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Bird's-Eye Views: Earthscapes 'Forever' Stamps

Earthscapes Stamps Collection

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The Earthscapes stamp collection shows three categories of landscapes: natural, agricultural, and urban.

Volcanic crater

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Here, a volcanic leaves its mark on an area of Washington State.

Geothermal spring

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The beauty of a natural geothermal spring.

Butte in the early morning

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Fog rolls in over Utah's Monument Valley.

Glaciers and icebergs

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Here, a glacier empties into a lake, where icebergs break off and bob in the water.

Inland marsh

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The stunning green of marshland.

Cherry orchard

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The agricultural images show five products being gathered, grown or harvested: salt, timber, grain, cherries and cranberries.

Salt evaporation ponds

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Here, water is being evaporated to leave behind salt.

Cranberry harvest

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A cranberry bog.

Log rafts on way to sawmill

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Here, timber makes its way to the mill.

Center-pivot irrigation

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Center-pivot irrigation systems create the beguiling play of geometric shapes in the middle stamp although bystanders on the ground might see only sprinklers in fields of wheat, alfalfa, corn and soybeans.

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