For over 40 years a series of Landsat satellites have been busily capturing hundreds of images of Mother Earth, providing stunning views of distinct landscapes, valleys, mountains, islands, volcanic fields, and more.
To celebrate the 40 year anniversary of the Landsat program, the USGS and NASA need your help in selecting the top five ‘Earth as Art’ images. A selection of the images in contest are provided above, but head to the USGS website for the complete image series and to place your vote. Voting closes July 6, 2012.
The winning images will be announced in Washington, D.C. on July 23 at a special commemorative event.