Every year, tulip fields in Lisse, Netherlands begin to bloom in March and are in peak bloom by late April. The Dutch produce a total of 4.3 billion tulip bulbs each year, of which 53% (2·3 billion) is grown into cut flowers. Of these, 1.3 billion are sold in the Netherlands as cut flowers and the remainder is exported: 630 million bulbs to Europe and 370 million elsewhere. Photographed at an altitude of 600 km from outer space by Digital Globe.
Artwork from the Exhibition "The Overview Effecct" by Uponwalls & Benjamin Grant, NYC