Earth’s Wonders Like You’ve Never Seen Them Before – Planet Stories – Medium
Earth’s Wonders Like You’ve Never Seen Them Before
Once a matter of debate, we know today the Earth is not flat. But the satellite #imagery we’re most familiar with — taken straight down––flattens and obscures the visual cues we get from perspective, making the imagery appear like maps, not photos.
Take for example this nadir view of Monte Fitz Roy. You might not appreciate that these are mountains unless you spot the clue in the jagged shadows coming off the mountain’s serrated summits.
With a population nearing 12 million, #São Paulo is not only #Brazil ’s largest city, but also the largest city in the Americas. Clusters of apartment blocks and expansive villas surround Ibirapuera Park near the center of the image, while the Pinheiros River winds by a horse racetrack in the upper left.