Today’s Image of the Day from NASA Earth Observatory features the Lena River Delta in northeastern Siberia.
The Lena River flows north for thousands of miles from its source in the Baikal Mountains in south-central Russia, creating the largest river delta in the Arctic.
Overall, the river delta spans nearly 30,000 square kilometers, which is about the size of the state of Maryland.
The image was acquired on July 13, 2021, with the Operational Land Imager (OLI) on Landsat 8. Norman Kuring of NASA’s Ocean Biology group applied color-filtering techniques to draw out the fine details in the water.
Image Credit: NASA Earth Observatory/Norman Kuring/NASA’s Ocean Color Web