07562°W. Niagara Falls is the collective name for three waterfalls that straddle the border between Ontario, Canada and the United States. Horseshoe Falls is seen here. The falls have the highest flow rate of any waterfall in the world, with a vertical drop of more than 165 feet (50 m). The Maid of the Mist, also visible here, is a boat that has carried passengers into the rapids below the falls since 1846.

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Evisa Isabella Rose 2 years ago

:O :Ο :Ο

#17 Sun City, Arizona, USA

Sun City, Arizona, USA

33.6189504, -112.291099. Houses, built in concentric circles, make up a section of Sun City, Arizona, USA. When the development opened on January 1, 1960, the event attracted a crowd of more than 100,000 onlookers and the "futuristic development" was featured on the cover of Time magazine.

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Pieter Markey 2 years ago

Maybe a stupid question, but why is the right side so much greener?

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#18 Plaça De Tetuan, Eixample District, Barcelona, Spain

Plaça De Tetuan, Eixample District, Barcelona, Spain

41.394921°N 2.175507°E. Plaça de Tetuan is a major square located in the Eixample district of Barcelona, Spain. The area characterized by its strict grid pattern, octagonal intersections, and apartments with communal courtyards.

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Luis Milian 2 years ago

the middle looks like a compass!

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#19 Plaza Del Ejecutivo, Mexico City, Mexico

Plaza Del Ejecutivo, Mexico City, Mexico

19.420511533°, -99.08808712°. This week we will be looking at fascinating examples of urban planning - a major focus of the Where We Design chapter in our new book “Overview”. To start off, here is one of our favorite shots of the radiating streets that surround the Plaza Del Ejecutivo in Mexico City, Mexico. If you have examples of other cities that you think might look particularly mesmerizing from above, please let us know in the comments on Facebook.

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Troux 2 years ago

Pizza Del Supremo!

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#20 Burning Man, Black Rock City, Nevada, USA

Burning Man, Black Rock City, Nevada, USA

40°47′13″N 119°12′16″W. Over the next few days, thousands of people from around the world will head to the desert in Nevada, USA to construct Black Rock City. Laid out in a grid plan with radiating avenues named after the numbers on a clock, the city serves as home to roughly 60,000 people for Burning Man, an annual week-long event. Burning Man is described as an experiment in community, art, self-expression, and radical self-reliance. Additionally residents in Black Rock City practice one of the event's key principles of ‘Leave No Trace’ – meaning significant efforts are taken to make sure as the city is disassembled in the days following the festival, the desert returns to its original state.

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Sick Boy 2 years ago

What "radical self-reliance" if the people are bundled together, relying on each other?

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#21 Cairo, Egypt

Cairo, Egypt

29°58′34″N 31°7′58″E. The Great Pyramids of Giza are located on the outskirts of Cairo, Egypt. Dating back to 2580 BC, the Great Pyramid, the largest structure at the site, is the oldest of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient world and the only one to remain largely intact. With an estimated 2,300,000 stone blocks weighing from 2 to 30 tons each, the 481 foot pyramid was the tallest structure in the world for more than 3,800 years.

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Nazri Manshor 2 years ago

Giza Plate. Giza + Cairo = Greater Cairo

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#22 Central Park, New York City, New York, USA

Central Park, New York City, New York, USA

40°46’56”N; 73°57’55”W. Central Park in New York City spans 843 acres. That’s 6% of the island of Manhattan.

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Hans 2 years ago

Pleasant chaos in an ocean of structure.

#23 Salt Ponds, San Francisco Bay, California, USA

Salt Ponds, San Francisco Bay, California, USA

37.5106531, -122.053325. The salt evaporation ponds seen here cover roughly 10 square miles (26 square km) in San Francisco Bay, California, USA. Salt is extracted from the water here through a lengthy process. First, water from the bay is channeled into massive basins where it begins a transformation into brines. Over five years, the brines evaporate, concentrate, and travel several miles before they are collected as pure salt crystals. The massive ponds get their vibrant color from a particular species of algae (Dunaliella) that thrives in extremely salty water and produces a red pigment.

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Daria B 2 years ago

I can see a creature in this. The triangle-ish part is the head. And it's a side view.

