Dasht-e Kavir (Great Salt Desert), Iran
Dasht-e Kavir (Great Salt Desert), Iran Click here to view full image (3412 kb)

Like swirls of paint on an enormous canvas, shallow lakes, mudflats, and salt marshes share the sinuous valleys on Iran’s largely uninhabitated Dasht-e Kavir, or Great Salt Desert.

This image was acquired by Landsat 7’s Enhanced Thematic Mapper plus (ETM+) sensor.

Image provided by the USGS EROS Data Center Satellite Systems Branch as part of the Earth as Art II image series

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