These aerial photos change familiar places into alien worlds

These aerial photos change familiar places into alien worlds
From the Lake District in England to the desert of Saudi Arabia, see familiar places as never before in these satellite images.

Misty white dissolves into streaks of grey. Turquoise weaves through a background of tan and black.

Modern art? Or a view of our planet like no other, taken from thousands of miles up.

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These beautiful, at times abstract, images are the work of Google Earth View, a collection of the most striking landscape photographs taken by Google Earth satellites (with a little colour enhancement).

Here are 17 of our favourites:

Nor Lípez, Bolivia (Credit: Google Earth)

Nor Lípez, Bolivia (Credit: Google Earth)

Lake Baskunchak is a salt lake in Astrakhan Oblast, Russia (Credit: Google Earth)

21m below sea level, Lake Baskunchak is a salt lake in Astrakhan Oblast, Russia (Credit: Google Earth)

Andamooka is known for its opal mining (Credit: Google Earth)

An Australian outback town, 600km from Adelaide, Andamooka is known for its opal mining (Credit: Google Earth)

Mansel Island (Credit: Google Earth)

Mansel Island is an uninhabited island in the Canadian Arctic Archipelago and home to a reindeer reserve (Credit: Google Earth)

Kiribati (Credit: Google Earth)

The island nation of Kiribati is made up of 33 atolls and reef islands and one raised coral island (Credit: Google Earth)

Olive groves in Estepa, Spain (Credit: Google Earth)

Olive groves in Estepa, Spain (Credit: Google Earth)

Al-Hasa (Credit: Google Earth)

Al-Hasa, Saudi Arabia has been inhabited since prehistoric times thanks to its natural oases and springs (Credit: Google Earth)

Guerrero Negro (Credit: Google Earth)

Guerrero Negro in the Mexican state of Baja California Sur. Nearby is a lagoon that attracts migrating grey whales (Credit: Google Earth)

Patterns in the desert at Boutilimit, Mauritania (Credit: Google Earth)

Patterns in the desert at Boutilimit, Mauritania (Credit: Google Earth)

South Bay, New Zealand. Famed spot for whale watching (Credit: Google Earth)

South Bay on the Kaikoura Peninsula, New Zealand. Famed spot for whale watching (Credit: Google Earth)

Home to the Lake District, Cumbria (Credit: Google Earth)

Home to the Lake District, Cumbria is one of England’s most outstanding areas of natural beauty (Credit: Google Earth)

The Andes in Argentina (Credit: Google Earth)

The Andes, the world’s longest continental mountain range, in Argentina (Credit: Google Earth)

Pico del Teide Spain (Credit: Google Earth)

Pico del Teide is a volcano on Tenerife. At 3,718m (12,198 ft) it is the highest point in Spain (Credit: Google Earth)

Mahajanga, a popular tourist destination in Madagascar (Credit: Google Earth)

Mahajanga, a popular tourist destination in Madagascar (Credit: Google Earth)

Nukufetau atoll near Lafanga islet, Tuvalu (Credit: Google Earth)

Nukufetau atoll near Lafanga islet, Tuvalu (Credit: Google Earth)

The village of Chaurikharka, Nepal (Credit: Google Earth)

The village of Chaurikharka, Nepal lies near the town of Lukla, a popular stop for visitors heading to Everest (Credit: Google Earth)

Lake Acraman South Australia (Credit: Google Earth)

Lake Acraman is a deep crater in the Gawler Ranges of South Australia (Credit: Google Earth)

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