Actually not all of these images are actually obtained from
satellites. Some of them have been created from elevation data which
has then been converted to images. Either way it gives you a
view that very few of us will actually get to see.
This is a
smaller version of the original image I've pieced together
from preview images (about 700 tiles). I've given up matching
the contrast over the whole image but I am using sections of
it for regional maps, the first of which is the
Elevation data of Victoria converted to an image, colourised
and then rendered to show this oblique view.