34 jawdropping photos from a Google Chrome plugin that fills your browser with stunning satellite imagery

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Tanbar, Australia. ©2014 Cnes/Spot Image, DigitalGlobe / Google Earth

Bored of staring at a white screen all day?

Earth View is a plugin from Google that replaces blank new tabs in Google Chrome with stunning satellite imagery taken from across the globe. Photos range from the Béchar Province of Algeria, to Yellowstone National Park in the US, and the fields of Thoai Son in Vietnam.

It first launched in October 2014, and is available to download here. We’ve picked out 34 of the most beautiful and striking below, but there are literally thousands more just like them.

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title=”Baku, Azerbaijan.”
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image=”http://static.businessinsider.com/image/55ed9884dd08953c698b45df/image.jpg”
source=”©2014 CNES / Astrium, DigitalGlobe / Google Earth”
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[slide
permalink=”/#mauritania-2″
title=”Mauritania.”
content=””
image=”http://static.businessinsider.com/image/55ed9885dd08953c698b45f7/image.jpg”
source=”©2015 DigitalGlobe / Google Earth”
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[slide
permalink=”/#moab-united-states-3″
title=”Moab, United States.”
content=””
image=”http://static.businessinsider.com/image/55ed9885dd08953c698b45e8/image.jpg”
source=”©2014 DigitalGlobe, State of Utah / Google Earth”
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credit_href=””
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[slide
permalink=”/#paris-france-4″
title=”Paris, France.”
content=””
image=”http://static.businessinsider.com/image/55edaffedd0895c8738b4599/image.jpg”
source=”©2014 Aerodata International Surveys, Cnes/Spot Image, DigitalGlobe, The GeoInformation Group | InterAtlas / Google Earth”
caption=””
credit_href=””
]
[slide
permalink=”/#antonio-quijarro-bolivia-5″
title=”Antonio Quijarro, Bolivia.”
content=””
image=”http://static.businessinsider.com/image/55ed9884dd08953c698b45e1/image.jpg”
source=”©2014 CNES / Astrium, DigitalGlobe / Google Earth”
caption=””
credit_href=””
]
[slide
permalink=”/#creswell-australia-6″
title=”Creswell, Australia.”
content=””
image=”http://static.businessinsider.com/image/55ed9884dd08953c698b45e0/image.jpg”
source=”©2014 DigitalGlobe / Google Earth”
caption=”Creswell, Australia.”
credit_href=””
]
[slide
permalink=”/#the-tuamotu-and-gambier-islands-french-polynesia-7″
title=”The Tuamotu and Gambier Islands, French Polynesia.”
content=””
image=”http://static.businessinsider.com/image/55ed9885dd08953c698b45e9/image.jpg”
source=”©2015 DigitalGlobe / Google Earth”
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[slide
permalink=”/#north-slope-united-states-8″
title=”North Slope, United States.”
content=””
image=”http://static.businessinsider.com/image/55ed9884dd08953c698b45e3/image.jpg”
source=”©2014 DigitalGlobe, Landsat / Google Earth”
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credit_href=””
]
[slide
permalink=”/#niederzier-germany-9″
title=”Niederzier, Germany.”
content=””
image=”http://static.businessinsider.com/image/55ed9884dd08953c698b45e4/image.jpg”
source=”©2014 Aerodata International Surveys, DigitalGlobe, GeoBasis-DE/BKG, GeoContent / Google Earth”
caption=””
credit_href=””
]
[slide
permalink=”/#mahajanga-rural-madagascar-10″
title=”Mahajanga Rural, Madagascar.”
content=””
image=”http://static.businessinsider.com/image/55ed9884dd08953c698b45e6/image.jpg”
source=”©2015 Cnes/Spot Image, DigitalGlobe / Google Earth”
caption=””
credit_href=””
]
[slide
permalink=”/#copiap-province-chile-11″
title=”Copiapó Province, Chile.”
content=””
image=”http://static.businessinsider.com/image/55ed9884dd08953c698b45e7/image.jpg”
source=”©2014 Cnes/Spot Image, DigitalGlobe / Google Earth”
caption=””
credit_href=””
]
[slide
permalink=”/#antarctica-chilena-chile-12″
title=”Antarctica Chilena, Chile.”
content=””
image=”http://static.businessinsider.com/image/55ed9885dd08953c698b45ea/image.jpg”
source=”©2015 Cnes/Spot Image, DigitalGlobe / Google Earth”
caption=””
credit_href=””
]
[slide
permalink=”/#farina-australia-13″
title=”Farina, Australia.”
content=””
image=”http://static.businessinsider.com/image/55ed9885dd08953c698b45eb/image.jpg”
source=”©2015 CNES / Astrium, DigitalGlobe / Google Earth”
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credit_href=””
]
[slide
permalink=”/#nunavut-canada-14″
title=”Nunavut, Canada.”
content=””
image=”http://static.businessinsider.com/image/55ed9885dd08953c698b45ed/image.jpg”
source=”©2015 DigitalGlobe / Google Earth”
caption=””
credit_href=””
]
[slide
permalink=”/#tanbar-australia-15″
title=”Tanbar, Australia.”
content=””
image=”http://static.businessinsider.com/image/55ed9885dd08953c698b45ee/image.jpg”
source=”©2014 Cnes/Spot Image, DigitalGlobe / Google Earth”
caption=””
credit_href=””
]
[slide
permalink=”/#aigus-mortes-france-16″
title=”Aigus-Mortes, France.”
content=””
