Earth from space, satellite image
Earth from space. Satellite image showing North and South America as seen from 35, 000 kilometres above the Earth's surface. North is at top and the Moon is at upper right. Clouds (white) are seen, as are seas and oceans (blue). Land cover ranges from vegetation such as forests and grassy plains (green) to arid areas such as deserts, mountains, and scrublands (brown). This image combines data from the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) instrument aboard NASA's Terra satellite and NOAA's Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite (GOES).
© NASA GODDARD SPACE FLIGHT CENTER (NASA-GSFC)/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
World land cover, global map
World land cover, global map. This cylindrical map projection of the Earth shows magnified examples of the terrain and land cover. These include conifer trees symbolising northern forests, tropical trees for rainforests and desert palms, large mountains for the world's major mountain ranges, and wide, branching waterways for the world's major rivers. Colour indicates terrain, with deserts, ice fields, alpine mountains, and forests and grasslands shown in their natural colours. The map overlaps slightly at the eastern and western edges to ensure that all areas are shown in their full geographical context.
© GARY HINCKS/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
A cameleer leads a camel train along a dirt road in the outback
Cameleer Kurt Posel leads a camel train along a dirt road in the outback. The group is in profile heading towards and just to the side of the camera. In the background is a sparsely shrubbed rocky outcrop and a big, blue sky with clouds in the distance.
This colour image was shot in open country near Simpsons Gap (Rungutjirpa) in the West MacDonnell Ranges, Northern Territory, while filming 'Australian Wildlife Series: Camel' 1975: Although not a biological study of this notable contributor to Australia's history, this film corrects some of the popular misconceptions about the camel and its habitat. In addition to showing camels in their rough and risky Australian environment, the film includes the people who work with camels in the Australian outback.
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