If every image tells a story, high resolution satellite imagery of the earth from space certainly yields a treasure trove.
Nature is the artist, creating fabulous works of transcendent beauty that are at once abstract and realistic.
Nature is the storytelling, weaving dramatic stories of life and death, order and chaos, perseverance and ingenuity, struggle and triumph
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Earth As Art Series
USGS | Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Center
Earth As Art 6…relies on the interplay of visible and invisible light across the electromagnetic spectrum made possible by satellite sensors. The stunning views seen in Earth As Art 6 carry on that two decade tradition, but also include high-resolution imagery captured by Unmanned Aircraft Systems – commonly referred to as drones – for the first time.
Earth As Art 5…we continue to display the Earth as our eyes cannot see it—in creative combinations of visible and infrared light. These unreal views of farmland, coastlines, and snowscapes remind us of the powerfully artistic qualities of Earth’s land features.
Earth As Art 4…highlights vibrant images from every continent captured by Landsat 8, which launched in February 2013. Visit the Land of Terror, the Putrid Sea, and see some Cubist art—Landsat style.
Earth As Art 3…The Landsat 5 and Landsat 7 satellites show intriguing views of the planet’s complex surface in the Earth as Art Three exhibit. Look for a monster, a tiger, a scary face, and something we call Van Gogh from Space.
Earth As Art 2…Landsat 7 and the ASTER and MODIS sensors aboard NASA’s Aqua and Terra satellites take you around the world for more stunning views of Earth.
Earth As Art 1…The first Earth as Art collection, released in 2001, is made up of both land and cloud formations and even a giant geological formation. Landsat 7, which launched in 1999, was the artist for the original Earth As Art.