A colour­ful en­counter be­tween river and sea

All About Space - - Launch Pad -

Snapped by Land­sat 8, an Earth-ob­ser­va­tion satel­lite that's oper­ated by NASA and the United States Ge­o­log­i­cal Sur­vey, here is a stun­ning scene where the Gulf of Mex­ico meets with the Suwan­nee River. This strik­ing im­age re­cently won this year’s En­vi­sion­ing Re­search im­age com­pe­ti­tion held by North Cal­i­for­nia State Univer­sity.

As wa­ter flows through the Suwan­nee River, it col­lects or­ganic mat­ter that de­grades into a tan­nic sub­stance that pro­vides the dark colour per­me­at­ing through the green-blue waters of the Gulf of Mex­ico.

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