NASA and Google Earth don’t have hegemony over bird’s eye views.
Digital Globe has three satellites in orbit shooting high-res images for a variety of clients, and the firm is about to wrap up its pictures of the year contest. The front runner and likely winner is Mt. Fuji with a giant cotton ball clouds, but others are pretty sweet, too.
For more, visit Digital Globe’s contest page on Facebook.
Burning Man, Black Rock Desert, Nevada.
Andes Mountains, Puntiagudo-Cordón Cenizos volcanic chain, Chile
Calving glacier, Antarctica
Icebergs, Petermann Glacier, Greenland
Iron ore mine, Koolan Island, Australia