Satellite images of our world are incredible on their own. But artist Federico Winer has taken aerial photography to a new level by portraying planet Earth as a mesmerizing kaleidoscope of geometric patterns and colors.
Winer’s new series, “Ultradistancia,” is a collection of natural and man-made landscapes that were captured not by traveling the world, but by scouring Google Earth’s database. Once a satellite image grabs his eye, Winer plays around with different magnitudes and perspectives, then tweaks the image’s color and luminosity until a beautiful, distorted fantasy-scape emerges.
Winer was happy to share some of his works with Gizmodo. They’re a good reminder that you can take incredible trips across the Earth without traveling very far at all: