The closer you think you are, the less you’ll actually see. There are places on earth that appear to be the most ordinary places you’ll ever see, until you get to see them from above. These are called to be geoglyphs, designs made on the ground formed by rocks, stone fragments, trees, gravel or earth.
Join us as we fly and watch fifteen of the world’s most beautiful geoglyphs around the globe from a bird’s eye view.
A bizarre crop formation at the Silbury Hill in Europe is inspired by a traditional Mayan head dress. Members of the crop circle community created the symbol as a sign of the 5,126-year Mayan ‘Long Count’ calendar.
Google Earth made sure to capture their stamp in this crop field.
If you found yourself dying in thirst while on the middle of the desert in Northern Chile, just tilt your head and think of Coca-Cola.
The Cerne Abbas Giant
The mysterious art of a huge naked man on the hillside of Dorchester, England remains unsolved. On the other hand, the figure of Homer Simpson was carved years ago as a marketing stunt for The Simpsons Movie.
The Badlands Guardian
A natural phenomenon of soil erosion with the help of water and wind created the Badlands Guardian in Alberta, Canada. The earphone however, is man-made.
Candelabra of the Andes
The Paracas Candelabra is lighting up the Paracas Peninsula at Pisco Bay in Peru. It stands 595 feet tall and can be seen 12 miles at sea.
Image of Jesus Christ
There seems to be a huge apparition in Hungary after an image of Jesus Christ appeared on the field.
Found on a 0.5 mile lon hill at Ghard, Darfur in Sudan is a locklip figure that can only makes sense from above
The founder of Mongol Empire, Gengis Khan, is honored with a 455 foot portrait in the mountains of Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia.
Owner of al Futaisi island, H.E. Sheikh Hamad bin Hamdan al Nahyan carved his name in the island which measures 1 kilometer high for each letter.
Fall in love while in the Lover’s Island in Croatia. The island became a famous destination after it was discovered on Google Earth more than five years ago.
The Osmington White Horse
Carved in 1808 at the Osmington hill in UK is an image of King George III riding his favorite horse, Adonis. It measures 280 feet long and 320 feet high.
The Atacama Giant
The largest human like ancient geoglyph in the world is found at the Atacama desert in Northern Chile and was known to be sculpted during 900 A.D.
An Island in Time
Called as “An Island in Time”, this Celtic sign was created by Wilhelm Holderied in Munich twenty years ago.
The first President of the Turkish Republic, Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, has a huge portrait in the mountain made by 3,00 soldies on a 7,500 square meter area.
There are places on earth that you need to climb to catch a glimpse of their beauty, there are also places that you need to swim to witness the majestic display of the underwater creatures. But these ancient wonders require you to take heights and be on top.
Here are more amazing geoglyphs across the globe: