A View of the Unnatural World From Space: Photos
The Daily Overview presents an unusual perspective of Earth's man-made structures, taken by satellite.
curates satellite images inspired by the "overview effect" -- the sense that astronauts experience after viewing Earth as a whole when they spend long periods in space. The site's founder, Benjamin Grant, adds a new image each day, taken from Apple Maps. And then he crops and tones the photos to accentuate "places and moments where human activity -- for better or worse -- has changed the landscape," Grant says. Above: The Øresund Bridge and Tunnel, connecting Denmark with Sweden
Cattle feed lots and a waste lagoon in Summerfield, Texas
309th Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Group, Tucson, Ariz.
ADX Florence (supermax prison) Florence, Colo.
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The Forbidden City, Beijing, China
Great Wall of China, Northern China
Mt. Van Voevenberg Olympic Bobsled Run in Lake Placid, N.Y.
Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial in Colleville-sur-Mer, France
Pompidou Center in Paris, France
Peoria Sports Complex in Peoria, Ariz.
Giza Necropolis / Mena House Golf Course in Giza, Cairo Governate, Egypt
King Khalid International Airport, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Stuyvesant Town, New York City
Princess Juliana International Airport, St. Martin
Grand Prismatic Spring -- and Grand Loop Road -- in Yellowstone National Park, Wyo.
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