The Daily Overview explores the fragility and beauty of the Earth through striking satellite imagery.

Benjamin Grant, the founder of Daily Overview, is on a mission to share the overview effect – the experience an astronaut goes through when they see the Earth from space. 

He carefully selects and composes images using satellite photography from Digital Globe to highlight the impact humans are having on the Earth. The results are stunning and shocking all at the same time.

Here are 10 of our favourite coastal images below:

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The overview effect

'The overview effect, first described by author Frank White in 1987, is an experience that transforms astronauts’ perspective of Earth and mankind’s place upon it. Common features of the experience are a feeling of awe for the planet, a profound understanding of the interconnection of all life, and a renewed sense of responsibility for taking care of the environment.'