From the tropics to the desert in one photograph •

Last update: December 6th, 2019 at 8:00 am

Today’s Image of the Day from NASA Earth Observatory features several different climate zones, from the forested coast of the Atlantic Ocean to the Western Sahara, that were captured from the same vantage point.

The tropical West African country of Guinea-Bissau is pictured along with its neighboring regions of Guinea, The Gambia, and the southern part of Mauritania. Also pictured are the Bijago Islands, which provide refuge for sea turtles and certain migratory bird species.

The image was captured on February 6, 2019 by an astronaut onboard the International Space Station (ISS)

By Chrissy Sexton, Staff Writer

Image Credit: NASA Earth Observatory

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