Every year for the past 23 years, the state of Nevada prepares for an invasion during the last week of August. At this year’s Burning Man Festival, some 68,000 people gathered together in the dusty Black Rock Desert for a week of booze, dance, and self-expression. The culmination of festival was the ritual burning of a large wooden effigy, The Man.
The festival has become so big that it can been seen from space. A European Space Agency satellite snapped this photo in 2011 from a height of 600 kilometres above the Earth. Here’s a closer look at this year’s revelry courtesy of Eddie Codel and his DJI Phantom quadcopter. Codel’s UAV took to the skies and captured daytime views of the major art pieces including The Man, the wooden pyramidal complex called The Temple of Whollyness, and Marco Cochrane’s “Truth is Beauty” sculpture.
To see photos from Burning Man, have a look at The Atlantic’s gallery.
[via The Week]