#24 Norfolk, Virginia, US

Norfolk, Virginia, US

Train cars filled with coal are stationed in Norfolk, Virginia. Operated by the Norfolk Southern corporation, Lamberts Point Pier 6 is the largest coal-loading station in the Northern Hemisphere and serves at the temporary depot for the company’s fleet of 23,000 coal cars.

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Hans 2 years ago

Train track systems are quite fascinating. I recommend playing OpenTDD. :)

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#25 Angkor Wat, Cambodia

Angkor Wat, Cambodia

Angkor Wat — a massive temple complex surrounded by a moat in Cambodia.

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#26 Delhi, India

Delhi, India

28.614656°, 77.057758°. Delhi, India contains approximately 16 million residents. The neighborhoods of Santosh Park and Uttam Nagar, both pictured here, are home to some of the city’s poorest people and contain its most built-up and densely populated land. Numerous studies have shown a correlation between the wealth of a residential area and its total number of trees and the amount of green space. This Overview is a particularly striking example of that trend.

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Cameron Johnson 2 years ago

If I lived there I would lose my house

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#27 Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona, Spain

41°23′27″N 2°09′47″E

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Troux 2 years ago

I'm strangely satisfied that all of the blocks have chamfered corners.

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#28 Davis-Monthan Air Force Base Aircraft Boneyard, Tucson, Arizona, Usa

Davis-Monthan Air Force Base Aircraft Boneyard, Tucson, Arizona, Usa

32.151087°, –110.826079°. The largest aircraft storage and preservation facility in the world is located at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base in Tucson, Arizona, USA. The boneyard—run by the 309th Airspace Maintenance and Regeneration Group—contains more than 4,400 retired American military and government aircraft.

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Yvonne Bernal 2 years ago

I like the sense of 'structure' here.

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#29 Southern California Logistics Airport, Victorville, California, USA

Southern California Logistics Airport, Victorville, California, USA

34°35′51″N 117°22′59″W. Here’s one of my favorite images from the Where We Waste chapter of “Overview”. The Southern California Logistics Airport in Victorville, California contains an aircraft boneyard with more than 150 retired planes. Because the demand for jumbo jets has dropped significantly in the last two decades in favor of smaller, more affordable twin‑engine planes, many large aircrafts such as Boeing 747s have been retired. The dry conditions in Victorville – located on the edge of the Mojave Desert – limits the corrosion of metal, meaning planes can be stored here for years while they are stripped for spare parts.

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Hans 2 years ago

Looks like a aviation-ethusiastic kid's playground...

#30 Bastille Day, Paris, France

Bastille Day, Paris, France

48.8738°N 2.2950°E. Bastille Day or La Fête National as its known in France. The holiday commemorates the start of the French Revolution which began in 1789 with the Storming of the Bastille, a fortress and prison. In modern times, the day's most celebrated event is a military parade through Paris that begins at the Arc de Triomphe - seen in this Overview - and ends at Place de la Concorde. Joyeux Quatorze Juliet!

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#31 Statue Of Liberty, New York City, USA

Statue Of Liberty, New York City, USA

40°41′21″N 74°2′40″W. The incredible shot shows the Statue of Liberty in New York City. The colossal copper structure depicts a robed female figure — Libertas, the Roman goddess of liberty — who bears a torch and a tablet upon which is inscribed the date of the American Declaration of Independence — July 4, 1776. The statue is an American icon of freedom and a welcoming sight to immigrants arriving from abroad.

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#32 Glacial Melt, Skafta River, Iceland

Glacial Melt, Skafta River, Iceland

63.7751116, -18.09628. Glacial melting and flooding occurs every year by the Skafta River in Iceland. As the water travels down towards the North Atlantic Ocean, incredible patterns are created on the hillsides. Rising lava, steam vents, or newly opened hot springs can all cause this rapid ice melt, leading to a sizable release of water that picks up sediment as it flows down from the glaciers.

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Evisa Isabella Rose 2 years ago

Unbelievable!!!!!!!!!!

#33 Lebrija 1 Solar Power Plant, Lebrija, Spain

Lebrija 1 Solar Power Plant, Lebrija, Spain

37.007977710°, -6.049280818°. The Lebrija 1 Solar Power Plant in Lebrija, Spain is comprised of approximately 170,000 individual mirrors installed on 6,048 parabolic troughs. If placed next to one another, the troughs would extend for 60 kilometers.

