Satellite Art: celebrating Canada's beauty from space
Rediscover the majesty of Canada's vast and varied landscapes through the eyes of those who use satellites to explore Earth.
We challenged 13 organizations from across the country to create stunning satellite images that showcase the natural beauty of a region in each of Canada's territories and provinces — not a typical order for companies used to treating satellite data for scientific or commercial use.
Yet, like any painter or sculptor, the specialists who process satellite data are visual artists who convey meaning through the careful selection of colour, texture, tone, shadow and shapes.
Browse this unique collection for the story behind each image, as told by those who created them.
Locations of the images in the Satellite Art Gallery
Thirteen stunning satellite images
North Cape, Prince Edward Island
The North Cape Eddies: A Satellite Tribute to the Traditions of Prince Edward Island
St. Lawrence River, Quebec
Banff National Park, Alberta
Unveiling the radar beauty of Banff National Park
Pacific Rim National Park, British Columbia
A swirl of clouds at the Pacific Rim
Hatfield Consultants LLP
Lake Winnipeg, Manitoba
NextGen Environmental Research Inc.
Bay of Fundy, New Brunswick
Giraffe Meets Van Gogh in Fundy Bay, New Brunswick
Digital Earth Geomatics
Cape Spear Lighthouse National Historic Site, Newfoundland and Labrador