Hingol National Park in Pakistan • Earth.com

Last update: May 6th, 2021 at 11:00 am

Today’s Image of the Day from NASA Earth Observatory features Hingol National Park, one of the natural wonders of Pakistan.

The park has an area of 2,400 square miles across the Balochistan Province, and is known for its fascinating landscape with several distinct ecosystems.

On the coast, Hingol has beautiful beaches, caves, and diverse marine life including dolphins, sea turtles, and mangroves.

The park has an arid subtropical forest in the north, and mountains in the west. In the east, a group of volcanoes are famous for spewing methane and mud instead of lava. 

The Hingol River flows into an estuary that supports endangered fish, birds, and crocodiles. The region is also home to wild Sindh Ibex, Balochistan Urial, and Chinkara Gazelle.

The image was captured on February 13, 2021 by the Operational Land Imager (OLI) on Landsat 8. 

Image Credit: NASA Earth Observatory 

By Chrissy Sexton, Earth.com Staff Writer

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