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#34 Löyly, Helsinki, Finland

Löyly, Helsinki, Finland

60.152008, 24.921262. Löyly is a public sauna located on the edge of the Baltic Sea in Helsinki, Finland. The building, constructed with repurposed wood, features a shell-like design that has been described as a “tunturi” - the Finnish word for something in between a hill and a mountain. In total, Finland contains approximately 3.3 million saunas or roughly one per household. This incredible shot was shared with us by @joelmiikka

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#35 Istanbul, Turkey

Istanbul, Turkey

Istanbul is the largest metropolitan area in Turkey, with a population of more than 14 million people.

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Fuad Mohammed Ali 2 years ago

Beautiful. Love Istanbul.

#36 The Sepang Goldcoast Resort, Malaysia

The Sepang Goldcoast Resort, Malaysia

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Meeow 2 years ago

look lika palm tree, so cute!

#37 Lombard Street, San Francisco, California, USA

Lombard Street, San Francisco, California, USA

37.802317, -122.419740. Lombard Street runs from east to west in San Francisco, California, USA. With eight hairpin turns dispersed over a one-block section in the Russian Hill neighborhood, Lombard is often referred to as "the most crooked street in the world.”

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E Menendez 2 years ago

Lombard street is actually over rated. It is not the most curvy street in the US or even San Francisco, it is just in the touristy area of town and they decided to play up this street. I know as I lived in SF for over 10 years.

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#38 Great Wall Of China, Northern China

Great Wall Of China, Northern China

40.67693°N 117.23193°E

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Yvonne Bernal 2 years ago

I thought it was just a 'fire break' - I didn't know until I read the title. Amazing!

#39 Sydney Opera House, Australia

Sydney Opera House, Australia

33°51′31.2″S 151°12′50.5″E. The Sydney Opera House hosts more than 1,500 shows each year in its various performance halls, drawing a total attendance of approximately 1.2 million people. While the buildings famous “shell” design appears uniformly white from a distance, it actually features a subtle chevron pattern composed of tiles in two colors: glossy white and matte cream.

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#40 Coastline, El Hur, Somalia

Coastline, El Hur, Somalia

5°00′N 48°16′E. Waves roll into the shores of Somalia, by the village of El Hur. Located on the Horn of Africa, Somalia has the longest coastline on the mainland continent, stretching for more than 3,000 kilometers (1880 miles).

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#41 Venice, Italy

Venice, Italy

45°26′15″N 12°20′9″E

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Lu Hansson 2 years ago

upsidedown roo!

#42 Medina Quarter, Marrakesh, Morocco

Medina Quarter, Marrakesh, Morocco

31.633080724°, -7.986173343°. The medina quarter in Marrakesh, Morocco is characterized by its winding, maze-like streets. Because the intricately connected honeycomb of alleyways narrows to less than a meter wide (~ 3 feet) at certain spots, the area is generally free from car traffic.

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#43 Discovery Bay Discovery Bay, California, USA

Discovery Bay Discovery Bay, California, USA

37°54′31″N 121°36′01″W. Discovery Bay is a waterfront community built on a network of man-made dikes in Contra Costa County, California, USA. Development of the area began in 1964 is now home to roughly 13,352 residents. As seen in this Overview, many residents have private docks with boat access to the Sacramento–San Joaquin River Delta.

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abbamoch 2 years ago

Dark waters!

#44 Durrat Al Bahrain, Bahrain

Durrat Al Bahrain, Bahrain

25°50′17″N 50°36′18″E. Durrat Al Bahrain will consist of 15 connected, artificial islands (including six atolls, five fish-shaped, and two crescent-shaped). Construction costs are estimated at $6 billion and the project is slated for completion in mid-2015.

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#45 Inman Yard, Atlanta, Georgia, USA

Inman Yard, Atlanta, Georgia, USA

33.800083, -84.451936. The Norfolk Southern Railway operates 21,300 miles of track in 22 states, primarily in the Southeastern US. Inman Yard in Atlanta, Georgia, pictured here, is one of the major railyards that houses a portion of the operation’s 3,648 locomotives and 79,082 freight cars.

