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You’ve heard the saying, “Without art, the Earth is just ‘eh.” Well, these photographs take that saying to the next level, reminding us that the Earth and art are intrinsically linked!

The U.S. Geological Survey compiled stunning shots of photographs taken by Landsat 8, a satellite used to study “the status of large swaths of vegetation, how urban development changes the landscape and how much influence natural disasters have on the surrounding area. Scientists display their data using a combination of natural color and infrared images.”

These images look like they could have been taken straight off the walls of the MoMA!


This image depicts the Tanezraft Basin in Algeria, a desolate area of the Sahara Desert.

This shot shows the Bering Sea between Alaska and Russia. So mesmerizing!

Check out these fault lines in western China! 



These stunning images remind us that we’ve only got one precious Earth … so we ought to take care of it. To learn more about how you can start, check out One Green Planet’s #EatForThePlanet campaign. You can view the entire collection here.

All Image Source: U.S. Department of the Interior/U.S. Geological Survey