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The Optimist

Detailed Description

On the edge of the Kalahari Desert in Namibia, sand dunes are encroaching onto once-fertile lands in the north. Healthy vegetation appears red in this image; in the center, notice the lone red dot. It is the result of a center-pivot irrigation system, evidence that at least one optimistic farmer continues to work the fields despite the approaching sand.

  • Collection: Earth as Art
  • Source: Landsat 7
  • Scale: 1.4 miles (2.2km)
  • Download: JPG TIF
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