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#46 Arlit Uranium Mine, Arlit, Niger

Arlit Uranium Mine, Arlit, Niger

18°44′N 7°23′E. With just three days until the release of “Overview”, I’m sharing a few of my favorite images from the book. Here’s one from the chapter all about mining, ‘Where We Extract’. The Arlit Uranium mine is located in Arlit, Niger. French nuclear power generation as well as the French nuclear weapons program are dependent on the uranium that is extracted from the mine - more than 3400 tonnes per year.

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Hans 2 years ago

This looks a bit like skin destroyed by poison...

#47 Atlantic Ocean

Atlantic Ocean

Ever wondered how the moon affects the tides of water on Earth? Long story short, it’s gravity. As the moon orbits the Earth, it exerts a gravitational pull on the Earth. Since the Earth is significantly larger, it doesn't actually move towards the moon, but the water on it's surface, being liquid, does move.

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Abhisek Chakraborty 2 years ago

The waves on the sand looks prettier

#48 Malé, Republic Of Maldives

Malé, Republic Of Maldives

41.75283°, 73.506694°. Malé is the capital and most populous city in the Republic of Maldives. With more than 47,000 residents per square kilometer (0.39 square miles), the heavily urbanized city constitutes the fifth most densely-populated island in the world. Malé and the other islands of the Maldives are located one meter (3 feet) above sea level.

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Hans 2 years ago

You can almost see how a little more water would mean that only the rooftops would remain visible...

#49 Plasticulture / Greenhouses, Almeria, Spain

Plasticulture / Greenhouses, Almeria, Spain

36.78234°N 2.74315°W. Plasticulture refers to the practice of using plastic materials in agricultural applications. This is visible in the plains and valleys of Almeria, Spain where nearly 20,000 hectares are covered by these greenhouse structures.

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#50 Desert Shores Community, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

Desert Shores Community, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

36.211001, -115.266914. The Desert Shores Community in Las Vegas, Nevada contains 3,351 units and four man-made lakes.

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Yvonne Bernal 2 years ago

It looks like tiny bead work.

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#51 Car Terminal, Richmond, California, USA

Car Terminal, Richmond, California, USA

37.9137118, -122.368161. Cars are unloaded and parked at an automobile terminal in Richmond, California, USA. In 2015, 17.5 million cars and light trucks were sold in the United States, raising the total number of registered vehicles in the country to roughly 253 million.

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#52 White Island, Bay Of Plenty, New Zealand

White Island, Bay Of Plenty, New Zealand

37°31′S 177°11′E. Whakaari, also known as White Island, is an active stratovolcano, situated 48 km (30 mi) from the North Island of New Zealand in the Bay of Plenty. Whakaari is New Zealand’s most active volcano, and has been built up by continuous eruptions over the past 150,000 years. The island is approximately 2 km (1.2 mi) in diameter and rises to a height of 321 m (1,053 ft) above sea level.

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#53 La Plata, Buenos Aires, Argentina

La Plata, Buenos Aires, Argentina

34°55′16″S 57°57′16″W. The planned city of La Plata, the capital city of the Province of Buenos Aires, is characterized by its strict grid pattern. At the 1889 World’s Fair in Paris, the new city was awarded two gold medals for the “City of the Future” and “Better performance built.” This is the fifth of seven posts in our week focused on urban planning.

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#54 Ipanema Beach, Rio De Janeiro, Brazil

Ipanema Beach, Rio De Janeiro, Brazil

22°59′01″S 43°12′16″W. All of the exciting coverage at the Olympics has us thinking of this beautiful Overview of Ipanema Beach in Rio de Janeiro! Frequently recognized as one of the most beautiful beaches in the world, its 2.25 miles of sand are divided into segments by lifeguard towers known as "postos.”

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#55 Rodewald, Rodewald, Germany

Rodewald, Rodewald, Germany

52°39′57″N 09°28′56″E. Fields surround the residential area of Rodewald, Germany. The agricultural village was first mentioned in historical records from the early 13th Century and is now home to 2,549 people.

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#56 Puente De Vallecas, Madrid, Spain

Puente De Vallecas, Madrid, Spain

40.398204°N 3.669059°W

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#57 Agricultural Development, Loxahatchee, Florida, USA

Agricultural Development, Loxahatchee, Florida, USA

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#58 Port Newark, Newark, New Jersey

Port Newark, Newark, New Jersey

40°40′54″N 74°09′02″W. Shipping containers are stacked at the Port Newark Container Terminal in Newark, New Jersey, USA. The massive facility handles over 600,000 shipping containers every year and has begun expansion projects that will increase annual capacity to 1.1 million containers by 2030.

