The mesmerizing flatness seen from this vantage point, the surprising comfort of systematic organization on a massive scale, or the vibrant colors that we capture will hopefully turn your head. However, once we have that attention, we hope you will go beyond the aesthetics, contemplate just exactly what it is that you’re seeing, and consider what that means for our planet.
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Here’s another favorite from 2017 — 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 meters). The Maid of the Mist, also visible here, is a boat that has carried passengers into the rapids below the falls since 1846. – @benjaminrgrant /// Source imagery: @nearmap
Check out this incredible shot of La Sagrada Familia in Barcelona, Spain. Designed by Catalan architect Antoni Gaudí, the church has been perpetually under construction since 1882. This view also captures the Eixample District – the area of the city that contains apartments with communal courtyards, a strict grid pattern, and octagonal intersections. /// Image captured from helicopter by @ianharper_, found on @fromwhereidrone
A residential community is seen here in Delray Beach, Florida, USA. Because many cities in the state of Florida 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 such as this one that are visible from the Overview perspective. /// Created by @benjaminrgrant, source imagery: @digitalglobe