nothing says hope quite like flowers growing through the cracks in concrete
The colors in these stunning aerial photos haven’t been enhanced. They’re just a sampling of the diversity of hues found around the earth’s surface captured by Bernhard Edmaier for his EarthART: Colors of the Earth book.
The Richat Structure - The Eye of The Earth
The Richat Structure, Oudane, Mauritania, is not really a “structure” per se, but a huge circular formation (50 km in diameter - 30 miles) that somewhat resembles a human eye when looked upon from space. Originally thought to be a crater, this volcanic dome is most likely a product of erosion, an ancient geological artifact in the middle of featureless Maur Adrar desert, in Africa’s Western Sahara. The earliest space missions used it as a landmark, the adventurous 4x4 enthusiasts today consider it to be their playground, and scientists are still debating its origin.
The Google Maps coordinates are 21.124217, -11.395569 - If you unzoom, you can distinctly see the eye:
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