Time Magazine has launched in partnership with Google a Timelapse site to show the impact, in as clear terms as possible, we have had on our planet.
As part of the project there is this gorgeous collection of vibrant landscapes caught from space.
A Japanese artist classically trained in Yamato-e (traditional Japanese painting), Akira Yamaguchi's large format watercolors demonstrate a refinement on par with the old masters. These paintings, however, take another look. They are of an historic color, bristling with the tools, locations, things and situations of contemporary Japan. Skyscrapers seem clearly the cousins of the Heiji Castles they replaced. Rocket launchers, airplanes. Truly astounding.
This is so gorgeous on so many levels.
Named “The President” the giant sequoia that was photographed is named “The President” and is located in Giant Forest of California’s Sequoia National Park.
Photographer Michael “Nick” Nichols captured a photograph of the 247-foot-tall tree that scientists estimate is at least 3,200 years old.
Check out the whole Nat Geo story.