A Breathtaking Look At How Humans Are Changing Earth

A picture’s worth a thousand words.

Photo Courtesy of Daily Overview

Astronauts often refer to “the overview effect,” the moment, when looking down at Earth from space, they realize our smallness, our fragility and improbable existence, and the need for humanity to protect our one and only home. In Daily Overview, Benjamin Grant seeks to create this cognitive shift for the majority of people who will never travel to space. A Wired article describes his method, he begins by scrolling through Google Earth and selecting the most visually stunning and thought provoking images of both nature and man- “congested metropolises, stunning empty wilderness, and monstrous mining operations.” Then he uses color correction sparingly to emphasize the image, much like a photojournalist would edit a RAW file from their camera.

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