Daily Overview (dailyoverview)
If you love aerial photography, you’ll want to follow Daily Overview for images that channel the “Overview Effect” and change the way we see our planet. From the mission: “Our project was inspired, and derives its name, from an idea known as the Overview Effect. This term refers to the sensation astronauts have when given the opportunity to look down and view the Earth as a whole. They have the chance to appreciate our home in its entirety, to reflect on its beauty and its fragility all at once. That’s the cognitive shift that we hope to inspire.
From our line of sight on the earth’s surface, it’s impossible to fully appreciate the beauty and intricacy of the things we’ve constructed, the sheer complexity of the systems we’ve developed, or the devastating impact that we’ve had on our planet. We believe that beholding these forces as they shape our Earth is necessary to make progress in understanding who we are as a species, and what is needed to sustain a safe and healthy planet.”
This afternoon I’m excited to be heading back to San Francisco for the week. Accordingly, I wanted to post one of my favorite shots of the city, captured by satellite from roughly 800 miles away! Check out the incredible detail of the full image by watching the zoom feature in our story today. We also have this one in the Printshop if you can’t get enough and want it on your walls! – @benjaminrgrant / source imagery: @digitalglobe