The Tangalooma Wrecks is a shipwreck site on the western side of Moreton Island in South East Queensland, Australia. It consists of 15 vessels that were deliberately sunk in 1963 to form a breakwall for small boats. In addition to providing safe harbor, the wrecks also created a popular dive and snorkel site, attracting a variety of marine life such as wobbegongs, trevally, yellowtail, and other tropical fish.
A strip of farmland is surrounded by desert near Kayyam, United Arab Emirates, roughly 90 miles (145 km) southwest of Abu Dhabi. This area is part of the Liwa Oasis, a date-palm cultivating region at the edge of the Rub’ al Khali desert. Since the UAE averages 12 days of rain a year and contains less than 1% arable land, there is widespread use of drip irrigation and greenhouses in this area.
Greater Vancouver is the third-most populous metropolitan area in Canada, with roughly 2.5 million residents. Located on the Pacific Coast, it comprises more than 20 municipalities and also has the highest population density in the nation with more than 5,400 people per square kilometer. As seen in this Overview, the city is bisected by the Fraser River, which travels 854 miles (1,375 km) through British Columbia before emptying into the Pacific Ocean -- depositing 20 million tons of sediment per year.
Beach chairs and parasols dot the shoreline of Rimini Beach, in northern Italy. Located on the Adriatic Sea, Rimini is a city of roughly 150,000 people and is one of the most famous seaside resorts in Europe. Its 9-mile-long (14.5km) sandy beach is surrounded by more than 1,000 hotels and thousands of bars, clubs and restaurants.
Lisbon is the capital and the largest city in Portugal with an estimated population of 508,300. This Overview captures a sizable portion of the downtown area, including the green space at right called Parque Eduardo VII — a massive city park known for its exotic plants, monuments, and panoramic views of the city. Lisbon is the only capital in Europe located on the Atlantic Ocean.
A bridge crosses the Kensico Reservoir in the town of Valhalla, New York. Located about 15 miles (24 km) north of New York City, the reservoir stores waters received from the Catskill Mountains and provides a site for fishing and boating recreation. With an average depth of nearly 44 feet (13.5 m) and a maximum depth of 120 feet (37 m), it can hold 30 billion gallons (113 billion liters) of water.
Hamad International Airport is the sole international airport in the state of Qatar. Located in Doha, it covers 8.5 square miles (22 square km) along the Persian Gulf, half of which is on reclaimed land. Hamad Airport opened in 2014 and handled more than 38.8 million passengers in 2019.
Prague is the capital and largest city in the Czech Republic, with an estimated 2.7 million people living in its metropolitan area. Founded in the 7th century during the Romanesque period and flourishing throughout the Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque eras, the city is a rich cultural hub of central Europe. This Overview shows the Vltava River winding through Prague’s city center.
Buenos Aires is the capital and largest city of Argentina, with more than 2.8 million residents. Architecture in the city is eclectic; due to immigration, there is a mix of Colonial, Art Deco, Art Nouveau, Neo-Gothic and French Bourbon styles. This Overview shows several of Buenos Aires’ 48 barrios, or neighborhoods, including Almagro, Boedo, Caballito and San Cristóbal.
The Kondyor Massif is a circular intrusion of igneous rock in Khabarovsk Krai, Russia. Intrusive rock forms when magma penetrates existing rock, crystallizes, and solidifies underground. Kondyor Massif is about 2,000 feet (600 m) tall and 5 miles (8 km) in diameter. A stream flowing from it carries platinum, gold, and Konderite — a combination of copper, platinum, rhodium, lead, and sulphur.
The French Polynesian islands of Taha’a (top) and Raiatea (bottom) form a keyhole shape in the South Pacific Ocean. The two islands are enclosed by the same coral reef and may once have been a single landmass. Taha’a has a population of roughly 5,200 and Raiatea is home to about 12,500 people.
Today is Juneteenth, a U.S. federal holiday to commemorate the day in 1865 when liberation of the last African-American slaves was announced in the city of Galveston, Texas. The 156-year-old celebration, also known as Jubilee Day, is considered the longest running African-American holiday. Galveston, which is now home to about 50,000 residents, is shown here next to the waters of the Gulf of Mexico.
Circuit Paul Ricard is a motorsport track at Le Castellet, near Marseille, France. The track is known for its distinctive black and blue runoff areas, called the Blue Zone. Additional deeper runoff areas, known as the Red Zone, use a more abrasive surface designed to maximize tire grip and minimize braking distance.
This Overview shows Shasta Lake in Northern California in late May 2021. Surface elevation of the reservoir — formed by the impounding of the Sacramento River — was at 959 feet (292.3 m) in this image, down from 1,016 feet (309.6 m) in the previous June. This difference of 57 feet (17.4 m) equates to a volume loss of more than 1.1 million acre feet, or 359 billion gallons — enough water to fill an Olympic swimming pool 550,000 times. Currently, about 95% of California is experiencing a severe drought as rising temperatures dwindle snowpack and reservoirs across the state see record-low inflows. Follow us on Instagram @dailyoverview to see a Timelapse of the reservoir's water levels.
San Sebastián, or Donostia, is a coastal city on the Bay of Biscay in northern Spain. It sits at the mouth of the River Urumea and has been built to a large extent on the river's wetlands over the last two centuries. San Sebastián’s 186,000 residents enjoy its three beaches — Concha, Ondarreta, and Zurriola — which are all visible in this Overview.
Ciudad del Carmen is a city on the southwest end of Carmen Island in Campeche, Mexico. Located in the Laguna de Términos on the coast of the Gulf of Mexico, it has a population of nearly 170,000. The city was a small fishing neighborhood until the 1970s, when oil discovered in the region caused it to grow and develop substantially.
Sydney Airport in New South Wales, Australia. At the top of this Overview, we see a Boeing 747 (left) and an Airbus A380 (right) parked in front of blast deflector fences, massive structures that protect people and property during engine tests. As the busiest airport in Australia, the facility handles more than 42 million passengers each year.
Check out this Overview of Downtown Chicago, Illinois, along the banks of Lake Michigan. The two neighborhoods shown here — The Loop and Near North Side — contain a majority of the city’s large commercial businesses, retail establishments, restaurants, hotels and famous attractions. Navy Pier, Grant Park, and the Cloud Gate sculpture (“The Bean”) are all visible from this perspective.
Marseille is a port city in southern France, located on the Mediterranean Sea. It has been a hub of immigration and trade since its founding by the Greeks around 600 B.C., and today is France’s largest port for both commerce and cruise ships. Marseille is home to about 1.5 million people and has numerous theaters, art galleries, cinemas, museums and other cultural attractions.
The aquamarine water of Roebuck Bay rolls onto red sand in Broome, Western Australia. A coastal town, Broome is home to roughly 14,000 people, but its population can grow to upwards of 45,000 per month during peak tourist season from June to August.