Planet Labs did an interesting spin on the standard straight down satellite shots: they angled the camera from 280 miles up, turning cities like Houston, shown above, into charming miniatures.
The effect is especially striking on mountains like Monte Fitz Roy in Patagonia:
When you take an image of Monte Fitz Roy from an angle, the view becomes altogether different: the mountains rise to their commanding height, valleys regain their depth, and background features recede into the distance. It’s like getting a view out the window of an airplane 450 kilometers high.
• Earth’s Wonders Like You’ve Never Seen Them Before (Medium / Planet)
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