The natural wonders of Queensland
Today’s Video of the Day from the European Space Agency features a Copernicus Sentinel-2 satellite view of Queensland, Australia.
Channel Country is a pastoral region located in southwest Queensland. The name signifies the networks of rivers and channels that cut across the land when the water rises.
The southwestern region of Queensland is mostly dry, but is transformed into a lush green landscape after periods of flooding. The floodplains create critically important habitats for wildlife, particularly for migratory waterbirds.
Over 200 national parks cover more than 6.5 hectares across the state with breathtaking landscapes, including mountainous rainforests and bushlands.
To the east, Queensland has nearly 7,000 kilometers of shoreline along the Coral Sea and Pacific Ocean. This area is well-known for its access to the Great Barrier Reef, which is surrounded by pristine beaches and tropical islands.
Video Credit: ESA