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Hans 2 years ago

Advanced Arkanoid?

#59 Karlsruhe, Germany

Karlsruhe, Germany

49°00′33″N 8°24′14″E. The city of Karlsruhe, Germany was planned with a palace tower at its center, surrounded by 32 radiating streets. Because the design resembled the ribs of a folding fan, the city is sometimes called the “fan city” or “Fächerstadt." Additionally, this city's urban plan gave rise to the geometry concept of “Karlsruhe Metric” which refers to a measure of distance that assumes travel is only possible along radial streets and along circular avenues around the center.

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#60 Naarden, Netherlands

Naarden, Netherlands

52°18′N 5°10′E. Naarden is a star fort in the Netherlands. The city was constructed in the manner seen here so that an attack on any individual wall could be defended from the two adjacent star points by shooting at the enemy from behind. Today Naarden is home to roughly 17,000 residents.

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#61 The Bicycle Snake, Copenhagen, Denmark

The Bicycle Snake, Copenhagen, Denmark

The Bicycle Snake (or Cykelslangen) is a 200-meter long ramp in Copenhagen, Denmark. The structure was created because 12,500 cyclists needed to bring their bikes up and down a large staircase each day. Instead of just replacing the staircase with a ramp, the architects proposed a plan with a new and beautiful approach to navigating the area. The Bicycle Snake now meanders 6-7 meters above the sea's surface and is painted in a bright orange color to increase visibility for cyclists.

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#62 Palm Island, Miami Beach, Florida, USA

Palm Island, Miami Beach, Florida, USA

25.783216°N 80.16052°W. Palm Island and Hibiscus Islands are two man-made islands located in Miami Beach, Florida. While the residential neighborhoods on the islands have some of the highest property values in the city, they are also among the first places ordered to evacuate in advance of a hurricane.

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#63 New Bullards Bar Reservoir, Yuba County, California

New Bullards Bar Reservoir, Yuba County, California

39.42903°N 121.13010°W

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#64 Dusable Harbor, Chicago, Illinois, USA

Dusable Harbor, Chicago, Illinois, USA

41.8798146,-87.618203. Sailboats are docked at DuSable Harbor in Chicago, Illinois, USA. The facility is located on Lake Michigan in the heart of the city’s downtown area and contains 420 slips for boats between 30 to 60 feet in length.

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#65 Los Angeles International Airport, Los Angeles, California, USA

Los Angeles International Airport, Los Angeles, California, USA

33°56′33″N 118°24′29″W. This morning I’m flying to Los Angeles for a couple of days through the city’s international airport, commonly referred to as LAX. Last year, the facility handled nearly 75 million passengers, making it the seventh busiest in the world.

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#66 Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, Atlanta, Georgia, USA

Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, Atlanta, Georgia, USA

33°38′12″N 084°25′41″W. Hartsfield–Jackson International Airport in Atlanta, Georgia, USA is the busiest airport in the world by total passengers and number of flights. In 2015, ATL accommodated more than 101 million passengers and 882,000 flights. Dozens of planes departing and arriving at concourses A-D are seen in this Overview.

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#67 Halong Bay, Quảng Ninh Province, Vietnam

Halong Bay, Quảng Ninh Province, Vietnam

20°54′N 107°12′E. Hạ Long Bay, located in the Quảng Ninh Province of Vietnam, is a stunningly beautiful destination. Here, towering limestone pillars and tiny islands topped by a rich, green forest rise from the beautiful waters of the Gulf of Tonkin. Halong translates as 'where the dragon descends into the sea' and local legend suggests that this seascape was created when a great mountain dragon charged towards the coast, its flailing tail gouging out the valleys and crevasses in its path.

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#68 Port Of Shanghai, Shanghai, China

Port Of Shanghai, Shanghai, China

30°37′35″N 122°03′53″E. The Port of Shanghai is the world’s busiest container port, handling more than 35 million TEUs (approximately 776 million tons) of cargo every year. That weight is roughly equal to 1.7 times the mass of all humans living on the planet.