image=”http://static.businessinsider.com/image/55ed9885dd08953c698b45ef/image.jpg”
source=”©2014 DigitalGlobe / Google Earth”
caption=””
credit_href=””
]
[slide
permalink=”/#faiyum-egypt-17″
title=”Faiyum, Egypt.”
content=””
image=”http://static.businessinsider.com/image/55ed9885dd08953c698b45f4/image.jpg”
source=”©2014 DigitalGlobe / Google Earth”
caption=””
credit_href=””
]
[slide
permalink=”/#west-falkland-falkland-islands-18″
title=”West Falkland, Falkland Islands.”
content=””
image=”http://static.businessinsider.com/image/55ed9885dd08953c698b45f0/image.jpg”
source=”©2014 DigitalGlobe / Google Earth”
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[slide
permalink=”/#kihei-united-states-19″
title=”Kihei, United States.”
content=””
image=”http://static.businessinsider.com/image/55ed9885dd08953c698b45f3/image.jpg”
source=”©2015 DigitalGlobe / Google Earth”
caption=””
credit_href=””
]
[slide
permalink=”/#colombier-saugnieu-france-20″
title=”Colombier-Saugnieu, France.”
content=””
image=”http://static.businessinsider.com/image/55edaffedd0895c8738b459a/image.jpg”
source=”©2014 DigitalGlobe / Google Earth”
caption=””
credit_href=””
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[slide
permalink=”/#kastrup-denmark-22″
title=”Kastrup, Denmark.”
content=””
image=”http://static.businessinsider.com/image/55ed9886dd08953c698b45f8/image.jpg”
source=”©2014 Aerodata International Surveys, DigitalGlobe, Lantmäteriet/Metria, Scankort / Google Earth”
caption=””
credit_href=””
]
[slide
permalink=”/#haibei-china-23″
title=”Haibei, China.”
content=””
image=”http://static.businessinsider.com/image/55ed9885dd08953c698b45f5/image.jpg”
source=”©2014 CNES / Astrium, Cnes/Spot Image, DigitalGlobe / Google Earth”
caption=””
credit_href=””
]
[slide
permalink=”/#greece-26″
title=”Greece.”
content=””
image=”http://static.businessinsider.com/image/55edaffedd0895c8738b459b/image.jpg”
source=”©2015 CNES / Astrium, DigitalGlobe / Google Earth”
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[slide
permalink=”/#doha-qatar-27″
title=”Doha, Qatar.”
content=””
image=”http://static.businessinsider.com/image/55edaffedd0895c8738b459c/image.jpg”
source=”©2014 Cnes/Spot Image, DigitalGlobe / Google Earth”
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[slide
permalink=”/#tanbar-australia-28″
title=”Tanbar, Australia.”
content=””
image=”http://static.businessinsider.com/image/55edaffedd0895c8738b459d/image.jpg”
source=”©2014 Cnes/Spot Image, DigitalGlobe / Google Earth”
caption=””
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[slide
permalink=”/#binzhou-shi-china-29″
title=”Binzhou Shi, China.”
content=””
image=”http://static.businessinsider.com/image/55edaffedd0895c8738b459e/image.jpg”
source=”©2015 CNES / Astrium, DigitalGlobe / Google Earth”
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]
[slide
permalink=”/#antonio-quijarro-bolivia-30″
title=”Antonio Quijarro, Bolivia.”
content=””
image=”http://static.businessinsider.com/image/55edaffedd0895c8738b459f/image.jpg”
source=”©2014 CNES / Astrium, DigitalGlobe / Google Earth”
caption=””
credit_href=””
]
[slide
permalink=”/#antarctica-31″
title=”Antarctica.”
content=””
image=”http://static.businessinsider.com/image/55edafffdd0895c8738b45a0/image.jpg”
source=”©2014 NASA / Google Earth”
caption=””
credit_href=””
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[slide
permalink=”/#detroit-united-states-32″
title=”Detroit, United States.”
content=””
image=”http://static.businessinsider.com/image/55ed9886dd08953c698b45f9/image.jpg”
source=”©2015 DigitalGlobe, First Base Solutions, Sanborn, U.S. Geological Survey, USDA Farm Service Agency / Google Earth”
caption=””
credit_href=””
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[slide
permalink=”/#basrah-iraq-33″
title=”Basrah, Iraq.”
content=””
image=”http://static.businessinsider.com/image/55edafffdd0895c8738b45a1/image.jpg”
source=”©2015 Cnes/Spot Image, DigitalGlobe / Google Earth”
caption=””
credit_href=””
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[slide
permalink=”/#lelystad-netherlands-34″
title=”Lelystad, Netherlands.”
content=””
image=”http://static.businessinsider.com/image/55edafffdd0895c8738b45a2/image.jpg”
source=”©2015 Aerodata International Surveys, DigitalGlobe, GeoContent / Google Earth”
caption=””
credit_href=””
]
[slide
permalink=”/#tall-rifat-syria-35″
title=”Tall Rifat, Syria.”
content=””
image=”http://static.businessinsider.com/image/55edafffdd0895c8738b45a3/image.jpg”
source=”©2014 CNES / Astrium, Cnes/Spot Image, DigitalGlobe / Google Earth”
caption=””
credit_href=””
]
[slide
permalink=”/#mauritania-36″
title=”Mauritania.”
content=””
image=”http://static.businessinsider.com/image/55edafffdd0895c8738b45a4/image.jpg”
source=”©2015 Cnes/Spot Image, DigitalGlobe / Google Earth”
caption=””
credit_href=””
]
[slide
permalink=”/#hainan-china-37″
title=”Hainan, China.”
content=””
image=”http://static.businessinsider.com/image/55edafffdd0895c8738b45a5/image.jpg”
source=”©2014 CNES / Astrium, Cnes/Spot Image, DigitalGlobe / Google Earth”
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