Estas fotos nos demuestran lo pequeña y frágil que es la Tierra
Una serie de capturas a través de Google Earth buscan generar consciencia sobre el impacto que la humanidad tiene en la Tierra.
Benjamin Grant, del proyecto Daily Overview, retomó la idea de la visión del mundo de los astronautas. Cuando un astronauta llega al espacio cambia su concepción de la Tierra: descubren que se trata de un frágil y pequeño oasis en la inmensidad del universo. Así, cada hombre que regresa del espacio se abruma por la necesidad de proteger al planeta.
Grant ha trabajado esta idea desde principios de este año para mostrar a los que no tenemos la oportunidad de ver la Tierra desde el espacio, lo que está en juego para la humanidad en este planeta. A través de fotografías tomadas de Google Earth, ha recopilado capturas de la naturaleza, las enormes ciudades y las abrumadoras regiones industriales.
“Lo que de verdad trato de decir aquí es que entramos en un importante momento para la historia de la humanidad donde nuestro hogar ha sido alterado de manera significativa”, dice Grant.
Para lograr estas capturas, ligaba las búsquedas que tenía con aquellos temas ambientales en boga o que lo inquietaran. Grant explicó que cada imagen le tomó alrededor de 45 minutos y una hora para terminarla, ya totalmente editada.
Daily Overview desea que los que vean sus fotografías sientan el peso que genera la existencia humana en el mundo, así que ustedes nos dirán si estas fotografías los hacen sentirse más parte del planeta azul.
Tulips fields bloom in Lisse, Netherlands. The Dutch produce a total of 4.3 billion tulip bulbs each year. 53% of the total harvest (2.3 billion) is grown into cut flowers. Of these, 1.3 billion are sold in the Netherlands as cut flowers and the remainder is exported: 630 million bulbs to Europe and 370 million elsewhere. This Overview is also on the Juxtapose page now so to be sure to check it out at dailyoverview.com/juxtapose
Two boats pass through the sea walls surrounding an oil extraction platform in Kazakhstan’s zone of the Caspian Sea. This area is known as the Kashagan Field, an offshore oil field that is estimated to have a recoverable reserve around 13 billion barrels of crude oil. However, due to harsh conditions – specifically sea ice during the winter, yearly temperature variation from −35 to 40 °C (−31 to 104 °F), extremely shallow water, and high levels of hydrogen sulfide that eventually need to be removed from the extracted oil – many consider it to be one of the most challenging oil megaprojects in the world.
The Crescent Dunes Solar Energy Project near Tonopah, Nevada powers up to 75,000 homes during peak electricity periods. So how does it work? The project uses 17,500 heliostat mirrors to collect and focus the sun’s thermal energy to heat molten salt flowing through a 540-foot (160 m) tall solar power tower. The molten salt then circulates from the tower to a storage tank where it is used to produce steam and generate electricity. One last thing – look closely at the lower left corner of this Overview and you’ll see an airplane flying over the complex!
To celebrate our 115K milestone, we’re doing a PRINT GIVEAWAY from our Printshop! To enter the contest, simply TAG FOUR (4) FRIENDS in the comments of this Overview. In 72 hours, we’ll announce a winner who will receive a 12” print of this view of Ipanema Beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil! Contest Winner: @bessayeager !!!
Center pivot irrigation is used throughout the Wadi As-Sirhan Basin of Saudi Arabia. Water is mined from depths as great as one kilometer (~3,000 ft), pumped to the surface, and evenly distributed by sprinklers that rotate 360 degrees. Spurred by a government effort to strengthen its agriculture sector, cultivated land in the country grew from 400,000 acres in 1976 to more than 8 million acres by 1993. The diameter of the fields you see here are approximately three kilometers (1.9 miles) across.
We just passed 150k followers so it’s time to celebrate with a PRINT GIVEAWAY from our Printshop! To enter the contest, simply TAG FOUR (4) FRIENDS in a comment below. – – – This Overview shows the aircraft boneyard at the Southern California Logistics Airport in Victorville, California. The facility is a massive transitional hub for commercial aircraft and contains more than 150 retired planes. – – – In 72 hours, we’ll announce a winner who will receive this Overview print or any other 12” print of their choosing from the shop. Good luck! Contest winner: @andreacordell
The Terminal de Autobuses de Pasajeros de Oriente, better known as TAPO, is a major bus terminal in Mexico City, Mexico. The dome-covered structure accommodates more than 10,000 passengers per day traveling to fourteen states throughout the country. PS – This weekend we are doing a feed takeover for our friends, @artsetters. Check out their page over the coming days for a fresh look at some of our favorite Overviews!
The urban plan for Washington, D.C. – the L'Enfant Plan – was developed in 1791 by Major Pierre Charles L'Enfant for George Washington, the first President of the United States. L’Enfant designed a compass-aligned grid for the city’s streets, with intersecting diagonal avenues that were later named after the states of the union. The diagonal avenues also intersect with the north-south and east-west streets at circles and rectangular plazas in order to create more open, green spaces. Lastly, L'Enfant laid out a 400 foot-wide (122 meter) garden-lined “grand avenue” – what is now know as the National Mall – that connects the US Capitol Building, the Washington Monument, and the Lincoln Memorial (the latter two are visible at right in this Overview).
To celebrate our 125K follower milestone, we’re doing a PRINT GIVEAWAY from our Printshop! To enter the contest, simply TAG FOUR (4) FRIENDS in the comments of this Overview. On Thursday, we’ll announce a winner who will receive a 10” print of their choice, perhaps they’ll pick this view of Brasilia, Brazil! The city was founded on April 21, 1960 in order to move the capital from Rio de Janeiro to a more central location within Brazil. The design – resembling an airplane from above – was developed by Lúcio Costa and prominently features the modernist buildings of the celebrated architect Oscar Niemeyer at its center. Contest winner: @heather_joy_
Houses swirl on the hills of Umlazi – a township in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. The present site of Umlazi was occupied by American missionaries in 1836 and only opened to black residents in 1965, many of whom moved there from Durban. The current population of the township is approximately 405,000.
Damascus is the capital and second largest city in Syria. It is one of the world's oldest continuously inhabited cities, with its earliest settlement in approximately 6300 BC. This photograph was captured in March of 2010, one year before the outbreak of the civil war that continues to plague the country.