Last update: August 21st, 2019 at 1:00 pm
These floating islands consist mainly of soil, vegetation, decomposing organic matter and have a spongy texture. When water levels get low enough during the dry season, the roots can touch the bottom of the lake to absorb nutrients.
This image was captured by the Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER) on board the Terra satellite.
Image Credit: NASA Earth Observatory