Russia’s stunning Bay of Whales from above •

Last update: December 13th, 2019 at 8:00 am

Today’s Image of the Day comes courtesy of the NASA Earth Observatory and features a look at Russia’s Bay of Whales. The photo was taken by the Operational Land Imager (OLI) onboard the Landsat 8 satellite.

Though its real name is Urbanski Bay, the Bay of Whales gets its nickname from the wide variety of whales that frequent its waters. During the summer, the bay is a popular feeding ground for both bowhead and orca whales. Beluga whales have also been known to swing by for a bite, hunting herring and smelt closer to the coast.

While there certainly is a lot of action in the water, outside on land the area is mostly uninhabited by humans.

By Rory Arnold,

Source: NASA Earth Observatory

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