ЖизньНа кого подписаться: Фантастические виды Земли из космоса
ПРОДОЛЖАЕМ РАССКАЗЫВАТЬ о достойных аккаунтах в соцсетях, через которые можно рассматривать целый мир.
Своё название инстаграм @dailyoverview получил благодаря эффекту обзора: так описывают чувство, которое испытывают космонавты, когда долгое время видят Землю из космоса: планета кажется им одновременно и прекрасной, и очень хрупкой, и это меняет их представление о мире. В аккаунте можно найти фотографии разных уголков планеты, сделанные со спутника — среди них есть как нетронутые места, так и точки, внешний вид которых довольно сильно изменил человек. Автор проекта Бенджамин Грант хочет, чтобы, глядя на снимки, зрители увидели нашу планету с новой, неожиданной стороны и задумались о том, как мы влияем на Землю и каким разрушительным может быть это влияние.
Читать подписи к фотографиям не менее интересно, чем разглядывать сами снимки: из них можно узнать больше о месте, где было сделано фото, и о том, как его изменил человек — например, о системе ирригации в Саудовской Аравии, массовых парковках в Испании или итальянской равнине, которая когда-то была озером. Не так давно у проекта вышла фотокнига — в неё вошло более двухсот снимков проекта.
Hundreds of dwellings - all painted in a vibrant red color - make up Larung Gar, the world’s largest Buddhist institute. The settlement is located in a remote valley in Tibet and contains a population that has grown to approximately 20,000 people since its founding in 1980. In recent years, the Chinese government has started to systemically demolish homes and force thousands of occupants out of Larung Gar, claiming the settlement is too crowded and unsafe. They have also closed off the area to all foreigners. Many Tibetans fear the erosion of their language, traditions, and ways of worship in the midst of these incursions by the Chinese government. /// Created by @benjaminrgrant, source imagery: @digitialglobe, story found in the @nytimes
Citrus trees cover the landscape like fingerprints in Isla Cristina, Spain. This is one of my favorite images from the chapter all about agriculture - Where We Harvest - in “Overview" (link in profile). The climate in this region is ideal for the growth of this produce with an average temperature of 64 degrees (18° celsius) and a relative humidity between 60% and 80%. /// Created by @benjaminrgrant, source imagery: @digitalglobe
Here’s one of my favorite images from "Overview” - Venice, Italy. The city is situated upon 118 small islands that are separated by canals and linked by bridges. With its tide waters expected to rise to perilous levels, 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 tonnes and are 92 feet (28 meters) wide and 65 feet (20 meters) high – are fixed to massive concrete bases dug into the seabed. /// Created by @benjaminrgrant, source imagery: @digitalglobe
Here’s one of the most stunning images from the Where We Power chapter of “Overview”. Automated cranes move on tracks at the Qinhuangdao Port coal terminal, the largest coal shipping facility in China. From here, approximately 210 million metric tons of coal are transported every year to power plants in the major cities of southern China. That yearly tonnage is roughly equal to the mass of 3.6 billion people. To see more images from the book and to learn more, click on the link in our profile. /// Created by @benjaminrgrant, source imagery: @digitalglobe
Our new book “Overview” (link in profile) contains 70 images that have never been posted on our feed before! Here’s one that captures the natural beauty of Mount Fuji — an active stratovolcano and the tallest peak in Japan, rising 3,776 meters (12,389 feet). As seen in this Overview, Fuji has an extremely symmetrical cone, which is snow‑capped several months of the year. During warmer months, climbing routes make it possible for hundreds of thousands of people to scale the volcano each year. /// Created by @benjaminrgrant, source imagery @digitalglobe
Niagara Falls is the collective name for three waterfalls that straddle the border between Ontario, Canada and the United States. Horseshoe Falls is seen here. The falls have the highest flow rate of any waterfall in the world, with a vertical drop of more than 165 feet (50 m). The Maid of the Mist, also visible here, is a boat that has carried passengers into the rapids below the falls since 1846. /// Created by @benjaminrgrant, source imagery: @nearmap
St. Peter’s Basilica - captured on Easter Sunday last year with a crowd of 150,000 worshippers - is located within Vatican City in Rome, Italy. The church regarded as one of the holiest Catholic sites and one of the greatest architectural feats in all of Christendom. Construction of the church began in 1506 and was completed in 1626. Happy Easter from Daily Overview! Source imagery: @digitalglobe
Cattle are visible at a feedlot in Summerfield, Texas, USA. Once the animals reach a weight of 650 pounds, they are moved to these facilities and placed on a strict diet of specialized animal feed. Over the next three to four months, the cows gain up to 400 more pounds before they are shipped off to slaughter. The lagoon seen at the top of this feedlot gets is glowing color from a high concentration of manure and algae.
Today we’re doing a PRINT GIVEAWAY as we just passed 275K followers! To enter the contest, TAG FOUR (4) FRIENDS in a comment on this Overview and we’ll randomly select a winner who will get to pick their favorite print from the ones we recently added to the Printshop (link to the ten choices in our profile). The newest pieces include this one of Shadegan Lagoon where dendritic drainage systems are visible by Musa Bay in Iran. The word ‘dendritic’ refers to the pools’ resemblance to the branches of a tree, and this pattern develops when streams move across relatively flat rocks or a surface that resists erosion. Good luck to everyone who enters the contest and once again, a sincere thank you for making Daily Overview what it is today! Source imagery: @digitalglobe