"With Earth from above, I simply want people to see the Earth as it is today, as faithfully as possible. What motivates me is the impact a photograph can make within the framework of environmental preservation. The great novelty of our time is that mankind has the power to change its environment and I want my photos to testify to this fact so people can realise this." (Yann Arthus-Bertrand) Yann Arthus-Bertrand, born 1946 in France, has become globally famous as a nature photographer. During his career he discovered the beauty of the world as seen from above when he became a hot air balloon pilot and began experimenting with aerial photography. Besides photography, Yann passionately engages in non-profit projects for different organisations. In 2005 Yann created GoodPlanet.org, a non-profit organisation, which is dedicated to the promotion of sustainable development, which is the common leitmotif throughout all his different projects. (Global Awareness Layer).