Covering about 400,000 hectares (1 million acres) in Iran's Khuzestan province, the Shadegan wetlands are the largest in Iran. At their centre is Shadegan Pond, a large but shallow body of water surrounded by a varied landscape of sugar plantations, date palm orchards, small towns, and military fortifications.
UrtheCast's Theia instrument aboard the International Space Station acquired this view over the Australian Shield, where stretches of the Western Plateau meet mountains, rivers and salt lakes.
The Pleiades satellite acquired this view of the Louvre in Abu Dhabi on 11 March 2016.
The Flock constellation acquired this view of the island of Key West in Florida on 3 January 2017.
The palm tree-fringed beaches of the Maldives give the appearance of an island paradise. But behind the tiny island nation lies a more complicated story.
Lake St. Clair, which is divided between Canada and the United States is pictured in this Deimos-1 image.
Sentinel-2A takes us over northwestern China near the border with Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan in this false-colour image from 18 November 2016.
The SPOT-5 satellite captured this view of Mount Vesuvius in 2003. Made famous by the historical destruction of Pompeii almost 2000 years ago, the volcano is still active today.
What lies beneath these beautiful turquoise waters? Far more than sharks…
Kilometers-long breakwaters separate the Mediterranean Sea from the port town of Genoa, Italy.
This bright blue lake, with its tight swirl of a light-toned sediment, caught the eye of an astronaut on the International Space Station. Situated on the Idaho-Utah border, Bear Lake is one of the bigger lakes in the Rocky Mountains.
This Deimos-2 image shows a bustling Paris with cars circling the famed Arc de Triomphe in 2015.
There's no denying that Ayers Rock has an other-worldly quality to it.
The Proba-V image at 300 m resolution, acquired mid July 2016,takes a closer look at the South island, also called Te Waipounamu in Māori, the largest but least populated island of New Zealand.
Kilauea's Pu‘u O‘o Crater started erupting on January 3, 1983, and hasn't stopped since.
It was a sense of both looking forward and backward that led Kennedy and the United States government to establish Cape Cop National Seashore. The land was set aside for the sake of recreation, natural beauty, and history. But the creation of the park also set a new precedent.
The bright blue tendrils of the low-lying Irrawaddy Delta in Myanmar are unmistakable from space.
The Talampaya National Park is located between the Andes Mountains and the Sierras Pampaneas at a height of about 1,500m, spread over 2,150 km2.
Landsat 8 captured a natural-colour image of the Chattahoochee on 9 April 2016.
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