Hurricanes Irma turns the Virgin Islands brown
Visible from left to right are the U.S. Virgin Islands of St. Thomas and St. John, and then the British Virgin Islands of Tortola and Virgin Gorda, all of which sustained significant destruction from the storm.
The browning of the landscape was caused by severe winds and flooding that ripped up vegetation from the ground. In addition, salty sea water kicked up by the hurricane could have compounded the damage to plant life.
Source: NASA Earth Observatory