Etched in Snow

Earth As Art image of Russia

Detailed Description

Is this a black-and-white image? No, this is a natural color image of snow-covered southwestern Russia. Windbreaks, roads, and fence lines look like random pencil marks near the Volga River, which flows across the top of the image. The thick lines are trees planted to protect fields from dry wind and erosion; these windbreaks retain snow, allowing more moisture to penetrate into the soil.

  • Collection: Earth as Art 4
  • Source: Landsat 8
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Image Dimensions: 7801 x 8400

Date Taken:

Location Taken: US