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#69 Central De Abasto, Mexico City, Mexico

Central De Abasto, Mexico City, Mexico

19°22′26.07″N 99°5′18.38″W. Thousands of trucks and cars surround the Central de Abasto - Mexico City’s largest wholesale market for produce and other foodstuffs. The market serves more than 300,000 people and handles over 30,000 tons of merchandise each day —representing 80% of the consumption of the Mexico City metropolitan area.

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#70 Moscow Rings, Moscow, Russia

Moscow Rings, Moscow, Russia

55°45′N 37°37′E. Moscow is the capital and largest city in Russia with 12.2 million residents. The city is organized into five concentric transportation rings that surround the Kremlin. The two innermost rings are seen here.

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#71 Neves-Corvo Mine, Castro Verde Municipality, Portugal

Neves-Corvo Mine, Castro Verde Municipality, Portugal

37°34′23″N 7°58′15″W. Waste ponds are seen at the Neves-Corvo Mine in the Castro Verde Municipality in Portugal. Zinc and copper and the primary resources extracted from the mine and the byproducts of that extraction is sent to these basins three kilometers away. Typically, once waste materials are pumped into a tailings pond, they are mixed with water to create a sloppy form of mud known as slurry. The slurry is then pumped through magnetic separation chambers to extract usable ore and increase the mine’s total output.

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#72 Venture Out Rv Resort, Mesa, Arizona, USA

Venture Out Rv Resort, Mesa, Arizona, USA

33.411791, -111.723591

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Hans 2 years ago

So many RVs...there must even be a traffic jam in the morning when everyone leaves...

#73 Port Of Tanjung Priok, Jakarta, Indonesia

Port Of Tanjung Priok, Jakarta, Indonesia

6.104°S 106.8865°E. Dozens of massive cargo ships and tankers - some weighing up to 300,000 tons - are anchored outside the Port of Tanjung Priok in Jakarta, Indonesia. The facility is the country's busiest and most advanced seaport, handling more than 50% of Indonesia's trans-shipment cargo. The port is also among the least efficient in all of Southeast Asia, due to slow customs handling and limited docking capacity.

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#74 Olympic Tennis Center, Rio De Janiero, Brazil

Olympic Tennis Center, Rio De Janiero, Brazil

22.978822°S 43.396382°W

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#75 Judge Harry Pregerson Interchange, Los Angeles, California

Judge Harry Pregerson Interchange, Los Angeles, California

33.9287°N 118.281°W. Today I'll be traveling throughout the freeway network of Los Angeles, well known for its massive interchanges (and traffic). The Judge Harry Pregerson Interchange is a stack highway interchange located near the Athens and Watts neighborhoods in South LA. This junction is composed of five levels that scale to a staggering height of more than 40 meters (132 feet).

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Sick Boy 2 years ago

Miss your lane and you're fucked.

#76 Maggie Daley Park, Chicago, Illinois, USA

Maggie Daley Park, Chicago, Illinois, USA

41°52′57″N 87°37′08″W. This Overview shows Maggie Daley Park in Chicago, Illinois, USA. The park’s Buckingham Fountain stands out in this Overview with its ornate design and serve as a gathering point for thousands of visitors at the Lollapalooza festival this weekend.

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#77 Port Of Rotterdam, Holland

Port Of Rotterdam, Holland

From 1962 until 2002, Rotterdam was the world’s busiest port, but was overtaken first by Singapore and later by Shanghai.

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#78 Jeongwang-Dong, Ansan, South Korea

Jeongwang-Dong, Ansan, South Korea

37.336147372°, 126.718586767°. Jeongwang-dong is an industrial sector in the city of Ansan, South Korea. The Korean government intensively drove a plan to develop the modern city, particularly in this area, with an emphasis on manufacturing. The striking blue color that you see here results from the use of aluminum roofing, which is used for its low cost and longevity.

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#79 Amazon Rainforest Deforestation, Para, Brazil

Amazon Rainforest Deforestation, Para, Brazil

5°40′S 52°44′W. Clearcutting operations in the Amazon Rainforest of Para, Brazil branch out from one of the state’s central roads.

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Spinaap 2 years ago

so sad

#80 Port Of Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, USA

Port Of Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, USA