The extreme landscapes of Namibia • Earth.com

Last update: July 7th, 2020 at 8:00 am

Today’s Image of the Day from NASA Earth Observatory features a remarkable view of the contrasting landscapes of Namibia, ranging from rolling hills to coastal deserts.

From north to south, the Central Plateau of Namibia is the country’s most populated region. The plateau includes the capital city of Windhoek and most of the nation’s arable land.

Near the town of Mariental in south-central Namibia, the semi-arid sandy savannah of the Kalahari Desert converges with the rocky plains of the Central Plateau. 

The image was captured on May 9, 2020, by the Operational Land Imager (OLI) on Landsat 8.

By Chrissy Sexton, Earth.com Staff Writer

Image Credit: NASA Earth Observatory

 

 

 

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