I’m a huge fan of photography, am amazed by satellite imagery and supporting technologies, and am constantly wowed by Earth imagery turned art, and so there’s no surprise that the USGS Earth as Art resource is a favorite stop on the web. Via the USGS EROS data center check out the Earth as Art resource, in p[articular the Earth as Art 3.
From the USGS… The Earth as Art 3 exhibit is the third in the series of award-winning USGS and NASA images now available online. Taken from the Landsat 5 and Landsat 7 satellites, Earth as Art 3 depicts an intricate beauty in Earth’s natural patterns. Forty satellite images were selected for the exhibit based solely on their aesthetic appeal. Cloud formations, coastlines, mountain ranges, islands, deltas, glaciers, and rivers seen from space take on patterns resembling abstract art with their striking textures and brilliant colors. Earth as Art 3 follows the Earth as Art 1 and Earth as Art 2 exhibits which have been shown in the Library of Congress, in the halls of Capitol Hill, and in museums and art centers around the country. Check out the Earth as Art 3 collection