the color of our planet

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Stunning Aerial Landscapes, Niaz Uddin

Niaz Uddin (aka @neohumanity) is a photographer, filmmaker, certified scuba diver and computer programmer currently based out of Los Angeles. Using the earths many beautiful landscapes as his subject, each of Uddin’s colorful aerial shots perfectly capture the best visual inspiration our planet has to offer. 

Instagram.com/WETHEURBAN

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Amazing Mother Nature

This collection of images demonstrates how amazing Mother Nature really is. The images, taken by photographers around the globe, show off the best the planet had to offer. From a stunning supermoon rising over the Statue of Liberty to a phoenix shape among the dancing northern lights, a breathtaking ice cave or a colorful volcanic eruption, these pictures prove our planet is truly beautiful. (Caters News)

Photo credits: Martin Heck/Caters News, Julia Sundukova/Caters News, Chad Weisser/Caters News

See more photos of Amazing Mother Nature and our other slideshows on Yahoo News.

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Blue lips, blue veins

Blue, the color of our planet from far, far away…

[Blue Lips, Regina Spektor]

idk if I have the sTRENGTH or tIME to do a complete songcomic now but I’ve been experimenting with this style of inking in my midtone sketchbook. This song inspired a whole bunch of imagery with me and i’d love to explore it more definitely! I liked the thought of pre-revolutionary Alfred being a little farm country yeoman in the early 1700s, growing up, and then moving to the new towns springing up on the coast and being overwhelmed by all the people :0

Colors of Earth

When we think of our globe from a distance, we generally visualize two colors: blue and green. Water and land. Mostly water, consequently, our planet’s nickname of the blue marble.

Traveling around the globe every 90 minutes covering millions of miles with a focused lens on our beautiful planet from 250 miles above, I’ve captured many beautiful colors beyond blue and green that showcase Earth in new and interesting ways. Some colors are indicative of nature like desert sands and weather like snow. Other colors tell stories of Earth’s climate in bright splashes of yellows and greens of pollen and muted grey tones and clouded filters of pollution.

Blue and green still remain vivid and beautiful colors on Earth from the vantage point of the International Space Station, but here are some other colors that have caught my eye from my orbital perspective.

African violet

Bahamas blues

Tropical in Africa

Yellow desert

Orange in Egypt

Red surprise 

Snow white 

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I enjoyed Pocahontas as much as the next child growing up. I sang the songs, bought the toys, and then moved on to the next movie/cartoon. But recently I was listening to “Colors of the Wind,” and it affected me to my core.

As I digested the the lyrics I realized how relevant they were, and how all of us as people could learn something from Pocahontas. 

The idea that we have the ability to not just consume the planet and see how much money we can gain from it, but that we can actually experience it, and appreciate it. 

The idea that more than just the people who look and think like us matter.

The beautiful idea that if we never look outside of what we already know, that we may be missing out on some amazing things that life has to offer. Take some time to read through the lyrics. Let it mess you up. I also included a link to my favorite version of the song. 

“Colors of the Wind’ by Tori Kelly

“You think I’m an ignorant savage
And you’ve been so many places
I guess it must be so
But still I cannot see
If the savage one is me
How can there be so much that you don’t know?
You don’t know …

You think you own whatever land you land on
The Earth is just a dead thing you can claim
But I know every rock and tree and creature
Has a life, has a spirit, has a name

You think the only people who are people
Are the people who look and think like you
But if you walk the footsteps of a stranger
You’ll learn things you never knew you never knew

Have you ever heard the wolf cry to the blue corn moon
Or asked the grinning bobcat why he grinned?
Can you sing with all the voices of the mountains?
Can you paint with all the colors of the wind?
Can you paint with all the colors of the wind?

Come run the hidden pine trails of the forest
Come taste the sunsweet berries of the Earth
Come roll in all the riches all around you
And for once, never wonder what they’re worth

The rainstorm and the river are my brothers
The heron and the otter are my friends
And we are all connected to each other
In a circle, in a hoop that never ends

How high will the sycamore grow?
If you cut it down, then you’ll never know
And you’ll never hear the wolf cry to the blue corn moon

For whether we are white or copper skinned
We need to sing with all the voices of the mountains
We need to paint with all the colors of the wind

You can own the Earth and still
All you’ll own is earth until
You can paint with all the colors of the wind

The Greatest Show On Earth
Nightwish
The Greatest Show On Earth

The Greatest Show On Earth–Nightwish

“After sleeping through a hundred million centuries we have finally opened our eyes on a sumptuous planet, sparkling with color, bountiful with life. Within decades we must close our eyes again. Isn’t it a noble, an enlightened way of spending our brief time in the sun, to work at understanding the universe and how we have come to wake up in it?”
[- Professor Richard Dawkins]

blue, the color of our planet from far, far away; “ heart thoughts are profound, hindsight aches and hope is obscure. i’m craving a great adventure – one that leads me back home.” ~donna lynn hope {listen}

the cover art was done by @deerdrawsthings!!!! their art is so great!!!!! go check them out!!!!

1. blue lips // regina spektor 2. north // sleeping at last 3. to build ahome // the cinematic orchestra 4. suburbia // troye sivan 5. pale blue dot // the receiving end of sirens 6. ocean eyes (astronomyy edit) // billie eilish 7. r.i.p 2 my youth // the neighbourhood 8. east // sleeping at last  9. all time low // jon bellion

Pluto in Enhanced Color : Pluto is more colorful than we can see. Color data and images of our Solar System’s most famous dwarf planet, taken by the robotic New Horizons spacecraft during its flyby in July, have been digitally combined to give an enhanced view of this ancient world sporting an unexpectedly young surface. The featured enhanced color image is not only esthetically pretty but scientifically useful, making surface regions of differing chemical composition visually distinct. For example, the light-colored heart-shaped Tombaugh Regio on the lower right is clearly shown here to be divisible into two regions that are geologically different, with the leftmost lobe Sputnik Planum also appearing unusually smooth. New Horizons now continues on beyond Pluto, will continue to beam back more images and data, and will soon be directed to change course so that it can fly past asteroid 2014 MU69 in 2019 January. via NASA

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Flowers are the most exquisite and fragile creatures on our planet. Each flower is a perfect example of mathematical and biological harmony, a tiny map of the world that unfolds between the petals. This is probably the reason we are so fascinated with them. A bunch of beautiful flowers reminds us of everything we appreciate: sun, life, love…

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{ lyrium-eyes; Fenris }

                                                  He took a step but then felt tired
                                                            He said, “I’ll rest a little
while”
                                                      But when he tried to  w a l k  again
                                                                      He wasn’t a {child}
                                        And all the  p e o p l e  hurried
fast,real fast
                                                  And [no one] ever smiled

                                                                                                              Blue lips, blue veins
                                                                                                    Blue, the color of our
planet
                                                                                                        From far, far away
                                                                                                 Blue lips, blue veins
                                                                                         Blue, the color of our  p l a n e t
                                                                                                    From far, far away