A couple of weeks ago in Amsterdam I stumbled upon an open-air exhibition of Yann Arthus-Bertrand, a French photographer that has made an enormous series of photographs of the earth, taken from the sky. It blew me away.
I post here just a selection from his amazingly elaborate website, which contains even more images than his (expensive) books.
The photographs mostly speak for themselves. I just want to add that the white plant-like figures in NamibiÃ« are natural salt-patterns, and the heart-shaped figures in New Caledonia are also not made by humans. Some iconographies just emerge.
The gigantic cactus and bird drawings in the landscape remind to the Palm Islands in Dubai, only these representations were done thousands of years before people even thought of flying…