Deutsche Version: Das Wahre Gesicht der Erde, Kameradistanz spielt eine Rolle
If you take a picture of the earth from a low orbit, you have to use a wide-angle lens with a large FoV angle (Field of View) to fit the whole earth into the image. However, you can only see a part of the earth's hemisphere. The horizon is smaller than the circumference of the earth. Accordingly, the continents appear enlarged and distorted.
The larger the distance from the earth, the more one has to zoom in the earth so that it fills the picture. So it takes a smaller FoV angle. The visible horizon is getting bigger and bigger until you can see the full hemisphere of the earth. The continents now appear undisturbed in their proper size.
In the Space View on the right you can see the scene as the camera is photographing the earth. In the Camera View you can see what the camera sees from this perspective.
There is a video from Vsauce on YouTube about this subject: