A Bulgarian coal miner smokes; Antoni Georgiev
A Syrian refugee kisses the 10-day-old baby she carried with her to safety across the border into Jordan
Popeye Village, is a group of rustic and ramshackle wooden buildings located at Anchor Bay in the north-west corner of the Mediterranean island of Malta. Photo by: Mosin
Stacked village complex for nuns in Kham, Tibet. Photo by: Shinya Itahana
Sunrise at Grand Prismatic Spring, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming. Aerial Image. If you look carefully, you might notice the person enjoying this natural beauty.
While touring the waterways along the Antarctic Peninsula, we saw two Adelie Penguins watching their surroundings from the top of an Iceberg
Earth can be absolutely beautiful as seen from the ground. But, as wonderful as it is from our point of view, certain scenes just can’t be appreciated unless seen from a bird’s eye view.
Each day a new image is posted to the website and shared on both Instagram and Facebook. Alongside each image is a number of interesting facts and the exact location of each image, in case you’re looking to find it yourself.
Below are some of our favorites from the collection thus far.
1. Bourtange, Netherlands
Today we are doing a feed takeover for @theworldpost with a selection of Overviews from around the globe, including this one of Bourtange. This Dutch “star fort” was built in 1593 during the Eighty Years’ War when William I of Orange wanted to control the only road between Germany and the city of Groningen. Star forts were constructed in the manner you see here so that an attack on any of its five walls could be aggressively counteracted from the two adjacent star points.
2. Venice, Italy
Venice, Italy is situated upon 118 small islands that are separated by canals and linked by bridges. With tide waters expected to rise to perilous levels in the coming decades, the city has constructed 78 giant steel gates across the three inlets through which water from the Adriatic could surge into Venice’s lagoon. The panels – which weigh 300-tons and are 92ft wide and 65ft high – are fixed to massive concrete bases dug into the seabed.
Clouds swirl through the pillars of Sagrat Cor Church, high on a hill above Barcelona. Twenty minutes later a thunderstorm hit the city.
Church on Spilled blood, St. Petersburg. In the early days (2013) you could fly drones pretty well anywhere.