In pictures: Stunning Google Earth View images show our planet at its most spectacular

Joe GampContributor, Yahoo News UK
Yahoo News UK

Breathtaking new images from Google Earth View display our planet landscapes at their most spectacular.

The new platform, a database of topography, has released 1,000 new images that capture the magnificence of our planet in all it’s glory.

From the elegance of Barcelona’s architecture to the striking mountain ranges of Tibet, a birds eye view of London and the deserts of Somalia, Planet Earth looks more beautiful than ever before.

The stunning images can be used as wallpapers on Android, as screensavers for Chromecast and Google Home and can be saved for use on your desktop.

Writing in a blog post, Google Earth product manager Gopal Shah said:"Earth View started simply enough - a curiosity pursued by the curious. Over the decade, that tiny seed sprouted several limbs, and today this imagery has been seen by millions of people the world over,"

"Earth View has the power to elevate our minds from our tiny screens to outer space -- the landscapes that materialise when you open a new tab or unlock your phone punctuate your day with a global looking glass.

“My hope then is this funny, little project -- along with Google Earth as a whole -- moves us to care more deeply about this strange but kaleidoscopically beautiful planet."

A Google Earth View of Antonio Quijarro, Bolivia. (Google Earth View)
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A Google Earth View of Antonio Quijarro, Bolivia. (Google Earth View)
A Google Earth View of Morocco. (Google Earth View)
Google Earth View
A Google Earth View of Morocco. (Google Earth View)
A Google Earth View of Greater London, United Kingdom. (Google Earth View)
Google Earth View
A Google Earth View of Greater London, United Kingdom. (Google Earth View)
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A Google Earth View of Buula Xaawo, Somalia. (Google Earth View)
Google Earth View
A Google Earth View of Buula Xaawo, Somalia. (Google Earth View)
A Google Earth View of Mumbai, India. (Google Earth View)
Google Earth View
A Google Earth View of Mumbai, India. (Google Earth View)
A Google Earth View of Jawf Governorate, Yemen. (Google Earth View)
Google Earth View
A Google Earth View of Jawf Governorate, Yemen. (Google Earth View)
A Google Earth View of Qatar, UAE. (Google Earth View)
Google Earth View
A Google Earth View of Qatar, UAE. (Google Earth View)
A Google Earth View of Madagascar. (Google Earth View)
Google Earth View
A Google Earth View of Madagascar. (Google Earth View)
A Google Earth View of South Andaman, India. (Google Earth View)
Google Earth View
A Google Earth View of South Andaman, India. (Google Earth View)
A Google Earth View of Yellowstone National Park, US (Google Earth View)
Google Earth View
A Google Earth View of Yellowstone National Park, US (Google Earth View)
A Google Earth View of Tall Rifat, Syria. (Google Earth View)
Google Earth View
A Google Earth View of Tall Rifat, Syria. (Google Earth View)
A Google Earth View of Chicago, USA (Google Earth View)
Google Earth View
A Google Earth View of Chicago, USA (Google Earth View)
A Google Earth View of Zwigette, Netherlands. (Google Earth View)
Google Earth View
A Google Earth View of Zwigette, Netherlands. (Google Earth View)
A Google Earth View of Al Ansa, Saudi Arabia. (Google Earth View)
Google Earth View
A Google Earth View of Al Ansa, Saudi Arabia. (Google Earth View)
A Google Earth View of Western Australia. (Google Earth)
Google Earth View
A Google Earth View of Western Australia. (Google Earth)
A Google Earth View of Mauritania. (Google Earth)
Google Earth View
A Google Earth View of Mauritania. (Google Earth)
A Google Earth View of Reidstadt, Germany. (Google Earth)
Google Earth View
A Google Earth View of Reidstadt, Germany. (Google Earth)
A Google Earth View of North Slope, USA (Google Earth)
Google Earth View
A Google Earth View of North Slope, USA (Google Earth)
A Google Earth View of Segovia, Spain. (Google Earth)
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A Google Earth View of Segovia, Spain. (Google Earth)
A Google Earth View of Aksu, China. (Google Earth)
Google Earth View
A Google Earth View of Aksu, China. (Google Earth)

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