From hypnotic deltas to the captivating bright lights of big cities, these are just some of the amazing aerial pictures viewers will be treated to in a new BBC documentary.
Producers teamed up with more than 20 different satellites operated by national space agencies and private companies for ‘Earth From Space’.
The series includes images down to a 30cm resolution, the highest level of detail commercially available from satellite to date.
The series’ executive producer Jo Shinner said: “Our mantra from the get-go was, what can satellite imaging add to the natural history genre that feels fresh, revelatory and from a new perspective?
“We learnt so many things: that satellite cameras have revolutionised how scientists can monitor the natural world; how new populations of species such as penguins have been discovered; how we can follow migrating animals; how experts can monitor the health of coral reefs from the patterns of sand around them.
“In addition there is no doubt that images from space are simply awe-inspiring. Beautiful. Epic.”
Click through our gallery to see all the stunning images from the four-part documentary.
Earth From Space starts on April 17, 9pm on BBC One.