Tire towers, mesmerizing mines and deforestation: Amazing aerial photos show the staggering scope and scale of how humans reshaped the planet

By Dusica Sue Malesevic | DailyMail.com

The images are, at times, otherworldly and unrecognizable. Others clearly show the tire towers, highways bisecting lush green fields, and row after row of water-damaged cars.

For photographer Edward Burtynsky, his aerial takes of landscapes, such as the one above of a phosphor tailings pond in Florida, are a way to show how humans have reshaped the planet.

The photos are part of an undertaking called the Anthropocene Project, which Burtynsky worked on with wife-husband filmmaker duo Jennifer Baichwal and Nicholas de Pencier, and includes a new book, exhibitions, and a documentary film that had its recent U.S. premiere at the Sundance Film Festival.

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