The Earth as Abstract Art: Astrium Captures the Planet’s Natural Beauty Like Never Before

It’s a bit like the Hubble Space Telescope, however in this case the camera points toward Earth.

The engineers at Astrium, pioneers in Earth observation and geo-information services, clearly have an eye for natural beauty.  While serving clients in the defense, oil and mining, mapping, agriculture, infrastructure, and emergency response sectors, they have managed to capture some of the most unique and beautiful images of earth ever seen via their own constellation of high tech satellites.

Here’s a sampling of some of their incredible work, to see more, click HERE.

Mackenzie River Canada
Mackenzie River, Canada, 2005, via SPOT 5 satellite, (c) CNES 2003
Bazaruto Archipelago Mozambique
Bazaruto Archipelago, Mozambique, (c) DEIMOS IMAGING 2011
korea bay north korea satellite image
Korea Bay, North Korea, via the SPOT 5 satellite, image (c) CNES 2005
Agger Tange Denmark
SPOT 5 Satellite Image - Agger Tange, Denmark, (c) CNES 2002