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.


Daily Overview

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

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ADX Florence (supermax prison) Florence, Colo.

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The Forbidden City, Beijing, China

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Great Wall of China, Northern China

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Mt. Van Voevenberg Olympic Bobsled Run in Lake Placid, N.Y.

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Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial in Colleville-sur-Mer, France

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Pompidou Center in Paris, France

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Peoria Sports Complex in Peoria, Ariz.

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Giza Necropolis / Mena House Golf Course in Giza, Cairo Governate, Egypt

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King Khalid International Airport, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

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Stuyvesant Town, New York City

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Princess Juliana International Airport, St. Martin

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Grand Prismatic Spring -- and Grand Loop Road -- in Yellowstone National Park, Wyo.

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