This is by far one of the most beautiful sets of photos I’ve seen of Earth taken from orbiting satellites. Chris Ingham Brooke from Environmental Graffiti has posted a set of the 30 Most Incredible Abstract Satellite Images of Earth. Below are a few of my favorites, but it is very much worth your while to check out the full post. Each image is wallpaper sized and includes information about environment photographed.
Top Left: A stunning outcrop of black rock covered in swathes of shifting sand – Terkezi Oasis, Chad
Top Center: Bolivian Deforestation – an image of the once vast carpet of rainforest in the Amazon basin.
Top Right: Dasht-e Kavir, or valley of desert, Iran
Bottom Left: Malaspina Glacier pours into the Bay of Alaska
Bottom Center: Karman vortex, a repeating pattern of spinning vortices caused by the unsteady separation of flow over bluff bodies.
Bottom Right: The rivers of this small country in West Africa, Guinea-Bissau
[tags]photography, satellite, abstract[/tags]