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Gaia's Brain by BAlvarius Gaia's Brain by BAlvarius
This low level aerial photograph of highly fractured and eroded bedrock formations was taken from an open cockpit weight shift control aircraft from an altitude between 50-100'. The formation has the appearance of the the surface of the human brain suggesting the title "Gaia's Brain". By suggesting the earth has a physical brain, it reiterates some of the early misconceptions and popularizations of the Gaia hypothesis, namely anthropomorphizing nature and the feedback loops that regulate planetary homeostasis.

The landscape setting for Gaia's Brain may be seen in a 76 image panorama at the following [link]
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