A geologist from New Orleans has turned into a viral sensation by sharing 30 of the most bizarre and fascinating places he’s found on Google Earth.
The Imgur album uploaded by user “geologistsmakethebedrock” features a gallery of insanely aesthetic snaps taken from Google Earth and has raked over 100,000 views.
The locations are fascinating by themselves and many carry a huge historical weight, but the way he has composed and framed the shots makes his gallery the very definition of eye candy.
“I tried to find interesting examples of geologic processes to use in lecture presentations,” he told Bored Panda.
“That’s when I started gathering screenshots of cool stuff for myself. Then I decided to share some images on Imgur because my wife was tired of me making her look at them and listen to my explanations.”
Giving some insight on what attracts him towards a specific site, he explains his thought process: “One tip to find interesting geology things is to look for symmetry or patterns in landscapes. Most symmetry is from human activates [sic], but certain geologic processes can great semi-symmetry.”
From Russia’s Kamchatka Peninsula to Milwaukee to Pakistan, prepare yourself to take a stroll around some of the most gorgeous, off-the-beaten-path places on the planet. Posts like these are the reason why procrastination is our favourite sport. Here are some of our favourites:
Check out the full album on Imgur for all 30 screenshots.