Dazzling Photographs of Earth From Above
Satellite images of mountains, glaciers, deserts and other landscapes become incredible works of art
- By Erin Wayman
- Smithsonian.com, June 09, 2011
(USGS / NASA)
The Dardzha Peninsula in western Turkmenistan bears a striking resemblance to a T. rex. The peninsula juts into the Caspian Sea and its shores are lined with giant sand dunes created by the area’s strong winds. To the east lies the Karakum Desert, which covers 80 percent of the country.