1. Bondi Beach, Sydney:[feather_share show=”google_plus, twitter, facebook” hide=”reddit,, linkedin, tumblr, mail” title=””]
Benjamin Grant saw a short film about the “overview effect” nearly two years ago, – a term that describes the sensation astronauts experience when they look down on the Earth from space. This inspired him to set up Daily Overview, a photography series that posts a new satellite image from space every day. This one captures waves breaking on Bondi Beach, Sydney.
2. Port Grimaud, Saint Tropez:[feather_share show=”google_plus, twitter, facebook” hide=”reddit,, linkedin, tumblr, mail” title=””]
Daily Overview reported: “By providing our audience with a view they wouldn’t get to see otherwise – and by making sure we do the research so they know exactly what they’re seeing – we can inspire fresh thinking about the planet and the role we all play in shaping it,”. The image here shows the Venetian-style channels of Port Grimaud, a seaside town on the French Riviera by the Gulf of Saint Tropez.
3. Córdoba, Spain:[feather_share show=”google_plus, twitter, facebook” hide=”reddit,, linkedin, tumblr, mail” title=””]
“We consider the places where man has left his mark on the planet,” says Grant, “then conduct the necessary research to identify the locations (and the corresponding geo-coordinates) that will convey that idea.” In this photograph the olive groves of Córdoba, Spain, dot the landscape like pixels.
The frothing water below Niagara Falls is whats shown in this image of the iconic waterfalls on the Canada/US border. The falls have the highest flow rate of any waterfall in the world, with a vertical drop of more than 165ft. The Maid of the Mist boat, seen here, has carried passengers into the rapids immediately below the falls since 1846. “In regards to our audience, we hope that the unusual perspective, mesmerizing flatness, or the vibrant colors of the Overview will get their attention,” says Grant.
This is the Stelvio Pass in northern Italy; the snaking mountain pass is the highest paved roadway in the eastern Alps, with an elevation of 9,045ft above sea level. The road and its 75 hairpin turns are often scaled during the Giro d’Italia bike race.
With a view from above, the fact that La Plata, Argentina, is a planned city could not be more apparent; its strict grid pattern creates a symmetry rarely seen in urban areas. At the 1889 World’s Fair in Paris, the new city was awarded two gold medals for the “City of the Future” and “Better performance built”.
7. Viareggio, Italy:[feather_share show=”google_plus, twitter, facebook” hide=”reddit,, linkedin, tumblr, mail” title=””]
Its quite complicated to adjust to the perspective offered by the Overviews. At first glance, the dots and lines of this image look like a lego city. But in fact, it’s a shot of the beach at Viareggio, Italy, with umbrellas perfectly spread along the sand.