November 13, 2010

The nature is just amazing!

Bleeding Heart

Image courtesy ESA

Water flows from the heart-shaped northern lobe of the Aral Sea in Central Asia, as seen in a recently released picture taken by the ESA/NASA Landsat 5 satellite. Once the world's fourth-largest inland body of water, the Aral Sea has been shrinking over the past 50 years as water has been diverted for irrigation.

The whitish area surrounding the lake is a vast salt plain, now called the Aralkum Desert, left behind by the evaporating sea.

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☺lani☺ said...

It's truly amazing! Love it! Happy Weekend!

ayman k khlifat said...

very nice blog , great job , hope to be your friend .

Beth Niquette said...

Wow! This is a wonderful photo! My word--how lovely--there are hearts to be seen, even from SPACE!

Clytie said...

Oh my word, Dani! This is absolutely breathtaking! Wow.