Volga River Delta

Where the Volga River flows into the Caspian Sea, it creates an extensive delta. The Volga Delta is comprised of more than 500 channels, and sustains the most productive fishing grounds in Eurasia.

Ghostly Grease Ice

57 – TIERRA 42 - Ethereal swirls of grease ice appear turquoise against the midnight blue of the northern Baltic Sea near the Aland Islands (red) between Finland and Sweden.


Meandering wadis combine to form dense, branching networks across the stark, arid landscape of southeastern Jordan. The Arabic word "wadi" means a gulley or streambed that typically remains dry except after drenching, seasonal rains.

Greenland Coast

Greenland Coast Palette - inspired by the Earth As Art photos from the USGS, created by Brandi Hussey (www.) for the Annual Challenge of Color (treasures-found.

Kamchatka Peninsula

Kamchatka Peninsula – The eastern side of Russia’s Kamchatka Peninsula juts into the Pacific Ocean west of Alaska. In this winter image, a volcanic terrain is hidden under snow-covered peaks and valley glaciers feed blue ice into coastal waters.

Great Salt Desert

Like swirls of paint on an enormous canvas, shallow lakes, mudflats, and salt marshes share the sinuous valleys on Iran's largely uninhabited Dasht-e Kavir, or Great Salt Desert. This image was acquired by Landsat Enhanced Thematic Mapper plus sensor.


Vivid colors belie the arid landscape of northern Chile where the Atacama Desert, one of the world’s driest, meets the foothills of the Andes. Here salt pans and g.

The Syrian Desert

The Syrian Desert November 2000 Landsat 7 Description: Between the fertile Euphrates River valley and the cultivated lands of the eastern Mediterranean coast, the Syrian Desert covers parts of modern Syria, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, and Iraq.

Vatnajokull Glacier Ice Cap

Vatnajökull Glacier Ice Cap - Valley glaciers appear as fingers of blue ice reaching out from the Vatnajökull Glacier in Iceland’s Skaftafell National Park. The park lies on the southern edge of Vatnajökull, Europe’s largest icecap.


Volcanoes - Steep-sided volcanic cones along the Chilean-Argentinean border add texture to this “study in blue.” Of approximately 1800 volcanoes scattered across this region, 28 are active.

Yukon Delta

Earth-As-Art (EAA) satellite scenes Yukon Delta "Satellite scene chosen for aesthetic interest rather than for scientific interpretation"

Northern Norway

Like dark fingers, cold ocean waters reach deeply into the mountainous coastline of northern Norway, defining the fjords for which the country is famous.

Von Karman Vortices

Von Karman Vortices, July Spiraling eddies created when prevailing winds sweeping east across the northern Pacific Ocean encountered Alaska’s Aleutian Islands.

Sierra de Velasco

Sierra de Velasco Mountains of northern Argentina in the province of La Rioja. The blue squares and lines are vineyards and fruit-growing regions near the city of San Fernando del Valle de Catamarca.

Sor Kaydak

The US Geological Survey has released a new selection of interesting images from the Landsat 5 and Landsat 7 satellites showing the Earth is all its glorious colour.

The Dhofar Difference

The Dhofar Difference April 2000 Much of Oman is desert, but the Arabian Sea coast in the Dhofar region represents a startling difference in climate. This coastal region catches the monsoon rains, or khareef, during the summer months.