Ten Pictures That Make Earth Look Like ArtS

Our planet is full of breathtaking views: oceans, mountains, forests, glaciers, and plenty more besides. Look at it all from space, though, and plenty of those views become so striking that they're hard to distinguish from art.

NASA has recently published a free ebook called Earth as Art, which brings together years' worth of beautiful satellite photos from around the world. This one, for instance, is a stunning shot of the Himalayas in Central Asia. Check out this gallery to see some more of our favorites. [Earth as Art]

All images by NASA

Ten Pictures That Make Earth Look Like ArtS

Rocky Mountain Trench, Canada

Ten Pictures That Make Earth Look Like ArtS

Lean River Delta, Russia

Ten Pictures That Make Earth Look Like ArtS

Bogda Mountains, China

Ten Pictures That Make Earth Look Like ArtS

Byrd Glacier, Antarctica

Ten Pictures That Make Earth Look Like ArtS

Bombetoka Bay, Madagascar

Ten Pictures That Make Earth Look Like ArtS

Carnegie Lake, Australia

Ten Pictures That Make Earth Look Like ArtS

Dasht-e Kavir, Iran

Ten Pictures That Make Earth Look Like ArtS

Erg Chech, Algeria

Ten Pictures That Make Earth Look Like ArtS

Garden City, United States