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An incredible series of pictures shot by satellite show the man-made world as astronauts see it. Can you guess where they are? This was taken over the Durrat Al Bahrain development.
Artist Benjamin Grant uses Google Earth to find the most compelling satellite images of human civilisation. Pictured are the San Francisco salt ponds.
The stunning pictures of sprawling metropolises and vast reservoirs are sometimes unidentifiable until you zoom in. The grid-like streets of Barcelona are pictured here.
Many of the images look like paintings created in watercolour or oil. These rice growing terraces in China could pass as the swirling brush strokes of Van Gogh.
This scene of burgundy and blue is Mount Whale Back iron ore mine in Pilbara, Australia.
In order to find an extraordinary picture in the practically endless supply of satellite data, Grant focuses on the themes of current events or environmental issues spending up to an hour scouring landscapes for the perfect shot. Turbine Interchange, Jackonsville, Florida is shown here.
He does as little editing as possible, just some colour correction to emphasise the contrast of the images in the same way a photographer would edit their own pictures. The industrial sector of Tokai, Japan is pictured.
Grant's friend showed him a video describing the Overview Effect - the name given to the sensation astronauts have when given the opportunity to spend significant time in outer space look down at the Earth. Kansas pivot irrigation is shown here.
Since learning of this he has posted a photo a day on his website www.overv.eu and 20,000 people follow him on Instagram to see his incredible work. Pictured is Port Newark-Elizabeth marine terminal, New Jersey.
His project 'Daily Overview' has become so popular it's even become an exhibition showing at the Deutsches Museum in Munich until January 2016. The tulip fields of Lisse, Netherlands are pictured.
He hopes the exhibitions and a possible upcoming book will raise money for environmental causes and encourage more environmentalism. A very unusual view of Venice, Italy is shown here.
Grant, 25, from New York, said: "When I discovered that I had the power to capture these incredibly vivid Overviews that offer mesmerizing perspective it started to change the way I view the Earth." Pictured are boats on New Bullards Bar Reservoir, California.
"I decided that the Overviews would focus only on the areas where humans – for better or worse - have impacted the landscape," he said. Pictured is Boca Raton, Florida.
"Unless you spend most of your time in an airplane, there's no way to appreciate the beauty and intricacy of the things we've constructed, the complexity of the systems we've developed, or the irreversible impact that we've had on our planet," he added. Fishing nets in Taiwan Straight have been captured here.
Cogs in a machine, an airport or scene from Mad Max? This is Dallas Fort-Worth Airport.
This image could well have been captured over Britain, but it is actually Bourtange in the Netherlands.
Like patterns created on a sandy beach, this is an aerial view of Tagebau Hambach surface mine in Germany.
You'd be forgiven for thinking this spiral jetty at Salt Lake, Utah was an example of vivid modern art.
Fruit tree orchards in Huelva, Spain, create an abstract pattern when viewed from above.
The Monthan Air Force base and plane grave yard in Arizona are seen in amazing detail.
Mount Taranaki in New Zealand resembles pond weed on first inspection.
The sheer drops from the winding mountainside Stevio Pass in Italy are barely comprehensible in this flattened image.