Fantastic Earthscape Views From Above

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This series of pictures shot by satellite, show the man-made world as astronauts see it. Artist Benjamin Grant uses Google Earth to find the most compelling satellite images of human civilization. The stunning pictures of sprawling metropolises and vast reservoirs are sometimes unidentifiable until zoomed in. In order to find an extraordinary picture in the practically endless supply of satellite data, Benjamin focuses on the themes of current events or environmental issues. Here: Mount Whale Back Iron Ore Mine, Pilbara, Austrailia.

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Venice, Italy.

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Barcelona, Spain.

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Turbine Interchange, Jacksonville, Florida.

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Boca Raton, Florida.

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China Rice Terraces.

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Tulip Fields, Lisse, Netherlands.

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Dadaan Refugee Camp, Kenya.

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Brasilia City, Brazil.

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Brazilian Amazon Deforestation.

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Fruit Tree Orchards, Huelva, Spain.

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Stevio Pass, Italy.

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Durrat Al Bahrain Development.

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Kansas Pivot Irrigation.

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Dallas Fort-Worth Airport.

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Mount Taranaki, New Zealand.

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Taiwan Straight Fishing Nets.

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Port Newark-Elizabeth Marine Terminal, New Jersey.

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Industrial Sector, Tokai, Japan.

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