DigitalGlobe Top Image Contest 2013: The Candidate Photos

Cambambe Dam, Cuanza River, Angola

Cuanza River, Angola, April 28, 2013 — Cambambe Dam. DigitalGlobe's annual Top Image of the Year contest showcases satellite images of natural disasters, political issues, natural wonders and current events from 2013. First round voting on Facebook closes Dec. 16.

Fires in Dunalley, Australia

Dunalley, Australia, Jan. 6, 2013 — Fires, false color image (red areas = healthy vegetation). DigitalGlobe's annual Top Image of the Year contest showcases satellite images of natural disasters, political issues, natural wonders and current events from 2013. First round voting on Facebook closes Dec. 16.

The Citadel of Aleppo, Syria

Aleppo, Syria, May 26, 2013 — The Citadel of Aleppo, a medieval fortified palace. Interesting optical illusion: Rotate the image 180 degrees and the "hole" becomes a "hill." DigitalGlobe's annual Top Image of the Year contest showcases satellite images of natural disasters, political issues, natural wonders and current events from 2013. First round voting on Facebook closes Dec. 16.

Colorado River, Utah, USA

Utah, USA, April 22, 2013 — The Colorado River is positioned to provide an interesting optical illusion in this image. DigitalGlobe's annual Top Image of the Year contest showcases satellite images of natural disasters, political issues, natural wonders and current events from 2013. First round voting on Facebook closes Dec. 16.

Versailles, France — Palace of Versailles

Versailles, France, Aug. 20, 2013 — Palace of Versailles. DigitalGlobe's annual Top Image of the Year contest showcases satellite images of natural disasters, political issues, natural wonders and current events from 2013. First round voting on Facebook closes Dec. 16.

Australia — Great Barrier Reef

Australia, April 22, 2013 — Great Barrier Reef. DigitalGlobe's annual Top Image of the Year contest showcases satellite images of natural disasters, political issues, natural wonders and current events from 2013. First round voting on Facebook closes Dec. 16.

Near Sur, Oman — Massive “Green Tide”

Near the city of Sur, Oman, Feb. 13, 2013 — A massive “green tide.” DigitalGlobe's annual Top Image of the Year contest showcases satellite images of natural disasters, political issues, natural wonders and current events from 2013. First round voting on Facebook closes Dec. 16.

Croatia — Galešnjak (Island of Love)

Croatia, Feb. 16, 2013 — Galešnjak (Island of Love). DigitalGlobe's annual Top Image of the Year contest showcases satellite images of natural disasters, political issues, natural wonders and current events from 2013. First round voting on Facebook closes Dec. 16.

Hong Kong, China — Giant Rubber Duck

Hong Kong, China, May 9, 2013 — Giant rubber duck. DigitalGlobe's annual Top Image of the Year contest showcases satellite images of natural disasters, political issues, natural wonders and current events from 2013. First round voting on Facebook closes Dec. 16.

Madang Province, Papua New Guinea — Manam Volcano

Madang Province, Papua New Guinea, March 22, 2013 — Manam Volcano. DigitalGlobe's annual Top Image of the Year contest showcases satellite images of natural disasters, political issues, natural wonders and current events from 2013. First round voting on Facebook closes Dec. 16.

Naples, Italy — Mount Vesuvius

Naples, Italy, Feb. 19, 2013 — Mount Vesuvius. DigitalGlobe's annual Top Image of the Year contest showcases satellite images of natural disasters, political issues, natural wonders and current events from 2013. First round voting on Facebook closes Dec. 16.

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