В блоге проекта Daily Overview регулярно публикуются фотографии снятые с дронов и прочих летательных средств. Эти снимки показывают абстрактную красоту поверхности земли. На них причудливым образом сплетаются краски песка и воды, грунта и зелёных насаждений, скальных пород и строений, возведённых человеком.
Этот проект призван обратить внимание общественности к красоте нашей планеты и позаботиться о её сохранности. Автор блога Бенджамин Грант уточняет, что его название отсылает к термину в психологии «Overview effect» (Эффект осмотра).
«Если взглянуть на Землю с высоты – все объекты кажутся маленькими, такими, которые необходимо увеличить или защитить. На многих таких снимках ландшафты существенно изменились из-за деятельности человека», — рассказывает Бенджамин.
Check out this incredible shot of the glacial melting that occurs every year in Iceland. Rising lava, steam vents, or newly opened hot springs can all cause this rapid ice melt, leading to a sizable release of water that picks up sediment as it flows down from the glaciers. For a sense of scale, check out the road and cars at the bottom of this shot! Photo by @mikebishop.tv
Check out this incredible drone shot of the Vermilion Cliffs, a mesmerizing geological formation that spans the border of Arizona and Utah in the United States. The rocks are made up of deposited silt and desert dunes, with intense coloration resulting from red iron oxide and bluish manganese. /// Found on @fromwhereidrone, ? by @chelseakauai and @travisburkephotography
The Danakil Depression is located in the Afar Region of Ethiopia. It lies on the junction of three tectonic plates and is the hottest region on Earth in terms of year-round temperatures. The Dallol crater, seen here, was formed by the intrusion of basaltic magma into salt deposits and subsequent hydrothermal activity. Any microorganisms living here would be categorized as 'extremophilic microbes' and are of major interest to the scientists studying the area to better understand how life might occur on other planets. /// Created by @micahjmarshall, source imagery @digitalglobe
The Kufra Basin in the Sahara Desert of Libya is one of the most heavily irrigated oases in the world. The Libyan government enacted a plan in the 1970’s to enable agricultural cultivation in the desert by extracting water from the Nubian Sandstone Aquifer System, a non-renewable source of fossil water located beneath the surface. Because the area receives only one inch of rain per year, the acquirer is now nearly dried up. /// Created by @micahjmarshall & @benjaminrgrant, source imagery: @digitalglobe
Check out this stunning drone photo of the “Hidden Beach” in Islas Marietas, Mexico. The islands where the beach is located were created thousands of years ago by volcanic activity and are still uninhabited. It takes about one hour by boat to reach the island, which is visited by hundreds of tourist everyday. /// Found on @fromwhereidrone, photo by @lugo_lugo
To celebrate our new Printshop, we are doing a PRINT GIVEAWAY today. To enter the contest simply tag one friend in the comments and you will both be entered to win a 10” print of your choosing! You can check out the full Printshop through the link in our bio. Perhaps you would choose this Overview of Ipanema Beach in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil. Good luck! /// Created by @benjaminrgrant, source imagery: @digitalglobe
L.F. Wade International Airport is the only airport in the British overseas territory of Bermuda. Due to the island's substantial distance from the nearest land mass, the airport only handles jets and long-range turboprops. The facility accommodates roughly one million passengers every year. /// Created by @micahjmarshall, source imagery: @digitalglobe
Check out this awesome drone shot of the Botanical Garden in Mount Lofty, Australia! The garden is situated on 240 acres on the eastern slopes of Mount Lofty in the Adelaide Hills. The garden includes plants from all around the globe, including South America, China, East Africa, New Zealand, South East Asia and North America. /// Found on @fromwhereidrone, photo by @safromabove
Paris was the site of the 2016 Climate Agreement signed by 192 countries across the globe. The goal of the agreement is to unite as one planet to reduce the risks of global warming across our Earth. On June 1st, the United States became the first major nation to back out of the agreement, joining Syria (engaged in Civil War) & Nicaragua (did not think the agreement went far enough) as the only countries to not participate. /// Let’s use this opportunity to come together and start a discussion about what we can do to create the smarter, sustainable future that our planet deserves. Accordingly, if you have an organization or an idea that is working to reverse this decision, please share in the comments below! /// Overview by @benjaminrgrant, source imagery: @digitalglobe
Pivot irrigation fields surround a lava field known as The Cinders, in Millard County, Utah. Along with farming, one of the elements of Millard County's economy is fossil digging as Trilobite fossils are relatively common in the region west of Delta. /// Created by @micahjmarshall, source imagery: @digitalglobe
The largest aircraft storage and preservation facility in the world is located at Davis–Monthan Air Force Base in Tucson, Arizona. The facility — run by the 309th Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Group — contains more than 4,400 retired American military and government aircraft. /// Created by @benjaminrgrant, source imagery: @nearmap
Train cars filled with coal are stationed in Norfolk, Virginia. Operated by the Norfolk Southern corporation, Lamberts Point Pier 6 is the largest coal-loading station in the Northern Hemisphere and serves at the temporary depot for the company’s fleet of 23,000 coal cars./// Created by @benjaminrgrant, source imagery: @nearmap