Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Earth as Art

Check out this amazing site courtesy of Jen Simon. Here are images of Earth taken form space. "From 400 miles away, the earth transforms into abstract art. The global landscape is impressionist, cubist and pointillist. Mother Nature is an abstract artist."

The images you see below were taken at the turn of the Millennium, when NASA’s scientists had a brilliant idea: to scan through 400,000 images taken by the Landsat 7 satellite and display only the most the most beautiful. A handful of the best were painstakingly chosen and then displayed at the Library of Congress in 2000.

Ocean Sands, Bahamas


Garden City, Kansas, USA


Mayn River, Siberia, Russia


Guinea-Bissau, West Africa

4 comments:

jaysigh said...

would you even have a blog if it wasn't for me??!!

Don't Be So Dramatical said...

Very cool and quite gorgeous!

your sil said...

beautiful stuff, really.

TheMediaDude said...

Thank you. I made those pictures myself.

And no, I wouldn't have a blog if it weren't for jaysigh. I might not have a job, either.