Our daily does of satellite imagery through services like Google Maps have made looking down at Earth seem rather hum-drum at times. But there are still magical and majestic sites to be hold, as seen in this selection from 2012.
DigitalGlobe recently announced their Best of 2012 picks out of their vast archive of images. Phenomena both natural and man-made make appearances, and are equally striking. We happen to love the one of Mt. Fuji gushing steam.
Volcanic Chain - Andes Mountains, Chile
Mt. Fuji, Japan
Mine Sculpture in North England
Space Shuttle Endeavour atop a 747 - New Mexico, USA
Burning Man Festival in Nevada