Tag: aerial

Dec 17, 2012

DigitalGlobe’s Top Satellite Images of 2012

DigitalGlobe’s Top Satellite Images of 2012

DigitalGlobe is a worldwide leader in satellite imagery. Founded in 1993 under the name WorldView Imaging Corporation, it became EarthWatch Incorporated in 1995, before finally becoming DigitalGlobe in 2002. In 1993, the United States Department of Commerce granted DigitalGlobe (then WorldView), the first license allowing a private enterprise to build and operate a satellite…

Read More »

Dec 16, 2012

Picture of the Day: The Ups and Downs

Picture of the Day: The Ups and Downs

THE UPS AND DOWNS Photograph by Bastian Staude – streetw[o]rk In this beautifully composed, monochrome image by street photographer Bastian Staude, we see two escalators side by side. The view from above is intriguing and it would be interesting to know how he got this straight down POV. The staggered steps between…

Read More »

Dec 12, 2012

Paris in Motion by Mayeul Akpovi

Paris in Motion by Mayeul Akpovi

Mayeul Akpovi is a motion time-lapse photographer and short film creator from Benin and currently living in Besançon, France. In a recent series entitled Paris in Motion, Akpovi took over 6,500 photos to create two incredible timelapse, stopmotion films (shown below). What’s intriguing about the videos is not only the amazing HD footage, but…

Read More »

Dec 9, 2012

Picture of the Day: Chicago from Afar

Picture of the Day: Chicago from Afar

CHICAGO FROM AFAR Photograph by Robert Elves on Flickr In this stunning capture by Robert Elves we get a different view of the city of Chicago. I was personally surprised to see so much greenery! With one of the most incredible skylines in the world, this distant view of Chicago is reminiscent…

Read More »

Dec 6, 2012

Picture of the Day: The Roller Coaster Submerged by Sandy

Picture of the Day: The Roller Coaster Submerged by Sandy

THE ROLLER COASTER SUBMERGED BY SANDY Photograph by Stephen Wilkes | Prints available The following is from Stephen Wilkes, who has offered limited edition prints of this photo as part of the Art for Sandy Relief Project in collaboration with TIME’s photo editors. All net proceeds from print sales go towards six…

Read More »

Dec 6, 2012

The Black Marble: Earth at Night

The Black Marble: Earth at Night

On December 5th, 2010 scientists unveiled an unprecedented new look at our planet at night. A global composite image, constructed using cloud-free night images from a new NASA and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) satellite, shows the glow of natural and human-built phenomena across the planet in greater detail than ever before. Many…

Read More »

Dec 5, 2012

Picture of the Day: A Desert Oasis in Libya

Picture of the Day: A Desert Oasis in Libya

A DESERT OASIS IN LIBYA Photograph by George Steinmetz In this jaw-dropping aerial by George Steinmetz, we see the volcanic crater of Wau al Namus (‘hole of mosquitoes’) in southern Libya. Steinmetz says of the photo: “This massive (and apparently dormant) volcano can be easily be seen in satellite views of Southern…

Read More »