Earth appears to be a spectacular sight from space, a kaleidoscope of vibrant colors, patterns, textures, and abstract shapes. Views from above can also provide valuable information about the state of our planet’s environment.
Yann Arthus-Bertrand, an aerial photographer and devoted environmental activist discusses the impact of deforestation, urban sprawl, intensive farming, ocean pollution, and other environmental issues to help us better understand the more than 150 breathtaking satellite photographs in Earth from Space. Our ability to use high-resolution photography allows us to track the evolution of flora in the area surrounding the Chernobyl nuclear power plant, snow loss on Mount Kilimanjaro, and the health of migratory bird populations.
In addition to highlighting the world’s natural beauty, Earth from Space’s fascinating selection of satellite photographs highlights significant questions about our collective future, leaving no doubt that the planet is something that must be protected.