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Caspian Scour

Detailed Description

In shallow waters surrounding the Tyuleniy Archipelago in the Caspian Sea, chunks of ice were the artists. The 3-meter-deep water makes the dark green vegetation on the sea bottom visible. The lines scratched in that vegetation were caused by ice chunks, pushed upward and downward by wind and currents, scouring the sea floor.

Collection: Earth As Art 5

Source: Landsat 8

Download: JPG TIF


Public Domain.