Monday, December 12, 2011

Holiday Calendar: Beauty of the Inland Sea - GeoEye High Resolution Imagery Featured on MSNBC Photo Blog

Khor al-Adaid, also known as the Inland Sea, rates as one of the Arabian Peninsula's natural treasures, and it's easy to understand why when you take a look at GeoEye's satellite picture of the scene.

The blue-green water and white sediments combine to create a blossoming flower (or is that a leafy tree?), surrounded by the Arabian desert's swirling sand dunes. Qatar has placed the 9-mile-wide (15-kilometer-wide) tidal lake on the tentative list for consideration as a UNESCO World Heritage Site...

(The blue water and patterns of sediment in Khor al-Adaid, or Inland Sea, create a lovely effect when viewed from space by the GeoEye-1 satellite.)

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