Dune of Pyla, France
The Arcachon Bay in France's southwest Aquitaine region is pictured in this image acquired on on 8 September 2009 by Japan's ALOS observation satellite.
At the centre of the image, we can see the large Dune of Pyla as an elongated light-brown rectangle. This large, sandy dune is about 2.7 km long, 500 m wide and about 110 m tall. In the upper right portion of the image is Arcachon Bay, home to oyster beds and farms.
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