Σάββατο, 5 Μαρτίου 2011

Η Γη από το διάστημα

20 πραγματικά υπέροχες εικόνες που δείχνουν την ομορφιά της Γης όπως  προβάλλεται από  το διάστημα .

Florida Everglades
Spanning the southern tip of the Florida Peninsula and most of Florida Bay, Everglades National Park is the only subtropical preserve in North America.
Richat Structure
The so-called Richat Structure is a geological formation in the Maur Adrar Desert in the African country of Mauritania.
Araca River
Brazil’s Araca River is a tributary of the Negro River, which feeds into the Amazon.
Chilean Volcanoes
On the border between Chile and the Catamarca province of Argentina lies a vast field of currently dormant volcanoes.
Dragon Lake
Nicknamed “Dragon Lake,” this body of water is formed by the Bratskove Reservoir, built along the Angara River in southern Siberia, near the city of Bratsk.
Kilimanjaro
Portions of Kenya and Tanzania, Africa can be seen in this image.
Lake Carnegie
Ephemeral Lake Carnegie, in Western Australia, fills with water only during periods of significant rainfall. In dry years, it is reduced to a muddy marsh.
Guinea-Bissau
Complex patterns can be seen in the shallow waters along its coastline, where silt carried by the Geba and other rivers washes out into the Atlantic Ocean.
Konari, Iran
The Mand River and the small town of Konari nestle in the Zagros Mountains in western Iran.
Lena Delta
The Lena River, some 2,800 miles (4,500km) long, is one of the largest rivers in the world.
Iraqi Emplacement
In an area north of the city of Al-Basrah, Iraq, which borders Iran, a former wetland has been drained and walled off.
Greenland Coast
Along Greenland’s western coast, a small field of glaciers surrounds Baffin Bay.
Dasht-e Kevir
It is a primarily uninhabited wasteland, composed of mud and salt marshes covered with crusts of salt that protect the meager moisture from completely evaporating.
Akpatok Island
Akpatok Island lies in Ungava Bay in northern Quebec. Accessible only by air, Akpatok Island rises out of the water as sheer cliffs that soar up to 800 feet above the sea surface.
The Optimist
On the edge of the Kalahari Desert in Namibia, sand dunes are encroaching onto once-fertile lands in the north.
Great Sandy Scars
The light-colored fan shapes are scars from wildfires.
Broutona
These Karman vortices formed over the islands of Broutona, Chirpoy, and Brat Chirpoyev, all part of the Kuril Island chain found between Russia’s Kamchatka Peninsula and Japan.
Karman Vortices
Each of these swirling clouds is a result of a meteorological phenomenon known as a Karman vortex.
Whirlpool in the Air
This image shows a spinning formation of ice, clouds, and low-lying fog off the eastern coast of Greenland.
Parana River Delta

The Parana River delta is a huge forested marshland about 32km northeast of Buenos Aires, Argentina.

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