Unglaubliche Aufnahmen - So habt ihr die Welt sicher noch nie gesehen
Das Projekt “Daily Overview” wurde inspiriert von dem sogenannten “Overview Effect”. Dieser Effekt beschreibt das Empfinden, das Astronauten verspüren, wenn sie zum ersten Mal die Erde aus dem Weltall sehen. Ihre Wahrnehmung ändert sich durch die neue Perspektive total. Sie sehen die Schönheit, aber auch die Zerbrechlichkeit der Erde aus einem viel intensiveren Winkel. Astronauten verspüren oft eine tiefe Ehrfurcht bei dem Anblick der Erde und bekommen ein ganz neues Verantwortungsgefühl gegenüber der Umwelt.
Was bedeuten die Fotos für die Erde?
Die Website Daily Overview betreibt auch eine Instagram Seite, wo täglich unglaubliche Bilder veröffentlicht werden. Mittlerweile ist sogar ein Bilband erschienen.
Viele der Fotos sind Satellitenfotos, einige Fotos wurden jedoch auch von Drohnen oder aus dem Flugzeug gemacht. Auch wenn viele der Bilder wunderschön aussehen, sollte man sich mal überlegen was man da genau sieht und was es für den Planeten Erde bedeutet.
Wir haben die imposantesten Bilder rausgesucht:
1. Die Pyramiden von Gizeh – Kairo / Ägypten
The Great Pyramids of Giza are located on the outskirts of Cairo, Egypt. Dating back to 2580 BC, the Great Pyramid, the largest structure at the site, is the oldest of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient world and the only one to remain largely intact. With an estimated 2,300,000 stone blocks weighing from 2 to 30 tons each, the 481 foot pyramid was the tallest structure in the world for more than 3,800 years. /// Source imagery: @digitalglobe
Hartsfield–Jackson International Airport in Atlanta, Georgia, USA is the busiest airport in the world by total passengers and number of flights. In 2015, ATL accommodated more than 101 million passengers and 882,000 flights. Dozens of planes departing and arriving at concourses A-D are seen in this Overview. /// Source imagery: @digitalglobe Ein von Daily Overview (@dailyoverview) gepostetes Foto am
3. Interchange, Jacksonville / USA
Zoom in and check out this turbine interchange connecting SR 9A and SR 202 in Jacksonville, Florida, USA. Also known as a whirlpool interchange, this structure consists of left-turning ramps sweeping around a center interchange, thereby creating a spiral pattern of right-hand traffic. /// Source imagery: @digitalglobe
Over the next few days, thousands of people from around the world will head to the desert in Nevada, USA to construct Black Rock City. Laid out in a grid plan with radiating avenues named after the numbers on a clock, the city serves as home to roughly 60,000 people for Burning Man, an annual week-long event. Burning Man is described as an experiment in community, art, self-expression, and radical self-reliance. Additionally residents in Black Rock City practice one of the event’s key principles of ‘Leave No Trace’ – meaning significant efforts are taken to make sure as the city is disassembled in the days following the festival, the desert returns to its original state. /// Source imagery: @digitalglobe Ein von Daily Overview (@dailyoverview) gepostetes Foto am
5. Ipanema, Rio de Janeiro / Brasilien
All of the exciting coverage at the Olympics has us thinking of this beautiful Overview of Ipanema Beach in Rio de Janeiro! Frequently recognized as one of the most beautiful beaches in the world, its 2.25 miles of sand are divided into segments by lifeguard towers known as “postos.” /// Source imagery: @digitalglobe
7. Central Park, Ne York City (USA)
Wow, look at Central Park in New York City. The park spans 843 acres, which is 6% of the island of Manhattan. One of the most influential innovations in the park’s design was its ‘separate circulation systems’ for pedestrians, cyclists, horse riders, and cars. The park contains numerous tennis courts and baseball fields, an ice-skating rink, and a swimming pool. It also serves as the finish line for the New York City Marathon and New York City Triathlon. This incredible photograph was captured by our friend @spwatty from his airplane window during his arrival into the city yesterday!
Today @instagram added a flash of color to their new icon so we thought we do the same on our feed! This Overview shows the stunningly vibrant tulips fields in Lisse, Netherlands that are in peak bloom at this time every year. The country produces 4.3 billion tulip bulbs annually. Source imagery: @digitalglobe Ein von Daily Overview (@dailyoverview) gepostetes Foto am
9. Casablanca / Marokko
Casablanca is the largest city in Morocco with four million residents, accounting for 11% of the entire country. Many officials report that these figure are underestimated and the total population is actually somewhere between 5 and 6 million. This recent surge has occurred because severe droughts have forced many Moroccans to move into urban areas to find new forms of work. The Cite Djemaa neighborhood, located in the southeast of the city, is seen here. Source imagery: @digitalglobe
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 Ein von Daily Overview (@dailyoverview) gepostetes Foto am
11. Bahnhof Albany, New York / USA
The plain of Fucino in the Abruzzo region of Italy is commonly recognized for the quality of the vegetables that are grown here – in particular the potatoes, carrots, and radishes. What is now an entire plain filled with farms was once Fucine Lake, the third largest lake in Italy. The lake was drained in 1877 to make agricultural development possible here, an area that is now responsible for roughly 25% of the agricultural production in the region. Source imagery: @digitalglobe Ein von Daily Overview (@dailyoverview) gepostetes Foto am
13. Moab-Kalisalz-Verdunstungsbecken, Utah / USA
Blue evaporation ponds are visible at the Intrepid Potash Mine in Moab, Utah, USA. The mine produces muriate of potash, a potassium-containing salt used widely by farmers in fertilizer. The salt is pumped to the surface from underground brines and dried in massive solar ponds that vibrantly extend across the landscape. As the water evaporates over the course of 300 days, the salts crystallize out. So why are you seeing such vibrant colors? The water is dyed bright blue to reduce the amount of time it takes for the potash to crystallize; darker water absorbs more sunlight and heat.
On Tuesday, new data from the Chinese government revealed that the country has been burning up to 17% more coal each year than previously disclosed. While president Xi Jinping recently promised to halt the growth of his country’s carbon dioxide emissions by 2030, the new figures mean that China has been burning an additional 600 million tons of coal each year. The sharp upward revision in official figures means that China has released much more carbon dioxide — almost a billion more tons a year — than previously estimated. This Overview shows the coal terminal at the Port of Qinhuangdao – the largest coal shipping facility in China. From here, approximately 210 million metric tons of coal are primarily transported to coal-burning power plants in the major cities in southern China each year. Ein von Daily Overview (@dailyoverview) gepostetes Foto am
15. Hafen vor Singapur (Die Öl-Tanker warten auf Hafeneingang)
Oil field service ships sit at anchor outside of Labuan, a territory of Malaysia that is located off the coast of Borneo. In addition to being an offshore financial center, Labuan is an offshore support hub for deepwater oil and gas activities in the region. The economy of Labuan is heavily dependent on its fossil fuel resources, which account for 65% of its exports.