The Cooper Creek floodplain in southwest Queensland • Earth.com

Last update: September 22nd, 2020 at 12:00 pm

Today’s Image of the Day from NASA Earth Observatory features the Cooper Creek floodplain in southwest Queensland.

Cooper Creek is a major river system in Australia’s Channel Country formed by the Barcoo and Thomson rivers.

The photograph highlights a contrasting landscape of red sands and blue-green rivers.

The Cooper Creek floodplain is more than 30 miles wide in some areas and provides critical habitats for water birds.

The image was captured by an astronaut onboard the International Space Station (ISS) on April 5, 2020.

By Chrissy Sexton, Earth.com Staff Writer

Image Credit: NASA Earth Observatory

 

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