The French island of Corsica • Earth.com

Last update: October 1st, 2020 at 2:00 pm

Today’s Image of the Day from the European Space Agency features Corsica, which is the most mountainous island in the Mediterranean Sea.

Corsica is a strikingly beautiful place to visit and a popular destination for hiking. Beyond the coastline, the island has spectacular mixed forests with oak, pine, beech, chestnut, olive and fig trees.

Nearly half of the island is dedicated to nature reserves, including the Etang de Biguglia, Corsica’s largest coastal lagoon. This particular reserve supports a variety of wintering and breeding waterbirds.

The image was captured by the Landsat-8 satellite.

By Chrissy Sexton, Earth.com Staff Writer

Image Credit: ESA

 

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