This is the last call for submissions for The 26th annual National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest. Official categories include: Travel Portraits; Outdoor Scenes; Sense of Place; and Spontaneous Moments.
The contest is accepting entries until June 30. The grand prize winner will receive a National Geographic Expedition to Alaska.
These stunning images may look like abstract works of art by the likes of Picasso, but they are actually aerial photographs of the world with live in.
Known as the “overview effect,” a cognitive shift in awareness is sometimes experienced naturally by astronauts during spaceflight. While orbiting the earth, astronauts’ perspective changes, with patterns of the natural and mandmade world they left behind often becoming more recognizable.
The Daily Overview website is dedicated to sharing this experience, posting daily photographic depictions of the overview effect (photos taken of Earth from outer space). The site uses images from the satellite company DigitalGlobe. (Caters News)
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