Google Earth is used when you want to explore rich geographical content, want to see satellite images, maps, landscapes, 3D buildings or view satellite images from galaxies in outer space. It also lets you search the whole planet within seconds without requiring you to leave your comfortable room. You can search for anything on this planet whether it is a building, a landscape or anything else, Google Earth will help you. In this post we have collected some bizarre and interesting Google Earth photos, we hope they will impress you.
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Google Earth Photos
The Boneyard is the largest plane cemetery located in Tuscon, Arizona. The site’s massive size is equal to an astounding 1,430 football fields, providing ample space for the extensive collection of over 4,000 retired aircraft.
Shipwreck in Iraq
In the waters of Basrah in Iraq, a ship is afloat in a sideways position.
Graffiti in Google Maps
Site of an extinct volcano crater, the Cerro Prieto, located near Mexicali in Baja California (Mexico). Apparently, a lot of visitors to the site have decorated it with their graffiti, drawn huge enough to be seen from high above. The graffiti appears to have been drawn with the intention to be seen by people looking down into the crater from the eastern rim of the crater. Here’s a closeup shot of it, taken from the ground.
The Barringer Meteor Crater is a large impact crater located in northern Arizona, formed approximately 50,000 years ago when an asteroid or comet collided with the Earth’s surface, and is recognized as one of the best-preserved impact craters on Earth.
Did you think it was unlikely to witness a group of buffalos roaming freely in their natural habitat? Fortunately, some satellite images have been taken of a herd in motion in the Moyowosi River in Tanzania.
Batman Symbol Spotted in Okinawa, Japan
The Largest Coca-Cola Logo in the World
An advertisement made up of 70,000 empty Coca-Cola bottles in Chile is visible only from above.
Heart-shaped island highlighted by Google Earth becomes hit with lovers
The 130,000 square yard islet of Galesnjak came to prominence after its unusual shape was highlighted on Google Earth.
Man-Shaped Lake in Brazil
Grand Prismatic Spring at Yellowstone National Park
A giant, bubbling rainbow potion with vivid hues of red, orange, yellow, green, and blue.
Issaouane Erg desert – Dunes (Algeria)
The shapes and colors of the dunes in this desert are amazing. Notice that the three dunes have almost identical shapes. And there are tens of thousands just like those all around.
Jesus Loves You in Idaho
Terrain Face in Google Maps
The terrain in Alberta, Canada accidentally forms what looks like a human face when viewed from the air or when viewing the satellite pic in Google Maps.
Osmington White Horse
The Osmington White Horse, outside Sutton Poyntz, UK. This prehistoric figure is carved into the white chalk of the hillside – such horse carved shapes are called “Leucippotomy”.
Lucky Maze in Dublin
A shamrock maze near the Dublin airport.
Land Art near Munich Airport
Land Art or “Earth Art” appearing in a field near the airport in Munich, Germany.
World Map in Denmark
The artist Søren Poulsen crafted this impressive world map between 1944 and 1967 by hauling stones with a sled on the ice during winter and carefully positioning them during the thaw, resulting in a stunning work of art.
Giant Mattel Logo
The giant logo of Mattel is visible at their headquarters in El Segundo, California.
Where’s Waldo in Google Maps?
Canadian artist Melanie Coles built a large image of the iconic “Waldo” onto a rooftop at an undisclosed location in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
A Water Break in Nigeria
Humans and camels gathered together at a water source in Nigeria.
Without a doubt, the best thing that ever happened to crop circles is Google Earth. This circle in the desert just outside Beatty, Nevada.
Portrait of Ghenghis Khan in Google Maps
Out of some sort of fear that they might forget who he was, the people of Mongolia have carved the likeness of Ghenghis Khan onto a hillside outside of Ulaanbaatar.
The Vitruvian Man by Da Vinci
Leonardo da Vinci’s Vitruvian Man – one of the world’s most recognizable illustrations – is rendered here in crop art in Germany.
The Palm Islands of Dubai
The Palm Islands are artificial islands in Dubai, United Arab Emirates on which major commercial and residential infrastructure will be constructed. They are being constructed by Nakheel Properties, a property developer in the United Arab Emirates, who hired Belgian and Dutch dredging and marine contractor Jan De Nul and Van Oord, some of the world’s specialists in land reclamation. The islands are the Palm Jumeirah, the Palm Jebel Ali and the Palm Deira.
Motorcycle Range or UFO Landing Tracks?
There are bizarre structures discovered on U.S. and British air bases, such as this one located near Norwich in England. The area has been deemed a motorcycle range by the U.K. Ministry of Defense, though some believe it could potentially serve as a calibration mechanism for satellites.
World’s Largest Fingerprint
She’s got a massive syndicated show and a magazine called O, and she was dubbed the most powerful celebrity in the world by Forbes. Why shouldn’t Oprah get her own corn maze? An Arizona farmer created this 2004 tribute to the TV talk-show host.
Mystery Stone Arrow
Localized Black Hole Discovered
As we all know, the general theory of relativity states that a black hole is a region of space from which nothing can escape – including light. Astronomers have identified lots of places where black holes may exist, but apparently they missed one – about 60km north of Tokyo.
Show Me a Sign
KFC space logo
Yum! Brands Inc created the logo near Rachel, Nevada, and claimed it’s the first ad that can be seen from space. If you recall, the same company had previously wanted to beam a laser ad up onto the moon for Pizza Hut, but had later scaled back to buying ad placement on the side of a Russian rocket.
Ni Pena Ni Miedo (No Shame Nor Fear)
Written in the sands of the Atacama Desert, Chile, are the words “ni pena ni miedo” which translate more or less as “No shame nor fear”, and together they form what must surely be the world’s largest poem.
Giant of Córdoba takes a bath
Giants have a hard time getting clean. I mean, baths aren’t usually built big enough to fit your average giant, right? Which is the only sensible explanation as to why there’s a giant sitting in the Guadalquivir river in Córdoba, Spain.
Think parking is tough where you live? In Westenbergstraat, Netherlands, drivers apparently have to park on the sides of walls.
Brunel 200th Birthday Maze
This maze in the UK was made to celebrate Brunel’s 200th birthday.
Land Art – Bug in Illinois
Effigy Tumuli, by Michael Heizer, are a few different land art pieces built on Buffalo Rock in Buffalo Rock State Park, overlooking the Illinois River. (Built between 1983-1985) The animal shapes are barely visible now from satellite pics, though you can see the beetle or roach shape outline in this screengrab.
Karl’s Maze, Germany
Karl’s Maze in Purkshof, Germany. Since 1921?
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