The Grand Prismatic Spring — located in Teton County, Wyoming, inside Yellowstone National Park — is the largest hot spring in the United States and the third largest in the world. The spring is approximately 370 feet (110 m) in diameter, 160 feet (50 m) deep, and discharges an estimated 560 gallons (2,100 L) of water per minute. Its vivid colors, which match the rainbow dispersion of white light by a prism, are caused by layers of microorganisms that live around the edges of its mineral-rich water.

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Desert Shores is a 682-acre master planned community in northwest Las Vegas, Nevada. Constructed in 1988, it has more than 3,300 housing units ranging from condominiums to large, custom-built homes. At the center of Desert Shores are four man-made lakes, the largest of which — Lake Jacqueline — is flanked by the other three.

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Deforestation of the rainforest is visible in Santa Cruz, Bolivia, immediately adjacent to untouched tracts of forest. Deforestation in the country has primarily been driven by the expansion of mechanized agriculture and cattle ranching. According to The Economist, initial data for the first half of May showed 17,000 acres (6,880 hectares) of forest had been chopped down in the Amazon, nearly as much as the total for the previous nine months.

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Ceilândia is the most populous administrative region in the Federal District of Brazil, with about 489,000 inhabitants. Located just west of Brasília, it was created in the 1970s to prevent overcrowded shanty towns from developing in the capital city. With nearly half of Ceilândia's residents hailing from the Northeast — or "Nordeste" — Region, the city has a vibrant culture with unique styles of dance, music and cuisine.

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These Overviews show brightly colored tents at Mount Everest's South and North Base Camps, respectively. South Base Camp is located in Nepal at an altitude of 17,598 feet (5,364 m) and North Base Camp is in Tibet at 16,900 feet (5,150 m). Both camps are used by climbers as rudimentary campsites during their ascent and descent of the 29,029-foot-tall (8,848 m) mountain — Earth's highest point above sea level. This spring has been one of the deadliest climbing seasons in history, which many experts attribute to overcrowding on the mountain and an influx of inexperienced climbers.

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This Overview captures the Sunset District — the largest and most populous neighborhood in San Francisco, California. Bordered by Golden Gate Park on its northern side, the district is home to more than 85,000 people. Sunset is often referred to as “The Avenues” because it is spanned by numbered north-south thoroughfares.

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A large mural of the American Flag is seen here on a rooftop near William P. Hobby Airport in Houston, Texas. Painted by artist Scott LoBaido, the piece covers roughly 150,000 square feet (13,935 sq. m) and took nearly three weeks to complete. Today is Memorial Day in the United States, a holiday observed every year on the last Monday of May to remember the men and women who died while serving in the country's armed forces.

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Mount Vesuvius is a somma-stratovolcano located in Campania, Italy, about 5.6 miles (9 km) east of Naples. It is best known for its eruption in AD 79, which killed thousands and destroyed the Roman cities of Pompeii, Herculaneum, Oplontis and Stabiae. With an eruption as recent as 1944 and at least 3 million living nearby, Vesuvius is regarded as one of the most dangerous volcanoes in the world.

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A residential neighborhood sits adjacent to a large oil refinery in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Owned by ExxonMobil, this facility is the fourth largest of its kind in the United States and the 12th largest in the world, with an input capacity of more than 502,000 barrels per day. This refinery is one of many industrial plants along the Mississippi River between Baton Rouge and New Orleans, an 85-mile stretch known as "Cancer Alley" because of the abundance of cancer cases that have occurred there.

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ONE WEEK LEFT: Don't forget, our Spring Printshop sale is on now until the end of the month! You can use the coupon code "SPRING20" for 20% off your entire order. Visit to see the new prints! This Overview shows one of our new prints — the town of Loosdrecht, Netherlands. With roughly 8,600 inhabitants, it is known for its lakes, the Loosdrechtse Plassen, which attract thousands of tourists each year. Surrounding these lakes are hundreds of peat polders — low-lying pieces of reclaimed land protected by dikes, around 4,000 of which exist in the Netherlands.

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Melbourne is the second most populous city in Australia with upwards of 5 million residents — about one-fifth of nation's total population. Its metropolitan area is made up of 31 municipalities and covers a sprawling 3,858 square miles (9,992 sq. km) surrounding much of Port Phillip Bay. Melbourne is considered one of the most livable cities in the world, receiving high marks for entertainment, tourism, education, health care, research and development on the Economist Intelligence Unit's Liveability Index.

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We're excited to share images of the Harvard Business Review May / June 2019 issue, which used several of our images in their story "Shareholders Are Getting Serious About Sustainability." The article explores the changes that are driving investors to fully consider the environmental, social, and governance practices of the companies they back.

Featured image seen here: The Crescent Dunes Solar Project in Tonopah, Nevada. The facility uses 17,500 heliostat mirrors to collect and focus the sun’s thermal energy to power up to 75,000 homes.

Photo credit: Arturo Torres

Lake Natron is a salt lake in the Arusha Region of northern Tanzania, not far from the border with Kenya. It is shallow — less than 10 feet (3 m) deep — and varies in width depending on its water level. The color of Lake Natron is typical of saline lakes with high evaporation rates, in which salt-loving microorganisms thrive using photosynthesis to make their own food. A by-product of this photosynthesis causes deeper water to turn bright red and shallow parts of the lake to take on a rusty orange color.

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Manzhouli is a sub-prefectural city in the Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region of China. Located on the border with Russia, it is a major land port of entry and has experienced a boom in recent years as a center of Sino-Russian trade. Since China restricted commercial logging two decades ago, hundreds of factories have opened in Manzhouli to take advantage of lumber from Russia — demand for which is depleting many of Russia's forests.

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Honolulu is the capital and largest city in the U.S. state of Hawaii. Located along the southeastern coast of Oahu Island, it is the most remote city of its size in the world. The Honolulu Volcanic Series is partially located inside the city, and Diamond Head — a prominent volcanic cone — is visible in this Overview along the southern coast.

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Cars are parked next to the Hyundai production facility in Montgomery, Alabama, USA. The plant has a capacity of 300,000 automobiles and also contains the production facility for their engines. In 2015, 17.5 million cars and light trucks were sold in the United States, raising the total number of registered vehicles in the country to roughly 253 million.

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The Louvre Pyramid in Paris, France, was designed by Chinese-American architect I.M. Pei, who passed away yesterday at the age of 102. The structure, which consists exclusively of glass segments and metal poles, reaches a height of 71 feet (21.6 m) and has a square base with 112-foot-long (34 m) sides. While the pyramid is often recognized as Pei’s most famous design, his firm’s other works include the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, Ohio, and the Museum of Islamic Art in Doha, Qatar.

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