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Many of us have had the opportunity to see Earth from the air while travelling on airplanes. However, these views do not suffice for us to get the entire ‘picture’ of what’s down there.
Just like ancient civilizations modified the surface of the planet with structures and geoglyphs thousands of years ago, today’s society has down the same thing but on a whole other level.
The book called perfectly illustrates the impact the Anthropocene age has had on our planet and what mankind has done in the last century.
Just imagine seeing Angkor Wat, the desert of the Burning man or the dendritic drainage systems seen around the Shadegan Lagoon in Iran. The truth is that in the last couple of decades, mankind has left its mark on planet Earth making sure that its presence will always be remembered on the surface of the planet.
A collection of images inspired by New York author Benjamin Grant’s Instagram called Overview: A New Perspective challenges viewers to take a look at our planet and our ‘mark’ from a fresh new perspective.
The images presented by Benjamin Grant’s account, Daily Overview offers a glimpse at what astronauts see every single day while aboard the international space station orbiting Earth.
While working with Digital Global, Grant selected the most fascinating satellite images from Earth which seem to perfectly fit into the new era our planet has entered –the Anthropocene.
Benjamin Grant aims to reveal just how much mankind has impacted the way Earth looks.
Speaking to Main Online Travel, Grant said:
‘From our line of sight on the Earth’s surface, it’s impossible to fully appreciate the splendour 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.’