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Earth from above: stunning aerial images (20 photos)









The Palm Jumeirah in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (Benjamin Grant / Daily Overview / Amphoto Books / DigitalGlobe)

The Eixample District in Barcelona, Spain is characterised by its strict grid pattern and apartments with communal courtyards. (Benjamin Grant / Daily Overview / Amphoto Books / DigitalGlobe)





The Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco, California. (Benjamin Grant / Daily Overview / Amphoto Books / DigitalGlobe)

Valparaíso, Chile, is built upon dozens of steep hillsides overlooking the Pacific Ocean. (Benjamin Grant / Daily Overview / Amphoto Books / DigitalGlobe)





The Mount Whaleback Iron Ore Mine is located in the Pilbara region of Western Australia. (Benjamin Grant / Daily Overview / Amphoto Books / DigitalGlobe)



Cargo ships and tankers—some weighing up to 300,000 tons—wait outside the entry to the Port of Singapore.(Benjamin Grant / Daily Overview / Amphoto Books / DigitalGlobe)

Jsseloog is an artificial island used as a depository to store polluted silt in the middle of the IJssel River in Flevoland, Netherlands. (Benjamin Grant / Daily Overview / Amphoto Books / DigitalGlobe)

The Port of Antwerp in Belgium is the second largest port in Europe, behind the Port of Rotterdam. (Benjamin Grant / Daily Overview / Amphoto Books / DigitalGlobe)

Residential development is seen in Boca Raton, Florida. (Benjamin Grant / Daily Overview / Amphoto Books / DigitalGlobe)

The street plan and distinctive appearance of central Paris, France. (Benjamin Grant / Daily Overview / Amphoto Books / DigitalGlobe)

The Spiral Jetty is an earthwork sculpture by Robert Smithson, jutting from the northeastern shore of the Great Salt Lake in Utah. (Benjamin Grant / Daily Overview / Amphoto Books / DigitalGlobe)

Rub’ al Khali, or The Empty Quarter, is the largest sand desert in the world. (Benjamin Grant / Daily Overview / Amphoto Books / DigitalGlobe)

Bucket-wheel excavators run on tracks at the Tagebau Hambach open-pit mine in Etzweiler, Germany. (Benjamin Grant / Daily Overview / Amphoto Books / DigitalGlobe)

Canola flower fields cover the mountainous landscape of Luoping County, China. (Benjamin Grant / Daily Overview / Amphoto Books / DigitalGlobe)

The Perito Moreno Glacier is located in Santa Cruz Province, Argentina. (Benjamin Grant / Daily Overview / Amphoto Books / DigitalGlobe)

Seafood farms cover the surface of Luoyuan Bay in the Fujian province of China. (Benjamin Grant / Daily Overview / Amphoto Books / DigitalGlobe)