State of Hawaii
The state of Hawaii, captured in infrared, is merged with bathymetric survey data showing depth to the ocean floor.
Natural color satellite image of Grand Bahama island in the Carribean, southeast of Florida. Much of the west side of the island is within Westside National Park. Nasseau is the smaller island located northeast of Grand Bahama.
Natural color high resolution image of the greater Puget Sound area and Mount Ranier. The image shows the large urban expanse of the Seattle-Tacoma area, as well as the North Cascade Mountains.
Gold Mountains of Altai
A UNESCO World Heritage site, the Altai Mountains contains the most complete sequence of altitudinal vegetation zones in central Siberia. The region is home to the globally endangered snow leopard.
Los Glaciares National Park is located in the Southwest of Santa Cruz Province in the Argentine part of Patagonia. Los Glaciares owes its name to the numerous glaciers covering roughly half of the World Heritage property. Many of these glaciers are fed by the massive South Patagonian Ice Field, the most extensive South American relict of the glaciological processes of the Quaternary Period.
The Grand Canyon Watercolor
False color infrared image captures the huge variety in landscapes surrounding the Grand Canyon in Arizona.
Anchorage, the state capitol of Alaska, is located on the upper reach of the Cook Inlet. To the west of the city is the large escarpment of the Chugach Mountains. Nearly half of the states population lives in Anchorage.
Flathead Lake and the snow-capped Canadian Rockies near Glacier National Park. The lake is part of the Rocky Mountain Trench, a glacial-cut valley which extends to the Yukon.
Colorado River Delta
The Colorado River Delta terminates into the Sea of Cortez in this false color infrared image. Since water diverssions began on the Colorado to support irrigation, much of the wetlands this region once supported have vanished.
California's Central Valley is one of the most economically important agricultural regions in the world. Nearly 300 different crops are grown including a recent transition to high value commodities like almonds, and wine grapes. The region also faces intense urrbanization pressures in its numerous cities which run along the eastern side of the valley.
Some of the largest tides in the world are found in Bristol Bay. The region is also one of the most important salmon fishing locations in the world, where massive runs of sockeye are caught every year.